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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

last monthLGBT / 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

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.

PENNSYLVANIA: Rep. Brian Sims Joins Philly Mayor And APA To Reintroduce Ex-Gay Torture Ban [VIDEO]

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Via email from openly gay Pennsylvania state Rep. Brian Sims: This afternoon I announced with Mayor Kenney and the American Psychiatric Association (APA), legislation banning the practice of conversion therapy on minors, aimed at changing their sexual orientation. Show More Summary

Looking Ahead to APA in San Diego

This May, the American Psychiatric Association's Annual Meeting will be in San Diego. I'm thinking ahead here, but people often make their travel plans in January, so I'd like to tell you about the talks we'll be involved in and invite you to come listen and participate. Show More Summary

U.S. psychiatrists not ready or willing to endorse euthanasia for mental suffering

The American Psychiatric Association has yet to follow the lead of other countries that accept assisted suicide for non-terminal conditions.

American Psychiatric Association Takes Strong Stance Against Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) has taken a strong stand against euthanasia. In a formal position statement approved by its board of trustees this month, it says: The American Psychiatric Association, in concert with the American Medical Association’s position on Medical Euthanasia, holds that a psychiatrist should not prescribe or administer any intervention to a […]

If elected, Donald Trump poses the greatest threat to all our futures | Letters

Oliver Burkeman (The shadow he casts, 5 November) reveals the American Psychiatric Association (APA) has a self-imposed Goldwater rule, set up after 1,100 psychiatrists told a news magazine that they believed the Republican candidate...Show More Summary

It’s OK to Speculate About Trump’s Mental Health

Before Donald J. Trump came on the electoral scene, not a lot of people had heard of the Goldwater Rule. By now many surely have. The eponymous rule was established by the American Psychiatric Association, my own guild organization.Show More Summary

The Psychiatric Question: Is It Fair to Analyze Donald Trump From Afar?

7 months agoHealth : NYTimes: Health

The American Psychiatric Association says such an assessment would be unethical. But many in the profession, arguing that this election is too important, are doing so anyway.

American Psychiatric Association warns members to avoid diagnosing Donald Trump

7 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Donald Trump might be a breathing, walking entry in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders for narcissism, but that doesn't mean psychiatric professionals should be pointing that out if they haven't ever treated him,...Show More Summary

Psychiatrists are not allowed to offer their opinion on Trump or Clinton — here's why

It's election season, which means everyone is looking for ways to tie their own interests and expertise to the candidates and their policies. Everyone except the American Psychiatric Association, that is. The professional group, which...Show More Summary

American Psychiatric Association Pleads with Members: Stop Linking Donald Trump to Mental Illness

Don’t call the blustery billionaire “mentally ill. While admitting that 2016’s presidential campaign is “unique,” the American Psychiatric Association felt it was necessary this week to advise members to avoid analyzing GOP nominee Donald Trump’s antics from afar. Show More Summary

American Psychiatric Association Begs Members to Stop Calling Trump Nuts

Following the surge of media speculations about Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s mental state, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) called on practitioners to refrain from labeling the former TV-personality nuts and diagnosing him with mental disorders.

"The American Psychiatric Association issues a warning: No psychoanalyzing Donald Trump."

That's the WaPo headline. Here's an excerpt. See if you notice what I notice:Back in 1964, a whole bunch of psychiatrists decided they would like to psychoanalyze Republican presidential candidate Barry Goldwater. The result was what's...Show More Summary

American Psychiatric Association pleads with members: Stop linking Donald Trump to mental illness

8 months agoNews : The Raw Story

While admitting that 2016’s presidential campaign is “unique,” the American Psychiatric Association felt it was necessary this week to advise members to avoid analyzing GOP nominee Donald Trump’s antics from afar. In short: don’t call the blustery billionaire...

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