American Psychiatric Association

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is the main professional organization of psychiatrists and trainee psychiatrists in the United States, and the largest psychiatric organization in the world. Its some 36,000 members are mainly American but some are international. The association publishes various journals and pamphlets, as well as the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). The DSM codifies psychiatric conditions and is used worldwide as a key guide for diagnosing disorders. The American Psychological Association and its APA style also commonly use the acronym APA for journal articles.

Address
United States of America
Website
http://www.psychiatry.org/
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Psychiatric_Association

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Psychology & Psychiatry

APA releases fully revised reference manual of mental disorders

Today, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) released the "Diagnostic And Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition, Text Revision (DSM-5-TR)". The manual, which the APA has published and updated since 1952, ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Neuromodulation advances offer promise for treating depression

A new review study looking at the current state of neuromodulation therapies being used to treat depression, including rTMS, ECT and others, is available online today in the December issue of The American Journal of Psychiatry.

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