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American Journal of Psychiatry

Earn CME credits by reading an article in the American Journal of Psychiatry and completing a short course for up to 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. The course comprises reading the article and answering three multiple-choice questions with a single correct answer. Upon completion of the course, correct answers will be highlighted for the reader’s reference and the rationale in context can be viewed, thus extending the learning experience for people who want to read more. A certificate documenting participation in the course and credits claimed is generated upon completion of the course.

Starting in January 2022, the CME courses for AJPCME will be available on PsychiatryOnline. Any AJPCME courses available prior to 2022 need to be completed on the APA Learning Center.

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January 2023

Interplay of ADHD Polygenic Liability With Birth-Related, Somatic, and Psychosocial Factors in ADHD: A Nationwide Study (Expires December 31, 2024)

In Search of Biomarkers to Guide Interventions in Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Systematic Review (Expires December 31, 2024)

Resting-State Connectivity and Response to Psychotherapy Treatment in Adolescents and Adults With OCD: A Randomized Clinical Trial (Expires December 31, 2024)

December 2022

Naltrexone-Bupropion and Behavior Therapy, Alone and Combined, for Binge-Eating Disorder: Randomized Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Trial (Expires November 30, 2024)

Technology and Mental Health: State of the Art for Assessment and Treatment (Expires November 30, 2024)

A Novel, Brief, Fully Automated Intervention to Extend the Antidepressant Effect of a Single Ketamine Infusion: A Randomized Clinical Trial (Expires November 30, 2024)

November 2022

Defining Recovery From Alcohol Use Disorder: Development of an NIAAA Research Definition (Expires October 31, 2024)

Leveraging Large-Scale Genetics of PTSD and Cardiovascular Disease to Demonstrate Robust Shared Risk and Improve Risk Prediction Accuracy (Expires October 31, 2024)

Association Between Polygenic Risk Scores and Outcome of ECT (Expires October 31, 2024)

October 2022

Flexible Buprenorphine/Naloxone Model of Care for Reducing Opioid Use in Individuals With Prescription-Type Opioid Use Disorder (Expires September 30, 2024)

Impact of COVID-19 Telehealth Policy Changes on Buprenorphine Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder (Expires September 30, 2024)

Neural Signatures of Pain Modulation in Short-Term and Long-Term Mindfulness Training (Expires September 30, 2024)

September 2022

Developmental Pathways and Clinical Outcomes of Early Childhood Psychotic Experiences in Preadolescent Children at Familial High Risk of Schizophrenia or Bipolar Disorder (Expires August 31, 2024)

Schizophrenia Imaging Signatures and Their Associations With Cognition, Psychopathology, and Genetics in the General Population (Expires August 31, 2024)

Persistent Dissociation and Its Neural Correlates in Predicting Outcomes After Trauma Exposure (Expires August 31, 2024)

August 2022

Evaluation of Antipsychotic Reduction Efforts in Patients With Dementia in Veterans Health Administration Nursing Homes (Expires July 31, 2024)

Infant Visual Brain Development and Inherited Genetic Liability in Autism (Expires July 31, 2024)

Subcortical Brain Development in Autism and Fragile X Syndrome: Evidence for Dynamic, Age- and Disorder-Specific Trajectories in Infancy (Expires July 31, 2024)

July 2022

Digital Intervention for Cognitive Deficits in Major Depression: A Randomized Controlled Trial to Assess Efficacy and Safety in Adults (Expires June 30, 2024)

Predictive Value of Acute Neuroplastic Response to rTMS in Treatment Outcome in Depression: A Concurrent TMS-fMRI Trial (Expires June 30, 2024)

Longitudinal Trajectory of the Link Between Ventral Striatum and Depression in Adolescence (Expires June 30, 2024)

June 2022

A New Agenda for Optimizing Investments in Community Mental Health and Reducing Disparities (Expires May 31, 2024)

Structural Racism and Suicide Prevention for Ethnoracially Minoritized Youth: A Conceptual Framework and Illustration Across Systems (Expires May 31, 2024)

The Intergenerational Impact of Structural Racism and Cumulative Trauma on Depression (Expires May 31, 2024)

May 2022

Cell-Type-Specific Impact of Glucocorticoid Receptor Activation on the Developing Brain: A Cerebral Organoid Study (Expires April 30, 2024)

