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American Journal of Psychiatry Audio Podcast

American Journal of Psychiatry Audio Podcast

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Tune in every month for highlights and summaries of key articles from each issue of The American Journal of Psychiatry. Each episode also features discussion of the three articles from each issue that serve as the basis for CME courses, which can be found at http://education.psychiatry.org.


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March 2017 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Wed, Mar 1, 2017


This month, Executive Editor Michael Roy discusses collaboration between psychiatry and obstetrics, prescription opioid use disorder during pregnancy, integrated behavioral health homes, a possible relationship between Alzheimer’s disease and low hippocampal volume in late-life depression, switch rates during lithium and sertraline treatment of bipolar II depression, Internet gaming disorder, and the relation of mental health to social networks following disaster. Articles may be viewed online at ajp.psychiatryonline.org. Also, visit the online edition of this month’s Journal to view a video of Deputy Editor Daniel S. Pine, M.D., presenting highlights from the issue (ajp.psychiatryonline.org/toc/ajp/174/3).

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February 2017 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Wed, Feb 1, 2017


This month, Executive Editor Michael Roy discusses the use of stimulants and performance enhancers as a possible risk factor for PTSD, behavioral and brain markers of overgeneralized fear conditioning in PTSD, the epidemiology of first-episode psychosis, predictors of suicidal behavior, neural predictors of initiating alcohol use during adolescence, and mediation of placebo effects by patient expectancy in antidepressant clinical trials. Articles may be viewed online at ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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January 2017 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Tue, Jan 3, 2017


This month, Deputy Editor Susan K. Schultz, M.D., discusses the association of hypnotic medications and suicide, neurometabolic disorders in treatment-refractory depression, diminished attention to eyes in autism, increased activity or energy as a primary criterion for diagnosis of bipolar mania, an instrument for diagnosing premenstrual dysphoric disorder, and how to differentiate the effects of deep brain stimulation in Parkinson’s disease from the effects of the disease itself and psychiatric issues. Articles may be viewed online at ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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December 2016 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Thu, Dec 1, 2016


This month, Deputy Editor Susan K. Schultz, M.D., discusses combat attachment behaviors in former service members with PTSD, postpartum psychosis, the association between pain and opioid use disorder, work productivity in relation to depression outcome, neural response to rewards as a predictor of depression, and adjustment disorder following trauma exposure. Articles may be viewed online at ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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November 2016 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Tue, Nov 1, 2016


This month, Deputy Editor Susan K. Schultz, M.D., discusses practice and policies on perinatal substance abuse, relapse risk in patients with remitted depression, right unilateral ultrabrief-pulse ECT combined with medication in acute and maintenance geriatric depression, suicide risk calculated prospectively in a population cohort, and a new approach to fear and anxiety that takes into account both behavioral responses and conscious feeling states. Articles may be viewed online at ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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October 2016 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Sat, Oct 1, 2016


This month, Deputy Editor Susan K. Schultz, M.D., discusses research on preventing firearm suicide, treatment guidelines for adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, long-term effects of supported employment for people with psychiatric disabilities, predicting psychosis risk in individuals with prodromal symptoms, how often psychotic experiences precede mental disorders and vice versa, and a 30-year follow-up study of offspring of depressed parents. Articles may be viewed online at ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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September 2016 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Thu, Sep 1, 2016


This month, Deputy Editor Susan K. Schultz, M.D., discusses the diagnosis and treatment of trichotillomania, combining antidepressants with antipsychotics in schizophrenia, outcomes of the FDA reduction in the citalopram maximum dosage, heritable and nonheritable pathways to early callous and unemotional behaviors, and the effect of marriage on the risk for alcohol use disorder. Articles may be viewed online at ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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August 2016 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Mon, Aug 1, 2016


This month, Deputy Editor Susan K. Schultz, M.D., discusses accelerometers in diagnosis and treatment of late-life depression, concomitant use of SSRIs and statins, treatment of cognitive impairment in schizophrenia with an alpha-7 nicotinic receptor agonist, the relation of adolescent marijuana use to subclinical psychotic symptoms and to mortality at age 60, and the effect of nicotine exposure during pregnancy to development of schizophrenia in offspring. Articles may be viewed online at ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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July 2016 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Fri, Jul 1, 2016


This month, Deputy Editor Susan K. Schultz, M.D., discusses how psychiatrists can extend their role to treatment of general health conditions, how to evaluate randomized clinical trials, interpersonal psychotherapy for mental health problems, fluidity of symptoms in borderline personality disorder, predictors of bipolar illness in offspring of bipolar parents, and the relation of prenatal maternal distress to fetal behavior and to DNA changes in glucocorticoid-related genes in the placenta. Articles may be viewed online at ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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June 2016 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Wed, Jun 1, 2016


This month, Executive Editor Michael Roy discusses nutrient-based treatments as adjuncts to antidepressants, the prevalence and characteristics of cannabis use disorder as defined in DSM-5, long-term mortality rates in women with severe postpartum psychiatric disorders, a program for children in foster care and their biological parents designed to prevent repetition of childhood maltreatment, whether the relationship between preschool poverty and school-age depression is mediated by functional brain connectivity, and the NIMH Research Domain Criteria project. Articles may be viewed online at ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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May 2016 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Sun, May 1, 2016


This month, Executive Editor Michael Roy discusses a generalist model for treatment of borderline personality disorder, citalopram treatment for agitated patients with Alzheimer’s dementia, buprenorphine for severe suicidal ideation and as an adjunctive treatment in cases of antidepressant nonresponse, effects of prenatal choline supplementation on early-childhood behavior problems, and mechanisms of executive system dysfunction across psychiatric disorders in youths. Articles may be viewed online at ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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April 2016 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Fri, Apr 1, 2016


This month, Deputy Editor Susan K. Schultz, M.D., discusses lurasidone for major depression with mixed features, bitemporal ECT compared with high-dose unilateral ECT given twice a week, neurocircuitry of depression with increased versus decreased appetite, attenuated psychosis syndrome, identification of distinct psychosis biotypes, and comprehensive community care for first-episode psychosis. Articles may be viewed online at ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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March 2016 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Tue, Mar 1, 2016


This month, Deputy Editor Susan K. Schultz, M.D., discusses depression following stroke; cerebral abnormalities in patients with first-episode schizophrenia; risks of poorly monitored ketamine use for depression; long-term outcomes of light therapy versus CBT for seasonal affective disorder; the reproductive safety of second-generation antipsychotics; and the effects of antipsychotic review and nonpharmacological interventions on antipsychotic use, symptoms, and mortality in nursing home residents. Articles may be viewed online at ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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February 2016 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Mon, Feb 1, 2016


This month, Executive Editor Michael Roy discusses the risk of postpartum relapse in bipolar disorder and postpartum psychosis, the relation of pregnant women’s defense mechanisms to later behavior in their toddlers, sequential integration of pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy for depression, the dose-response relationship of SSRIs, the effectiveness of clozapine versus standard antipsychotic treatment for schizophrenia, and the relation of prenatal maternal depression, SSRIs, and benzodiazepines to infant neurobehavioral functioning. Articles may be viewed online at ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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January 2016 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Fri, Jan 1, 2016


