PsychiatryOnline, a Web-based service of American Psychiatric Publishing
Inc. (APPI), is enjoying dramatic growth in its first few months of
In August alone PsychiatryOnline received just over 1 million hits, a 27
percent increase over the July figure, and there were about 406,000 page
views, a 92 percent increase over July, according to Pam Harley, who directs
APPI's e-publishing initiatives.
Harley expects that several new offerings recently added to
PsychiatryOnline will spur interest even further.
From a revamped, user-friendly home-page, PsychiatryOnline subscribers can
now take advantage of a Book of the Month feature that allows them to have one
month of free electronic access to a featured book. October's title was
Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis, and the New Biology of Mind by Nobel
Prize—winning neuroscientist Eric Kandel, M.D.
This month subscribers have free access to Fatal Flaws: Navigating
Destructive Relationships With People With Disorders of Personality and
Character by Stuart Yudofsky, M.D.
In addition to the monthly book feature, each week PsychiatryOnline
highlights new articles from APPI-published journals including the
American Journal of Psychiatry, Psychiatric Services, Academic Psychiatry,
Psychosomatics, and Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical
Neurosciences. Access to all of these journals and to Psychiatric
News is part of a PsychiatryOnline subscription. Further, the new sleep
disorder codes in DSM-IV-TR are included in the PsychiatryOnline
version of the diagnostic manual (Psychiatric News, September 2).
APA members can subscribe to PsychiatryOnline by choosing either the
DSM premium package or the DSM premium-plus package. The
former, which costs $229 ($129 for members-in-training), includes access to
the DSM Library, APA practice guidelines, Textbook of Clinical
Psychiatry, and the American Journal of Psychiatry and four
other journals. The other package adds access to APPI e-books for PDAs; the
member cost is $299 ($199 for members-in-training).
Subscription and other information about PsychiatryOnline is posted