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What Is Psychiatry?

Psychiatry is the branch of medicine focused on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental, emotional and behavioral disorders. A psychiatrist is a medical doctor (an M.D. or D.O.) who specializes in mental health, including substance use disorders. Learn more about psychiatry here.

Mental Health Topics

Learn about common mental disorders, including symptoms, risk factors and treatment options. Find answers to common questions written by leading psychiatrists and links to additional resources. Also read the latest in the APA Blog.

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La Salud Mental

La Salud Mental

APA's La Salud Mental website that provides evidence-based information on mental health and substance use disorders for Spanish-speaking communities in the United States.

Un nuevo sitio web que brinda información basada en evidencia sobre salud mental y trastornos por uso de sustancias para las comunidades de habla hispana en los Estados Unidos.

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