This month, Deputy Editor Susan K. Schultz, M.D., discusses a request for abortion by a woman with major depression and psychosis, an update on prescription opioid abuse, and a consideration of questions about MRI findings of neuropathology underlying psychiatric illness. There also is discussion of predicting response to antipsychotic drugs from baseline striatal functional connectivity, the association between obesity and ADHD, and amygdala hyperactivity during autobiographical recall as a possible trait marker of depression. Articles may be viewed online at ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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December 2015 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Tue, Dec 1, 2015


This month, Deputy Editor Susan K. Schultz, M.D., discusses management of alcohol use disorder in patients requiring liver transplant, adding ziprasidone to escitalopram for treatment of depression, attention training for reducing PTSD symptoms, extended-release guanfacine for hyperactivity in autism spectrum disorder, a program for preventing anxiety disorders in offspring of anxious parents, and pregnancy complications following prenatal exposure to SSRIs or maternal psychiatric disorders. Articles may be viewed online at ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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November 2015 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Sun, Nov 1, 2015


This month, Deputy Editor Susan K. Schultz, M.D., discusses psychiatric symptoms in Wilson's disease, interactions between inflammation and depression, circulating miRNA levels in schizophrenia, the relation of smoking status to later schizophrenia, development of posttraumatic stress disorder in Army servicemembers following traumatic brain injury, and working in the Amish culture. Articles may be viewed online at ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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October 2015 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Thu, Oct 1, 2015


This audio program explores the role of ketamine and other NMDA antagonists as treatments for depression, and a replication study of a gene-environment interaction affecting depression risk. A study lasting four decades looked at whether ADHD in adults is a childhood-onset disorder, and another longitudinal study followed up adolescents at clinical high risk of psychosis, to see how many of them actually developed psychosis over the follow-up period. There also is discussion of a clinical trial of citicoline for cocaine dependence in bipolar I disorder. Articles may be viewed online at ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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September 2015 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Tue, Sep 1, 2015


This audio program features a discussion of differential diagnosis of frontotemporal dementia, autoimmune encephalitis in postpartum psychosis, the role of oxytocin in borderline personality disorder, neural correlates of error processing in young people exposed to severe childhood abuse, light therapy versus cognitive-behavioral therapy for seasonal affective disorder, and cognitive enhancement treatment for people with mental illness who do not respond to supported employment. Articles may be viewed online at ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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August 2015 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Wed, Aug 12, 2015


This audio program includes a discussion of the role of the psychiatrist in the collaborative care model, pharmacological management of Lewy body dementia, the relationship of depression subtype to antidepressant response, amygdala activity at rest in paranoid individuals with schizophrenia, and the use of clonidine in opioid abstinence to prolong abstinence and decouple stress from craving in daily life. Articles can be viewed online at ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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July 2015 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Wed, Aug 12, 2015


This audio program explores the diagnostic precursors of bipolar disorder in offspring of bipolar parents, as well as a study examining the intergenerational transmission of anxiety, by looking at the children of twins, and another focusing on separation anxiety disorder in children and adults. Various diagnoses are characterized by impaired response inhibition, and a study is presented of how it relates to neural activation in adolescents with ADHD. Irritability also is a common phenotype, and a longitudinal study tracked the stability of genetic and environmental influences on irritability from childhood to young adulthood. Articles can be viewed online at ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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June 2015 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Wed, Aug 12, 2015


This audio program features a discussion on a pair of research articles on teenage drinking and on a review article on cognitive-behavioral therapy for anxiety disorders in adolescents. There also is discussion regarding psychiatric care during hepatitis C treatment with direct-acting antivirals, the effects of clozapine on working memory, and the combination of citalopram and methylphenidate for geriatric depression. Articles can be viewed online at ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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May 2015 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Wed, Aug 12, 2015


This audio program presents a discussion of diagnostic and clinical challenges of narcissistic personality disorder and of two clinical trials of psychotherapy. One examined interpersonal psychotherapy for PTSD, and the other tested the use of brief cognitive-behavioral therapy to reduce suicide attempts in military personnel with a previous history. An additional article compared the effects of different antidepressants on depressed women and looked at outcomes in the women’s children, while another study examined whether the neuroanatomical aspects of autism spectrum disorder lie on a continuum in the general population. Articles can be viewed online at ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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April 2015 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Wed, Aug 12, 2015


This audio program includes a discussion of a study that used an algorithm to search electronic health records for clinical information relevant to the Research Domain Criteria; an article on predicting the transition from mild cognitive impairment to dementia; a trial on reducing reactivity to alcohol cues in patients with alcohol dependence; a study of the relationship between C-reactive protein and symptoms of PTSD; a trial examining the influences of health coaching for overweight persons with serious mental illness; and an intriguing short essay about correspondence between Charles Darwin and the head gardener at an English mental institution. Articles can be viewed online at ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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March 2015 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Tue, Aug 4, 2015


This audio program includes a discussion of adjustment disorder in a health care worker with Ebola, a case of psychotic symptoms that improved with a gluten-free diet, medication prescribing for first-episode schizophrenia, outcomes for young people at ultra-high risk for psychosis who do not transition to psychotic disorders, possible mechanisms in perimenopausal depression, and change during adolescence in reactivity of the amygdala in relation to stressful life events and family history of depression. Articles can be viewed online at ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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February 2015 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Fri, Feb 6, 2015


This audio program includes a study of postpartum psychosis and mania, a home-visiting intervention for pregnant teenage American Indian mothers, brain patterns underlying learning deficits in autism spectrum disorders, the clusters of genetic variants and clinical features of schizophrenia, the Affordable Care Act and its expansion of insurance for young adults. Articles can be viewed online at ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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January 2015 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Tue, Jan 20, 2015


This audio program includes a discussion of hypercalcemia and hyperparathyroidism during lithium therapy. It also examines ECT for treatment-resistant bipolar depression and for clozapine-resistant schizophrenia; a weight loss intervention for individuals taking antipsychotic medications; an intervention for kindergartners with chronic conduct problems; a clinical trial offering depression care in OB-GYN clinics; and treatment response related to insurance. Articles can be viewed online at ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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December 2014 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Wed, Dec 17, 2014


This audio program includes a discussion of mercury poisoning and its neuropsychiatric presentations and presents a large study that used a new approach to testing the effect of antidepressants on heart rate. Several articles are about biomarkers of psychiatric illness: one identified a combined epigenetic and genetic biomarker for suicide, and another found that a measure of inflammation in depressed patients predicted the outcome of treatment with escitalopram and nortriptyline. Finally, a commentary on biomarkers considers how biological tests can be incorporated into psychiatric diagnostic criteria. Articles can be viewed online at www.ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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November 2014 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Fri, Nov 7, 2014


This audio program explores pulmonary embolism in psychiatric patients, a trial of smoking cessation combining varenicline and bupropion, a trial comparing quetiapine with placebo for treatment of borderline personality disorder, a study of positive traits in co-twins of patients with bipolar disorder, a study evaluating the genetic and environmental contributions to familial recurrence of autism spectrum disorder, and a long-term study of the effectiveness of supported employment for persons with severe mental illness. Articles can be viewed online at www.ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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October 2014 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Wed, Oct 1, 2014


