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October 20, 2021
Original Investigation

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

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JAMA Psychiatry. Published online October 20, 2021. 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.

October 13, 2021

The Subjective Experience of Childhood Maltreatment in Psychopathology

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JAMA Psychiatry. Published online October 13, 2021. 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. Published online October 13, 2021. 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.

October 6, 2021
Special Communication

Addressing Structural Racism in Psychiatry With Steps to Improve Psychophysiologic Research

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JAMA Psychiatry. Published online October 6, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2021.2663

This Special Communication discusses how undersampling of racial and ethnic minority individuals has led to overgeneralized physiological findings, the implications for development of psychiatric treatments, and steps to improve service to racially diverse communities.

Research Letter

Long-term Arrhythmia Detection Using an Implantable Loop Recorder in Patients Receiving Psychotropic Medication

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JAMA Psychiatry. Published online October 6, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2021.2809

This cohort study evaluates the incidence of arrhythmia in patients receiving psychotropic medication by monitoring of electrocardiographic findings using an implantable loop recorder.