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  • May 21, 2022

APA Gives Back to New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic

Today American Psychiatric Association (APA) President Vivian Pender presented the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic’s Director of Psychiatry, John J. Hutchings, with a donation of $xx,xxxx as part of its annual APA Gives Back program. Now in its 13th year, APA Gives Back provides an opportunity for the organization, its members, and Annual Meeting attendees to support a charitable organization in the city in which the meeting is held.

  • May 21, 2022

New Study Tests a Curriculum for Medical Students on Detecting and Treating Opioid Use Disorder

From December 2020 to December 2021 drug overdose deaths in the U.S. increased by nearly 15%, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Of the nearly 71,000 drug overdose deaths in the U.S. in 2019, 70% involved opioids. A presentation at this year’s American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting examined one approach to ending this crisis: offering focused training as part of the medical student curriculum.

  • May 21, 2022

New Study: Expatriates Experience Anxiety, Helplessness, When Traumatic Events Occur in Their Home Country 

A new study presented today at the American Psychiatric Association’s Annual Meeting found that traumatic incidents in their home countries can harm the mental health of expatriates months after the traumatic incident, regardless of how long they have been away from their country, and even if they did not witness the traumatic incident firsthand. The mental health impact was larger among female and younger expatriates.

  • May 18, 2022

APA Collaborates with YouTube to Develop Fact-based Mental Health Content; Receives “Accredited Health Educator” Label 

Over the better part of a decade, health-related searches on social media platforms have increased exponentially. YouTube has more than 2 billion monthly logged-in users and every day, people watch over a billion hours of video and generate billions of views. To connect Americans with evidence-based information about mental health, the American Psychiatric Association has recently ramped up its efforts on this important platform.

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