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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.

Feb 1, 2010

This audio program discusses the case of a young woman with catatonia who was treated with ECT; the results of a clinical trial that examined an intervention designed to improve provision of primary medical care for patients in community mental health settings; the results of a clinical trial that compared several doses of long-acting injectable olanzapine for maintenance treatment of patients with schizophrenia; a 30-year prospective study of a New Zealand birth cohort that was able to create a timeline of cognitive deficits during the childhood and early adolescence of subjects who later developed schizophrenia; a long-term study that compared the suicide rates of people with HIV in the years before and after the introduction of highly active antiretroviral therapy; a genetic study that found a relationship between suicidal events and two polymorphisms of a gene affecting the HPA axis in adolescents being treated for depression. Articles can be viewed online at