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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.

May 1, 2022

Dr. Kenneth Kendler (Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics at Virginia Commonwealth University, Roanoke, VA) discusses the history and emergence of psychiatry as a discipline, and how the conception of mind, body, and soul evolved. Afterwards, Journal Editor-in-Chief Dr. Ned Kalin discusses the May issue of AJP, and the past, present, and future of psychiatry.

  • Kendler interview [00:45]
  • Why is it important to look at the history of psychiatry? [10:28]
  • The emergence of mental asylums [12:58]
  • The mixed legacy of asylums [16:24]
  • What’s next? [18:07]
  • Kalin interview [21:14]
  • Brennand [23:07]
  • Erwin and Weinberger, Cruceanu et al. [24:29]
  • Pretzsch et al. [26:04]
  • Roberts et al. [27:17]
  • Meier et al. [28:52]
  • Pedersen et al. [32:02]
  • In conclusion [33:55]

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