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August 2020 - July 1959




August 2020, Vol 77, No. 8, Pages 776-878


Will Legalization and Commercialization of Cannabis Use Increase the Incidence and Prevalence of Psychosis?

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JAMA Psychiatry. 2020;77(8):777-778. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2020.0339

This Viewpoint assesses the repercussions of legalization and commercialization of cannabis use on the mental health of individuals, particularly those with a preexisting history of psychosis, and describes potential means to control cannabis price, consumption, and potency.

Intergenerational Echoes of Climate Change

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JAMA Psychiatry. 2020;77(8):778-780. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2020.0604

This Viewpoint explores the association between ambient temperatures and pregnancy outcomes.

Is It Time to Reschedule Heroin?

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JAMA Psychiatry. 2020;77(8):781-782. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2020.0607

This Viewpoint discusses how changing understanding and treatment of opioid use disorders calls for reexamining heroin’s Schedule I drug classification and discusses rationales for possibly rescheduling the drug.


A Solid Knowledge Base on the Seriousness of Childhood-Onset Mental Disorders to Advance Research Into Causal Mechanisms

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JAMA Psychiatry. 2020;77(8):783-784. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2019.4908

Helpful Treatment of Depression—Delivering the Right Messages

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JAMA Psychiatry. 2020;77(8):784-786. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2020.0363

Notice of Retraction: Maslej et al. Individual Differences in Response to Antidepressants: A Meta-analysis of Placebo-Controlled Randomized Clinical Trials. JAMA Psychiatry. 2020;77(6):607-617.

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JAMA Psychiatry. 2020;77(8):786. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2020.2026

This Notice of Retraction is to retract an article by Maslej et al.

Original Investigation

Association of Naturalistic Administration of Cannabis Flower and Concentrates With Intoxication and Impairment

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JAMA Psychiatry. 2020;77(8):787-796. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2020.0927

This cohort study examines association of legal market cannabis flower and concentrates in Colorado with cannabis intoxication and neurobehavioral impairment.

Association of Mental Disorder in Childhood and Adolescence With Subsequent Educational Achievement

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JAMA Psychiatry. 2020;77(8):797-805. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2020.0217

This cohort study examines whether a mental disorder diagnosis, the type of disorder, and other variables play a role in the decision to take the ninth-grade final examination and in the examination outcome among young people in Denmark.

Association Between Lifetime Affective Symptoms and Premature Mortality

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JAMA Psychiatry. 2020;77(8):806-813. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2020.0316

This cohort study examines mortality in individuals with varying levels of affective symptoms occurring over 15 years.

An Extended Swedish National Adoption Study of Bipolar Disorder Illness and Cross-Generational Familial Association With Schizophrenia and Major Depression

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JAMA Psychiatry. 2020;77(8):814-822. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2020.0223

This cohort study examines the transmission of bipolar disorder to bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and major depression across family generations.

Association of Preeclampsia in Term Births With Neurodevelopmental Disorders in Offspring

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JAMA Psychiatry. 2020;77(8):823-829. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2020.0306

This population-based cohort study assesses the association of preeclampsia with adverse neurodevelopmental outcomes in term births in Norway.

Findings From World Mental Health Surveys of the Perceived Helpfulness of Treatment for Patients With Major Depressive Disorder

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JAMA Psychiatry. 2020;77(8):830-841. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2020.1107

This study analyzes surveys conducted in 16 countries to evaluate the proportion of respondents with a lifetime history of major depressive disorder who perceive treatment professionals as helpful and who persist in help-seeking after previous unhelpful treatments.

Psychosocial Stressors at Work and the Risk of Sickness Absence Due to a Diagnosed Mental Disorder: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

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JAMA Psychiatry. 2020;77(8):842-851. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2020.0322

This systematic review and meta-analysis examines the association of psychosocial stressors at work with sickness absence due to a diagnosed mental disorder among adult workers.

Association of Magnetoencephalographically Measured High-Frequency Oscillations in Visual Cortex With Circuit Dysfunctions in Local and Large-scale Networks During Emerging Psychosis

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JAMA Psychiatry. 2020;77(8):852-862. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2020.0284

This study examines whether changes in spectral power, phase locking, and functional connectivity in visual cortex are present during emerging psychosis and whether these abnormalities are associated with clinical outcomes.


The Origin of Our Modern Concept of Depression—The History of Melancholia From 1780-1880: A Review

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JAMA Psychiatry. 2020;77(8):863-868. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2019.4709

This narrative review chronicles the evolution of the concept of melancholia to depression over 100 years from 1780 to 1880.

JAMA Network Insights

Taking Gaming Disorder Treatment to the Next Level

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JAMA Psychiatry. 2020;77(8):869-870. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2020.1270

This article describes recent developments in the characterization and treatment of gaming disorder.

Research Letter

Analysis of Early Intervention Services on Adult Judicial Outcomes

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JAMA Psychiatry. 2020;77(8):871-872. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2020.0448

This secondary analysis of a randomized clinical trial assesses the association of specialty team-based services for first-episode psychosis with criminal justice outcomes compared with usual treatment.

Health Care Spending by Enrollees With Substance Use and Mental Health Disorders in High-Deductible Health Plans vs Traditional Plans

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JAMA Psychiatry. 2020;77(8):872-875. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2020.0342

This cross-sectional study compares health care spending among high-deductible health plan vs traditional plan enrollees with substance use and mental health disorders.

Comment & Response

Limitations of Case Register Studies for Violence and Psychiatric Disorders

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JAMA Psychiatry. 2020;77(8):875. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2020.0830

Limitations of Case Register Studies for Violence and Psychiatric Disorders—Reply

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JAMA Psychiatry. 2020;77(8):875-876. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2020.0835

Brain Volume Changes Under Treatment With Antipsychotics

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JAMA Psychiatry. 2020;77(8):876-877. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2020.1358

Brain Volume Changes Under Treatment With Antipsychotics—Reply

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JAMA Psychiatry. 2020;77(8):877-878. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2020.1364

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JAMA Psychiatry. 2020;77(8):878. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2020.2040
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JAMA Psychiatry. 2020;77(8):776. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2019.2815