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Psychiatric Research and Clinical Practice

Edited by Kimberly A. Yonkers, M.D.

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Psychiatric Research and Clinical Practice (PRCP) is a new journal from the American Psychiatric Association Publishing that offers a high-profile publishing destination for peer-reviewed research that builds upon the psychiatric knowledge base and brings research findings closer to clinical utility through deeper investigation.

Research published in Psychiatric Research and Clinical Practice covers all aspects of mental and behavioral health to inform the field from bench to bedside. PRCP seeks to occupy that place between research and clinical utility, leaning toward clinical utility through publication of replication studies and features that show how new scientific knowledge can inform clinical practice. The Journal will also feature Clinical Pearls—accounts by clinicians using the findings from the most up-to-date clinical research to help solve problems commonly confronted in clinical practice.

PRCP represents a wonderful addition to APA Publishing's portfolio of journals, maintaining the high standards of APA's publications with regard to rigor and review while providing an additional tool that allows physicians to practice their craft and do the best they can for their patients. Published in accordance with open-access principles, Psychiatric Research and Clinical Practice makes all of its content immediately available for free to the world—the reach one wants from a publisher everyone knows.

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About the Authors

Kimberly A. Yonkers, M.D., is Professor of Psychiatry, Epidemiology, Obstetrics/Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences and Director of the Center for Wellbeing of Women and Mothers at Yale University. She brings to the task of editing APA Publishing's newest journal a broad and deep experience in research and clinical work. Her research includes investigations into the clinical course, etiopathology, and treatment of psychiatric disorders as they occur in women. A major component of this work includes investigations into the occurrence and treatment of illnesses in pregnancy and the postpartum period and across the menstrual cycle. This area, by its nature, cuts across disciplines and requires psychiatric expertise as well as knowledge in neuroscience and reproductive biology. Her work has also including determining optimal methods for screening and treating women for substance use problems when they are pregnant or postpartum.

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