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America’s Frontline Physicians Call for Texas vs. Azar Decision on Affordable Care Act to Be Reversed on Appeal

In response to the ruling to overturn the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in Texas vs. Azar, the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), American College of Physicians (ACP), American Osteopathic Association (AOA), and American Psychiatric Association (APA), collectively representing America's frontline physicians, issued this statement:

Study Finds Increasing Use, and Misuse, of Benzodiazepines

More than one in eight U.S. adults (12.6 percent) used benzodiazepines in the past year, up from previous reports. Misuse of the prescription drugs accounted for more than 17 percent of overall use, according to a study published online today in Psychiatric Services in Advance. The researchers defined misuse as any way a doctor did not direct, including using the drug without a prescription or more often or longer than prescribed. Misuse was highest among young adults 18 to 25 (5.6 percent) and was as common as prescribed use.

APA Calls for Vigorous Appeal of Federal Judge’s Ruling Striking Down the Affordable Care Act

In the wake of a federal district court judge’s ruling striking down the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), the American Psychiatric Association (APA) today calls for a vigorous appeal effort to protect access to health care for millions of Americans.

APA Calls on D.C. Government to Protect Access to Training for Howard University’s Medical Students

The Council of the District of Columbia today is holding a meeting to discuss a future hospital on the site of St. Elizabeths East Campus in Ward 8. As part of the discussion, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) is requesting accommodations be made to ensure that medical students at nearby Howard University be given access to train and work.

APA’s CEO and Medical Director Comments on the Passing of President H.W. Bush

In the wake of the passing of President H.W. Bush at the age of 94, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) issued the following statement from APA CEO and Medical Director Saul Levin, M.D., M.P.A.:

APA Reiterates Strong Opposition to Conversion Therapy

In the wake of recent popular entertainment portrayals of conversion therapy, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) today reiterates its long-standing opposition to the practice. APA made clear with its 1998 position statement that “APA opposes any psychiatric treatment, such as “reparative” or “conversion” therapy, that is based on the assumption that homosexuality per se is a mental disorder or is based on the a priori assumption that the patient should change his or her homosexual orientation.”

America’s Frontline Physicians Oppose the Administration’s Decision to Jeopardize Access to Women’s Preventive Care

In response to the release of the Trump administration’s final rules that will limit contraception access the American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American College of Physicians, and American Psychiatric Association, collectively representing more than 423,000 of America's frontline physicians, issued this statement:

APA Statement on Shooting in Thousand Oaks, Calif.

The American Psychiatric Association released the following statement from President Altha Stewart, M.D., in response to the deadly shooting Wednesday night in Thousand Oaks, Calif.

Among College Students, Mental Health Diagnosis and Treatment are Up, Stigma is Down

Mental health diagnoses and treatment of college students increased substantially between 2007 and 2017. More than one-third of students reported a diagnosed condition in 2016–2017, according to a study published online today in Psychiatric Services in Advance.

APA Condemns Shooting at Pittsburgh Synagogue, Reiterates Impact of Violence on Mental Health

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) today issued the following statement from APA President Altha Stewart, M.D., in response to the shootings this past weekend at the Tree of Life Congregation that killed 11 members of the synagogue and wounded four police officers:

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