News Releases

APA Disappointed in Judge’s Ruling Regarding Short-Term, Limited Duration Plans

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) last fall joined six other health organizations in filing a lawsuit against the Administration’s decision to allow for the expanded sale of short-term, limited duration plans (STLDI) in exchange for comprehensive health plans mandated by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Today, a federal district court judge upheld the government’s regulations regarding STLDI plans. In response, the APA issued the following statements:

APA Calls on Administration to Provide Humane Care for Asylum Seekers at U.S. Border

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is deeply concerned with the recent reports regarding the conditions children and their families who are seeking asylum at the U.S. border are being held in, and the traumatic affects those conditions will have on their mental health. In response, the APA released this statement from APA President Bruce Schwartz, M.D.

APA CEO and Medical Director Saul Levin Receives Honorary Fellowship Award from Royal College of Psychiatrists

American Psychiatric Association CEO and Medical Director Saul M. Levin, M.D., M.P.A., was awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the Royal College of Psychiatrists during the College’s International Congress last week. Each year the President and the nomination committee nominates up to five Honorary fellows from its members.

APA Member Patrice Harris, M.D., Takes Office as President of AMA

Patrice Harris, M.D., M.A., a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association (APA), was sworn in today as President of the American Medical Association (AMA), the nation’s largest medical society with roughly 250,000 members.

APA Endorses Federal Parity Bill; Urges Congress to Quickly Pass Legislation

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is endorsing “The Mental Health Parity Compliance Act,” a new bipartisan bill introduced today that would enhance the transparency and accountability of insurers’ coverage of mental health and substance use benefits, in compliance with the federal parity law.

Paul O'Leary, M.D., Assumes Post as APA Assembly Speaker

At the close of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) Annual Meeting on May 22 in San Francisco, Paul J. O'Leary, M.D., assumed the role of Speaker of the APA Assembly of District Branches.

Dr. Bruce Schwartz Takes Office as APA President

Bruce J. Schwartz, M.D., began his one-year term as President of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) at the conclusion of the APA Annual Meeting in San Francisco on May 22. At the same time Jeffrey Geller, M.D., M.P.H., began his term as APA President-elect

Joint Statement Supporting the VACCINES Act

Our organizations, which represent a combined membership of more than 560,000 physician and medical student members, are united in our support of the bipartisan Vaccine Awareness Campaign to Champion Immunization Nationally and Enhance Safety (VACCINES) Act, introduced yesterday by physicians Rep. Kim Schrier (D-Wash.) and Rep. Michael Burgess (R-Texas), along with Reps. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.), Brett Guthrie (R-Ky.), Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.), and Gus Bilirakis (R-Fla.).

Americans are Concerned about Potential Negative Impacts of Social Media on Mental Health and Well-being

Americans generally feel social media has a more negative than positive influence on mental and emotional well-being, according to new poll released here today by the American Psychiatric Association (APA).

Americans' Overall Level of Anxiety about Health, Safety and Finances Remain High

For the second year in a row, about two in three Americans say they are extremely or somewhat anxious about keeping themselves and their family safe, paying bills and their health, according to a new poll released here today by the American Psychiatric Association (APA).

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