Long-Term Cannabis Use and Cognitive Reserves and Hippocampal Volume in Midlife (Expires April 30, 2024)

Longitudinal Changes in Structural Connectivity in Young People at High Genetic Risk for Bipolar Disorder (Expires April 30, 2024)

April 2022

Synaptic Variability and Cortical Gamma Oscillation Power in Schizophrenia (Expires March 31, 2024)

20-Year Prospective, Sequential Follow-Up Study of Heterogeneity in Associations of Duration of Untreated Psychosis With Symptoms, Functioning, and Quality of Life Following First-Episode Psychosis (Expires March 31, 2024)

Effects of County-Level Opioid Dispensing Rates on Individual-Level Patterns of Prescription Opioid and Heroin Consumption: Evidence From National U.S. Data (Expires March 31, 2024)

March 2022

Genetics and Brain Transcriptomics of Completed Suicide (Expires February 28, 2024)

The Genetic Architecture of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Contribution of Liability to OCD From Alleles Across the Frequency Spectrum (Expires February 28, 2024)

Putting Genetics to Work in the Psychiatric Clinic (Expires February 28, 2024)

February 2022

Using Principles of Trauma-Informed Care to Address Structural Racism in Psychiatric Care (Expires January 31, 2024)

Variable Patterns of Remission From ADHD in the Multimodal Treatment Study of ADHD (Expires January 31, 2024)

Stanford Neuromodulation Therapy (SNT): A Double-Blind Randomized Controlled Trial (Expires January 31, 2024)

January 2022

The Impact of Alcohol and Other Substance Use Disorders on Mortality in Patients With Eating Disorders: A Nationwide Register-Based Retrospective Cohort Study (Expires December 31, 2023)

Prevalence and Correlates of Cannabis Use and Cannabis Use Disorder Among U.S. Veterans: Results From the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions (NESARC-III) (Expires December 31, 2023)

Association of Cannabis Use–Related Predictor Variables and Self-Reported Psychotic Disorders: U.S. Adults, 2001–2002 and 2012–2013 (Expires December 31, 2023)

December 2021

Association of ECT With Risks of All-Cause Mortality and Suicide in Older Medicare Patients (Expires November 30, 2023)

Association Between Systemic Inflammation and Individual Symptoms of Depression: A Pooled Analysis of 15 Population-Based Cohort Studies (Expires November 30, 2023)

Coordinate-Based Network Mapping of Brain Structure in Major Depressive Disorder in Younger and Older Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis (Expires November 30, 2023)

November 2021

Predictors of Suicide Attempt Within 30 Days After First Medically Documented Suicidal Ideation in U.S. Army Soldiers (Expires October 31, 2023)

Amyloid and Tau in Alzheimer's Disease: Biomarkers or Molecular Targets for Therapy? Are We Shooting the Messenger? (Expires October 31, 2023)

Differential Patterns of Delayed Emotion Circuit Maturation in Abused Girls With and Without Internalizing Psychopathology (Expires October 31, 2023)

October 2021

The Danish OPUS Early Intervention Services for First-Episode Psychosis: A Phase 4 Prospective Cohort Study With Comparison of Randomized Trial and Real-World Data (Expires September 30, 2023)

Lyme Borreliosis and Associations With Mental Disorder and Suicidal Behavior: A Nationwide Danish Cohort Study (Expires September 30, 2023)

Differences in Antipsychotic Treatment Discontinuation Among Veterans With Schizophrenia in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (Expires September 30, 2023)

September 2021

Efficacy of Combining Varenicline and Naltrexone for Smoking Cessation and Drinking Reduction: A Randomized Clinical Trial (Expires August 31, 2023)

Anticholinergic Medication Burden-Associated Cognitive Impairment in Schizophrenia (Expires August 31, 2023)

Time Course of Relapse Following Acute Treatment for Anorexia Nervosa (Expires August 31, 2023)

August 2021

Evaluating the Machine Learning Literature: A Primer and User's Guide for Psychiatrists (Expires July 31, 2023)

A Longitudinal Study of Resting-State Connectivity and Response to Psychostimulant Treatment in ADHD (Expires July 31, 2023)

Variable Emergence of Autism Spectrum Disorder Symptoms From Childhood to Early Adulthood (Expires July 31, 2023)

