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Each episode of AJP Audio brings you an in-depth look at one of the articles featured in that month’s issue of The American Journal of Psychiatry, the official journal of the American Psychiatric Association. Wide-ranging interviews with article authors cover the background, rationale, main findings, and future implications of the research.

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Each episode of AJP Audio brings you an in-depth look at one of the articles featured in that month’s issue of The American Journal of Psychiatry, the official journal of the American Psychiatric Association. Wide-ranging interviews with article authors cover the background, rationale, main findings, and future implications of the research.

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American Journal of Psychiatry

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The American Journal of Psychiatry does an excellent job of clearly summarizing current events in the psychiatric field while still providing informative details on each topic. This podcast shares a wide variety of different journals and research studies, perfect for any medical student or those interested in psychology. The stories are up to date and credible, coming directly from the journal's publications. Listening is a perfect way to stay informed on new findings in the field of psychiatry.

September 2017 Highlights

By nathidaniela2 - Feb 28 2020
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I loved this podcast, it was very interesting since it provided curious information about a handful of topics that we learn in college. I will recommend it to all my college students peers. It was very reliable since it referred to academic and research-based resources. It was very clear and easy to understand when explaining the basic concepts and the results of the studies conducted. The most valuable factor about this podcast is that they provided recent information from multiple sources to allow the listener to form their own opinions.

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48 Ratings
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13
8
5
3

American Journal of Psychiatry

By Alessa Bart - Feb 28 2020
Read more
The American Journal of Psychiatry does an excellent job of clearly summarizing current events in the psychiatric field while still providing informative details on each topic. This podcast shares a wide variety of different journals and research studies, perfect for any medical student or those interested in psychology. The stories are up to date and credible, coming directly from the journal's publications. Listening is a perfect way to stay informed on new findings in the field of psychiatry.

September 2017 Highlights

By nathidaniela2 - Feb 28 2020
Read more
I loved this podcast, it was very interesting since it provided curious information about a handful of topics that we learn in college. I will recommend it to all my college students peers. It was very reliable since it referred to academic and research-based resources. It was very clear and easy to understand when explaining the basic concepts and the results of the studies conducted. The most valuable factor about this podcast is that they provided recent information from multiple sources to allow the listener to form their own opinions.
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American Journal of Psychiatry Audio

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Each episode of AJP Audio brings you an in-depth look at one of the articles featured in that month’s issue of The American Journal of Psychiatry, the official journal of the American Psychiatric Association. Wide-ranging interviews with article authors cover the background, rationale, main findings, and future implications of the research.

Rank #1: June 2010 Highlights

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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.

May 28 2010

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Rank #2: March 2012 Highlights

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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.

Apr 06 2012

33mins

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Rank #3: May 2011 Highlights

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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.

May 03 2011

34mins

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Rank #4: September 2009 Highlights

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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.

Aug 31 2009

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Rank #5: April 2012 Highlights

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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.

Apr 06 2012

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Rank #6: October 2008 Highlights

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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.

Sep 30 2008

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Rank #7: February 2008 Highlights

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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.

Jan 31 2008

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Rank #8: September 2016 Highlights

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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.

Sep 01 2016

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Rank #9: February 2017 Highlights

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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.

Feb 01 2017

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Rank #10: June 2018 Highlights

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This month, Avshalom Caspi, Ph.D., talks about his research on the relationship between early-life stress and later changes in DNA methylation. Executive Editor Michael Roy reviews a unique form of episodic psychosis, health care use before an opioid-related death, new genetic markers for depression, and the effect of antipsychotic medication on the risk for diabetes in pregnancy.

Jun 01 2018

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Rank #11: April 2017 Highlights

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This month, Deputy Editor Susan K. Schultz, M.D., discusses the fetal origins of mental health, the effect of methylphenidate on the risk of manic episodes in bipolar disorder, contingency management for alcohol abuse in patients with serious mental illness, computerized cognitive training for older adults with mild cognitive impairment or dementia, prediction of relapse in Alzheimer’s disease patients after discontinuation of antipsychotic treatment, and the origins of cognitive deficits in people victimized during childhood. 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/174/4).

Apr 01 2017

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Rank #12: January 2017 Highlights

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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.

Jan 03 2017

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Rank #13: November 2008 Highlights

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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.

