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Special Issue Call for Papers: Metabolic Psychiatry

There is robust evidence about the critical interrelationships among nutrition, metabolic function (e.g., brain metabolism, insulin sensitivity, diabetic processes, body weight, among other factors), inflammation and mental health, a growing area of research now referred to as “Metabolic Psychiatry.” This special issue of Biological Psychiatry: Global Open Science will focus on work outlining or contributing to our understanding of the associations among these metabolic factors and mental health, both in terms of risk factors for the development of mental health challenges and potential treatments for a range of psychiatric disorders, including work in both humans and animal models. More


Biological Psychiatry

Cover Image - Biological Psychiatry, Volume 92, Issue 2

Biological Psychiatry, founded in 1969, is an official journal of the Society of Biological Psychiatry and the first in the Biological Psychiatry family of journals. Companion titles include Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging and Biological Psychiatry: Global Open Science. The Society's purpose is to promote excellence in scientific research and education in fields that investigate the nature, causes, mechanisms and treatments of disorders of thought, emotion, and behavior. In accord with this mission, this peer-reviewed, rapid-publication, international journal publishes novel results of original basic, translational, and clinical mechanistic research that advances our understanding of psychiatric disorders and their treatment. Learn More



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April 14, 2022 - Biological Psychiatry’s social media editor Dr. Tamar Gur interviews Rebecca Brady, Dr. Christopher Smyser, and Dr. Cynthia Rogers about their article on prenatal crime exposure and its effects on neonatal brain connectivity that was recently published in the Journal. Read the article

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Somerfeld-Ziskind Research Award

$5000 awarded annually by the Society of Biological Psychiatry! The Award Committee makes selections from the 10 top-ranking articles published in Biological Psychiatry in the past year. Full details available here.

2022 Winner: N6-Methyladenosine Modification of Fatty Acid Amide Hydrolase Messenger RNA in Circular RNA STAG1–Regulated Astrocyte Dysfunction and Depressive-like Behaviors