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January 2, 2020

JAMA Psychiatry: Best of 2019

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  • 1Taylor Family Institute for Innovative Psychiatric Research, Center for Brain Research in Mood Disorders, Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis, St Louis, Missouri
JAMA Psychiatry. 2020;77(2):117-118. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2019.3272

As a fan of popular music and sports, I am intrigued by top 10 rankings. Thus, I was glad to have a chance to select the 10 articles published in JAMA Psychiatry in 2019 that I think are particularly noteworthy. Of course, any such list, by necessity, excludes many important articles. What follows, with apologies to authors whose articles are not included, is a highly idiosyncratic view that reflects my thinking about the field and my teaching of the next generation of psychiatrists. Articles are grouped in 3 thematic areas for organization but are not a top 10 countdown or absolute ranking. In the sections below, I provide a brief summary of the selected articles and note that many of these articles had accompanying editorials that did a great job of discussing the work in more detail. Also, several articles used complex and novel methods, and some editorials discussed the benefits and limitations of these methods. I would also add that this list excludes articles from my own institution.

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