Nov 03 2008

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Rank #14: October 2016 Highlights

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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.

Oct 01 2016

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Rank #15: December 2019: Dimensions of Psychopathology and Brain Structure

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Executive Editor Michael Roy speaks with Antonia Kaczkurkin, Ph.D., and Theodore Satterthwaite, M.D., about their research on how different measures of brain structure (cortical thickness and volume) in youths are associated with various dimensions of psychopathology.

  • What this study aimed to achieve [3:19]
  • Dimensions of psychopathology identified in the study [6:33]
  • Description of a novel method to identify structural brain networks [8:17]
  • Main findings of the research [9:53]
  • Whether information about psychopathology can be gleaned from structural networks in the brain [11:09]
  • What further studies should explore [12:20]
  • Implications of the work [13:11]

Be sure to let your colleagues know about the podcast, and please rate and review it on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, or wherever you listen to it.

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Browse articles online. Also visit the online edition of this month’s Journal to watch a video of Deputy Editor Daniel S. Pine, M.D., present highlights from the issue.

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E-mail us at ajp@psych.org

Dec 01 2019

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Rank #16: April 2018 Highlights

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This month, Edith V. Sullivan, Ph.D., and Adolf Pfefferbaum, M.D., of Stanford University talk about their article investigating how drinking affects the development of the adolescent brain. Executive Editor Michael Roy reviews new research on how long the effects of ketamine can last, trends associated with substance-induced psychosis, the relationship between hormonal contraception and suicide, and treatment for patients with conversion disorder. Articles may be viewed online at ajp.psychiatryonline.org. Also visit the online edition of this month’s Journal to watch a video of Deputy Editor Daniel S. Pine, M.D., present highlights from the issue (ajp.psychiatryonline.org/toc/ajp/175/4).

Apr 01 2018

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Rank #17: October 2019: Cognitive Change in Schizophrenia and Other Psychoses

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Executive Editor Michael Roy speaks with Abraham Reichenberg, Ph.D., about his research on cognitive decline after the first episode of schizophrenia and other psychoses.

  • Why previous research has not been able to map the course of cognitive change among people who have serious mental illness [1:50]
  • Whether a decline in patients’ cognition occurs after a first diagnosis [3:53]
  • Whether a decline occurs in multiple cognitive domains [4:40]
  • Whether a decline in cognition is unique to schizophrenia, or if it is common to other types of psychosis [5:31]
  • Aspects of the study that are relevant for researchers, clinicians, and other mental health professionals [6:15]
  • Implications of the findings [7:01]

Be sure to let your colleagues know about the podcast, and please rate and review it on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, or wherever you listen to it.

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Browse articles online. Also visit the online edition of this month’s Journal to watch a video of Deputy Editor Daniel S. Pine, M.D., present highlights from the issue.

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E-mail us at ajp@psych.org

Oct 01 2019

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Rank #18: May 2018 Highlights

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This month, Kelly K. Anderson, Ph.D., talks about her research on the effectiveness of early psychosis intervention programs. Executive Editor Michael Roy reviews early-onset dementia in a patient with 22q11 deletion syndrome and Huntington's disease, early intervention in bipolar disorder, a novel memory-based therapy with propranolol to reduce PTSD symptoms, and patterns of health care use prior to first diagnosis of a psychotic disorder. Be sure to let your colleagues know about the podcast, and please rate and review it on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you listen to it. Articles may be viewed online at ajp.psychiatryonline.org. Also visit the online edition of this month’s Journal to watch a video of Deputy Editor Daniel S. Pine, M.D., present highlights from the issue (ajp.psychiatryonline.org/toc/ajp/175/5). Follow the journal on Twitter at @AmJPsychiatry.

May 01 2018

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Rank #19: March 2018 Highlights

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This month, Philip McGuire, F.R.C.Psych., F.Med.Sci., of King’s College London, talks about his article investigating how cannabidiol, a compound in marijuana, can be used to treat schizophrenia. Executive Editor Michael Roy discusses new research on the relationship between age-related hearing loss and cognitive decline, the change from mild cognitive impairment to Alzheimer’s dementia, and computer-assisted cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) versus standard CBT. The clinical case conference looks at the value of exercise in early psychosis Articles may be viewed online at ajp.psychiatryonline.org. Also visit the online edition of this month’s Journal to watch a video of Deputy Editor Daniel S. Pine, M.D., present highlights from the issue (ajp.psychiatryonline.org/toc/ajp/175/3).

