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‘Incapable of Serving Safely as President’: More Mental Health Experts Question Trump’s Stability

Is Trump mentally unfit to be president? There is a long-standing rule self-imposed rule among psychiatrists who are members of the American Psychiatric Association (APA): mental health of political figures they have not personally evaluated should not be declared publicly. Show More Summary

‘Incapable of serving safely as president’: More mental health experts question Trump’s stability

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

There is a long-standing rule self-imposed rule among psychiatrists who are members of the American Psychiatric Association (APA): mental health of political figures they have not personally evaluated should not be declared publicly. Called the Goldwater Rule, it came into being after an incident...

" The psychiatric establishment should follow the American Psychoanalytic Association’s defiant lead and retire the Goldwater Rule altogether."

Argues Jesse Singal (at New York Magazine). As Stat News reported yesterday, earlier this month the executive committee of the American Psychoanalytic Association told its 3,500 members in an email that they should feel free to flout the Goldwater Rule... Show More Summary

OH, THAT FAKE NEWS: Misreport Spreads That Psychiatrists May Now Diagnose Trump — the “American Psy…

OH, THAT FAKE NEWS: Misreport Spreads That Psychiatrists May Now Diagnose Trump — the “American Psychoanalytic Association” is not the same thing as the American Psychiatric Association. Twitchy has a roundup of the damage spread yesterday on Twitter, by Time, Deepak Chopra, Josh Marshall, and representatives of NBC and the Washington Post, among others: “‘F’ing […]

Psychiatric association tells members they can comment publicly on Trump's mental state

2 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The American Psychoanalytic Association told its 3,500 members that it was dropping a long-honored rule against making public comments "on the mental state of public figures — even the president," reports Stat. Snip: The impetus forShow More Summary

How the Left Hijacked the American Psychiatric Association and Normalized Personality Disorders

First homosexuality, and then gender personality disorder. Activists have been busy pressuring the American Psychiatric Association to bend to its world view.

Student-Run Free Clinic Project at UC San Diego Honored by American Psychiatric Association

On Sunday, May 21, the Student Run Free Clinic Project at UC San Diego was recognized by the American Psychiatric Association for excellence in caring for the community. For two decades, the Student-Run Free Clinic Project has helped people of all ages and circumstances access high-quality health care, regardless of their ability to pay.

NewYork-Presbyterian, CUMC & Weill Cornell Medicine experts to present at APA meeting

(Weill Cornell Medicine) Physicians and leaders from NewYork-Presbyterian, Columbia University Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medicine will attend the 2017 American Psychiatric Association (APA) annual meeting in San Diego, Calif. from May 20 - 24. Show More Summary

Join Us At APA!

It's days away: the American Psychiatric Association's Annual Meeting will be in San Diego. I'd like to tell you about the talks we'll be involved in and invite you to come listen and participate. Please do come say hello! --------------------...Show More Summary

Expert Availability: NewYork-Presbyterian, Columbia University Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medicine Experts to Present at the 2017 American Psychiatric Association (APA) Meeting

Physicians and leaders from NewYork-Presbyterian, Columbia University Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medicine will attend the 2017 American Psychiatric Association (APA) annual meeting in San Diego, CA from May 20 - 24.

The Fake "War Between Neuroscience and Psychiatry"

Neuroscientists have launched an assault on the American Psychiatric Association headquarters and are engaged in bitter, boardroom-to-boardroom fighting. Psychiatrists have captured the leader of a militant pro-brain faction. A ceasefire,...Show More Summary

Predicting -- and Preventing -- Psychiatric Morbidity After ARDS

A new study, published in Annals of the American Thoracic Society, examined symptoms of anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder in long-term survivors of ARDS and any associated changes in cortisol levels in the patie...

The Future of PTSD Treatment is Scientific and Spiritual

istock/PeopleImages PTSD is a relatively new diagnosis. In 1980, The American Psychiatric Association added PTSD to the third edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (the DSM). The DSM’s addition of PTSDShow More Summary

Timeline: The History of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and How We Treat it

The American Psychiatric Association created the post-traumatic stress disorder diagnosis in 1980, sparking a proliferation of research. We've charted how our understanding of trauma has changed over the decades.

The Academy for Eating Disorders Expresses Concern About the Impact of Proposed ACA Replacement Bill on Access to Treatment for Eating Disorders

The Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) adds its voice to the serious concerns raised by the American Psychiatric Association, the American Medical Association, and other major health care organizations about the proposed replacement for the Affordable Care Act. Show More Summary

Frank Worthen, The “Father” Of Ex-Gay Ministries, Dead At 87

7 months agoLGBT / Gay : NewNowNext

Frank Worthen, considered the “father” of the ex-gay ministry movement, died earlier this month at age 87. Worthen co-founded Love in Action in 1973, one year before the American Psychiatric Association stopped classifying homosexuality as a mental disorder. Located just outside San Francisco in Marin County, it was the first residential program for men looking... Read more »

Excellence: Dr. Altha Stewart Named First Black President Of American Psychiatric Association

7 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Bossip

Dr. Altha Stewart Named First Black President Of American Psychiatric Association Dr. Altha Stewart has been named the FIRST African-American president of the American Psychiatric Association. The doctor will lead the 37,000-member association, a first in the organization’s 173-year-old

To App or Not to App: Psychiatrists Issue Landmark Guidelines

In a landmark act of medical leadership, the American Psychiatric Association in January released guidelines to help patients and their clinicians evaluate specific apps. The American Medical Association has announced it will soon follow suit. Over 250,000 health apps are currently available with over 10,000 devoted to mental health. Show More Summary

Sexson receives top educator award from American Psychiatric Association

(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) Dr. Sandra B. Sexson, chief of the Section of Child, Adolescent and Family Psychiatry and director of training in child and adolescent psychiatry at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, has received a top educator award from the American Psychiatric Association.

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