This audio program explores relapse prevention in pediatric depression and the risk of mania or hypomania for patients with bipolar depression taking an antidepressant without a mood stabilizer. The series on global mental health describes a man in Cambodia with seizures, anorexia, and depression. The issue covers adverse neuropsychiatric effects of glucocorticoid medications, the patient-therapist relationship in psychotherapy, and the outcomes of psychodynamic therapy and CBT in social anxiety disorder. Articles can be viewed online at www.ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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September 2014 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Tue, Sep 2, 2014


This audio program presents diagnostic and treatment aspects of disruptive mood dysregulation disorder, predictors of long-term outcome in youths with bipolar disorder, reading ability and elements of impulsivity related to aggression in schizophrenia, a global health review of a woman in Uganda with HIV and major depression, and the connection between schizophrenia and maternal levels of C-reactive protein. Articles can be viewed online at www.ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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August 2014 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Mon, Aug 4, 2014


This audio program presents a case of delirium with manic symptoms in a patient with end-stage COPD, a clinical vignette about a chronically depressed woman in Iran, low dopamine transmission in the prefrontal cortex of people with alcoholism, a test of mindfulness training as a way to increase resilience in Marines before deployment, the influences of maternal and paternal PTSD on epigenetic regulation of the glucocorticoid receptor gene in the offspring of Holocaust survivors, and the ties between the unexpected death of a loved one and psychiatric disorders across the life span. Articles can be viewed online at www.ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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July 2014 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Tue, Jul 1, 2014


This audio program discusses a new tool for screening military veterans to evaluate the risk of violence. One article reviews the care of pregnant women with ADHD, and another one reports on outcomes after in-utero exposure to lithium. Also discussed is the treatment of separation, generalized, and social anxiety disorders in children and adolescents, and two longitudinal studies shed light on the continuity of preschool depression and on adult health and functioning in people who were bullied as children. Articles can be viewed online at www.ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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June 2014 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Mon, Jun 2, 2014


This audio program discusses DSM-5 classification of anxiety and related disorders, antipsychotic use in breast cancer patients, and adult outcomes of disruptive mood dysregulation disorder. Treatment trials for a parental intervention aimed at preventing antisocial personality and family-focused treatment plus medication for adolescents with bipolar disorder are also examined. The issue also looks at Internet-delivered treatment for substance abuse, virtual reality therapy for PTSD in conjunction with either D-cycloserine or alprazolam, and treatment with a synthetic neuro-active steroid via aerosol nasal spray for women with social anxiety disorder. Articles can be viewed online at www.ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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May 2014 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Thu, May 1, 2014


This audio program begins with a new section, Perspectives in Global Mental Health, featuring cultural aspects of depression and ideas for global dissemination of psychological treatments. The issue also examines psychological interventions for psychosis, cognitive training, dietary coaching for elderly persons with subsyndromal depressive symptoms, psychiatric symptoms as risk factors for mild cognitive impairment, and how brain development relates to depression onset. Articles can be viewed online at www.ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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April 2014 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Tue, Apr 1, 2014


This audio program offers a commentary on the Research Domain Criteria project by the Director of NIMH. In addition, it reviews liver injury due to antidepressants, head injury as a risk factor for psychiatric disorders, whether women and men differ in the etiology of depression, the effect of cannabis on working memory in adolescent monkeys, whether a genetic polymorphism affected topiramate’s efficacy for reducing alcohol consumption, and a clinical trial of computer-assisted cognitive-behavioral therapy for cocaine-dependent individuals maintained with methadone. Articles can be viewed online at www.ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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March 2014 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Tue, Mar 4, 2014


This audio program reviews psychiatric symptoms in prion disease, emotion dysregulation in ADHD, the effects of fluoxetine on the serotonin transporter in juvenile monkeys, intensive and standard cognitive therapy for PTSD, and schema therapy for personality disorders. Additional studies look at predicting violence in prisoners with schizophrenia convicted of violent crimes, the use of electronic personal health records for patients with serious mental illness and comorbid medical conditions, and the effect on medical care for patients with the electronic records. Articles can be viewed online at www.ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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February 2014 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Thu, Feb 6, 2014


This audio program examines lurasidone treatment of bipolar depression, both as monotherapy and as an adjunct; psychotherapy for bipolar depression related to comorbid anxiety disorders; a computerized method for rating anxiety; genetic, family, and community risk factors for drug abuse; the risk of autoimmune diseases in individuals with a personal or family history of schizophrenia or related psychosis; and how memory is affected by knowing whether one has a gene variant that increases the risk for Alzheimer’s disease. Articles can be viewed online at www.ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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January 2014 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Fri, Jan 10, 2014


This audio program examines the risk of upper gastrointestinal bleeding with short-term use of SSRIs and schizophrenia complicated by hepatitis C and hepatic encephalopathy. It also reports results from a study in which neuropsychological functioning was tracked from childhood to age 38, a study comparing psychoanalytic psychotherapy and CBT for bulimia nervosa, a review of the relation of childhood separation anxiety to adult anxiety disorders, and a review comparing approaches to refractory social anxiety disorder. Articles can be viewed online at www.ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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December 2013 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Wed, Dec 4, 2013


This audio program introduces the DSM-5 diagnosis of somatic symptom disorder, considers a case of psychological vulnerability to persistent amnesia following anesthesia, analyzes the neuropsychiatric events in people taking varenicline to quit smoking, and reports a large study of drug-induced long QT interval in psychiatric patients. Another article describes a program to encourage paid employment for SSDI recipients with mental illness, and a long-term follow-up of a population cohort reveals retinal vascular abnormalities in people with schizophrenia. Articles can be viewed online at www.ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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November 2013 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Fri, Nov 1, 2013


This audio program includes an overview of the DSM-5 diagnoses for eating disorders, a report on brain activation in patients with panic disorder who do and don’t respond to cognitive-behavioral therapy, changes in lamotrigine dose for pregnant patients with bipolar disorder, and recommendations for use of antidepressants in bipolar disorder. Articles can be viewed online at www.ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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October 2013 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Thu, Oct 3, 2013


This audio program includes a case of folie ? deux and infanticide, the DSM-5 changes in sleep disorder classification, and new research on ketamine for treatment-resistant depression. Two reports explore brain structure and functioning in patients with eating disorders. Additional studies examine neural mechanisms of frustration in chronically irritable children and the role of oxytocin in mental illness and its treatment. One study looked at the effect of oxytocin on social threat hypersensitivity in women with borderline personality disorder. Another one analyzed how oxytocin moderates the relationship between maternal depression and child mental health. Articles can be viewed online at www.ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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September 2013 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Wed, Sep 11, 2013


This audio program examines relationships between violence and mental illness. This issue looks at psychiatric characteristics of homicide defendants, differences in mental illness between gang members and other men with violent behavior, and aggression in a child with Asperger’s disorder. It also features a study of the relationship between firearms availability and suicide risk, a trial of prazosin for treatment of nightmares in combat-related PTSD, a study comparing cognitive-behavioral therapy and short-term psychodynamic therapy for depression, and a long-term study on the effects of antipsychotics in Alzheimer’s disease. Articles can be viewed online at www.ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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August 2013 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Thu, Aug 1, 2013


