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Anita Everett Takes Office as APA President

Anita Everett, M.D., began her one-year term as President of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) at the conclusion of the APA Annual Meeting in San Diego on May 24. At the same time Altha Stewart, M.D., began her term as APA President-elect.

Theresa M. Miskimen Assumes Post as APA Assembly Speaker

At the close of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) Annual Meeting on May 24 in San Diego, Theresa M. Miskimen, M.D., assumed the role of Speaker of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) Assembly of District Branches.

Proposed White House Budget Would Severely Harm Nation’s Mental Health Care System and Patients

The proposed White House budget released earlier this week calls for draconian cuts to the nation’s health care system, decreases access to mental health and substance use care and puts patients at risk. The APA calls on Congress to reject the proposed budget in favor of a bipartisan solution that ensures Americans get the health care they deserve.

APA Calls on Senate to Reject Dangerous ACA Replacement Bill; CBO says 23 Million Americans Will Lose Health Care if Bill Passes

APA renewed its call for a bipartisan solution to health care in the wake of the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) release today that indicated that 23 million Americans will lose their health care if a proposed ACA replacement bill is passed.

Americans Favor Treatment, Not Enforcement, to Address Opioid Crisis; Many Americans Believe Access to Illegal Opioids and Painkillers is Easy; One in Five Millennials Think it’s OK to Share Prescription Medicine

Many Americans have been directly touched by the opioid crisis - more than a quarter of Americans and more than a third of millennials, report knowing someone who has been addicted to opioids or prescription painkillers. More than two-thirds of Americans, 69 percent, say they “understand how someone accidentally gets addicted to opioids,” according to a new national poll released today by the American Psychiatric Association.

Majority of Americans Say They are Anxious about Health; Millennials are More Anxious than Baby Boomers

Nearly two-thirds of Americans are extremely or somewhat anxious about health and safety for themselves and their families and more than a third are more anxious overall than last year.

New National Poll Finds Americans Show Strong Support for Mental Health Coverage

Americans, both Republicans and Democrats, overwhelmingly feel that insurance should cover mental health. Seventy-seven percent of all Americans said private health insurance offered through an employer or union should cover mental health, including 76 percent of Democrats and 81 percent of Republicans.

Rep. Tim Murphy Receives the Jacob Javits Award for Public Service

U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Pa.) was presented the American Psychiatric Association’s Jacob K. Javits Award for Public Service today at the APA Annual Meeting here.

APA Gives Back Program Benefits UCSD Student-Run Free Clinic Project

As part of the American Psychiatric Association’s annual “APA Gives Back” program, APA President Maria A. Oquendo, M.D., Ph.D., presented a donation of more than $16,000 to this’s year’s recipient, the UCSD Student-Run Free Clinic Project during the Opening Session of the APA Annual Meeting here. Ellen Beck, M.D., Co-Founder and Director of the Free Clinic Project, accepted the check on behalf of the organization.

New Research: High Levels of Anxiety Found Among Syrian Refugee Children

The Syria Civil War has exposed millions of civilians to extreme physical and emotional trauma. Anxiety is common among Syrian refugee children, affecting more than four in five children, according to research presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association in San Diego.

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