, established in 1950, is published monthly by the
American Psychiatric Association. The peer-reviewed journal features research reports
on issues related to the delivery of mental health services, especially for people
with serious mental illness in community-based treatment programs. Long known as
an interdisciplinary journal, Psychiatric Services
recognizes that provision
of high-quality care involves collaboration among a variety of professionals, frequently
working as a team. Authors of research reports published in the journal include
psychiatrists, psychologists, pharmacists, nurses, social workers, drug and alcohol
treatment counselors, economists, policy analysts, and professionals in related
systems such as criminal justice and welfare systems. In the mental health field,
the current focus on patient-centered, recovery-oriented care and on dissemination
of evidence-based practices is transforming service delivery systems at all levels.
Research published in Psychiatric Services
contributes to this transformation.
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