JAMA Psychiatry

Study links depression scores, white blood cell count

High-dose antipsychotics place children at increased risk of unexpected death

Children and young adults without psychosis who are prescribed high-dose antipsychotic medications are at increased risk of unexpected death, despite the availability of other medications to treat their conditions, according to a Vanderbilt University Medical Center study published today in JAMA Psychiatry.
Unexpected death includes deaths due to unintentional drug overdose or cardiovascular/metabolic causes.

Vanderbilt’s Heckers named editor-in-chief of JAMA Psychiatry

Stephan Heckers, M.D., M.Sc., William P. and Henry B. Test Professor of Schizophrenia Research and chair of the Department of Psychiatry, has been named the next editor-in-chief of JAMA Psychiatry, one of nine specialty journals in the JAMA Network.