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December 2021, Vol 78, No. 12, Pages 1300-1395


Ways That Mental Health Professionals Can Encourage COVID-19 Vaccination

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JAMA Psychiatry. 2021;78(12):1301-1302. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2021.2951

This Viewpoint reviews what little is known about mental health and vaccination behavior and addresses 3 areas for intervention by mental health professionals, based on the Increasing Vaccination Model.

COVID-19: Beyond Tomorrow

Examining Power Relations to Understand and Address Social Determinants of Vaccine Uptake

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JAMA Psychiatry. 2021;78(12):1303-1304. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2021.2497

This Viewpoint discusses 2 groups who experience vaccine inequality and have low uptake of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Two Hypotheses on the High Incidence of Dementia in Psychotic Disorders

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JAMA Psychiatry. 2021;78(12):1305-1306. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2021.2584

This Viewpoint discusses 2 testable hypotheses for prevention of dementia and premature mortality after cognitive decline.

The Subjective Experience of Childhood Maltreatment in Psychopathology

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JAMA Psychiatry. 2021;78(12):1307-1308. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2021.2874

This Viewpoint discusses future research and clinical directions regarding the subjective experience of childhood maltreatment and psychopathology.

Original Investigation

Effectiveness of Resource Groups for Improving Empowerment, Quality of Life, and Functioning of People With Severe Mental Illness: A Randomized Clinical Trial

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JAMA Psychiatry. 2021;78(12):1309-1318. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2021.2880

This randomized clinical trial investigates whether integrating a resource group model into community care has favorable effects on empowerment, quality of life, recovery, social functioning, and symptoms compared with community care as usual among people with severe mental illness.

Emergency Department Encounters Among Youth With Suicidal Thoughts or Behaviors During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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JAMA Psychiatry. 2021;78(12):1319-1328. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2021.2457

This cross-sectional study characterizes population-level and relative change in suicide-related emergency department encounters among youth during the COVID-19 pandemic compared with 2019.

Methamphetamine Use, Methamphetamine Use Disorder, and Associated Overdose Deaths Among US Adults

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JAMA Psychiatry. 2021;78(12):1329-1342. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2021.2588

This cross-sectional study reports the patterns of methamphetamine use (eg, with or without cocaine, frequency of use, and injected) among participants in the 2015 to 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health.

Perturbations in Gut Microbiota Composition in Psychiatric Disorders: A Review and Meta-analysis

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JAMA Psychiatry. 2021;78(12):1343-1354. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2021.2573

This systematic review and meta-analysis reviews gut microbiota alterations in general adult psychiatric populations and performs a within- and between-diagnostic comparison.

Association Between Genetic Risk for Psychiatric Disorders and the Probability of Living in Urban Settings

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JAMA Psychiatry. 2021;78(12):1355-1364. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2021.2983

This cohort study uses UK Biobank data to examine genetic risk factors in persons with psychiatric disorders and their choice of urban vs rural residence.

Use of the PsycheMERGE Network to Investigate the Association Between Depression Polygenic Scores and White Blood Cell Count

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JAMA Psychiatry. 2021;78(12):1365-1374. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2021.2959

This genetic association study uses data from Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the PsycheMERGE network to investigate the association between inflammatory biomarkers, such as white blood cell count, and the genes that predispose an individual to depression.

Association of Hypothyroidism and Clinical Depression: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

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JAMA Psychiatry. 2021;78(12):1375-1383. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2021.2506

This systematic review and meta-analysis examines the association of hypothyroidism (subclinical or overt) with depression.

Special Communication

Pragmatic Precision Psychiatry—A New Direction for Optimizing Treatment Selection

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JAMA Psychiatry. 2021;78(12):1384-1390. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2021.2500

This Special Communication describes pragmatic precision psychiatry, which is the branch of precision psychiatry focused on matching patients to best currently available interventions.

Research Letter

Association Between Antipsychotic Use and COVID-19 Mortality Among People With Serious Mental Illness

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JAMA Psychiatry. 2021;78(12):1391-1393. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2021.2503

This cohort study investigates whether an association exists between antipsychotic use and mortality in patients with serious mental illness who are diagnosed with COVID-19.

Student Substance Use Policies in US Allopathic Medical Schools: A National Study

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JAMA Psychiatry. 2021;78(12):1393-1395. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2021.2666

This quality improvement study examines US allopathic medical schools’ student handbook policies on substance use and assesses their adherence to current Association of American Medical Colleges guidelines.


Errors in Results Section and Figure 2

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JAMA Psychiatry. 2021;78(12):1395. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2021.3677
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JAMA Psychiatry. 2021;78(12):1300. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2020.3170