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November 09, 2021

MEDIA ADVISORY: Twitter Chat to Focus on Veterans Mental Health

As we stop this week to honor the sacrifice of our nation’s more than 17 million military veterans, the American Psychiatric Association will host a Veterans Mental Health Twitter Chat where participants can learn more about the impact of numerous serious mental health issues facing this population.

November 04, 2021

American Journal of Psychiatry Review Suggests Unconventional New Path for Alzheimer’s Treatments

As November marks Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, a new review in the American Journal of Psychiatry examines the current state of research on Alzheimer’s disease and potential future directions. Central to the authors’ argument is the unconventional idea that the presence of amyloid and tau are merely biomarkers of the disease, and that treatments focused on them may not improve patient outcomes.

October 20, 2021

Latest Edition of Top Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Textbook Highlights the Changes and Challenges Posed by the COVID-19 Pandemic

With a National Mental Health Emergency declared for our nation's children in light of the pandemic, American Psychiatric Association Publishing has released the third edition of Dulcan's Textbook of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, a foundational resource for clinicians in the field. Edited by Mina K. Dulcan, M.D., the new edition includes the most up-to-date research and clinical advances, including expanded chapters on telehealth and working with primary care and subspecialty pediatrics in mental health treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic.

October 19, 2021

Top Executives from Sixteen Major Mental Health Organizations Applaud CDC for Adding Mental Illnesses to its List of Underlying Medical Conditions Associated with Higher Risk for Severe COVID-19

Top executives from sixteen of the nation’s leading mental health advocacy organizations applaud the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for adding mood disorders, including depression, and schizophrenia spectrum disorders to its list of underlying medical conditions associated with higher risk for severe COVID-19.

October 12, 2021

Telehealth Addiction Treatment Rose Rapidly During Pandemic; But Potential Benefits Still Unclear

During the COVID-19 pandemic, addiction treatment providers rapidly pivoted to providing services via telehealth. New research highlights the potential for telehealth delivery to increase patient engagement by improving access and convenience. However, it also finds limited evidence that telehealth results in better retention or other outcomes relative to in-person treatment. The research appears online today in Psychiatric Services, a journal of the American Psychiatric Association, ahead of the organization’s Mental Health Services Conference.

October 09, 2021

Let’s Talk about the Impacts of the Current Mental Health Crisis

Today, on World Mental Health Day, the American Psychiatric Association Foundation (APAF) is launching a new monthly podcast to engage the public in conversations about the current mental health crisis. Each episode of Mentally Healthy Nation will be centered around an aspect of mental health that impacts the community, where people live, learn, work and worship.

October 07, 2021

APA Urges Congress to Fund Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Provisions Within the Build Back Better Act

As Congress considers a reconciliation package to address funding President Biden’s Build Back Better Act, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) is expressing strong support for several provisions within the Act that are critical for enhancing efforts to improve mental health across the nation at this time of great need. In a letter sent to House and Senate leadership, the APA detailed essential provisions to include within the package

October 05, 2021

Award-Winning Documentary CURED to Air on PBS Oct. 11, Covers History of the Removal of Homosexuality from the DSM in 1973

“I am a homosexual. I am a psychiatrist.” So began the speech presented by Dr. H. Anonymous (who later revealed himself as Dr. John Fryer) at the 1972 American Psychiatric Association (APA) Annual Meeting held in Dallas, Texas. The story of Dr. Fryer, Barbara Gittings, Frank Kameny, and others who worked together to push the APA to remove homosexuality from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders is being told in a powerful new documentary, CURED. The film will air as the season premiere of Independent Lens on PBS on National Coming Out Day, Monday, Oct. 11.

September 30, 2021

October Issues of American Psychiatric Association Journals Cover Diabetes and Depression Connection; Schizophrenia Treatment; Mental Health of Community College Students and more

The October issues of two of the American Psychiatric Association journals, The American Journal of Psychiatry and Psychiatric Services are available online. The American Journal of Psychiatry is the most widely read psychiatric journal in the world. The October issue presents findings that extend and validate salient results from previous studies relevant to clinical psychiatry. Among the research featured:

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