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WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 15, 2022 – The members of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) have elected Petros Levounis, M.D., M.A., as the medical society’s next president-elect. Dr. Levounis is the first openly gay psychiatrist elected to the presidency of the APA. The results were released today but are not official until the APA Board of Trustees confirms them at its March meeting.

Dr. Levounis is professor and chair of the Department of Psychiatry and associate dean for professional development at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. He is also the chief of service at University Hospital in Newark, New Jersey. Dr. Levounis came to Rutgers from Columbia University where he served as director of the Addiction Institute of New York from 2002 to 2013. Dr. Levounis received his medical education at Stanford...

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Author: mbourdase - Published: Feb 15, 2022

WHAT: The American Psychiatric Association’s 2022 Annual Meeting features nationally recognized experts in psychiatry and mental health policy, research, and clinical practice. The meeting’s theme is Social Determinants of Mental Health and will feature more than 300 educational sessions and specialized tracks, including addiction psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, forensic psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, and more. There will also be a new Clinical Updates Track, and a Research Track from the National Institute on Drug Abuse with sessions from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, as well as a special Technology Track.

Media who attend the meeting in-person will have first access to APA’s yearly installment of the...

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Author: mbourdase - Published: Feb 10, 2022

De acuerdo con la edición de febrero de la encuesta mensual de Healthy Minds de la Asociación Estadounidense de Psiquiatría*, alrededor de tres de cada 10 (29 %) hispano-estadounidenses dicen que las redes sociales hacen más daño que bien a su salud mental, en comparación con el 36 % de adultos blancos, el 23 % de adultos afroamericanos y el 34 % de todos los adultos. Asimismo, al usar las redes sociales, en relación con todos los adultos encuestados, los adultos hispanos tienen mayor probabilidad de sentirse preocupados (40 % frente a 34 %) y deprimidos (37 % frente a 29 %).

La encuesta realizada por Morning Consult en nombre de la Asociación Estadounidense de Psiquiatría (APA, por sus siglas en inglés) se llevó a cabo el 19 y 20 de enero de 2022 con una muestra representativa a nivel nacional de 2210 adultos.

"La mayoría de los...

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Author: mbourdase - Published: Feb 8, 2022

Washington, D.C., Feb. 7, 2022 — The American Psychiatric Foundation’s Melvin Sabshin, M.D., Library and Archives is hosting an exhibition and a virtual town hall on the history of Central State Hospital, the first mental health care facility for African Americans in the country.

The exhibition, which includes primary source documents, photographs, public laws, news articles, and admission and treatment data from Central State Hospital’s records, is available in person and online through July 31, 2022. A virtual town hall with historian and Central State Hospital expert King Davis, Ph.D., will be held on Feb. 22, at 7:30 p.m. Eastern time.

“The history of...

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Author: mbourdase - Published: Feb 7, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 3, 2022 – The February issues of two of the American Psychiatric Association journals, The American Journal of Psychiatry and Psychiatric Services are available online. Also available is the latest issue of Focus.

The American Journal of Psychiatry is the most widely read psychiatric journal in the world. The February issue features articles that provide new data and perspectives focused on improving outcomes across treatment modalities, such as:

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Author: mbourdase - Published: Feb 3, 2022



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