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December 06, 2023

Media Advisory: New Polling Data, Experts on Alcohol Use Disorder Available from American Psychiatric Association

Alcohol use disorder (AUD) involves frequent or heavy alcohol drinking that becomes difficult to control and leads to problems in areas such as relationships, work, school, or family. It affects more than one in four people in their lifetime, and more than one in 10 each year. AUD is common and often goes untreated. Treatments for AUD include medication, therapies, and support/self-help groups.

November 28, 2023

This Year, Only a Quarter of Americans Are Anxious About Political Debates at the Holiday Table; Overall More Are Concerned About Financing the Festivities

With the holiday season fully underway, about a third of Americans (29%) anticipate being more stressed out than last year. The main source of that stress, however, is not political debate at the dinner table. Among the options tested, Americans named affording holiday gifts (51%), finding and securing holiday gifts (40%), or affording holiday meals (39%) as the top three factors causing them anxiety this season.

November 28, 2023

Este año, solo un cuarto de los estadounidenses están preocupados por los debates políticos en la mesa navideña; en general, son más los que se preocupan por la financiación de las fiestas

Con las fiestas navideñas a pleno rendimiento, alrededor de un tercio de los estadounidenses (29%) prevé estar más estresado que el año pasado. La principal fuente de estrés, sin embargo, no es el debate político en la mesa. Entre las opciones analizadas, los estadounidenses mencionaron el coste de los regalos navideños (51%), la búsqueda y obtención de regalos navideños (40%) o el coste de las comidas navideñas (39%) como los tres principales factores que les causan ansiedad esta temporada.

November 20, 2023

APA Statement on the Passing of Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) today pauses to remember the life of Former First Lady Roslynn Carter. Few, if any, other Americans have been able to accomplish what she did for the cause of mental health. Mrs. Carter worked relentlessly to help the millions of people in this country who have mental illness or substance use disorders. She used her bully pulpit to bring the conversation about mental health out from the darkness and to advocate for a more comprehensive system of care.

November 08, 2023

New Poll: Small Acts of Kindness Make Most Americans Feel Better

As the holiday season approaches, most Americans say that small acts of kindness make them feel better, and that is true for both giving and receiving those acts. And acts of kindness were happening: in the past three months, 93% of Americans reported having done something kind, including 69% who had said hello to a stranger, 68% who reported holding a door open for someone, and 65% who had given someone a compliment. Among other options surveyed:

November 08, 2023

Nueva encuesta: Los pequeños actos de amabilidad hacen que la mayoría de los estadounidenses se sientan mejor

Ya que se acercan las fiestas navideñas, la mayoría de los estadounidenses afirman en una nueva encuesta de la asociación psiquiátrica americana (APA) que los pequeños actos de amabilidad les hacen sentir mejor, y eso es cierto tanto para dar como para recibir esos actos. Y se producen los actos de bondad: en los últimos tres meses, el 93% de los estadounidenses declararon haber hecho algo amable, incluido el 69% que había saludado a un desconocido, el 68% que declaró haberle abierto la puerta a alguien y el 65% que la había hecho un cumplido a alguien.

November 02, 2023

Top Ten Things Physicians and the Public Should Know about Addiction; Resources Developed by Medical Associations Released Today

Today, four major U.S. medical associations released educational resources highlighting what physicians and the public should know about addiction. The American Psychiatric Association (APA), the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP), the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), and the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), collaborated on the development of two “Top Ten” lists. These resources, with succinct and powerful facts about addiction, are aimed at helping to raise awareness, increase understanding, and combat the stigma associated with addiction and seeking treatment.

October 27, 2023

AVISO A LOS MEDIOS DE COMUNICACIÓN: Con menos horas de luz, cambio de hora y tiempo más frio, nueva encuesta de la APA y expertos de trastorno afectivo estacional disponibles

¿QUÉ ES EL TRASTORNO AFECTIVO ESTACIONAL? El trastorno afectivo estacional es una forma de depresión también conocido como depresión estacional o depresión invernal. Los síntomas suelen ocurrir durante los meses de otoño e invierno cuando hay menos luz solar y suelen mejorar con la llegada de la primavera.

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