This audio program contains articles on changes to substance use disorders for DSM-5, adaptive treatment for smoking cessation, the efficacy of functional remediation for patients with bipolar disorder, and a longitudinal study on visual orienting, white matter microstructure, and a later diagnosis of autism. A Treatment in Psychiatry features emotion regulation in adolescents with nonsuicidal self-injury, and a 20-year follow-up study of girls and women with eating disorders looks at the timing of premature death. Articles can be viewed online at www.ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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July 2013 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Mon, Jul 8, 2013


This audio program contains articles on the behavioral treatment of insomnia in bipolar disorder, the relation of childhood trauma to psychotic experiences, comparing psychodynamic therapy and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for social anxiety disorder, augmenting antidepressant treatment with CBT for generalized anxiety disorder in older adults, and late-onset agoraphobia in a population study that identified new cases of agoraphobia over 4 years in the elderly. Articles can be viewed online at www.ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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June 2013 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Mon, Jun 3, 2013


This audio program contains several articles on the treatment of depression. It examines brain tissue loss in schizophrenia and brain changes in women with childhood histories of sexual and emotional abuse. One perspective article details how advanced paternal age could contribute to neurodevelopmental disorders, a commentary describes the DSM-5 section on neurocognitive disorders, and the Treatment in Psychiatry article describes how to handle psychiatric issues related to interferon treatment. Articles can be viewed online at www.ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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May 2013 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Wed, May 1, 2013


This audio program contains recommendations for treating loss of libido in women with schizophrenia, a discussion of why anorexia nervosa is so persistent, how media reports of mass shootings affect attitudes toward gun control and people with serious mental illness, how taking antidepressants during pregnancy affects offspring, the growth rates of infants whose mothers took antidepressants during pregnancy, an examination of methylation changes in the brains of people who died by suicide, and a major survey on fatigue in adolescents. Articles can be viewed online at www.ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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April 2013 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Mon, Apr 1, 2013


This audio program contains discussions of white blood cell monitoring for patients taking clozapine, sleep disturbances in PTSD, addiction-related disorders following mild TBI, the effect of a vaccine on nicotine binding to nicotinic acetylcholine receptors in the brain, mood and behavior in premenopausal women in whom hypogonadism was induced pharmacologically, and a clinical trial that compared the effectiveness of depression treatment administered in person and through telemedicine. Articles can be viewed online at www.ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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March 2013 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Fri, Mar 1, 2013


This audio program contains tips on using telepsychiatry and guidelines for monitoring metabolic abnormalities in bipolar disorder. It also features research on nonpharmacological interventions for ADHD, the effect of perinatal choline on a surrogate marker of schizophrenia in infants, and dorsolateral prefrontal functioning in premenstrual dysphoric disorder. Articles can be viewed online at www.ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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February 2013 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Fri, Feb 1, 2013


This audio program contains research that considers clozapine as a first-line treatment for schizophrenia, a recently developed scale for negative symptoms, the new DSM-5 diagnosis disruptive mood dysregulation disorder, the effects of mental health parity in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, and a surprising finding on successful aging. Articles can be viewed online at www.ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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January 2013 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Thu, Jan 3, 2013


This audio program contains a group of articles on the design and results of the DSM-5 field trials with the study of test-retest reliability for selected diagnoses, treating depression during pregnancy, a new therapeutic target for comorbid mood and substance use disorders, a comparative effectiveness trial of optimized personalized treatment with and without lithium, and the effect of contingency management for stimulant use in patients with co-occurring serious mental illness. Articles can be viewed online at www.ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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December 2012 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Wed, Dec 5, 2012


This audio program discusses a meta-analysis of family-genetic studies on comorbidity between ADHD and bipolar disorder, an imaging study about white matter abnormalities in veterans with mild traumatic brain injury, a clinical trial of L-methylfolate as adjunctive therapy for SSRI antidepressants, and electroconvulsive therapy for refractory depression. The Journal editors also identify articles published this year that they consider especially important. Articles can be viewed online at www.ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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November 2012 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Mon, Nov 5, 2012


This audio program discusses how ketamine creates its rapid antidepressant effect, skin-picking disorder, the IQ and behavioral problems in children of mothers who took antidepressants during pregnancy comparing them with children whose mothers were depressed but untreated and with children of nondepressed mothers, psychopathology in adolescent offspring of parents with panic disorder or depression, and the continuity of psychiatric disorders between ages 3 and 6. Articles can be viewed online at www.ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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October 2012 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Tue, Oct 2, 2012


This audio program discusses a modified approach to bulimia nervosa for patients who are overweight, the role of medical comorbidity and the interaction of NSAIDs and antidepressants, the sensitivity and specificity of the proposed DSM-5 criteria for autism spectrum disorder, a meta-analysis of ADHD to clarify affected neural systems instead of individual regions, and a functional brain imaging study of patients with OCD and their siblings to identify a shared biological characteristic to serve as a marker of OCD. Articles can be viewed online at www.ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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September 2012 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Thu, Sep 6, 2012


This audio program discusses the relationship between mental disorders and unpredictability during gestation and the early postnatal period, changes in adult defense mechanisms during dynamic psychotherapy, using creatine monohydrate to augment citalopram for depressed women, Alzheimer-related genes on the trajectory of cognitive decline, managing safety concerns when using atypical antipsychotics for patients with dementia, and interventions for family caregivers that can reduce behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia patients in the community. Articles can be viewed online at www.ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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August 2012 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Mon, Aug 20, 2012


This audio program discusses chronic care models for mental health conditions, an over-the-counter antioxidant for treating cannabis dependence in adolescents, deep brain stimulation of the anteromedial globus pallidus interna for the treatment of severe Tourette’s syndrome, adding metformin in the treatment of women with antipsychotic-induced amenorrhea and weight gain, occupational psychiatry and the Fukushima nuclear disaster, and the relationship between childhood malnutrition and schizotypal characteristics in adulthood. Articles can be viewed online at www.ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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July 2012 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Mon, Aug 20, 2012


This audio program discusses integrated treatment for PTSD and comorbid alcohol dependence in an Iraq veteran, an analysis of mental illness coverage in health insurance exchanges, treating schizophrenia with combined cognitive remediation and functional skills training and treating hallucinations with transcranial direct-current stimulation, and how smoking cessation is affected by the interplay of genetic risk factors and treatment type. Articles can be viewed online at www.ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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June 2012 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Mon, Aug 6, 2012


This audio program discusses medical marijuana and the role of physicians, an outbreak of tuberculosis among mentally ill patients, a review article on intermittent explosive disorder, the neurodevelopment of children with autism, pharmacologic regimens for women at high risk of postpartum psychosis or mania, and a 2 year follow-up study comparing outcomes for borderline personality disorder patients who received dialectical behavior therapy and those who received general psychiatric management. Articles can be viewed online at www.ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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May 2012 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Thu, May 17, 2012


This audio program discusses premenstrual dysphoric disorder and its case for inclusion in DSM-5; long-term outcomes for symptoms and suicidal behaviors in borderline personality disorder; suicidal phenomena and other neuropsychiatric disorders in primary care patients taking glucocorticoids; a clinical trial for treatment of polydrug dependence that tested a naltrexone implant in patients using both heroin and amphetamine; and neural network functional connectivity during and after an episode of delirium. Articles can be viewed online at www.ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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April 2012 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Fri, Apr 6, 2012


