American Journal of Psychiatry Audio

Tune in every month for highlights and summaries of key articles from each issue of The American Journal of Psychiatry (, the official journal of the American Psychiatric Association.



February 2019 Highlights

The relationship between substance use and adolescent cognitive development, and an editorial on improving our understanding of substance use disorders.



January 2019 Highlights

Ned Kalin, M.D., begins his term as Editor of the Journal. He outlines his vision for his tenure and discusses the kinds of research that will appear in the Journal.


 2019-01-01  11m

December 2018 Highlights

Editor Robert Freedman reflects on his tenure. New research on managing vascular depression, prazosin for alcohol use disorder, and intellectual disability and psychotic disorders in children.


 2018-12-01  31m

November 2018 Highlights

Maternal insecticide levels and autism; maternal immune activation and neuropsychiatric illness; smoking and cognitive functioning; parent-child psychotherapy; and managing mental health problems in transgender individuals.


 2018-11-01  14m

October 2018 Highlights

Mantram repetition therapy for PTSD, insight and outcome in psychotherapy, how medications for addictive behaviors affect crime and suicide, using EHRs to predict suicide attempts, and the mental health impact of violence toward targeted populations.


 2018-10-01  25m

September 2018 Highlights

An inpatient intervention and smartphone app to reduce adolescent suicide attempts following hospital discharge; care of patients with nonepileptic seizures; parental death and adolescent depression; computerized CBT; and abortion and suicidal ideation.


 2018-09-01  22m

August 2018 Highlights

Misuse of prescription stimulants, physician burnout, whether depression causes premature aging, antipsychotic treatment in schizophrenia, and risk of postpartum psychiatric episodes.


 2018-08-01  21m

July 2018 Highlights

Nutritional supplements in pregnancy, a clinical trial involving ketamine, physical activity and depression, and treatment of alcohol-dependent adults who are involved with the criminal justice system.


 2018-07-01  27m

June 2018 Highlights

Early-life stress and later changes in DNA methylation, cycloid psychosis, health care use before an opioid-related death, new genetic markers for depression, and the effect of antipsychotic medication on diabetes risk in pregnancy.


 2018-06-01  26m

May 2018 Highlights

Early psychosis intervention, early-onset dementia in 22q11 deletion syndrome and Huntington's disease, early intervention in bipolar disorder, a memory-based therapy with propranolol for PTSD, and health care use prior to first-episode psychosis.


 2018-05-01  17m