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Referring to the expanding number of psychiatric journals, the editorial in the initial issue of the Harvard Review of Psychiatry asks, "Why another one?" The editors answer this question with the observation that there has been a "growing need for a peer-reviewed publication that would provide [practitioners with] succinct, readily understood, and authoritative reviews of current approaches to psychiatric diagnosis and treatment." The editors also intend for this journal to serve as a "forum where critical issues affecting clinical practice [can] be discussed and, at times, debated by leaders in the field." This is a general journal, and its contents cover the breadth of the field of psychiatry in the form of reviews, "clinical challenges" that discuss individual cases from a variety of perspectives, original research reports, and a series of columns on areas as diverse as psychotherapy, forensic psychiatry, psychiatric education, neuroscience, mental health financing, epidemiology/genetics, and public policy.
Katz LMG, Katz IR. Harvard Review of Psychiatry. JAMA. 1994;272(22):1798. doi:10.1001/jama.1994.03520220094043