Mental Health Special Article Collection

Mental health disorders are notoriously difficult to diagnose and treat for a variety of reasons, including genetic heterogeneity, comorbidities, and qualitative diagnostic criteria. Discovery of the molecular pathology underlying these disorders is crucial to the development of quantitative biomarkers and novel therapeutics. —McCammon and Sive, Annual Review of Genomics and Human Genetics, 2015

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought many challenges to society and had a major impact on people’s mental health. Some groups, including health and other frontline workers, students, people living alone, and those with pre-existing mental health conditions, have been particularly affected. Many services for mental, neurological and substance use disorders have been significantly disrupted.

The Mental Health Awareness special article collection address issues related to and supporting mental health. All review articles below are always available at subscribing institutions. Topics include:

  • New directions for mental health interventions and treatment, including meditation
  • Mental health concerns for at-risk adolescents
  • Addiction and treatment
  • Improving mental health care and services
  • The biology of mental health

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Last updated 04/2023

New Directions for Effective Mental Health Interventions and Treatment

Virtual Reality Therapy in Mental Health

Paul M.G. Emmelkamp and Katharina Meyerbröker, Annual Review of Clinical Psychology

The Role of Exercise in Management of Mental Health Disorders: An Integrative Review

Patrick J. Smith and Rhonda M. Merwin, Annual Review of Medicine

Mindfulness Meditation and Psychopathology

Joseph Wielgosz, Simon B. Goldberg, Tammi R.A. Kral, John D. Dunne, and Richard J. Davidson, Annual Review of Clinical Psychology

Personal Sensing: Understanding Mental Health Using Ubiquitous Sensors and Machine Learning

David C. Mohr, Mi Zhang, and Stephen M. Schueller, Annual Review of Clinical Psychology

Mindfulness Interventions

J. David Creswell, Annual Review of Psychology

Suicide, Suicide Attempts, and Suicidal Ideation

E. David Klonsky, Alexis M. May, and Boaz Y. Saffer, Annual Review of Clinical Psychology

*FEATURED IN KNOWABLE MAGAZINE: Short-Circuiting the Suicide Cascade

Mental Health and At-Risk Adolescents

Racial, Ethnic, and Cultural Resilience Factors in African American Youth Mental Health

Enrique W. Neblett Jr., Annual Review of Clinical Psychology

Inequitable Experiences and Outcomes in Young Children: Addressing Racial and Social-Economic Disparities in Physical and Mental Health

Brenda Jones Harden and Natalie Slopen, Annual Review of Developmental Psychology

Mental Health of Refugee Children and Youth: Epidemiology, Interventions, and Future Directions

Rochelle L. Frounfelker, Diana Miconi, Jordan Garrar, Mohamad Adam Brooks, Cécile Rousseau, and Theresa S. Betancourt, Annual Review of Public Health

Adolescent Suicide as a Failure of Acute Stress-Response Systems

Adam Bryant Miller and Mitchell J. Prinstein, Annual Review of Clinical Psychology

Mental Health in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Youth

Stephen T. Russell and Jessica N. Fish, Annual Review of Clinical Psychology

A Tale of Two Systems: Co-Occurring Mental Health and Substance Abuse Disorders Treatment for Adolescents

Elizabeth H. Hawkins, Annual Review of Psychology

Addiction and Mental Health

The Prescription Opioid and Heroin Crisis: A Public Health Approach to an Epidemic of Addiction

Andrew Kolodny, David T. Courtwright, Catherine S. Hwang, Peter Kreiner, John L. Eadie, Thomas W. Clark, and G. Caleb Alexander, Annual Review of Public Health

Achieving Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Treatment Parity: A Quarter Century of Policy Making and Research

Emma Peterson and Susan Busch, Annual Review of Public Health

Use and Misuse of Opioids in Chronic Pain

Nora Volkow, Helene Benveniste, and A. Thomas McLellan, Annual Review of Medicine

*FEATURED IN KNOWABLE MAGAZINE: Managing Pain in a Time of Opioid Abuse

Behavioral Addictions as Mental Disorders: To Be or Not To Be?

Nancy M. Petry, Kristyn Zajac, and Meredith K. Ginley, Annual Review of Clinical Psychology

Smoking, Mental Illness, and Public Health

Judith J. Prochaska, Smita Das, and Kelly C. Young-Wolff, Annual Review of Public Health

Don’t Worry, Be Happy: Endocannabinoids and Cannabis at the Intersection of Stress and Reward

Nora D. Volkow, Aidan J. Hampson, and Ruben D. Baler, Annual Review of Pharmacology and Toxicology 


Confronting a Neglected Epidemic: Tobacco Cessation for Persons with Mental Illnesses and Substance Abuse Problems

Steven A. Schroeder and Chad D. Morris, Annual Review of Public Health

Improving Mental Health Care and Services

Mental Health in the Workplace

E. Devin Kelloway, Jennifer K. Dimoff, and Stephanie Gilbert, Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior

Training the Next Generation of Clinical Psychological Scientists: A Data-Driven Call to Action

Dylan G. Gee, Kathryn A. DeYoung, Katie A. McLaughlin, Rachael M. Tillman, Deanna M. Barch, Erika E. Forbes, Robert F. Krueger, Timothy J. Strauman, Mariann R. Weierich, and Alexander J. Shackman, Annual Review of Clinical Psychology

Population-Based Approaches to Mental Health: History, Strategies, and Evidence

Jonathan Purtle, Katherine L. Nelson, Nathaniel Z. Counts, and Michael Yudell, Annual Review of Public Health

Mental Health and Wealth: Depression, Gender, Poverty, and Parenting

Megan V. Smith and Carolyn M. Mazure, Annual Review of Clinical Psychology

The Relevance of the Affordable Care Act for Improving Mental Health Care

David Mechanic and Mark Olfson, Annual Review of Clinical Psychology

Assessing and Changing Organizational Social Contexts for Effective Mental Health Services

Charles Glisson and Nathaniel J. Williams, Annual Review of Public Health

Biology of Mental Health

Real-Time Functional MRI in the Treatment of Mental Health Disorders

Vincent Taschereau-Dumouchel, Cody A. Cushing, and Hakwan Lau, Annual Review of Clinical Psychology

Smartphones and the Neuroscience of Mental Health

Claire M. Gillan and Robb B. Rutledge, Annual Review of Neuroscience

Emotion, Cognition, and Mental State Representation in Amygdala and Prefrontal Cortex

C. Daniel Salzman and Stefano Fusi, Annual Review of Neuroscience

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