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Each episode of AJP Audio brings you an in-depth look at one of the articles featured in that month’s issue of The American Journal of Psychiatry, the official journal of the American Psychiatric Association. Wide-ranging interviews with article authors cover the background, rationale, main findings, and future implications of the research.

Apr 3, 2023

Dr. David G. Amaral (University of California, Davis) is an author of a review paper in the April issue of AJP looking at the use of animal models and other forms of translational neuroscience in the investigation of autism spectrum disorder.  He joins us on AJP Audio to discuss it.  Afterwards, we’ll be joined once again by AJP Editor-in-Chief Dr. Ned Kalin to discuss the rest of the April issue. 



  • Amaral interview [00:56]
  • Advantages and disadvantages of animal model research [02:14]
  • What goes into determining which animals might be good candidates for research in human neurology? [04:52]
  • How does basic research get translated into clinical treatments? [08:28]
  • Alternatives to animal models [10:21]
  • Promise of research moving forward [12:22]
  • Kalin interview [15:30]
  • Veenstra-VanderWeele et al. [15:46]
  • Kato et al. [17:02]
  • Zwicker et al. [19:17]
  • Kim et al. [22:22]
  • Zeng et al. [26:14]

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