Mar 01 2018

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Rank #20: December 2016 Highlights

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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.

Dec 01 2016

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August 2020: Hormonal Treatments for Major Depressive Disorder

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Executive Editor Michael Roy speaks with Jennifer Dwyer, M.D., Ph.D., and Awais Aftab, M.D., about the physiology of three major endocrine systems and about the evidence for hormone-based interventions in the treatment of major depressive disorder.

Dr. Dwyer is an assistant professor at Yale University, where she is affiliated with the Child Study Center and the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging. Dr. Aftab is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University. He is also an attending psychiatrist at Northcoast Behavioral HealthCare Hospital.

  • Why are effective treatments for major depressive disorder lacking? [2:22]
  • Why have hormones been implicated in the pathophysiology of major depression? [4:28]
  • Three particular parts of the hormonal system that have been linked to alterations in mood [7:05]
  • The role of the HPA axis in major depression [8:44]
  • The role of the HPT axis in major depression [11:39]
  • The role of the HPG axis in major depression, and differences between men and women [19:42]
  • The efficacy, or drawbacks, of different kinds of hormonal interventions to treat depression [31:15]
  • Overall conclusions as to the utility of hormonal treatments for major depression [39:04]
  • The main messages that researchers, clinicians, and other mental health professionals should take away from the article [40:22]
  • Recommendations for further research in this area [41:32]

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Aug 01 2020

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July 2020: Association Between the Use of Cannabis and Physical Violence in Youths

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Executive Editor Michael Roy speaks with Stéphane Potvin, Ph.D., and Alexandre Dumais, M.D., Ph.D., about their meta-analysis investigating the association between cannabis use and violence, and, more specifically, the perpetration of any type of physical violence by adolescents and young adults.

  • How prevalent is the use of cannabis among young people? [2:23]
  • What are some of the adverse outcomes that are linked to the use of cannabis, and are these outcomes linked to other difficulties over time? [4:06]
  • Why has the literature been mixed as to whether there is a link between the use of cannabis and violent behavior and aggression? [6:11]
  • How the authors chose their research objective [8:15]
  • Steps of the meta-analysis [9:51]
  • Methods used to analyze the data [11:33]
  • Main findings [14:12]
  • Potential mechanisms that may have a role in the perpetration of violence [16:17]
  • Implications for young people who use cannabis [18:07]
  • Limitations affecting the results [19:19]
  • Does the medical use of marijuana have any bearing on the work? [21:43]
  • Takeaways for mental health professionals and the general public [22:31]
  • Recommendations for further research [23:55]

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Jul 01 2020

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June 2020: Sleep Patterns in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder

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Executive Editor Michael Roy speaks with Katherine MacDuffie, Ph.D., and Annette Estes, Ph.D., about their longitudinal neuroimaging study examining associations between sleep difficulties and developmental trajectories among infants who go on to develop autism spectrum disorder.

  • Why is sleep so important during early life? [2:16]
  • How can sleep affect a child's behavioral and mental development, as well as overall functioning? [3:34]
  • Why the authors conducted this research [4:47]
  • Areas of the brain that were of particular interest [6:35]
  • Methods used in the research [8:34]
  • Main findings of the research [10:54]
  • How results aligned with previous research [12:22]
  • Potential neurobiological mechanisms underlying the results [13:57]
  • Limitations of the work [15:26]
  • Conclusions that researchers, clinicians, and other mental health professionals can take away from the work [17:12]
  • Recommendations for further research in this area [18:21]

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Jun 01 2020

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May 2020: Psychedelics and Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy

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Executive Editor Michael Roy speaks with Collin Reiff, M.D., and William McDonald, M.D., about their evidence-based summary of the literature on the clinical application of psychedelic drugs in psychiatric disorders.

