Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Research and Academic Promise
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All indications are that child and adolescent psychiatrists are more involved in research than they were in 1980, but significant obstacles continue to make it difficult to make research attractive to young child psychiatrists eager to begin clinical careers. Nevertheless, generating sound, applicable research must be one of the field’s top priorities. The author describes several strategies for improving the research involvement of child and adolescent psychiatry, including developing productive relationships with basic researchers in psychiatry, actively seeking out federal and private research funds, and carving out room in the child and adolescent psychiatry curriculum to expose residents to basic scientific methods and exciting developmental issues.
KeywordsAdolescent Psychiatry Child Psychiatry Child Psychiatrist Adolescent Psychiatrist Adult Psychiatry
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