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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Both the American Psychiatric Association and American Psychological Association are on the record as stating that gender identity is real, and that discrimination against transgender people does real harm.
In May 2013, the American Psychiatric Association is expected to release the newest version of the DSM, the DSM-5 (American Psychiatric Association, 2010b).
It is an Allied Organization of the American Psychiatric Association.
He also is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a fellow of the American Academy of Addiction Medicine.
29 issue of the AHA journal Circulation, and supported by the American Psychiatric Association, the AHA recommends anyone presenting with depression symptoms be evaluated by a professional experienced in diagnosing depression and be screened for other psychiatric conditions, such as anxiety.
The National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems (NAPHS), in collaboration with the American Psychiatric Association (APA), offers a two-hour CD training on Suicide Risk Assessment: Responding to the 2007 JCAHO Patient Safety Goal.
At that time closet cases were still known by the psychological term "latent homosexual," and homosexuality was still classified as a mental illness by the American Psychiatric Association.
If it joined the American Medical Association (AMA) and the American Psychiatric Association by barring their members from joining the Guantanamo interrogations, it would further stigmatize the military's practices.
Regier, director of research for the American Psychiatric Association in Arlington, Va.
Quick reference to the American Psychiatric Association practice guidelines for the treatment of psychiatric disorders; compendium 2006.
Satinover has brilliantly used the expertise and scientific data base of the ICQA in order to expose the false claims, lack of scientific expertise, lack of clinical experience, fabrication of evidence, and obvious bias that characterize the behaviour of the homosexual activists who, in 1973, succeeded in pressuring the American Psychiatric Association (APA) to remove homosexuality from their official list of mental disorders.
Also try the American Psychiatric Association at http://healthyminds.

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