  • How hallucinogens were first used, and some of the key individuals involved in the development of these drugs for medical use [2:23]
  • What led to the worry about use of these compounds in the 1960s, and what actions did U.S. policymakers take at the time? [5:35]
  • How have opinions changed from the 1960s to the present? [7:01]
  • How the authors conducted their research [8:23]
  • How the authors determined which drugs to examine [9:38]
  • What findings stood out to the authors? [10:28]
  • Relationships between the psychological effects and the neurobiology of psychedelic compounds [12:59]
  • How ketamine came to be used in clinical care, and what studies have shown about its safety and effectiveness [14:18]
  • An outline of psycholytic therapy and psychedelic therapy [17:16]
  • What is the potential for these kinds of drugs to be misused? [19:24]
  • Conclusions that researchers, clinicians, and other mental health professionals should take away [21:15]
  • Recommendations for further research in this area [22:20]

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May 01 2020

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April 2020: Incidence of Psychotic Experiences From Childhood to Adulthood, and Prediction of Psychotic Disorder

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Executive Editor Michael Roy speaks with Sarah A. Sullivan, Ph.D., and Stanley Zammit, Ph.D., about their research on the incidence, course, and outcome of psychotic experiences from childhood through early adulthood in the general population, and the prediction of psychotic disorder.

  • How common are psychotic experiences in the general population, and what burdens do they place on public health systems? [2:19]
  • What kinds of services are available to identify and treat individuals who have psychotic experiences? [3:48]
  • Study methods [5:33]
  • What kind of psychotic experiences were reported? [7:41]
  • Age as a significant factor [8:57]
  • Prediction of psychotic disorder by age 24 [10:33]
  • Implications for practicing clinicians and other mental health professionals [11:58]
  • Limitations of the study [12:41]
  • What other studies should explore regarding first-episode psychosis [13:52]

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Apr 01 2020

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March 2020: Efficacy of Deep Brain Stimulation for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

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Executive Editor Michael Roy speaks with Damiaan Denys, M.D., Ph.D., and Ilse Graat, M.D., about their research on the tolerability and effectiveness of deep brain stimulation (DBS) for patients with refractory obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).

  • What characterizes OCD, and how widespread is it? [2:35]
  • What treatment with DBS involves [4:07]
  • Outline of study methods [6:25]
  • Why the part of the brain studied is relevant for DBS, and description of the scales used to measure how well the treatment worked [7:54]
  • Main findings with regard to response of OCD symptoms in patients who received DBS [10:51]
  • Discussion of adverse events [12:40]
  • Implications of the work for researchers, clinicians, and other mental health professionals [14:54]
  • What further studies should explore with regard to treatment with DBS [15:43]

Be sure to let your colleagues know about the podcast, and please rate and review it on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, or wherever you listen to it.

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E-mail us at ajp@psych.org

Mar 01 2020

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February 2020: Adverse Outcomes Following Buprenorphine Discontinuation

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Executive Editor Michael Roy speaks with Arthur Robin Williams, M.D., M.B.E., and Mark Olfson, M.D., M.P.H., about their research on adverse health outcomes following discontinuation of buprenorphine among Medicaid beneficiaries who were retained for variable periods beyond 6 months.

  • How buprenorphine helps patients, and factors affecting the use of this medication [2:50]
  • Are there any quality measures for buprenorphine or for the treatment of opioid use disorder more generally? [7:48]
  • What the authors aimed to achieve in the study [10:59]
  • How the authors determined what methods to use in the study [13:51]
  • Main findings with regard to adverse health outcomes after patients discontinued buprenorphine [16:22]
  • Implications of the results [19:01]
  • What further studies should explore with regard to treatment for opioid use disorder [21:50]
  • Takeaways for researchers, clinicians, and other mental health professionals [23:06]

Be sure to let your colleagues know about the podcast, and please rate and review it on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, or wherever you listen to it.

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E-mail us at ajp@psych.org

Feb 01 2020

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January 2020: Maternal Bacterial Infection and Offspring Psychosis Risk

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Executive Editor Michael Roy speaks with Younga H. Lee, Ph.D., and Stephen L. Buka, Sc.D., about their research on the association between maternal bacterial infection during pregnancy and risk for psychotic disorders in offspring.

