About Psychiatric News

Newspaper of the American Psychiatric Association
Editor in Chief: Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D.

Psychiatric News, the print and electronic news service of the American Psychiatric Association, is intended to provide the primary and most trusted information for APA members, other physicians and health professionals, and the public about developments in the field of psychiatry that impact clinical care and professional practice.
It accomplishes these goals by providing important clinical and research news across the spectrum of psychiatry, medicine, and the biobehavioral sciences; providing information about mental health issues with a particular focus on news that affects the profession of psychiatry and the delivery of quality care to patients; providing information that focuses on APA’s policies, programs, and actions, across the spectrum of APA’s activities including areas such as advocacy, education, ethics, minority interests, and clinical guidelines; and serving as a forum for the exchange of a full range of ideas and opinions among members, thus assisting in creating a sense of community.

The print edition is mailed on the first and third Fridays of each month. For the Web edition, articles are posted on a breaking-news basis and collected into “issues” on the first and Fridays of each month; these can be found under “Content Archive” on the homepage.

Psychiatric News Staff

Rebecca Rinehart

Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D.
Editor in Chief

Catherine F. Brown
Executive Editor

Ken Hausman
Associate Editor

Mark Moran
Aaron Levin
Vabren Watts
Nicholas Zagorski
Senior Staff Writers

B. Alma Herndon
Production Manager

Sergey Ivanov
Senior Graphic Designer

Joe Winkle
Online Content Manager

Psychiatric News Editorial Advisory Board

Joseph Cerimele, M.D.
Paramjit Joshi, M.D.
John Luo, M.D.
Molly McVoy, M.D.
Claudia Reardon, M.D.
Altha Stewart, M.D.
Ann Marie Sullivan, M.D.


The content of Psychiatric News does not necessarily reflect the views of APA or the editors. Unless so stated, neither Psychiatric News nor APA guarantees, warrants, or endorses information or advertising in this newspaper. Clinical opinions are not peer reviewed and thus should be independently verified.

The information or advertising contained in this newspaper is not intended to be a substitute for professional treatment or diagnosis. Reliance on such information is at the reader's own risk; neither APA nor Psychiatric News shall be liable if a reader relies on information in the newspaper rather than seeking and following professional advice in a timely manner.

Those who submit letters to the editor and other types of material for Psychiatric News are agreeing that APA has the right, in its sole discretion, to use their submission in print, electronic, or any other media.

Psychiatric News is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Copyright © American Psychiatric Association. No part of this newspaper may be reproduced in any medium without the permission of the American Psychiatric Association.

Print ISSN: 0033-2704, Online ISSN: 1559-1255