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American Journal of Psychiatry Audio

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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… read more


May 2022: The Emergence of Psychiatry: 1650–1850

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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