Schizophrenia has been linked to genetic and environmental risk factors. Agerbo and coauthors studied 866 patients with schizophrenia and 871 matched control participants to assess the contribution of the following 3 etiological factors: polygenic risk score, parental socioeconomic status, and...
To the Editor Mundt et al1 should be applauded for attempting to bring new data to bear on a research question of substantive policy significance. However, we are concerned that their analysis overlooked a point of critical significance. While they argued that their findings “cannot be explained...
In Reply We thank Tsai and Venkataramani for their comments, which raise important methodological issues and challenge the findings presented in our article.1 They reconstructed the data set and stated that the association found between psychiatric bed numbers and prison populations disappears...
To the Editor In their Editorial, Moore et al1 presented as a foregone conclusion, unsupported by reference to the published literature, that benzodiazepines rapidly lose their efficacy as hypnotics and anxiolytics, while being associated with growing risks over time. From this perspective,...
This cross-sectional study reports that medication-free patients with major depressive disorder vs bipolar disorder appear to differ in brain activations during emotion regulation, both while depressed and in remission.
In the Original Article by Rodriguez-Seijas et al titled “Transdiagnostic Factors and Mediation of the Relationship Between Perceived Racial Discrimination and Mental Disorders,” published online April 22, 2015, in JAMA Psychiatry (doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2015.0148), errors occurred in the...
To the Editor In their Editorial, Moore and colleagues1 questioned the clinical usefulness of benzodiazepines, emphasized their addicting potential, and questioned why they are not controlled substances, such as barbiturates and opioids. However, their opinions run counter to the evidence that is...
To examine the direct and indirect relationships between perceived racial discrimination and common forms of psychopathology, 12 common diagnoses were assessed in a nationally representative sample of African American and Afro-Caribbean adults.
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JAMA Psychiatry is an international, peer-reviewed journal published
weekly online and monthly in print. JAMA Psychiatry was published
originally in 1919 as the Archives of Neurology & Psychiatry, which
in 1959 became 2 separate journals: Archives of Neurology and Archives
of General Psychiatry. In 2013, Archives of Neurology and Archives of
General Psychiatry became JAMA Neurology and JAMA Psychiatry
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