This audio program discusses postpartum obsessions and compulsions; a new perspective on anhedonia in schizophrenia; the perception of emotion in schizophrenia; functional outcomes of psychosis; brain activity in depressed adolescents before and after fluoxetine treatment; and neural responses to stress and drug cues in men and women with cocaine dependence. Articles can be viewed online at www.ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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March 2012 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Fri, Apr 6, 2012


This audio program discusses whether striatal dopamine transporter abnormalities are part of ADHD or a response to medication; the effect of gastric bypass on the pharmacokinetics of antidepressants; use of fluoxetine to treat repetitive behaviors in adults with autism spectrum disorders; a new approach to the diagnosis of personality pathology; the relationship between suicidal behavior and anticonvulsants prescribed for bipolar disorder; a link between cerebral emboli and accelerated cognitive decline in patients with dementia. Articles can be viewed online at www.ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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February 2012 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Fri, Apr 6, 2012


This audio program discusses abnormal thyroid function tests in psychiatric patients; persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn and its relation to serotonin reuptake inhibitors; the relationship of childhood maltreatment to both the course of depression and to treatment outcome; the response of the striatum to both negative and positive stimuli in depressed patients; and research on ADHD medications--their change in use over a 12-year period and their cardiovascular effects. Articles can be viewed online at www.ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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January 2012 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Fri, Jan 13, 2012


This audio program discusses Oregon’s experience with insurance parity for mental illness, links between behaviors during adolescence and mental health outcomes, a comparison of mortality risks from different antipsychotics given to patients with dementia, treatment for PTSD related to the World Trade Center attacks, and the relationship between religiosity and depression in the offspring of depressed parents. Articles can be viewed online at www.ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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December 2011 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Fri, Dec 9, 2011


This audio program discusses a project in China that introduced psychiatry to thousands of rural physicians; how disorders of fear extinction could be used as a model for anxiety disorders; the validity of the Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale; the connection between age at immigration and the future risk of psychotic disorders; and the relationship of childhood trauma to psychosis across different types of genetic risk, psychopathology, and trauma. Articles can be viewed online at www.ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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November 2011 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Thu, Nov 10, 2011


This audio program discusses a successful clozapine re-challenge after previous treatment that led to eosinophilia; a meta-analysis of gray matter volume in ADHD that explored the effects of age and stimulant medication; a 16-year study on the relationship of inattention and hyperactivity trajectories to graduation from high school; a long-term study that followed first-admission patients with psychosis to determine diagnostic stability over the next decade; an intervention providing medical care management to persons with serious mental disorders that was also tracked over time, in terms of clinical outcomes and costs; and a study of mood disorders that analyzed episodes in more than 2,000 pregnancies and postpartum periods. Articles can be viewed online at www.ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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October 2011 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Thu, Oct 6, 2011


This audio program discusses a study showing that alcohol consumption is affected by the interaction of psychosocial stress and a gene involved in circadian rhythm; a treatment article discussing safety considerations for T3 augmentation of antidepressants; a comparison of lithium and valproate for preventing suicidal behavior among bipolar patients with previous suicide attempts; nationwide trends in antipsychotic use for anxiety disorders; and a trial of CBT for depression in Parkinson’s disease. Articles can be viewed online at www.ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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September 2011 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Wed, Sep 7, 2011


This audio program discusses the relationship between nearly 100 candidate genes and 12 endophenotypes for schizophrenia; the metabolic effects of switching from olanzapine, quetiapine, or risperidone to aripiprazole; the role of genetics in posttraumatic stress disorder; the relationship between depressive symptoms and inflammation in patients with coronary heart disease; a research article reporting a surprisingly high prevalence of autism spectrum disorder in a total population sample; and a clinical case conference about a suicidal man with an unexpected diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder. Articles can be viewed online at www.ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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August 2011 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Tue, Jul 26, 2011


This audio program discusses psychiatric complications of medical marijuana; linkage of depression to a region on chromosome 3; cognitive effects of antipsychotics in demented patients; the relationship of schizophrenia to Toxoplasma gondii and to herpes simplex, type 1; the relationship between cognition and functioning in young people at high risk for psychosis; and outcomes of young people at high risk for psychosis who do not become psychotic. Articles can be viewed online at www.ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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July 2011 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Fri, Jul 1, 2011


This audio program discusses combining medications for depression; switching from polypharmacy to monotherapy for schizophrenia; combining gabapentin with naltrexone for alcohol dependence; treatments for refractory depression in older patients; the balance between habit formation and goal-directed behavior displayed by obsessive-compulsive disorder patients as they perform an instrumental learning exercise; and the ability of soldiers’ visual fixation on emotional stimuli to predict PTSD and depressive symptoms after deployment. Articles can be viewed online at www.ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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June 2011 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Tue, May 31, 2011


This audio program discusses the relationship between remission of depression in mothers and psychiatric symptoms in their children; brain structure in childhood- versus adolescent-onset conduct disorder; an apparent case of postpartum psychosis that turned out to be a late-onset urea cycle disorder; how stress affects decision making in patients who’ve been abstinent from heroin; ADHD and deficient emotional self-regulation; early outcomes for first-episode schizophrenia treated with oral or depot antipsychotics; and clarifying the use of interpersonal psychotherapy for major depressive disorder. Articles can be viewed online at www.ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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May 2011 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Tue, May 3, 2011


This audio program discusses treatment for dependence on prescription painkillers; the effect of national health insurance reform on coverage of individuals with severe mental illnesses; predictors of suicide attempts and nonsuicidal self-injury in depressed adolescents; long-term follow-up of deep brain stimulation for treatment-resistant depression; the association of antidepressants with stroke. Articles can be viewed online at www.ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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April 2011 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Fri, Apr 1, 2011


This audio program discusses repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation for depression; nicotine replacement for agitation in schizophrenia patients who smoke; outcomes of mental health screening of soldiers before deployment; a functionally relevant measure in clinical trials of drugs to improve cognition in schizophrenia. Articles can be viewed online at www.ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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March 2011 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Tue, Mar 1, 2011


This audio program discusses the outcome of risperidone nonadherence in early schizophrenia, a pharmacogenetic approach to treatment for alcohol dependence, the relationship of personality disorders to the course of depression, and new perspectives on the neural processing of emotion in schizophrenia. Articles can be viewed online at www.ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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February 2011 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Mon, Feb 7, 2011


This audio program discusses severe mood dysregulation and bipolar disorder in children; a longitudinal study of cortical development in children with varying degrees of hyperactivity; whether gray matter volume in adults being treated for alcohol dependence is related to the time until relapse; a schizophrenia study comparing mortality rates for ziprasidone and olanzapine; use of technology to obtain real-time assessments of symptoms and substance use in schizophrenia patients. Articles can be viewed online at www.ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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January 2011 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Wed, Jan 5, 2011


