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March 22, 2022

Physicians Oppose Legislation that Threatens Access to Reproductive Health Care

As America’s leading physician groups, representing over 400,000 physicians and medical students, we strongly oppose any laws and regulations that interfere with the confidential, trusting relationship between a patient and their physician. We are firmly against any policies that unnecessarily regulate the evidence-based practice of medicine, threaten the patient-physician relationship, and inhibit the delivery of safe, timely, and comprehensive care. This includes reproductive health services and information.

March 18, 2022

Asociación Americana de Psiquiatría publica el Manual diagnóstico y estadístico de trastornos mentales, quinta edición, revisión del texto (DSM-5-TR)

El día de hoy, la Asociación Americana de Psiquiatría (APA, por sus siglas en inglés) publicó el Manual diagnóstico y estadístico de trastornos mentales, quinta edición, revisión del texto (DSM-5-TR). El manual, el cual la APA ha publicado y actualizado desde 1952, define y clasifica los trastornos mentales, a fin de mejorar su diagnóstico, tratamiento e investigación.

March 16, 2022

A medida que Estados Unidos emerge de la pandemia, un tercio de la población hispana del país afirma que sus hábitos mejoraron; mientras que una cuarta parte sostiene que su estado de ánimo mejoró y que el consumo de alcohol fue mayor

A medida que los requisitos en cuanto al uso de mascarillas y las cifras de infectados disminuyeron en todo el país a finales de este invierno, aproximadamente un tercio (32 %) de los hispanos de Estados Unidos afirma que pasar más tiempo en casa durante la pandemia mejoró sus hábitos diarios, en comparación con el 26 % de todos los adultos estadounidenses.

March 16, 2022

CEO Alliance for Mental Health Launches Campaign to Drive 988 Crisis Hotline Preparedness

The CEO Alliance for Mental Health, a collaborative of 15 of the nation’s leading mental health professional organizations, advocacy groups and funders, today announced the rollout of a coordinated effort to drive awareness and support among state and municipal officials as they prepare for the nationwide transition from the current National Suicide Prevention Lifeline to the new 988 Hotline for mental health emergencies and suicide prevention.

March 11, 2022

American Psychiatric Association Welcomes Mental Health and Telehealth Investments in Omnibus Bill, Urges Further Investments

Last night the U.S. Senate passed H.R. 2471, Omnibus Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2022, a $1.5 trillion package to fund the federal government through the end of the fiscal year and provide aid to Ukraine. The president is expected to sign it today. The Labor-Health and Human Services-Education appropriations measure included in the omnibus bill provides critical funding for mental health programs. The American Psychiatric Association (APA) expresses its support for the progress made in funding many key programs, as well as provisions that would continue certain flexibilities facilitating access to telehealth for an additional five months after the current public health emergency expires.

March 07, 2022

As Americans Emerge from Pandemic, Many Report Adopting Better Habits, While One in Five Are Smoking or Drinking More

As states lifted masking requirements and infection numbers dropped late this winter, the majority of Americans reported their mood was stable since January (64%) and that the pandemic either hadn’t changed their daily habits (49%) or had changed them for the better (26%). However, nearly three in 10 (28%) rated their mental health as merely fair or poor, and almost a fifth reported that they were smoking (17%) or drinking (18%) more.

March 04, 2022

American Psychiatric Association, American Telemedicine Association, ATA Action and 69 Other Groups Call on Administration to Permanently Remove Barriers to Care

Today, 72 organizations asked the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to permanently waive the requirement that patients receive an in-person evaluation prior to being prescribed controlled substances via telemedicine. The organizations, convened by the American Psychiatric Association, the American Telemedicine Association, and ATA Action submitted the letter to the DEA as it is currently developing the Special Registration process for the use of telemedicine to prescribe controlled substances under the Ryan Haight Act.

March 01, 2022

APA Statement on President Biden’s National Strategy to Address Our Mental Health Crisis

At tonight’s State of the Union speech, President Biden unveiled a new “Strategy to Address Our Mental Health Crisis.” The American Psychiatric Association (APA) applauds the Biden Administration's efforts to elevate national attention to this important societal imperative and to put policies in place that will ensure millions of Americans have access to the care they need.

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