  • The New England Family Study [2:50]
  • Study design [7:21]
  • How information about exposure to bacterial infection was collected, and how offspring who developed mental health problems were evaluated [8:07]
  • Main findings with regard to the connection between exposure to bacterial infection in utero and the development of illness among offspring [11:37]
  • Whether the findings have any bearing on the use of medication to treat infections in pregnancy [12:27]
  • Did any results surprise the researchers? [13:41]
  • What further studies should explore [16:56]
  • Implications of the work [18:12]

Be sure to let your colleagues know about the podcast, and please rate and review it on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, or wherever you listen to it.

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Browse articles online. Also visit the online edition of this month’s Journal to watch a video of Deputy Editor Daniel S. Pine, M.D., present highlights from the issue.

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E-mail us at ajp@psych.org

Jan 01 2020

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December 2019: Dimensions of Psychopathology and Brain Structure

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Executive Editor Michael Roy speaks with Antonia Kaczkurkin, Ph.D., and Theodore Satterthwaite, M.D., about their research on how different measures of brain structure (cortical thickness and volume) in youths are associated with various dimensions of psychopathology.

  • What this study aimed to achieve [3:19]
  • Dimensions of psychopathology identified in the study [6:33]
  • Description of a novel method to identify structural brain networks [8:17]
  • Main findings of the research [9:53]
  • Whether information about psychopathology can be gleaned from structural networks in the brain [11:09]
  • What further studies should explore [12:20]
  • Implications of the work [13:11]

Be sure to let your colleagues know about the podcast, and please rate and review it on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, or wherever you listen to it.

Listen to other podcasts produced by the American Psychiatric Association.

Browse articles online. Also visit the online edition of this month’s Journal to watch a video of Deputy Editor Daniel S. Pine, M.D., present highlights from the issue.

Follow the Journal on Twitter.

E-mail us at ajp@psych.org

Dec 01 2019

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November 2019: CBD for the Reduction of Craving and Anxiety in Heroin Use Disorder

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Executive Editor Michael Roy speaks with Yasmin Hurd, Ph.D., about her research on the potential of cannabidiol (CBD) to reduce cue-induced craving and anxiety, two critical features of addiction that often contribute to relapse and continued drug use, in drug-abstinent individuals with heroin use disorder.

  • What has past research with CBD shown in terms of its function as a treatment for mental illness? [2:29]
  • Why the present study examined the potential of CBD to moderate craving and anxiety, and how these reactions were triggered among participants [4:14]
  • How did the study team decide to evaluate CBD at two different doses? [5:54]
  • Main findings of the study [7:42]
  • Discussion of secondary outcomes and adverse events [9:02]
  • Take-home messages for mental health professionals and the general public [11:37]
  • Thoughts on how the medical use of CBD will fit in to the broader trend of the relaxation of marijuana laws throughout the United States [13:28]

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Nov 01 2019

16mins

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October 2019: Cognitive Change in Schizophrenia and Other Psychoses

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Executive Editor Michael Roy speaks with Abraham Reichenberg, Ph.D., about his research on cognitive decline after the first episode of schizophrenia and other psychoses.

  • Why previous research has not been able to map the course of cognitive change among people who have serious mental illness [1:50]
  • Whether a decline in patients’ cognition occurs after a first diagnosis [3:53]
  • Whether a decline occurs in multiple cognitive domains [4:40]
  • Whether a decline in cognition is unique to schizophrenia, or if it is common to other types of psychosis [5:31]
  • Aspects of the study that are relevant for researchers, clinicians, and other mental health professionals [6:15]
  • Implications of the findings [7:01]

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Oct 01 2019

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September 2019: Sexual Harassment and Gender Discrimination in Health Care

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Guest host Ann Thomas speaks with Jessica A. Gold, M.D., M.S., and Christina Mangurian, M.D., M.A.S., about their commentary on sexual harassment and gender discrimination in the health care workplace and on how mental health professionals can help remedy these inequities.

  • How pervasive is this problem in health care? [3:13]
  • What are the goals of TIME'S UP Healthcare? [6:57]
  • How are mental health professionals uniquely qualified to develop system-level efforts to promote change? [11:12]
  • What are some key steps mental health care providers can take to raise awareness? [14:12]
  • What progress has been made? [17:23]
  • What does the future hold? [20:10]

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Sep 01 2019

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August 2019: Youth Mental Health Development

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Executive Editor Michael Roy speaks with Thorhildur Halldorsdottir, Ph.D., and Elisabeth Binder, M.D., Ph.D., about their research on predicting depression outcomes in youths and how the interaction between FKBP5, a gene involved in regulating the stress system, and early-life exposure to intimate partner violence affects the physiological response to stress early in life, with consequences for emotional and cognitive development.

