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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.

December 2013 Highlights

Dec 4, 2013

This audio program introduces the DSM-5 diagnosis of somatic symptom disorder, considers a case of psychological vulnerability to persistent amnesia following anesthesia, analyzes the neuropsychiatric events in people taking varenicline to quit smoking, and reports a large study of drug-induced long QT interval in psychiatric patients. Another article describes a program to encourage paid employment for SSDI recipients with mental illness, and a long-term follow-up of a population cohort reveals retinal vascular abnormalities in people with schizophrenia. Articles can be viewed online at