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June 14, 2022

‘Outbreak’ of Sudden Tics Among Teen Girls

Researchers in several countries are reporting that the pandemic has triggered an increase in the number of teen girls with tic-like behaviors that are severe, frequent and disabling.

May 31, 2022

New Study Looks at What it Means to Recover from Mental Illness

A new study examining recovery after first-episode psychosis found that based on a standard definition of recovery, 32% of people are in clinical recovery, including 50% of those with bipolar disorder and 23% of those with schizophrenia spectrum disorders (Asbo et al., 2022). The study authors also found that, “as most of our participants were in psychotic symptom remission, psychosis appears well managed for most.”

May 11, 2022

In Light of Potential Supreme Court Ruling, APA Reiterates Support for Legal Abortion

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) has held the position for decades that abortion is a medical procedure for which physicians should respect the patient’s right to freedom of choice. Further, APA opposes all constitutional amendments, legislation, and regulations curtailing family planning and abortion services to any segment of the population.  

May 06, 2022

Jim Obergefell, Lead Plaintiff in Landmark Same-Sex Marriage Case, to Address APA

Obergerfell will receive the John Fryer 50th Anniversary Speech Award on Tuesday at 8 a.m. at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. This special event, titled “Special APA CEO Breakfast Session: John Fryer 50th Anniversary Speech Award Celebration,” will commemorate the appearance of psychiatrist John Fryer, M.D., in disguise at the 1972 APA Annual Meeting to announce that he was gay.

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