American Journal of Psychiatry

December 2019: Dimensions of Psychopathology and Brain Structure

December 2019: Dimensions of Psychopathology and Brain Structure

Executive Editor Michael Roy speaks with Antonia Kaczkurkin, Ph.D., and Theodore Satterthwaite, M.D., about their research on how different measures of brain structure (cortical thickness and volume) in youths are associated with various dimensions of psychopathology. What this study aimed to achieve [3:19] Dimensions of psychopathology identified in the study [6:33] Description of a novel method to identify structural brain networks [8:17] Main findings of the research [9:53] Whether information about psychopathology can be gleaned from structural networks in the brain [11:09] What further studies should explore [12:20] Implications of the work [13:11] Be sure to let your colleagues know about the podcast, and please rate and review it on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, or wherever you listen to it. Listen to other podcasts produced by the American Psychiatric Association. Browse articles online. Also visit the online edition of this month’s Journal to watch a video of Deputy Editor Daniel S. Pine, M.D., present highlights from the issue. Follow the Journal on Twitter. E-mail us at

Duration: 17 min

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