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The Journal of Neuropsychiatry
& Clinical Neurosciences

Official Journal of the American Neuropsychiatric Association Editor: Stuart C. Yudofsky, M.D.
Deputy Editors: David B. Arciniegas, M.D. and Robert E. Hales, M.D., M.B.A.
Special Articles  |  July 1, 2014
Toward an Understanding of Decision Making in Severe Mental Illness

A commonality of patients with major psychiatric disorders is their propensity to make poor decisions, which is intimately related to poor real-life outcomes. The authors reviewed the literature on decision making as applied to severe psychiatric disorders, with particular focus on advances in cognitive neuroscience.

Windows to the Brain  |  July 1, 2014
Psychotherapy for PTSD: Neuroimaging of Recovery Processes

Advancement in research related to the neuroscience of psychotherapy for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is in the early stages. Although mechanisms of recovery have been postulated from existing psychological theories, relatively little is confirmed regarding actual changes that occur at the neurobiological level.

REGULAR ARTICLES  |  July 1, 2014
Association Between Clinical Measures and Florbetapir F18 PET Neuroimaging in Mild or Moderate Alzheimer’s Disease Dementia

The authors conducted a retrospective, cross-sectional analysis comparing baseline neuropsychiatric and other clinical characteristics in 199 expert-diagnosed mild and moderate Alzheimer’s dementia patients participating in industry-sponsored clinical trials of an investigational therapy, where 18% lacked florbetapir positron emission tomography (PET) evidence of Alzheimer’s neuropathology.

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