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May 2021 - Volume 209 - Issue 5

  • John A. Talbott, MD
  • 0022-3018
  • 1539-736X
  • 12 issues / year
  • Psychiatry 120/155; Clinical Neurology 162/204
  • 1.647

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The discerning reader will have noticed that the “Junior” author of our lead article this month is the President of the American Psychiatric Association, at least until the end of its annual meeting Monday, Jeffrey L. Geller. 
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His subject is COVID and suicide which is typical of this longtime friend and colleague: it deals with both contemporary and long-standing problems, both vexing.  A look at Geller’s curriculum vitae tells you that he’s concerned with deinstitutionalization, state hospitals, the chronically mentally ill and how to better care for the severely mentally ill in America.
 
Sunday, May 2nd, Jeff presented me with the APA’s Distinguished Service Award for my advocacy regarding many of the issues mentioned above.  I guess it’s no surprise.
 
In closing let me express my and our appreciation for Jeff’s service over 50 years but especially for his leadership this year dealing not only with the old issues such as suicide but new ones such as COVID and Diversity.

John A. Talbott, MD 

​Simon LeVay, PhD, who wrote the groundbreaking study of brain differences between homosexual and heterosexual men almost 30 years ago (LeVay, 1991) has asked that the journal retract an article written 70 years ago (Glover, 1951). The Glover article supports long discredited beliefs, prejudices, and practices (e.g. conversion therapy) and will be retracted as requested. It will, however, be kept in the journal's archives for historical value. Click here to read the full retraction.  

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