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Current Treatment Options in Psychiatry

Current Treatment Options in Psychiatry

Editor-in-Chief: Stephen M. Strakowski

ISSN: 2196-3061 (electronic version)

Journal no. 40501

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Stephen M. Strakowski, MD
Founding Chair, Department of Psychiatry
Interim Director, Mulva Clinic for the Neurosciences
Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology & Educational Psychology
Dell Medical School, The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX, USA

Editorial Board:


Michael Berk, MBBCh, MMed(Psych), FF(Psych)SA, PhD, FRANZCP, FAAHMS
NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow
Alfred Deakin Chair of Psychiatry
Deakin University and Barwon Health
Victoria, Australia


Kiki Chang, MD
Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist

Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, California, USA


Emil F. Coccaro, MD
Ellen C. Manning Professor
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience
The University of Chicago
Chicago, IL, USA

Sophia Frangou, MD, PhD
Professor Psychiatry
The Mount Sinai Hospital
New York, NY, USA


Jon E. Grant, JD, MD, MPH
Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience
The University of Chicago
Chicago, IL, USA


Tanja Jovanovic, PhD
Assistant Professor
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Director, Neurophysiology Laboratory
Grady Trauma Project
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA, USA


Lorrin Koran, MD
Professor (Clinical) of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emeritus
Stanford Neurosciences Institute
Stanford, CA, USA


Jeffrey A. Lieberman, MD
Lieber Professor of Psychiatry
Lawrence C. Kolb Professor of Psychiatry
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
New York, NY, USA

Mario Maj, MD
Professor of Psychiatry
Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry
University of Naples
Naples, Italy


Scott L. Rauch, MD
President, Psychiatrist in Chief
Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo Chair of Psychiatry
McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Belmont, MA, USA

Adelaide Robb, MD
Chief, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Director, Psychiatry Research
Patient Oriented Research
Children’s National Health System
Washington, DC, USA

Moira Rynn, MD
Director, Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Ruane Professor for the Implementation of Science for Child and Adolescent Mental Health in Psychiatry at CUMC
Clinic Director, PAMRC, and Medical Director, CUCARD
Co-Clinical Director, Youth Anxiety Center at Columbus Circle and Washington Heights
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
New York, NY, USA

Martha Sajatovic, MD
Psychiatry-Adult Psychiatry
Director, Neurological and Behavioral Outcomes Center, UH Cleveland Medical Center
Director, Geropsychiatry Program, UH Cleveland Medical Center
Professor, Psychiatry, CWRU School of Medicine
University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Cleveland, OH, USA

Jair C. Soares, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor & Chairman
Pat R. Rutherford, Jr. Chair In Psychiatry
Director, Center Of Excellence On Mood Disorders
Executive Director, UTHealth HCPC
University of Texas Medical School at Houston
Houston, TX, USA


S. Charles Schulz, MD
Professor, Department of Psychiatry
University of Minnesota Medical School
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Dan J. Stein, BSc, MB ChB, FRCPC, FRSSAf, PhD, DPhil
Professor and Chair of the Dept of Psychiatry and Mental Health
University of Cape Town
Director of the MRC Unit on Anxiety and Stress Disorders
Cape Town, South Africa


Mark Zimmerman, MD
Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior
Brown University
Providence, RI, USA


Vladimir Lerner, MD, PhD
Professor, Head of Department
Be'er Sheva Mental Health Center
Be’er Sheva, Israel


Shang-Ying Tsai, MD
Department of Psychiatry
Taipei Medical University Hospital
Taipei City, Taiwan


Lakshmi N. Yatham, MBBS, FRCPC, MRCPsych (UK)
Professor of Psychiatry
Associate Head of Research and International Affairs,

Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia

Vancouver, BC, Canada



Sections and Section Editors:


Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Melissa A. Brotman, Ph.D.
Director, Neuroscience and Novel Therapeutics
Section on Mood Dysregulation and Neuroscience
Emotion and Development Branch
National Institute of Mental Health
Bethesda, MD, USA

Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders

John G. Csernansky, M.D.
Gilman Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chair, Stone Institute of Psychiatry
Northwestern Medicine
Chicago, IL, USA


Geriatric Disorders    


David C. Steffens, M.D., M.H.S.
Professor and Chair, Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry
UConn Health
Farmington, CT, USA


Kristina F. Zdanys, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Academic Office Location:
Department of Psychiatry
UConn Health
Farmington, CT, USA


Substance Use Disorders

F. Gerard Moeller, MD
Division Chair for Addiction Psychiatry
Director of the Institute for Drug and Alcohol Studies and Director of Addiction Medicine
Professor of Psychiatry, Pharmacology and Toxicology, and Neurology
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA, USA


Mental Health in Primary Care                                

Philip Diller, MD-PHD
Fred Lazarus Jr Professor and Chair
Department of Family & Community Medicine
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine 
Cincinnati, OH, USA


Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders

Thomas Geracioti, MD
Professor of Psychiatry
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine 
Cincinnati, OH, USA


Mood and Anxiety Disorders

Charles B. Nemeroff
, M.D., Ph.D.
Leonard M. Miller Professor and Chairman 
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Clinical Director, Center on Aging
Chief of Psychiatry, Jackson Memorial Hospital
Chief of Psychiatry, University of Miami Hospital
Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine
University of Miami
Miami, FL, USA


Jeffrey Newport, M.D.
Director, Women's Reproductive Mental Health
Medical Director, Health and Recovery Center, Jackson Behavioral Health Hospital
Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and Obstetrics & Gynecology
University of Miami Health System
Miami, FL, USA

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  • Aims and Scope

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    This journal focuses on the latest advances in the multifaceted treatment of psychiatric disorders. Designed for physicians and other mental health professionals, Current Treatment Options in Psychiatry offers expert reviews on the management of a range of mental health conditions, including

    • Schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders
    • Substance use disorders
    • Anxiety, obsessive-compulsive, and related disorders
    • Mood disorders
    • Eating and other impulse control disorders
    • Personality disorders

    Articles cover a range of established and emerging treatment options across the lifespan, and their innovative, hands-on format makes them ideal for informing treatment decisions at the point of care.

    We accomplish this by appointing leaders in the field to serve as Section Editors in key areas. Section Editors, in turn, select the most pressing topics as well as experts to present the latest research, assess the efficacy of available treatment options, and discuss special considerations.

    Additionally, an international Editorial Board—representing a range of disciplines within psychiatry and psychology—ensures that the journal content includes current, emerging research and suggests articles of special interest to their country or region.

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