Between 2014 and 2019, the proportion of facilities in the U.S. offering mental health treatment in Spanish declined by 17.8% — a loss of 1,163 Spanish-speaking mental health facilities, according to new research published in Psychiatric Services. Over the same time period, the Hispanic population in the U.S. increased by 4.5% or 5.2 million people.
The May issues of two of the American Psychiatric Association’s journals, The American Journal of Psychiatry and Psychiatric Services are available online. Also available is the latest issue of Focus.
The American Psychiatric Association (APA) announced today the launch of PsychPRO 2.0, a next-generation technology platform for the PsychPRO mental health registry offering enhanced options for engaging with patients, tracking outcomes, and streamlined data collection for quality reporting.
American Psychiatric Association Launches New Maternal Mental Health Effort Aimed at Identifying Clinician Training Gaps
A recent study in Psychiatric Services documented that 51% of pregnant women with a major depressive episode did not receive any mental health treatment. Untreated mental illness is risky for pregnant mothers and their babies, and although the topic is generally under-researched, safe pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments for pregnant women do exist. A new effort from the American Psychiatric Association (APA), led by Diana E. Clarke, Ph.D., managing director of research and senior epidemiologist/research statistician, will gauge psychiatrists’ and other mental health clinicians’ experience with and attitudes around treating pregnant women with mental and substance use disorders and identify training gaps.
Two-Thirds of Black Americans Believe Climate Change Is Hurting Americans’ Health, According to New Poll
According to the latest Healthy Minds Monthly* poll from the American Psychiatric Association (APA), Black Americans are more concerned than Americans overall about the health impacts of climate change. More than two-thirds (67%) of Black American adults believe climate change is already hurting Americans’ health (58% of all adults), and more than half (54%) agree that it’s impacting their mental health (48% of all adults). In addition, more than half of Black Americans (51%) reported being anxious about climate change’s impact on future generations.
Legislation to Criminalize Physicians, Jeopardize Patient-Physician Relationship Have No Place in Health Care
Our organizations, representing nearly 600,000 physicians and medical students, firmly believe the trusted relationship between a physician and their patient should never be jeopardized by the actions of policymakers, and a physician should not be criminalized or penalized for providing care.
Los hispano-estadounidenses se preocupan más que los otros estadounidenses por las afectaciones que el cambio climático provoca en la salud, según una nueva encuesta
De acuerdo con la última encuesta de Healthy Minds Monthly* de la Asociación Americana de Psiquiatría (AMA), a los hispano-estadounidenses les preocupa más que a los otros estadounidenses, en general, las afectaciones que el cambio climático tiene en la salud.
According to the latest Healthy Minds Monthly* poll from the American Psychiatric Association (APA), 58% of adults believe climate change is already impacting the health of Americans and nearly half (48%) agree that it’s impacting the mental health of Americans. Half of adults (51%) are anxious about climate change’s impact on future generations.
April Issues of American Psychiatric Association Journals Cover Benefits of Medication for Opioid Use Disorder and Community-Based Treatment for People with Serious Mental Illness
The April issues of two of the American Psychiatric Association’s journals, The American Journal of Psychiatry and Psychiatric Services are available online. Also available is the latest issue of The American Journal of Psychotherapy.
American Psychiatric Association Statement on Ninth Circuit Court’s Decision in Wit v. United Behavioral Health
Yesterday, the Ninth Circuit Court reversed the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California’s February 2019 decision in Wit v. United Behavioral Health. The American Psychiatric Association released this statement.
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.
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.