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June 1, 2012, Vol 69, No. 6, Pages 547-645

This Month in Archives of General Psychiatry

This Month in Archives of General Psychiatry

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Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2012;69(6):548-548. doi:10.1001/archgenpsychiatry.2011.1209
Art and Images in Psychiatry

LovesicknessErasistratus Discovering the Cause of Antiochus' Disease

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Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2012;69(6):549-549. doi:10.1001/archgenpsychiatry.2012.105
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Differences in the Circuitry-Based Association of Copy Numbers and Gene Expression Between the Hippocampi of Patients With Schizophrenia and the Hippocampi of Patients With Bipolar Disorder

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Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2012;69(6):550-561. doi:10.1001/archgenpsychiatry.2011.1882

Sheng and coauthors compare the copy number intensities of genes associated with GAD67 regulation in the stratum oriens of sectors CA3/2 and CA1 in patients with schizophrenia, patients with bipolar disorder, and healthy controls. Samples of sectors CA3/2 and CA1 were obtained from patients with schizophrenia, patients with bipolar disorder, and healthy controls.

Examination of the Effectiveness of the Mental Health Environment of Care Checklist in Reducing Suicide on Inpatient Mental Health Units

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Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2012;69(6):588-592. doi:10.1001/archgenpsychiatry.2011.1514

Watts et al examined the effect of implementation of the Mental Health Environment of Care Checklist and abatement process designed to remove suicide hazards from inpatient mental health units in all Veterans Health Administration hospitals. They measured change in the rate of suicides before and after the intervention.

Influence of Patient Race and Ethnicity on Clinical Assessment in Patients With Affective Disorders

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Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2012;69(6):593-600. doi:10.1001/archgenpsychiatry.2011.2040

Gara and colleagues studied whether African American individuals would continue to exhibit significantly higher rates of clinical diagnoses of schizophrenia, even after controlling for age, sex, income, site, and education, as well as the presence or absence of serious affective disorder, as determined by experts blinded to race and ethnicity.

Positron Emission Tomography Study of the Effects of Tryptophan Depletion on Brain Serotonin2 Receptors in Subjects Recently Remitted From Major Depression

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Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2012;69(6):601-609. doi:10.1001/archgenpsychiatry.2011.1493

Yatham and coauthors administered tryptophan-deficient amino acids to 17 patients with remission of major depressive disorder and, using positron emission tomography, evaluated the effects on brain levels of serotonin2 receptors.

Preterm Birth and Psychiatric Disorders in Young Adult Life

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Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2012;69(6):610-617. doi:10.1001/archgenpsychiatry.2011.1374

Nosarti and coauthors investigate the relationships among gestational age, nonoptimal fetal growth, Apgar score, and various psychiatric disorders in young adult life using population-based data from Sweden.

Basal Cell CarcinomaStressful Life Events and the Tumor Environment

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Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2012;69(6):618-626. doi:10.1001/archgenpsychiatry.2011.1535

Fagundes and colleagues address associations among recent severe life events, childhood parental emotional maltreatment, depression, and messenger RNA coding for immune markers associated with basal cell carcinoma tumor progression and regression.

Impact of Smoking on Cognitive Decline in Early Old AgeThe Whitehall II Cohort Study

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Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2012;69(6):627-635. doi:10.1001/archgenpsychiatry.2011.2016

In a cohort study, Sabia et al examine the association between smoking history and cognitive decline in the transition from midlife to old age.

Association of Vascular Factors With Apathy in Community-Dwelling Elderly Individuals

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Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2012;69(6):636-642. doi:10.1001/archgenpsychiatry.2011.1858

Ligthart and coauthors assess the relationship between symptoms of apathy and cardiovascular risk factors or disease (stroke or other) in a large sample of elderly people aged 70 to 78 years without depression or dementia who were included in the Prevention of Dementia by Intensive Vascular Care trial.

Meta-analysis

Cognitive Functioning in Prodromal PsychosisA Meta-analysis

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Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2012;69(6):562-571. doi:10.1001/archgenpsychiatry.2011.1592

In a meta-analysis, Fusar-Poli et al quantitatively examine the cognitive functioning in subjects at clinical high risk of psychosis in the literature until January 2011.

Benefits From AntidepressantsSynthesis of 6-Week Patient-Level Outcomes From Double-blind Placebo-Controlled Randomized Trials of Fluoxetine and Venlafaxine

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Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2012;69(6):572-579. doi:10.1001/archgenpsychiatry.2011.2044

Gibbons et al determine the short-term efficacy of antidepressants for treating major depressive disorder in youth, adult, and geriatric populations. In a companion article, they determine the short-term safety of antidepressants by standard assessments of suicidal thoughts and behavior in these populations and the mediating effect of changes in depressive symptoms.

Suicidal Thoughts and Behavior With Antidepressant TreatmentReanalysis of the Randomized Placebo-Controlled Studies of Fluoxetine and Venlafaxine

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Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2012;69(6):580-587. doi:10.1001/archgenpsychiatry.2011.2048

Gibbons et al determine the short-term safety of antidepressants by standard assessments of suicidal thoughts and behavior in youth, adult, and geriatric populations and the mediating effect of changes in depressive symptoms. In a companion article, they determine the short-term efficacy of antidepressants for treating major depressive disorder in these populations.

Letters to the Editor

BRIDGE Study Warrants Critique

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Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2012;69(6):643-645. doi:10.1001/archgenpsychiatry.2012.118

BRIDGE Study Warrants Critique—Reply

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Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2012;69(6):644-645. doi:10.1001/archgenpsychiatry.2012.120
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