This audio program discusses a follow-up investigation of patients with major depression over intervals as long as 31 years to determine whether subclinical hypomanic symptoms at baseline were related to the later emergence of bipolar disorder; a 7-year study examining whether children who experience abuse, bullying, or accidents are more likely to develop psychotic symptoms; baseline number of glucocorticoid receptors as a possible biomarker of posttraumatic stress symptoms, tested in military personnel with and without high levels of PTSD symptoms after 6 months of deployment; a further examination of the association between suicide and high altitude that included the influence of gun ownership and rural location; and whether the relationship between paternal age and schizophrenia risk is the result of de novo mutations or later fatherhood for men with a predisposition to schizophrenia. Articles can be viewed online at www.ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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December 2010 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Wed, Dec 1, 2010


This audio program discusses deep brain stimulation for treatment of depression; personalized medicine for depression; national trends in outpatient psychotherapy; the relationship of childhood bullying to outcomes in young adulthood; and an intervention for parents of young children with behavioral inhibition to alter the risk of subsequent anxiety disorders. Articles can be viewed online at www.ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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November 2010 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Fri, Nov 5, 2010


This audio program discusses public perceptions of mental illness, research on the neural circuitry of postpartum depression, the genetics of autism, and psychotherapy for older adults with major depression and executive dysfunction. Articles can be viewed online at www.ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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October 2010 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Fri, Oct 1, 2010


This audio program discusses delirium in infants in critical care settings; a study of suicidal women with borderline personality disorder comparing subgroups with and without PTSD; subthreshold hypomania in major depressive disorder patients; effect of hypertension and body mass index on cognition in schizophrenia; and the relationship of antidepressant step therapy to overall medical utilization and spending. Articles can be viewed online at www.ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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September 2010 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Wed, Sep 8, 2010


This audio program discusses psychiatric manifestations of paraneoplastic disorders; prenatal and neonatal brain structure in children at high risk for schizophrenia; prediction of psychosis by negative and disorganized symptoms in adolescents and young adults; and how histamine-related genes influence the effects of food additives on children’s ADHD symptoms. Articles can be viewed online at www.ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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August 2010 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Mon, Aug 9, 2010


This audio program discusses two-phase psychotherapy for PTSD related to childhood abuse, rapid versus gradual discontinuation of antidepressants, augmentation of antidepressants with SAMe, and endogenous opioid function in borderline personality disorder. Articles can be viewed online at www.ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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July 2010 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Fri, Jul 2, 2010


This audio program discusses the clinical case of a patient with both psychotic and obsessive-compulsive symptoms; the treatment of adolescent depression including 24-week outcomes of the TORDIA study; use of long-term fluoxetine versus lithium for relapse prevention in bipolar II disorder patients; the rationale and features of the Research Domain Criteria, a proposed framework for research on pathophysiology to inform future schemes for classification of mental disorders. Articles can be viewed online at www.ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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June 2010 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Fri, May 28, 2010


This audio program discusses the use of medications for three different types of alcohol dependence; a clinical trial of treatment for comorbid alcohol dependence and depression in which the combination of sertraline and naltrexone was compared with the individual drugs and placebo; a trial of risperidone for maintenance treatment of schizophrenia; recommendations for antipsychotic dosing based on international expert consensus; a 10-year prospective study that tracked remission and recovery from borderline personality disorder in a group of hospitalized patients; a review of the evidence for a dissociative subtype of posttraumatic stress disorder. Articles can be viewed online at www.ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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May 2010 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Fri, Apr 30, 2010


This audio program discusses a long-term study examining how the depressive state affects the assessment of personality disorder; the pharmacogenetics of antidepressant response; the association between depression and incident diabetes; how brain activity of patients with generalized anxiety disorder reacts to emotional conflict; and the neuropsychiatric aspects of lupus in a patient case that also involved erotomania and the Geschwind syndrome. Articles can be viewed online at www.ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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April 2010 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Wed, Mar 31, 2010


This audio program discusses a study on structural abnormalities of the thalamus in youth with ADHD, along with an editorial about neuroanatomic findings for the disorder; an 11-year longitudinal study of adult outcomes for girls with ADHD; a study demonstrating that variation in a proto-oncogene is associated with schizophrenia and general cognitive ability; the relationship between neurocognitive functioning and schizophrenia in African Americans. Articles can be viewed online at www.ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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March 2010 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Tue, Mar 2, 2010


This audio program discusses a case in which a patient attacked a resident to illustrate diagnostic, assessment, and treatment considerations in dealing with violent patients; a clinical trial that compared fluoxetine monotherapy and three combinations of mirtazapine and other antidepressants; recovery from bipolar depression, specifically the impact of substance use disorders; the effect of modafinil on sleep in chronic cocaine users; psychiatric conditions following traumatic injury. Articles can be viewed online at www.ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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February 2010 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Mon, Feb 1, 2010


This audio program discusses the case of a young woman with catatonia who was treated with ECT; the results of a clinical trial that examined an intervention designed to improve provision of primary medical care for patients in community mental health settings; the results of a clinical trial that compared several doses of long-acting injectable olanzapine for maintenance treatment of patients with schizophrenia; a 30-year prospective study of a New Zealand birth cohort that was able to create a timeline of cognitive deficits during the childhood and early adolescence of subjects who later developed schizophrenia; a long-term study that compared the suicide rates of people with HIV in the years before and after the introduction of highly active antiretroviral therapy; a genetic study that found a relationship between suicidal events and two polymorphisms of a gene affecting the HPA axis in adolescents being treated for depression. Articles can be viewed online at www.ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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January 2010 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Mon, Jan 11, 2010


This audio program discusses the successful treatment of persistent methamphetamine-induced psychosis with electroconvulsive therapy; using functional MRI to differentiate activation of the amygdala in children with ADHD, bipolar disorder, and severe mood dysregulation; a longitudinal study finding criminality at age 23 to be related to poor fear conditioning at age 3; a long-term study showing that having a mother who experienced depressed mood during pregnancy increases the risk of schizophrenia in offspring with a family history of psychosis; and a clinical trial of integrated treatment for PTSD and substance use that tracked the temporal relationship of improvement in the two conditions. Articles can be viewed online at www.ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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December 2009 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Tue, Dec 1, 2009


This audio program discusses cultural aspects of pathological gambling treatment for a woman whose beliefs about gambling are tied to her Haitian background; a longitudinal study of mortality rates for eating disorders that in addition to anorexia nervosa also included bulimia nervosa and diagnoses of “eating disorders not otherwise specified,” which are sometimes considered less severe; predicting depression in the elderly through analyses that identified high-risk individuals for whom prevention was likely to have the greatest health benefit with the lowest implementation burden; a randomized, placebo-controlled clinical treatment trial of adjunctive divalproex for persistent aggressive behavior in children with ADHD following an initial optimized stimulant regimen. Articles can be viewed online at www.ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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November 2009 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Mon, Nov 2, 2009


This audio program discusses bipolar II postpartum depression; whether a collaborative care program for veterans with bipolar disorder increased adherence to treatment guidelines over 3 years; how the design of the CATIE study affects the clinical interpretations that can be made; the relationship between neighborhood characteristics and outcomes for dually diagnosed patients; a clinical trial of vigabatrin for cocaine dependence and the ethical issues encountered in the trial. Articles can be viewed online at www.ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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October 2009 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Wed, Sep 30, 2009