July 2021

Association Between Benzodiazepine or Z-Drug Prescriptions and Drug-Related Poisonings Among Patients Receiving Buprenorphine Maintenance: A Case-Crossover Analysis (Expires June 30, 2023)

From Womb to Neighborhood: A Racial Analysis of Social Determinants of Psychosis in the United States (Expires June 30, 2023)

Dismantling Structural Racism in Psychiatry: A Path to Mental Health Equity (Expires June 30, 2023)

June 2021

Autoimmune Encephalitis Presenting With Malignant Catatonia in a 40-Year-Old Male Patient With COVID-19 (Expires May 31, 2023)

Functional Connectome Prediction of Anxiety Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic (Expires May 31, 2023)

Subjective Responses to Alcohol in the Development and Maintenance of Alcohol Use Disorder (Expires May 31, 2023)

May 2021

Quality of Outpatient Depression Treatment in Patients With Comorbid Substance Use Disorder (Expires April 30, 2023)

Maintenance Treatment With Long-Acting Injectable Antipsychotics for People With Nonaffective Psychoses: A Network Meta-Analysis (Expires April 30, 2023)

Moderation of Prazosin’s Efficacy by Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms (Expires April 30, 2023)

April 2021

Leveraging Telehealth in the United States to Increase Access to Opioid Use Disorder Treatment in Pregnancy and Postpartum During the COVID-19 Pandemic (Expires March 31, 2023)
CBT for Prolonged Grief in Children and Adolescents: A Randomized Clinical Trial (Expires March 31, 2023)
Reducing Adolescent Psychopathology in Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Children With a Preschool Intervention: A Randomized Controlled Trial (Expires March 31, 2023)

March 2021

Psychiatry Diversity Leadership in Academic Medicine: Guidelines for Success (Expires February 28, 2023)
Contraception for Women With Psychiatric Disorders (Expires February 28, 2023)
The Importance of Conduct Disorder in the Treatment of Violence in Schizophrenia: Efficacy of Clozapine Compared With Olanzapine and Haloperidol (Expires February 28, 2023)

February 2021

The Overlapping Neurobiology of Induced and Pathological Anxiety: A Meta-Analysis of Functional Neural Activation (Expires January 31, 2023)
Large-Scale Functional Brain Network Architecture Changes Associated With Trauma-Related Dissociation (Expires January 31, 2023)
Maternal Psychological Resilience During Pregnancy and Newborn Telomere Length: A Prospective Study (Expires January 31, 2023)

January 2021

Treatment-Specific Associations Between Brain Activation and Symptom Reduction in OCD Following CBT: A Randomized fMRI Trial (Expires December 31, 2022)
Antibodies From Children With PANDAS Bind Specifically to Striatal Cholinergic Interneurons and Alter Their Activity (Expires December 31, 2022)
Diagnostic Classification for Human Autism and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Based on Machine Learning From a Primate Genetic Model (Expires December 31, 2022)
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Each quarterly issue of FOCUS offers Clinical Reviews, a Patient Management Exercise, Seminal Articles, and a CME quiz. Twenty CME credits are available per year for the four issue quizzes, and an additional 24 credits can be earned through completion of an end-of-year Self-Assessment Exam of material covered in the volume year.

Starting in January 2022, the CME courses for Focus (beginning with Volume 20) will be available on PsychiatryOnline. Any Focus CME courses available prior to 2022 need to be completed on the APA Learning Center.

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Winter 2023

Emergency Psychiatry (Expires December 31, 2025)

November 1, 2022

Focus 2022 Self-Assessment (Expires October 31, 2024)

Fall 2022

Borderline and Other Personality Disorders: New Directions in 2022 (Expires December 31, 2024)

Summer 2022

Innovations in Psychotherapy (Expires December 31, 2024)

Spring 2022

Tools to Address Children's Mental Health (Expires December 31, 2024)

Winter 2022

Novel Neurotherapeutics (Expires December 31, 2024)

November 01, 2021

Focus 2021 Self-Assessment (Expires October 31, 2024)

Fall 2021

Diagnosis and Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders (Expires December 31, 2023)

Summer 2021

Update on Geriatric Psychiatry (Expires December 31, 2023)

Spring 2021

Anxiety and Stress Related Disorders (Expires December 31, 2023)

Winter 2021

Perspectives in Psychopharmacology (Expires December 31, 2023)

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