About This Journal

Psychiatry Information in Brief is a journal devoted to the dissemination of behavioral health information. This journal focuses on translating research findings into concise, user-friendly information that is accessible to all.

Formerly titled Psychiatry Issue Briefs, Psychiatry Information in Brief now incorporates an array of dissemination products including:

Psychiatry Issue Briefs: Founded in 2004 by the UMass Department of Psychiatry Center for Mental Health Services Research (CMHSR), Issue Briefs focus on translating research findings into concise, user-friendly information with a special focus on outreach to providers of behavioral health services, and to consumers of these services and their family members. In 2010 CMHSR partnered with the UMass Psychiatry Career Development and Research Office to expand the scope of the Issue Briefs to include all aspects of psychiatry. In 2014 CMHSR became known as the Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center (SPARC).

All Department of Psychiatry faculty and staff are encouraged to author and/or co-author Issue Briefs.

Support for the Psychiatry Issue Brief series is provided by the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health.

Research in the Works: Brief one page descriptions of on-going research at the UMass Department of Psychiatry.

Research You Can Use: One page summaries of research findings from literature reviews, white papers or other research, specifically aimed at busy providers.

Transitions RTC: Products and publications from the Transitions Research and Training Center, a NIDRR-funded national effort to improve supports for youth and young adults with serious mental health conditions.

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