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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?

5 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

5 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

5 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...

Being Transgender Is Not a Mental Disorder

It’s a bit embarrassing to remember that it was less than half a century ago that being gay was listed as a mental illness by the American Psychiatric Association. The organization declassified homosexuality as a mental illness in 1973, thanks in large part to the efforts of Alfred Kinsey, famed researcher of human sexuality. Show More Summary

Psychiatrist: Demonic Possession is Real

Richard Gallagher: I am aware of the way many psychiatrists view this sort of work. While the American Psychiatric Association has no official opinion on these affairs, the field (like society at large) is full of unpersuadable skeptics...Show More Summary

"I Am Alone Struggling With My Problem"

By Dan Olmsted Hey everyone -- Still in search of a member of the American Psychiatric Association to make a request on my behalf; and I'm issuing a call for a virologist out there to contact me (olmsted.dan@gmail.com). I have...

Midweek Mashup: A Little Help, A New Look, A Big Sneeze, Battle Casualties, and a Vision of Hell on Earth

By Dan Olmsted Hey everybody – tell your psychiatrist to call me --I need help in a hurry. Well sort of – I’m renewing my request for a member in good standing of the American Psychiatric Association to request some...

Few depressed Americans treated appropriately: study

Most Americans with major depression go untreated or under treated using a benchmark of American Psychiatric Association guidelines, according to a national study released this week.Mexican Americans and African Americans are the least likely to receive treatment, especially treatment consistent with the guidelines, the study found. Show More Summary

Dr. Maria A. Oquendo Appointed First Latina President of the American Psychiatric Association

Dr. Maria A. Oquendo was inducted in as American Psychiatric Association's (APA) newest president at the organization's annual meeting in Atlanta.

Are Apps the Future of Psychiatry?

Can apps be a new way to cure mental disorders? Not yet, according to psychiatrists who spoke at the annual American Psychiatric Association convention on Monday, May 16, in Atlanta, Georgia. Of approximately 40,000 smartphone health...Show More Summary

Electroshock Of Children Recommended By American Psychiatric Association, Human Rights Group Protests

An epic debate over the American Psychiatric Association recommending the electroshock of children due to “normal” childhood behaviors is at stake. According to a press release by PR Newswire, the Citizens Commission on Human Rights,...Show More Summary

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