Journal Articles to Help You Plan Meeting Content

Popular Articles May Help as You Plan Content for This Year’s Annual Meeting

Adapted from the Winter 2018 Newsletter article, pp. 4-5, by Ted Stern, MD, FAPM, editor-in-chief of our journal  Psychosomatics.

Ted Stern
Ted Stern, MD, FAPM

A bevy of articles in our journal have been receiving a lot of attention (and have been downloaded frequently).

Below is a partial list of frequently cited/downloaded articles from issues of Psychosomatics, categorized by content areas (and some of our Special Interest Groups). This information might be helpful as you consider submitting abstracts for preconference courses, workshops, symposia, and paper sessions.


Seyfried L, Ryan KA, Kim SY: Assessment of decision-making capacity: views and experiences of consultation psychiatrists. Psychosomatics 2013 Mar-Apr; 54(2):115-23. doi: 10.1016/j.psym.2012.08.001

Kim SY, Appelbaum PS, Kim HM, et al: Variability of judgments of capacity: experience of capacity evaluators in a study of research consent capacity. Psychosomatics 2011 Jul-Aug; 52(4):346-53. doi: 10.1016/j.psym.2011.01.012


Isenberg-Grzeda E, Kutner HE, Nicolson SE: Wernicke-Korsakoff-syndrome: under-recognized and under-treated. Psychosomatics 2012 Nov-Dec; 53(6):507-16. doi: 10.1016/j.psym.2012.04.008

Neufeld KJ, Hayat MJ, Coughlin JM, et al: Evaluation of two intensive care delirium screening tools for non-critically ill hospitalized patients. Psychosomatics 2011 Mar-Apr; 52(2):133-40. doi: 10.1016/j.psym.2010.12.018

Palliative Medicine & Psycho-oncology

Walker J, Hansen CH, Butcher I, et al: Thoughts of death and suicide reported by cancer patients who endorsed the “suicidal thoughts” item of the PHQ-9 during routine screening for depression. Psychosomatics 2011 Sep-Oct; 52(5):424-7. doi: 10.1016/j.psym.2011.02.003

Ando N, Iwamitsu Y, Kuranami M, Okazaki S, Nakatani Y, Yamamoto K, Watanabe M, Miyaoka H: Predictors of psychological distress after diagnosis in breast cancer patients and patients with benign breast problems. Psychosomatics 2011 Jan-Feb; 52(1):56-64. doi: 10.1016/j.psym.2010.11.012

Cardiovascular Psychiatry

Beach SR, Celano CM, Noseworthy PA, et al: QTc prolongation, torsades de pointes, and psychotropic medications. Psychosomatics 2013 Jan-Feb; 54(1):1-13. doi: 10.1016/j.psym.2012.11.001

Dubois CM, Beach SR, Kashdan TB, et al: Positive psychological attributes and cardiac outcomes: associations, mechanisms, and interventions. Psychosomatics 2012 Jul-Aug; 53(4):303-18. doi: 10.1016/j.psym.2012.04.004

Community-based Psychosomatic Physician Practice Issues

Ratliff JC, Palmese LB, Reutenauer EL, et al: Obese schizophrenia spectrum patients have significantly higher 10-year general cardiovascular risk and vascular ages than obese individuals without severe mental illness. Psychosomatics 2013 Jan-Feb; 54(1):67-73. doi: 10.1016/j.psym.2012.03.001

Early Career Psychiatrists

Baer W, Schwartz AC: Teaching professionalism in the digital age on the psychiatric consultation-liaison service. Psychosomatics 2011 Jul-Aug; 52(4):303-9. doi: 10.1016/j.psym.2011.02.002

Emergency Psychiatry

Benford DM, Caplan JP: Psychiatric sequelae of Spice, K2, and synthetic cannabinoid receptor agonists. Psychosomatics 2011 May-Jun; 52(3):295. doi: 10.1016/j.psym.2011.01.004

HIV/AIDS Psychiatry

Brezing C, Ferrara M, Freudenreich O: The syndemic illness of HIV and trauma: implications for a trauma-informed model of care. Psychosomatics 2015 Mar-Apr; 56(2):107-18. doi: 10.1016/j.psym.2014.10.006

Psychological Considerations

Stewart DE, Yuen T: A systematic review of resilience in the physically ill. Psychosomatics 2011 May-Jun; 52(3):199-209. doi: 10.1016/j.psym.2011.01.036

Markowitz SM, Gonzalez JS, Wilkinson JL, Safren SA: A review of treating depression in diabetes: emerging findings. Psychosomatics 2011 Jan-Feb; 52(1):1-18. doi: 10.1016/j.psym.2010.11.007


Zaubler TS, Murphy K, Rizzuto L, et al: Quality improvement and cost savings with multicomponent delirium interventions: replication of the Hospital Elder Life Program in a community hospital. Psychosomatics 2013 May-Jun; 54(3):219-26. doi: 10.1016/j.psym.2013.01.010

Transplant Psychiatry

Maldonado JR, Dubois HC, David EE, et al: The Stanford Integrated Psychosocial Assessment for Transplantation (SIPAT): a new tool for the psychosocial evaluation of pre-transplant candidates. Psychosomatics 2012 Mar-Apr; 53(2):123-32. doi: 10.1016/j.psym.2011.12.012

Medicine & Psychiatry

Chwastiak LA, Rosenheck RA, Kazis LE: Association of psychiatric illness and obesity, physical inactivity, and smoking among a national sample of veterans. Psychosomatics 2011 May-Jun; 52(3):230-6. doi: 10.1016/j.psym.2010.12.009

Steinbrecher N, Koerber S, Frieser D, Hiller W: The prevalence of medically unexplained symptoms in primary care. Psychosomatics 2011 May-Jun; 52(3):263-71. doi: 10.1016/j.psym.2011.01.007

Dubovsky AN, Arvikar S, Stern TA, Axelrod L: The neuropsychiatric complications of glucocorticoid use: steroid psychosis revisited. Psychosomatics 2012 Mar-Apr; 53(2):103-15. doi: 10.1016/j.psym.2011.12.007


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