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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 27, 2009

This audio program discusses the psychiatric evaluation and follow-up of patients receiving bariatric surgery; a clinical trial of CBT for patients with a variety of eating disorder diagnoses; a study that measured anticipatory activation in the amygdala and anterior cingulate of untreated patients with generalized anxiety disorder with posttreatment examination of the relationship of this activation to treatment response; a study on obsessions and compulsions in the general population from following members of a birth cohort until age 32; the connections between the use of SSRI antidepressants during pregnancy and the risk of gestational hypertension; the ramifications of giving placebo to depressed adolescents in clinical trials. Articles can be viewed online at