Mental Health Impacts of Increasingly Severe Storms: Lessons from the 2017 Atlantic Storm Season

The 2017 Atlantic storm season provides important lessons on the need to anticipate and prepare for the mental health impacts of increasingly severe weather events, according to new research presented here at the American Psychiatric Association’s 2019 Annual Meeting.

Strained Relationships, Past Trauma and Family Responsibilities Contribute to Loneliness among Midlife Women

Urban minority midlife women commonly experience significant loneliness due to strained family and romantic relationships, responsibilities as a caregiver, past trauma and social isolation, according to new research being presented today at the American Psychiatric Association’s Annual Meeting here. Supportive relationships were identified as protective against feelings of loneliness.

New Research: The Long-term Physical-Psychiatric Effects of Childhood Trauma

Exposure to trauma in childhood is associated with both psychiatric and physical problems for decades afterward, according to new research presented here today at the American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) Annual Meeting. Researchers are longitudinally assessing more than 1,000 individuals who were directly exposed to the 9/11 terror attack as children, as well as a matched control group of 500 individuals who were not.

New Research: Adherence to Mediterranean Diet and Reduced Risk of Late-Life Depression

Maintaining a Mediterranean-type diet may protect against symptoms of depression in later life, according to new research presented here at the American Psychiatric Association’s 2019 Annual Meeting.

APA Gives Back Program Supports Young Women’s Freedom Center

As part of the American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) annual “APA Gives Back” program, APA President Altha Stewart, M.D., presented a donation today of more than $15,000 to this year’s recipient, the Young Women’s Freedom Center, during the Opening Session of the APA Annual Meeting at the Moscone Center. Executive Director Jessica Nowlan accepted the check on behalf of the Young Women’s Freedom Center.

Frontline Physicians Call on Politicians to End Political Interference in the Delivery of Evidence Based Medicine

Our organizations are firmly opposed to efforts in state legislatures across the United States that inappropriately interfere with the patient-physician relationship, unnecessarily regulate the evidence-based practice of medicine and, in some cases, even criminalize physicians who deliver safe, legal, and necessary medical care.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Press Preview to Highlight New Research, Featured Speakers for American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting

Join us for a virtual press briefing to learn about highlights and key events of the APA Annual Meeting scheduled for May 18-22 in San Francisco. APA leadership will offer an overview of the meeting for media, including high-profile speakers and a preview of a new national public opinion survey on mental health.

APA Concerned About Transgender Military Ban

The American Psychiatric Association (APA), the national medical association representing more than 38,500 psychiatric physicians, is concerned about the Department of Defense’s (DoD) decision to implement a ban of transgender Americans from the U.S. military, effective Friday.

Stakeholders Agree: Modernize the Privacy Laws to Combat Opioid Epidemic -- Part 2 Coalition Applauds Bipartisan Bills to Strengthen Addiction Treatment

The Partnership to Amend 42 CFR Part 2 (Partnership), a coalition of nearly 50 health care organizations committed to aligning 42 CFR Part 2 (Part 2) with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) for the purposes of treatment, payment, and health care operations (TPO), today issued the following statement in response to the introduction of identical bipartisan bills in both the House and Senate. The Overdose Prevention and Patient Safety Act, “OPPS Act”, was introduced by Congressmen Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) and the Protecting Jessica Grubb’s Legacy Act, “Legacy Act”, was introduced by Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Joe Manchin (D-WV).

MEDIA ADVISORY: Innovation Zone: What's Next in Mental Health Technology? American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is hosting the 2019 Mental Health Innovation Zone, presented by Takeda Pharmaceuticals, U.S.A., a showcase and catalyst for new mental health technologies, as part of its 2019 Annual Meeting. The Innovation Zone is focused on answering the question: "What is next in mental health technology?" It will include lectures, panel discussions, workshops and a "Shark Tank"-style innovation session where attendees can pitch their own product ideas. Topics will include:

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