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May 10, 2023

Americans Express Worry Over Personal Safety in Annual Anxiety and Mental Health Poll

The results of an annual poll conducted by the American Psychiatric Association show that 70% of U.S. adults say they feel anxious or extremely anxious about keeping themselves or their families safe. While the number is lower than what was reported during the early onset of the pandemic in 2020, it is 6% higher than in the past two years.

May 02, 2023

May Issues of American Psychiatric Association Journals Cover New Treatments, Assessing Crisis Lines, Suicide Prevention, and More

he latest issues of three of the American Psychiatric Association’s journals, The American Journal of Psychiatry, Psychiatric Services and Focus are now available online. The May issue of The American Journal of Psychiatry focuses on treatments, with articles presenting issues related to psychedelics, trichotillomania, social anxiety disorder, schizophrenia, and opioid use disorder.

May 02, 2023

APA Foundation Welcomes 2023 Class of Fellows, Largest in Program History

The American Psychiatric Association Foundation today (APAF) proudly welcomed 116 future psychiatric leaders into the 2023 class of fellows, marking the largest class in program history. The APA Foundation Resident Fellowship Program complements psychiatric residency training by providing experiential learning, mentorships, and professional development opportunities.

April 20, 2023

Los hispanoamericanos se sienten más informados sobre el vínculo entre la nutrición y la salud mental que las personas no hispanas. El 78 % cambiaría su dieta para tener un efecto positivo en su salud mental.

Los hispanoamericanos están entendiendo esta relación: la última encuesta mensual de Healthy Minds de la Asociación Americana de Psiquiatría revela que cuatro de cada cinco (81 %) de los adultos hispanoamericanos se consideran informados sobre el vínculo entre la nutrición y la salud mental. Este porcentaje es más alto que el de las personas no hispanas, de las cuales solo el 63 % indicó ese nivel de conocimiento.

April 19, 2023

APA Foundation, HOPE Center Harlem, Receive Grant from MTV Entertainment Studios to Promote Youth Mental Health

MTV Entertainment Studios recently announced a round of grants to mental health organizations and causes, including the American Psychiatric Association Foundation (APAF) in partnership with HOPE Center Harlem, ahead of Mental Health Action Day. HOPE (Healing On Purpose and Evolving) Center Harlem seeks to provide quality therapeutic services and promote health and wellness to minoritized groups within the Harlem, NY, community.

April 11, 2023

Four in Five Americans Would Change Their Diets to Improve Mental Health, But They Rate Other Life Factors as More Impactful

Nutrition and mental health are linked, and studies on mental wellness and the gut biome, the Mediterranean diet and the DASH diet, among other topics, have been garnering more attention in recent years. Americans are picking up that understanding: the latest American Psychiatric Association Healthy Minds Monthly poll reveals that two-thirds (66%) of American adults feel knowledgeable about the link between nutrition and mental health. A majority (81%) would be willing to change their diet to improve mental health.

March 01, 2023

APA and AVMA Team Up to Encourage Americans to #Paws4MentalHealth

The nation’s leading organizations for psychiatrists and veterinarians are joining forces in March to call attention to the positive mental health benefits of having a pet at home. The American Psychiatric Association (APA) and American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), who collectively represent nearly 140,000 physicians and veterinarians, have entitled the effort #Paws4MentalHealth.

February 27, 2023

American Psychiatric Association Publishes Updated Guideline on Eating Disorders and Accompanying Implementation Tools

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) recently published an updated practice guideline for treatment of patients with eating disorders. The guideline provides recommendations on assessment and evidence-based pharmacological, psychotherapeutic, and other nonpharmacological treatments for eating disorders. The Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients with Eating Disorders focuses primarily on anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge-eating disorder and includes new tips for screening and treatment.

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