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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.

Jan 11, 2010

This audio program discusses the successful treatment of persistent methamphetamine-induced psychosis with electroconvulsive therapy; using functional MRI to differentiate activation of the amygdala in children with ADHD, bipolar disorder, and severe mood dysregulation; a longitudinal study finding criminality at age 23 to be related to poor fear conditioning at age 3; a long-term study showing that having a mother who experienced depressed mood during pregnancy increases the risk of schizophrenia in offspring with a family history of psychosis; and a clinical trial of integrated treatment for PTSD and substance use that tracked the temporal relationship of improvement in the two conditions. Articles can be viewed online at