American Psychiatric Association


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American Psychiatric Association (APA)

a national professional association for physicians who specialize in psychiatry. It is concerned with the development of standards for psychiatric facilities, the formulation of mental health programs, the dissemination of data, and the promotion of psychiatric education and research. It publishes the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM).
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