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NCDEU Festschrift

NCDEU Festschrift—Celebrating 50 Years

John S. Shelton, PhD

Published: May 15, 2011

NCDEU Festschrift—Celebrating 50 Years

During the past year, the Journal has been pleased to publish a series of special articles celebrating the 50th anniversary of NCDEU (New Clinical Drug Evaluation Unit) of the National Institute of Mental Health. Each of these pieces has been written by world renowned researchers and has highlighted the importance of psychopharmacologic treatment of psychiatric disorders. These articles are gems and are the result of a thoughtful exploration of a variety of topics. It has been our privilege to publish them in JCP.

Individually, each article has a particular focus. Collectively, however, they demonstrate how far the field has progressed during the past half century. On a personal note, reading these articles brings a tremendous feeling of satisfaction, for many of the seminal articles about new and developing drug treatments appeared in the pages of The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry and its former title, Diseases of the Nervous System, during the course of our 72 years of dedicated service to the field.

This year marks a watershed change for the annual NCDEU meeting because it is being held under the auspices of the American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology (ASCP), for which JCP is the official journal. Under the direction of the ASCP, this annual event will no doubt grow in size and stature and be filled with fascinating lectures and interesting posters.

We have an exciting offer to mark the end of this special series of publications. Subscribe to or renew your subscription to the Journal, and you will receive a free PDF collection of the articles. Visit to learn more.

John S. Shelton, PhD



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