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American Journal of Psychiatry Biography

Position:
None Found to the question "Is Sexual Orientation Determined at Birth?"
Reasoning:

No position found as of Sep. 5, 2006

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
      Government Reports and Peer-Reviewed Studies
Official vetted reports from international government bodies (such as the United Nations and the European Union), foreign governments (federal level agencies such as France’s Ministry of Justice, South Africa’s Ministry of Health, or Japan’s office of the Prime Minister), and US government agencies (state, federal, and quasi-government agencies including the Smithsonian Institution, the National Academy of Sciences, and Legal Services Corporation) and peer-reviewed studies from academic journals (such as Science, Nature, New England Journal of Medicine, etc.) tend to have multiple editorial and ideological filters, and they normally receive rigorous review from experts before being formally issued.
Description:

“The American Journal of Psychiatry is the most widely read psychiatric journal in the world. Published monthly, it is indispensable for all psychiatrists and other mental health professionals who need to keep up-to-date with all aspects of psychiatry. Peer-reviewed articles focus on developments in biological psychiatry as well as on treatment innovations and forensic, ethical, economic, and social topics.”

American Journal of Psychiatry website (accessed Mar. 9, 2006)

Mission:

“The American Journal of Psychiatry is committed to keeping the field of psychiatry vibrant and relevant by publishing the latest advances in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness. The findings presented in this journal explore the full spectrum of issues related to mental health diagnoses and treatment. Original articles include new developments in diagnosis, treatment, neuroscience, and patient populations.”

“About The American Journal of Psychiatry,” Journal website (accessed Feb. 25, 2008)

Other:
Peer-reviewed scientific journal