This month’s Journal debuts three new features that we hope will appeal to our readers. First, you now have an opportunity to earn CME credits by reading articles in The American Journal of Psychiatry. Three articles in each issue will each comprise a short course for up to 1 hour category 1 CME credit each. The course comprises reading the article and answering three multiple-choice questions with a single correct answer. The questions for the three articles in this issue begin in page 948. CME Credit is issued only online. Readers who want credit must subscribe to the AJP Continuing Medical Education Course program (cme.psychiatryonline.org), select The American Journal of Psychiatry at that site, take the course(s) of their choosing, complete the evaluation form, and submit their answers for CME credit. In the online course, correct answers will be highlighted for the reader"s reference; there is no minimum threshold score necessary for the credit. A link from the question to the correct answer in context will be highlighted in the associated article. A certificate for each course will be generated upon successful completion. The site for CME will be available beginning May 12.
The Journal is also adding an audio dimension to its online experience. Visit the AJP home page at ajp.psychiatryonline.org and click on the current issue. Accompanying the "In This Issue" page is an audio file that contains highlights and selected findings from the issue in a 30 minute downloadable MP3 format program, selected and narrated by Deputy Editor Susan K. Schultz, M.D.
The third feature is editorial comment on DSM-V. As the American Psychiatric Association committees begin formal work on DSM-V, we welcome brief editorials on issues that should be considered in its formulation. Editorials of up to 500 words can be submitted to the Journal at http://appi.manuscriptcentral.com/. The first of these editorials, "What’s in a Word? Addiction Versus Dependence in DSM-V," by Charles O"Brien, Nora Volkow, and T-K Li, appears in this issue on page 764.