APA Blog

Category : Patients and Families

COVID-19 and Anti-Asian Racism

For Asian Americans, including myself, a run to the grocery store might mean additional risks under the COVID-19 pandemic like physical and verbal assaults. During stay-at-home orders, there were more than 1,700 anti-Asian incidents reported to the Stop AAPI Hate online tracker, managed by several Asian American interest organizations

Exploring the Potential to Eliminate Traumatic Memories

Erasing or manipulating memories sounds like science fiction,  but researchers are moving closer to the ability to target and erase traumatic memories. New advances in the neurobiology of fear memory are leading to potential new approaches to PTSD treatment, including the erasure of traumatic memories.

Building Resilience at Any Age

Resilience is the ability to adapt well to stress, trauma, tragedy or threats; to bounce back from difficult experiences and to overcome adversity. Resilience is a complex and active process, influenced by both genetics and environment with the potential to change over time. It is also clearly a useful and desirable quality as people across the globe cope with the COVID-19 pandemic.

APA TV Puts Spotlight on Top Treatment and Research Centers

One of the special experiences of attending the APA Annual Meeting in person is access to informative and engaging content produced by APA TV right from the comfort of your own hotel room. While that experience can’t be replicated this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you can still check out some of the segments that APA TV put together this year, which highlight the work of some of our nation’s top psychiatric hospitals and learning institutions.

Computer-Assisted Treatment and Mobile Apps for Depression

Technology is increasingly assisting us in many aspects of our lives, and mental health treatment is no exception. Research continues to show the benefits of computer-assisted cognitive behavioral therapy (CCBT) for treating depression and the potential of mental health mobile apps to help.