This audio program discusses take-home messages from the Treatment for Adolescents with Depression Study; change in negative affective bias in depressed patients after one subtherapeutic dose of an antidepressant; association between the familial aggregation of suicide and cluster B personality traits; associations among suicide attempts, gender, and sexual abuse; and a national survey of at-risk and binge drinking among middle-aged and elderly adults. Articles can be viewed online at www.ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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September 2009 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Mon, Aug 31, 2009


This audio program discusses the treatment of depression in preschool children; the relationship between sudden death and use of stimulant medications in youths; long-term benefits from a short-term quality improvement intervention for depressed youth in primary care; identifying genes that may be relevant to major depression via an overlap between two species in altered gene expression in the anterior cingulate cortex and amygdala; the interaction between family history and prenatal exposure to infection in the causation of schizophrenia; association of substance use disorders with childhood trauma, but not with African genetic heritage, in an African American cohort. Articles can be viewed online at www.ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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August 2009 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Fri, Jul 31, 2009


This audio program discusses a successful repeat trial of ECT 2 months after an earlier ECT series induced left ventricle cardiomyopathy; manualized short-term psychodynamic psychotherapy versus CBT in the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder; a long-term study differentiating youths with persistent conduct problems from those whose disorder is limited to childhood; an intervention for reducing suicidal ideation and depression in older primary care patients; the relationship between autistic traits in neurotypical adults and functional connectivity in a brain region commonly implicated in social cognition. Articles can be viewed online at www.ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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July 2009 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Wed, Jul 1, 2009


This audio program discusses compulsive checking as part of PTSD in veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars; a new foster care network in Bucharest, Romania; the effects of bereavement 21 months after the sudden death of a parent; the 4-year course of bipolar disorder in children and adolescents; an auditory training program designed to improve verbal memory in patients with schizophrenia; and a postmortem analysis differentiating the expression of type 2 and type 3 metabotropic glutamate receptors in the brain to clarify an agonist’s antipsychotic action. Articles can be viewed online at www.ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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June 2009 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Mon, Jun 1, 2009


This audio program discusses cognitive complaints and depression following mild traumatic brain injury; cognitive effects of antipsychotic drugs in first-episode patients; the relationship between prenatal infection and executive dysfunction in adults with schizophrenia; activity in the basal ganglia of depressed patients during the anticipatory and consummatory phases of reward processing; whether inhibitory control can be used as a trait marker of ADHD; and a comparison of extended-release paliperidone with quetiapine and placebo for schizophrenia patients requiring hospitalization. Articles can be viewed online at www.ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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May 2009 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Mon, May 4, 2009


This audio program discusses dynamic psychotherapy for borderline personality disorder; how both major depression and antidepressant treatment affect pregnancy and neonatal outcomes; delusions in the general population; the effect of second-generation antipsychotics on patients with Alzheimer’s disease; and the risk of diabetes mellitus after long-term use of antidepressants. Articles can be viewed online at www.ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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April 2009 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Tue, Mar 31, 2009


This audio program discusses treatment of postpartum psychosis; predictors of suicidal events among depressed adolescents receiving antidepressant treatment after an unsuccessful trial of an SSRI; whether clinicians can recognize DSM-IV personality disorders from case descriptions based on the Five-Factor Model of personality; a genome-wide scan of families with Mexican or Central American ancestry that identified two new loci likely to harbor genes that carry a predisposition for schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder; the isolation of a risk allele associated with schizophrenia; and the relationship between neural habituation in the amygdala and social impairments in autism spectrum disorders. Articles can be viewed online at www.ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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March 2009 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Fri, Feb 27, 2009


This audio program discusses the psychiatric evaluation and follow-up of patients receiving bariatric surgery; a clinical trial of CBT for patients with a variety of eating disorder diagnoses; a study that measured anticipatory activation in the amygdala and anterior cingulate of untreated patients with generalized anxiety disorder with posttreatment examination of the relationship of this activation to treatment response; a study on obsessions and compulsions in the general population from following members of a birth cohort until age 32; the connections between the use of SSRI antidepressants during pregnancy and the risk of gestational hypertension; the ramifications of giving placebo to depressed adolescents in clinical trials. Articles can be viewed online at www.ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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February 2009 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Thu, Jan 29, 2009


This audio program discusses factors related to the emergence of mania during antidepressant treatment for bipolar depression; manic symptoms observed during bipolar depression among STEP-BD participants; the attitude of older adults toward enrollment of noncompetent subjects in Alzheimer’s disease research; the association between cerebral deficits and clinical symptoms in antipsychotic-naive, first-episode schizophrenia patients; whether altered amygdala activity in schizophrenia is related to clinical state or to genetic risk; brain structure in schizophrenia patients with relatively intact cognitive functioning; and an odor-detection sensitivity deficit in patients with schizophrenia and its implications for cyclic AMP signaling. Articles can be viewed online at www.ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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January 2009 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Mon, Jan 5, 2009


This audio program discusses treatment of children for whom the differential diagnosis includes bipolar disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder; placebo response in antidepressant trials for children; a longitudinal study comparing cortical thickness in patients with ADHD who took stimulants, patients who didn’t take stimulants, and normally developing youths; an examination of the volume and shape of the basal ganglia in ADHD conducted with large-deformation diffeomorphic metric mapping; a study of disorder-specific brain dysfunction in boys with ADHD only and boys with conduct disorder only; and a report on repeat incarcerations for prisoners with serious mental illness. Articles can be viewed online at www.ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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December 2008 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Mon, Dec 1, 2008


This audio program includes a Treatment in Psychiatry feature that focuses on prison inmates with ADHD; the association between sleep disturbance and the recurrence of depression among older adults; melatonin circadian rhythms in pregnancy and the postpartum period among depressed women and those with a personal or family history of depression; effect of interpersonal and social rhythm therapy on occupational functioning for patients with bipolar disorder; trauma, resilience, and recovery in a high-risk African American population; association between reading skills in the general population and a gene for dyslexia; and deficits in GABA markers in schizophrenia. Articles can be viewed online at www.ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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November 2008 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Mon, Nov 3, 2008


This audio program features the role of culture in psychodynamic psychotherapy; two clinical trials of antipsychotic medications for children and adolescents; a clinical trial of naltrexone in the treatment of amphetamine dependence; a diagnostic study that identified differences and similarities between depression following bereavement and depression associated with other stressful life events; and an analysis indicating that cognitive function in older adults is influenced by the interaction between cortisol and the genotype for apolipoprotein E. Articles can be viewed online at www.ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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October 2008 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Tue, Sep 30, 2008


This audio program features a discussion of drug treatment of breast cancer and depression; highlights a study in which olanzapine was used to treat low body weight and obsessive thinking in women with anorexia nervosa; examines whether compulsive hoarding is a symptom of OCD, a distinct syndrome, or both; discusses a clinical trial of adjunctive aripiprazole for bipolar mania patients partially nonresponsive to valproate or lithium monotherapy; and compares two sets of criteria for diagnosing PTSD in children exposed to motor vehicle accidents. Articles can be viewed online at www.ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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September 2008 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Tue, Sep 2, 2008


