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May 17, 2024

Los estadounidenses expresan cada vez más ansiedad en una encuesta anual; El estrés y el sueño son factores clave para salud mental

Los resultados de 2024 de la encuesta anual sobre salud mental de la Asociación Psiquiátrica Americana (APA) muestran que los adultos estadounidenses se sienten cada vez más ansiosos. En 2024, el 43% de los adultos dicen sentirse más ansiosos que el año anterior, frente al 37% en 2023 y el 32% en 2022. Los adultos están particularmente ansiosos por los acontecimientos actuales (70%), especialmente la economía (77%), las elecciones estadounidenses de 2024 (73%) y la violencia armada (69%).

May 09, 2024

Ramaswamy Viswanathan, M.D., Dr.Med.Sc., Assumes Office of APA President

Ramaswamy Viswanathan, M.D., Dr.Med.Sc., a longtime advocate for mental health, medical educator, and clinician-researcher, began his term as president of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) at the conclusion of the organization’s 2024 Annual Meeting in New York City.

May 04, 2024

New Research: E-Cigarette Content on Instagram Violates Policies, Is Marketed to Teens

New research presented today at the American Psychiatric Association’s Annual Meeting indicates that methods of advertising e-cigarettes on digital platforms are violating federal government and Instagram policies. The primary violations include omitting age-restricted content tags on Instagram and neglecting to address the addictive potential of e-cigarettes and other vaping products. Previous studies have found that exposure to e-cigarettes on social media is correlated with increased use.

May 04, 2024

APA Gives Back to the Ali Forney Center

Every year for the past 15 years, the APA Gives Back program offers the American Psychiatric Association (APA), its members, and Annual Meeting attendees the chance to support a community organization committed to improving the mental health of people in the city where the meeting is held. Today, the APA is proud to present a donation of $26,388 to the Ali Forney Center (AFC).

May 02, 2024

American Psychiatric Association Honors Former Arizona House Representative Dr. Amish Shah with Jacob K. Javits Public Service Award

On Friday, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) will confer its highest award honoring public service, the Jacob K. Javits Public Service Award, to Amish Shah, M.D., M.P.H. Dr. Shah’s dedication to improving access to quality care, and his advocacy efforts for mental health reform, have been a cornerstone of his 20-year career in emergency medicine and five years in the Arizona State Legislature.

May 01, 2024

American Adults Express Increasing Anxiousness in Annual Poll; Stress and Sleep are Key Factors Impacting Mental Health

The 2024 results of the American Psychiatric Association’s annual mental health poll show that U.S. adults are feeling increasingly anxious. In 2024, 43% of adults say they feel more anxious than they did the previous year, up from 37% in 2023 and 32% in 2022. Adults are particularly anxious about current events (70%) — especially the economy (77%), the 2024 U.S. election (73%), and gun violence (69%).

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

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