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Psychiatric Quarterly [psaq] PH048-340220 May 26, 2001 10:31 Style ﬁle version Nov. 19th, 1999
Psychiatric Quarterly, Vol. 72, No. 4, 2001
The Thirteenth Annual New York State Ofﬁce of Mental
Health Research Conference
Michael C. Dulchin, M.D., and John M. Oldham, M.D.,
The 13th Annual New York State Ofﬁce of Mental Health Research
Conference met in Albany, New York in December of 2000. This three-
day conference is an opportunity for clinicians and scientists from all
of the mental health disciplines to learn about the psychiatric research
that is going on across the state and nation. The formats this year again
included paper presentations, a poster session, workshops, roundtable
discussions and “Ask the Experts” panels. Dr. Paul S. Appelbaum and
Dr. John Monahan were featured in the interactive satellite broadcast
entitled “Risk Factors for Violence in Patients with Mental Illness.”
This yearly special issue of Psychiatric Quarterly is devoted to the
conference and features ﬁve outstanding papers selected from the many
excellent presentations. The papers cover disorders including schizo-
phrenia, borderline personality disorder, and substance abuse; topics
include potential predictors of illness, complications of treatments, and
the impact of social problems on psychiatric care.
Hellerstein, Rosenthal and Miner, review the literature on the in-
tegrated treatment of comorbid schizophrenia and substance abuse
and then discuss the ﬁndings from Beth Israel Medical Center’s Com-
bined Psychiatric and Addictive Disorders (COPAD) program. Their
data suggest that an integrated approach beneﬁts treatment retention.
The application of dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) to the inpatient
treatment of borderline personality disorder is outlined in the paper by
Swenson et al. This paper describes the nature of DBT and the beneﬁts
Address correspondence to Dr. Michael Dulchin, NYS Psychiatric Institute, 1051
Riverside Drive, Box 105, New York, NY 10032.
2001 Human Sciences Press, Inc.