This audio program highlights the treatment of body dysmorphic disorder, three articles on the effect of parental mood disorders--and their treatment--on child psychopathology outcomes, risk for nicotine dependence, remission from alcohol dependence, and a genome screen for quantitative trait loci influencing schizophrenia and neurocognitive phenotypes. Articles can be viewed online at www.ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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August 2008 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Thu, Jul 31, 2008


This audio program presents the diagnosis and treatment of Asberger’s syndrome, new treatments for schizophrenia, the pharmacokinetics of aripiprazole, the relationship of cognition and psychopathology to functional impairment in schizophrenia, brain anatomy comparisons of first-episode and chronic schizophrenia, and new evidence of frontal lobe dysfunction in schizophrenia. Articles can be viewed online at www.ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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July 2008 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Mon, Jun 30, 2008


This audio program presents a case discussing the resumption of clozapine treatment after development of neutropenia, antipsychotic treatment of Alzheimer’s disease symptoms, a treatment decision tree for depression in elderly patients, and a possible physiologic marker of panic disorder. Articles can be viewed online at www.ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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June 2008 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Fri, May 30, 2008


This audio program presents a clinical case conference describing the use of deep brain stimulation after a cingulotomy had provided only short-term benefit; highlights a report on the economic impact of mental disorders in the United States; features an imaging study of the amygdala in adolescents with disruptive behavior disorders who also exhibit callous and unemotional traits; presents a direct comparison of atomoxetine and methylphenidate for treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder; and describes a large study linking greater memory impairment to a longer history of past depression. Articles can be viewed online at www.ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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May 2008 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Wed, Apr 30, 2008


This audio program summarizes a clinical case illustrating the interactions between depression and comorbid chronic illnesses as well as new research on the cost-effectiveness of treatments for adolescent depression, the relationship between childhood treatment for ADHD and later substance abuse, long-term treatment of patients with borderline personality disorder, and the effect of race in facial processing by African American and Caucasian individuals with schizophrenia. Articles can be viewed online at www.ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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April 2008 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Tue, Apr 1, 2008


This audio program summarizes how to teach supportive psychotherapy; continuation treatment with fluoxetine in treatment-responsive children and adolescents; a group treatment program for borderline personality disorder; regional expression of GABA-related genetic transcripts in the neocortex of schizophrenia patients; the relationship between cannabis use and loss of brain volume in schizophrenia; and the association of nicotine dependence with low dopamine D2 receptor availability in the striatum. Articles can be viewed online at www.ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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March 2008 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Thu, Mar 6, 2008


This audio program summarizes research on depressed adolescents at high risk of suicidal behavior; adding D-cycloserine to behavior therapy for obsessive-compulsive disorder; treatment outcome for patients with anxious depression; the addition of the diabetes drug metformin to olanzapine to prevent weight gain in first-episode patients; the course of rapid-cycling bipolar disorder; and the effect of methadone on brain responses to drug-related cues. Articles can be viewed online at www.ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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February 2008 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Thu, Jan 31, 2008


This audio program summarizes research on violence risk assessment, the MATRICS initiative from NIMH, the symptom presentation of OCD in Japan, and deciphering the societal cost impact of managed care in Medicaid. Articles can be viewed online at www.ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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January 2008 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Thu, Jan 3, 2008


This audio program summarizes research on perimenopausal depression; disruption of mental health treatments after Hurricane Katrina; the clinical practice effects of an FDA advisory; environmental factors and the development of schizophrenia; and familial transmission patterns of ADHD and substance use disorders. Articles can be viewed online at www.ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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December 2007 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Thu, Nov 29, 2007


This audio program summarizes articles discussing anorexia nervosa; bipolar disorder recurrence risk during pregnancy following mood stabilizer discontinuation; inhibitory brain function in borderline personality disorder; serotonin transporter binding after recovery from depression; and the relationship between major depression and depressive personality disorder. Articles can be viewed online at www.ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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November 2007 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Thu, Nov 1, 2007


This audio program summarizes articles discussing chronic restlessness with antipsychotics; the relationship between childhood psychiatric disorders and crime by young adults; an Internet-based treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder; and OxyContin addiction.. Articles can be viewed online at www.ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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October 2007 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Mon, Oct 1, 2007


This audio program summarizes articles discussing management of psychosis in Parkinson’s disease; maternal depression before, during, and after pregnancy; genetic markers of suicidal ideation emerging during antidepressant treatment; and treatment of adolescents with bipolar mania. Articles can be viewed online at www.ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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September 2007 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Tue, Sep 4, 2007


This audio program summarizes articles discussing clinically important findings from NIMH on bipolar depression treatment, the relationship between depression and heart disease, and differences in PTSD prevalence and associated risk factors among World Trade Center disaster rescue and recovery workers. Articles can be viewed online at www.ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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August 2007 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Wed, Aug 1, 2007


This audio program summarizes articles discussing 1) whether Spanish-speaking Latinos in the U.S. differ from English-speaking Latinos and Caucasians in the use of mental health services; 2) two articles from the NIMH STAR*D study that report on a genetic association with treatment outcome and predictors of attrition during initial citalopram treatment; 3) the effects of antidepressant treatment and depression in pregnant women on the gestational age at birth and the risk of preterm birth; and 4) the testing of a narcolepsy drug (modafinil) as an adjunctive treatment for bipolar depression. Articles may be viewed online at www.ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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July 2007 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Sun, Jul 1, 2007


This audio program summarizes articles on the association between antidepressants and suicide; evidence of linkage between bipolar puerperal psychosis and chromosome 16; an association between the human PICK1 gene and methamphetamine psychosis; and several articles on schizophrenia, two of which describe white matter abnormalities. Articles may be viewed online at www.ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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June 2007 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Fri, Jun 1, 2007


This audio program summarizes articles discussing the treatment of depression; factors that influence Alzheimer’s disease; psychotherapy and borderline personality disorder; and the prevalence, diagnosis, pathophysiology, and treatment of neuroleptic malignant syndrome. Articles may be viewed online at www.ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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May 2007 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Tue, May 1, 2007


This audio program summarizes articles on interpersonal psychotherapy; cognitive therapy in the STAR*D study; psychiatric sequelae of traumatic brain injury; treatment for heroin dependence; and endophenotypes for schizophrenia. Articles may be viewed online at www.ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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April 2007 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Sun, Apr 1, 2007


This audio program summarizes articles on outcomes for bipolar adolescents; neurobiological markers for major depression; lifting the veil on trichotillomania; and genetic etiology of pervasive development disorders. Articles may be viewed online at www.ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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March 2007 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Thu, Mar 1, 2007


This audio program summarizes articles on schizophrenia from various perspectives - from neurophysiology to functional treatment outcomes. Articles may be viewed online at www.ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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February 2007 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Thu, Feb 1, 2007


This audio program summarizes articles on the biological legacy of the Oklahoma City bombing; genetics of mood disorders; tobacco dependence treatment in schizophrenia; and treatment of anxiety disorders. Articles may be viewed online at www.ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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January 2007 Highlights

Author: American Journal of Psychiatry
Mon, Jan 1, 2007


This audio program summarizes articles on cost of treatment for adolescents with mental illness; addiction, impulsivity, and risk-taking; and cognitive behavior therapy for co-occurring bipolar disorder and substance dependence, hypochondriasis, and posttraumatic stress disorder. Articles may be viewed online at www.ajp.psychiatryonline.org.

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