  • How polygenic risk scores may be used to identify risk for and symptoms of depression in young people [3:32]
  • The interaction between exposure to stress in early life and emotional and cognitive development [8:05]
  • Key points from each study [10:26]
  • Applying gene-by-environment research to real-world work [14:27]
  • What lies ahead in the study of how genes and the environment interact to influence mental health [16:34]

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Aug 01 2019

23mins

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July 2019: Treating Negative Symptoms in Schizophrenia

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Executive Editor Michael Roy speaks with Roscoe O. Brady, Jr., M.D., Ph.D., and Mark A. Halko, Ph.D., about their research on identifying and treating a network of connectivity in the brain corresponding to negative symptom severity in schizophrenia.

  • The difference between positive and negative symptoms in psychosis, and why the symptoms are important [2:39]
  • Identifying the treating the underlying circuitry of negative symptoms in the brain [6:25]
  • Discussion of the results of the study [10:20]
  • Symptom severity and the link between the prefrontal cortex and cerebellum [12:27]
  • Aspects of the study that are relevant for researchers, clinicians, and other mental health professionals [20:40]
  • What's next in this line of research and clinical care [25:40]

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Jul 01 2019

30mins

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June 2019: Treating Adults With Anorexia Nervosa

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Executive Editor Michael Roy speaks with Evelyn Attia, M.D., about her research evaluating the benefits of olanzapine compared with placebo for adult outpatients with anorexia nervosa.

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Jun 01 2019

20mins

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May 2019: The Clinical Utility of Irritability in Major Depressive Disorder

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Executive Editor Michael Roy speaks with Madhukar H. Trivedi, M.D., about his research evaluating the clinical utility of adding irritability to the current paradigm of measuring depressive symptom severity during the course of antidepressant treatment.

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May 01 2019

21mins

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April 2019: Patient Treatment Preference for PTSD

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Executive Editor Michael Roy speaks with Lori A. Zoellner, Ph.D., about her research on how patient treatment preference affects outcomes in the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

In a doubly randomized preference trial, 200 patients with PTSD viewed standardized treatment rationales prior to randomization. Patients were first randomized to choice of treatment or no choice. Those assigned to no choice were then randomized to prolonged exposure or sertraline. Acute treatment was 10 weeks, with 24-month follow-up. Interviewer-rated PTSD symptom severity was the main outcome measure, and depression, anxiety, and functioning were assessed as additional outcomes.

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Apr 01 2019

13mins

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March 2019: Self-Harm and Violent Crime

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Executive Editor Michael Roy speaks with Leah S. Richmond-Rakerd, Ph.D., about her research on the antecedents, clinical features, and life characteristics of adolescents who engage in both self-harming and violent criminal behaviors.

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Mar 01 2019

12mins

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February 2019 Highlights

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Executive Editor Michael Roy speaks with Patricia J. Conrod, Ph.D., about her research on the relationship between substance use and adolescent cognitive development. Deputy Editor Kathleen T. Brady, M.D., Ph.D., discusses her editorial on improving our understanding of substance use disorders. Be sure to let your colleagues know about the podcast, and please rate and review it on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you listen to it. The podcast is now on Spotify. Browse articles online. Also visit the online edition of this month’s Journal to watch a video of Deputy Editor Daniel S. Pine, M.D., present highlights from the issue. Follow the Journal on Twitter.

Feb 01 2019

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January 2019 Highlights

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This month, Ned H. Kalin, M.D., begins his term as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal. Speaking with Executive Editor Michael Roy, Dr. Kalin outlines his vision for his tenure and discusses the kinds of research that will appear in the Journal.

Jan 01 2019

11mins

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By Alessa Bart - Feb 28 2020
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The American Journal of Psychiatry does an excellent job of clearly summarizing current events in the psychiatric field while still providing informative details on each topic. This podcast shares a wide variety of different journals and research studies, perfect for any medical student or those interested in psychology. The stories are up to date and credible, coming directly from the journal's publications. Listening is a perfect way to stay informed on new findings in the field of psychiatry.

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