American Psychiatric Association (APA) members have elected psychiatrist Theresa Miskimen, M.D., DLFAPA, as the medical organization’s next president-elect. Miskimen is currently chair and medical director of the Department of Psychiatry at Hunterdon Medical Center in Flemington, New Jersey
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, 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.
February Issues of APA Journals Cover Treating Opioid and Cannabis Use Disorders, Trends in Telepsychiatry, Reproductive Psychiatry and More
The latest issues of three American Psychiatric Association journals, The American Journal of Psychiatry, Psychiatric Services and Focus are now available online.
In May 2023, U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, M.D., M.B.A., called loneliness a public health epidemic. The latest Healthy Minds Monthly Poll from the American Psychiatric Association (APA) finds that, early in 2024, 30% of adults say they have experienced feelings of loneliness at least once a week over the past year, while 10% say they are lonely every day.
En mayo de 2023, el Cirujano General de EE.UU. Vivek Murthy, M.D., M.B.A., calificó la soledad como una epidemia de salud pública, tan letal como fumar 15 cigarrillos al día. La última encuesta mensual de Healthy Minds de la Asociación Psiquiátrica Americana (APA) revela que, a principios de 2024, el 35% de los hispanos encuestados afirma haber experimentado sentimientos de soledad al menos una vez a la semana durante el último año, mientras que el 10% afirma sentirse solo todos los días.
Las finanzas siguen siendo una fuente importante de ansiedad para los estadounidenses de cara a 2024
En una encuesta realizada en diciembre, la mayoría de los adultos se declararon preocupados por sus finanzas personales (59%) y por la incertidumbre del nuevo año (54%). Más de un tercio (38%) se mostraron preocupados por su salud mental, una tendencia que coincide con los sondeos del año anterior. Algo menos de la mitad (44%) de los adultos afirma que prevé experimentar el mismo nivel de estrés a principios de 2024 que a principios de 2023, mientras que uno de cada cuatro afirma que espera más estrés.
Healthy Minds Monthly Poll: Personal Finances Were Still a Major Source of Anxiety for Americans Leading Into 2024
In a poll fielded in December, most adults said they were anxious about their personal finances (59%) and the uncertainty in the new year (54%). More than one-third (38%) were anxious about their mental health—a trend consistent with prior year’s polling. Just under half (44%) of adults said they anticipate experiencing the same level of stress at the start of 2024 as they did at the start of 2023, while one in four said they expect more stress.
January Issues of APA Journals Cover Antidepressant Outcomes, Disparities in School-Based Support, Civil Commitment Hearings, and More
The latest issues of three American Psychiatric Association journals, The American Journal of Psychiatry, Psychiatric Services and The American Journal of Psychotherapy are now available online.
Three-quarters (76%) of Americans are heading into 2024 with a New Year’s resolution in mind, and after three years of similar polling, the number of Americans making resolutions focused on mental health stayed steady, at around 28%.
Adrian Preda, M.D., a professor of clinical psychiatry and human behavior at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, has been named editor in chief of the official news service of the American Psychiatric Association (APA), Psychiatric News.
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.