Introduction. This Month's Selections Commentary. Academic Psychiatry: The Effects of Gravity on Career Trajectory Guest Editorial. Whither the Academic Psychiatrist?

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The Early Career Psychiatrists section articles in this month’s Journal represent important areas in our field that deserve focused research, clinical, and educational efforts.

In addition to the 3 excellent articles in this section, I would like to draw attention to Dr. Joseph Goldberg’s editorial on the challenges currently facing those who select a career in academic psychiatry. As Dr. Goldberg discusses, our field may face a critical crisis of loss of talent and meaningful research due to the acute pressures regarding funding.​

J Clin Psychiatry 2008;69(11):1790-1793