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Psychiatric Services

A Journal of the American Psychiatric Association

Edited by Lisa B. Dixon, M.D., M.P.H.

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Psychiatric Services, established in 1950, is published monthly by the American Psychiatric Association. The journal focuses on issues related to the delivery of mental health services, especially for people with severe mental illness in community-based treatment programs. Each month, Psychiatric Services features research reports with results that have practical applications in the diverse settings and integrated systems where today's practitioners work. The journal has long recognized that providing high-quality care involves team collaboration among a variety of professionals and that people with serious mental illness are served by many systems. Authors of research reports include psychiatrists, psychologists, pharmacists, drug and alcohol treatment counselors, social workers, nurses, economists, and professionals in related systems such as the criminal justice and welfare systems. Monthly columns keep readers up to date on important developments in areas such as emerging best practices, law and psychiatry, integrated care, and global mental health care reforms. Issues also feature news and letters to the editor. Every member of the treatment team will find Psychiatric Services a valuable source of information.

Psychiatric Services focuses on the delivery of behavioral health services in organized systems, such as public mental health systems, correctional systems, and health maintenance organizations. Under health care reform, systems of care are changing to maximize quality and accessibility and lower costs, and care settings services are becoming more integrated to better serve patients with complex needs. Clinicians and administrators look to for research on how to deliver evidence-based treatments, to take an integrated whole-health approach to care, and to better engage their patients—especially those with severe and persistent mental illnesses, who are often served by multiple systems.

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    Lisa B. Dixon, M.D., M.P.H.

    Editorial Board
    Deidre M. Anglin, Ph.D.
    Chyrell Bellamy, Ph.D., M.S.W.
    Regina Bussing, M.D., M.S.H.S.
    Sidney H. Hankerson, M.D., M.B.A.
    Robert J. Hilt, M.D.
    Marcela Horvitz-Lennon, M.D., M.P.H.
    Nev Jones, Ph.D.
    Michael A. Lindsey, Ph.D., M.S.W.
    Hunter L. McQuistion, M.D.
    Jeanne Miranda, Ph.D.
    Ramin Mojtabai, M.D., Ph.D.
    Mark R. Munetz, M.D.
    Mark Olfson, M.D., M.P.H.
    David W. Oslin, M.D.
    Rebecca C. Rossom, M.D., M.S.
    Jason Schiffman, Ph.D.
    Ruth Shim, M.D., M.P.H.
    T. Scott Stroup, M.D., M.P.H.
    Lawrence Wissow, M.D., M.P.H.

    Editors Emeriti
    Howard H. Goldman, M.D., Ph.D.
    John A. Talbott, M.D.

    Contributing Editors
    Case Studies in Public-Sector Leadership: Jules M. Ranz, M.D. Susan M. Deakins, M.D., and Stephanie Le Melle, M.D.
    Controversies in Psychiatric Services: Matthew D. Erlich, M.D., Patrick Runnels, M.D., M.B.A., Rachel Talley, M.D.
    Culture & Mental Health Services: Roberto Lewis-Fernandez, M.D.
    Datapoints: Amy M. Kilbourne, Ph.D., M.P.H., and Tami L. Mark, Ph.D.
    Economic Grand Rounds: Steven S. Sharfstein, M.D., Haiden A. Huskamp, Ph.D., and Alison Evans Cuellar, Ph.D.
    Frontline Reports: Francine Cournos, M.D., and Stephen M. Goldfinger, M.D.
    Global Mental Health Reforms: Kathleen M. Pike, Ph.D., Matias Irarrazaval, M.D., M.P.H., and Lola Kola, Ph.D.
    Integrated Care: Benjamin G. Druss, M.D., M.P.H., and Gail Daumit, M.D., M.H.S.
    Law & Psychiatry: Paul S. Appelbaum, M.D.
    Lived Experience Inclusion & Leadership: Nev Jones, Ph.D., Keris Jan Myrick, M.B.A., M.S.
    Personal Accounts: Jeffrey L. Geller, M.D., M.P.H.
    Promoting High-Value Mental Health Care: Marcela Horvitz-Lennon, M.D., and Kenneth Minkoff, M.D.
    Psychiatric Services From Pages to Practice podcast: Josh Berezin, M.D., M.S.
    Racism & Mental Health Equity: Michael Mensah, M.D., M.P.H., Lucy Ogbu-Nwobodo, M.D., M.S., Ruth S. Shim, M.D., M.P.H.
    Research, Community, & Services Partnerships: Debra A. Pinals, M.D., and Marcia Valenstein, M.D., M.S.
    Social Determinants of Mental Health: Ruth S. Shim, M.D., M.P.H., and Michael T. Compton, M.D., M.P.H.
    State Mental Health Policy: Marvin S. Swartz, M.D.
    Technology in Mental Health: Dror Ben-Zeev, Ph.D.

    Statistical Consultant
    Melanie M. Wall, Ph.D.

    Editorial Consultants

    Dixon Chibanda, M.D., M.P.H.
    Michelle S. Franklin, Ph.D., M.S.N.
    Shirley M. Glynn, Ph.D.
    Judith Weissman, J.D., Ph.D.

    Editor's Advisory Group on Structural Racism
    Leah Adams, Ph.D.
    Chyrell Bellamy, Ph.D., M.S.W.
    Jessica Isom, M.D., M.P.H. (Cochair)
    Maga Jackson-Triche, M.D.
    Rupinder Legha, M.D.
    Ken Rogers, M.D.
    Tony Sanchez, CADC, CPS-AD
    Steven Starks, M.D.
    Altha Stewart, M.D. (Cochair)
    Jack Tsai, Ph.D.
    Sarah Vinson, M.D.
    Carlton Whitmore

    Early-Career Psychiatrist Advisory Committee
    Lilanthi Balasuriya, M.D., M.M.S.
    Hector Colon-Rivera, M.D., M.R.O.
    Carrie Cunningham, M.D., M.P.H. (Collections Editor)
    Mariana Pinto da Costa, M.D., Ph.D.
    Sophie C. Feller, M.D.
    Brent J. Gibbons, Ph.D.
    Matthew L. Goldman, M.D., M.S. (Collections Editor)
    Syed Usman Hamdani, Ph.D.
    Danielle S. Jackson, M.D., M.P.H.
    Ayana Jordan, M.D., Ph.D.
    Shea Jorgensen, M.D.
    Nicole Kozloff, M.D.
    Misty C. Richards, M.D., M.S.
    Stephanie A. Rolin, M.D.

About the Authors

Lisa B. Dixon, M.D., M.P.H.
Edna L. Edison Professor of Psychiatry
Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and New York-Presbyterian
New York State Psychiatric Institute
Director, Division of Behavioral Health Services and Policy Research & Center for Practice Innovations

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