American Psychiatric Association

The American Psychiatric Association is a national medical specialty society, founded in 1884, whose 35,000 physician members specialize in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental illnesses including substance use disorders. For more information, visit the APA web site at The mission of the American Psychiatric Association is to: • Promote the highest quality care for individuals with mental disorders (including intellectual disabilities and substance use disorders) and their families; • Promote psychiatric education and research; advance and represent the profession of psychiatry; and • Serve the professional needs of its membership.
Executive Member Since: 
May 2013
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