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April 10, 2024

Media Advisory: As a Third of Americans Spend Four or More Hours a Day on Social Media, APA Offers New Polling, Resources on Technology Use

Technology has become an integral and growing part of everyday life. It is key for efficient daily functioning and vital for social connection for many. Smartphones are constant companions, and in fact, 64% of Americans feel somewhat or very anxious when they don’t have access to their phone, according to new polling from the American Psychiatric Association

April 05, 2024

American Psychiatric Association Opposes Efforts to Ban Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiatives in Medical Education

Today the American Psychiatric Association issued this statement: “In today’s medical schools and academic psychiatry departments, the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion are critical to ensure that the next generation of physicians can serve the needs of evolving, diverse, underrepresented, and underserved patient populations. These principles are also central to creating healthy learning environments for the future workforce.

March 01, 2024

Americans’ Pets Offer Mental Health Support to Their Owners, 1 out of 5 Pet Owners Has an Emotional Support Animal

They say in Washington, if you want a friend, get a dog. The results of an American Psychiatric Association Healthy Minds Monthly Poll released jointly with the American Veterinary Medical Association seem to align with that adage: Among the many mental health benefits of pets, nearly two-thirds of pet owners say that their animals offer companionship (65%), are a true friend (65%) and provide unconditional love and support (64%).

March 01, 2024

Las mascotas de los estadounidenses ofrecen apoyo a la salud mental de sus dueños, casi 1 de cada 5 tiene un animal de apoyo emocional

Se dice que en Washington que si quieres un amigo, consíguete un perro. Los resultados de una Encuesta Mensual sobre Mentes Saludables de la Asociación Psiquiátrica Americana, publicada juntamente con la Asociación Americana de Medicina Veterinaria, parecen coincidir con ese adagio: entre los muchos beneficios para la salud mental de las mascotas, casi dos tercios de los dueños de mascotas dicen que sus animales ofrecen compañía (65%), son un verdadero amigo (65%) y proporcionan amor y apoyo incondicionales (64%).

February 07, 2024

Media Advisory: Media Encouraged to Attend APA Annual Meeting in New York City

The American Psychiatric Association’s 2024 Annual Meeting features nationally recognized experts in psychiatry and mental health policy, research, and clinical practice. The meeting’s theme is Confronting Addiction from Prevention to Recovery and it will feature more than 500 educational sessions and specialized tracks, including addiction psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, forensic psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, and more.

Marketa Wills MD MBA
February 02, 2024

Marketa Wills, M.D., M.B.A., Named Next CEO and Medical Director of the American Psychiatric Association

After a nationwide search, today the American Psychiatric Association announced that its new CEO and Medical Director will be Marketa Wills, M.D., M.B.A. Wills has decades of experience in driving innovation and promoting quality mental health care. She currently serves as the Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Johns Hopkins Health Plans, has a clinical practice at University of South Florida Student Health Services in Tampa, Florida, sits on for profit and not-for profit boards, and serves as the Chair of the Standards Committee of the National Committee for Quality Assurance.

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