The adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) has empowered large-scale research in general medicine through providing clinically relevant data sources at relatively low cost. More recently, EHRs have begun to make substantial inroads in psychiatry, with some notable successes for genomics and for understanding polygenic risk1,2 and prediction of suicidal behavior.3,4 Their use is also critical to accelerate central nervous system innovation and new therapeutic strategies.5
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Weissman MM, Pathak J, Talati A. Personal Life Events—A Promising Dimension for Psychiatry in Electronic Health Records. JAMA Psychiatry. 2020;77(2):115–116. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2019.3217
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