Practical Reviews in Psychiatry

Stay current on the latest advances in Psychiatry with our unbiased expert reviews from today's leading medical journals.

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Practical Reviews is just that—practical, expert reviews of the most relevant articles from leading medical journals in Psychiatry.

Connect to Research Summaries from Leading Medical Journals

Our expert medical faculty conduct a comprehensive review of hundreds of articles from current leading medical journals so you don't have to. Our knowledge leaders summarize the most relevant medical research for you to review at your convenience and add commentary with perspective for applying these findings in your own practice.

Connect to Practical Reviews in Psychiatry and get:

  • 16 articles summarized in each issue, each with an expert audio review
  • Online quizzes and instant pass/fail notification
  • Instant access to our database of Psychiatry journal reviews
  • 14 issues annually
  • Ability to earn up to 56 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ or contact hours

View our full list of Reviewers, Journals, Accreditation and Media Format information.

Did You Know?

Chief Medical Editor Prentiss Taylor, MD, FACP, a Chicago-based internist, is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Occupational Medicine, and Public Health & General Preventive Medicine.

Articles in each issue of Practical Reviews are selected, vetted and summarized by expert panelists who are some of the leading practitioners and instructors in their fields.

The free Practical Reviews app provides easy search capabilities across 125,000+ articles to aid you in your research needs.

Coordinating Editor

John G. Koutras, MD

  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics
  • Larner College of Medicine
  • University of Vermont
  • Burlington, VT


Editorial Advisory Board

Smitha Bhandari, MD

  • Assistant Clinical Professor
  • Emory University, GA
  • Path Group of Atlanta
  • Atlanta, GA

Joshua D. Feder, MD

  • Editor in Chief, The Carlat Child Psychiatry Report and Adjunct Professor
  • Fielding Graduate University Infant and Early Childhood Development Program
  • Solana Beach, CA


David C. Rettew, MD

  • Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics
  • University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine
  • University of Vermont Medical Center
  • Burlington, VT
  • Academic Psychiatry
  • Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica
  • American Journal of Orthopsychiatry
  • American Journal of Psychiatry
  • Annals of Neurology
  • Archives of General Psychiatry
  • Archives of Internal Medicine
  • Archives of Neurology
  • Archives of Pediatrics
  • Biological Psychiatry
  • Bipolar Disorders
  • British Journal of Psychiatry
  • Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic
  • Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
  • Community Mental Health Journal
  • Comprehensive Psychiatry
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • General Hospital Psychiatry
  • Hospital and Community Psychiatry
  • International Drug Therapy Newsletter
  • International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
  • International Psychiatry Clinic
  • Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Journal of the American Medical Association
  • Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology
  • Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry
  • Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
  • Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
  • Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease
  • Journal of Neuropsychiatry
  • Journal of Psychiatric Research
  • Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience
  • Journal of Psychopharmacology
  • Journal of Psychosomatic Research
  • Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics
  • Neurology
  • The Lancet
  • The New England Journal of Medicine
  • Psychiatric Annals
  • Psychiatric Services
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry in Medicine
  • Psychiatry Research
  • Psychosomatic Medicine
  • Psychosomatics
  • Schizophrenia Bulletin
  • Schizophrenia Research
  • Science
  • Suicide

Statement of Need

As is commendable by the ACCME criteria, CME is integrated into the process for improving professional practice with educational strategies implemented to remove, overcome or address barriers to physician change. Physicians are unable to consistently integrate new information into their practices because of the ways new medical knowledge is structured and disseminated, and the time it takes to completely scan for new information. Practical Reviews selects and translates peer-reviewed literature for practical use, therefore diminishing the barrier of time.

Intended Audience

Psychiatrists and others interested in the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders.

Special Prerequisites for Participants

There are no prerequisites for participants.

Learning Objectives

After participating in this activity, the learner will be able to:
  • Analyze strengths, obstacles, and controversies in the research findings discussed
  • Interpret the latest science findings and their impact on clinical practice


Oakstone Publishing, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology has reviewed Practical Reviews in Psychiatry and has approved this program as part of a comprehensive lifelong learning (CME) program, which is mandated by the ABMS as a necessary component of maintenance of certification.

Credit Designation Per Issue for Practical Reviews

Oakstone Publishing, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is also eligible for 4 credit hours in Category 2-B of the Continuing Medical Education Program of the American Osteopathic Association, provided it is completed in its entirety.

Estimated time to complete each issue: 4 hours

Credit Designation Per Review

Oakstone Publishing, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This material is also eligible for 0.25 credit hours in Category 2-B of the Continuing Medical Education Program of the American Osteopathic Association, provided it is completed in its entirety.

Estimated time to complete each review: 15 minutes

Nursing Accreditation

Oakstone Publishing, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Contact Hours: 4 hours per issue

Policy on Faculty and Provider Disclosure

It is the policy of Oakstone Publishing, LLC that the faculty and provider disclose real or apparent conflict of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity, and also disclose discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation(s). Oakstone Publishing, LLC has established policies in place that will identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity. Detailed disclosures will be made in the course handouts.


The opinions and recommendations expressed by the faculty and other experts whose input is included in this program are their own. This enduring material is produced for educational purposes only. Use of Oakstone Publishing, LLC name implies review of educational format design and approach. Please review the complete prescribing information of specific drugs or combination of drugs, including indications, contraindications, warnings and adverse effects before administering pharmacologic therapy to patients.