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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.

February 17, 2023

Ramaswamy Viswanathan, M.D., Is Named APA President-Elect

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) members have chosen Ramaswamy Viswanathan, M.D., DrMedSc, DLFAPA, as the medical society’s next president-elect. The results were released today but are not official until the APA Board of Trustees confirms them at its March meeting.

February 13, 2023

Media Advisory: Media Encouraged to Attend APA Annual Meeting in San Francisco

The American Psychiatric Association’s 2023 Annual Meeting features nationally recognized experts in psychiatry and mental health policy, research, and clinical practice. The meeting’s theme is Innovate, Collaborate, Motivate: Charting the Future of Mental Health and will feature more than 600 educational sessions and specialized tracks, including addiction psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, forensic psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, and more. The meeting will also include a clinical updates track; a research track hosted by NIAAA, with sessions also from NIDA and SAMHSA; and a special technology track.

February 13, 2023

APA Foundation Appoints Vedrana Hodzic, M.D., Director of Fellowships, Mentorship and Medical Education

The American Psychiatric Association Foundation (APAF) today announced that Vedrana Hodzic, M.D., will be its Director of Fellowships, Mentorship and Medical Education. In this role, Hodzic will oversee the APAF’s Resident Fellowship Program, and will use her clinical and resident training expertise to elevate the program through enhanced professional development, experiential learning, and mentoring opportunities.

February 08, 2023

Los hispanoamericanos reportan beneficios ligeramente diferentes de las relaciones que los no hispanos; Encuentra más fácil hacer amigos

Mientras los estadounidenses celebran el amor en todas sus formas este Día de San Valentín, más hispanos estadounidenses informaron que les resulta algo o muy fácil hacer amigos (75 %) que los no hispanos (63 %). Los adultos hispanos (42 %) también son más propensos que los adultos no hispanos (30 %) a decir que las relaciones románticas apoyan su salud mental al ser divertidas.

February 07, 2023

APA Statement Ahead of Tonight’s 2023 State of the Union

In the lead-up to tonight’s State of the Union address, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) applauds the continued emphasis on mental health in the Biden Administration’s Unity Agenda. While the nation faces the opioid epidemic, an ongoing crisis in youth mental health, and barriers to access, mental health is truly an issue where bipartisan progress can and must be made.

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