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WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 2, 2022 – Twenty-five years after the website Sixdegrees.com began a revolution in the way people used the internet, a third of Americans say social media does more harm than good to their mental health. Nearly half said that social media has hurt society at large and 42 percent said it has hurt political discourse. This is according to the results of the American Psychiatric Association (APA)’s February 2022 Healthy Minds Monthly* a poll conducted by Morning Consult, fielded Jan. 19-20, 2022, among a nationally representative sample of 2,210 adults.

The responses were slightly more positive when adults who indicated they use social media were asked how they personally felt while using it....

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Author: mbourdase - Published: Feb 2, 2022

Washington, D.C., Jan. 19, 2022 — Four articles published in 2021 by the The American Journal of Psychiatry have been honored by the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation as 2021 Leading Research Achievements for notable contributions to research on mental illness and the biology of the brain by its grantees, prizewinners, and scientific council members.

The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (BBRF) is the world’s largest private funder of mental health research grants to develop improved treatments, cures, and methods of prevention for mental illness.

The four articles honored are:

  • “...
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Author: mbourdase - Published: Jan 19, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 12, 2022 – As it enters its 30th anniversary year, American Psychiatric Association Foundation (APAF) has joined the Mental Health Coalition, a group of leading mental health organizations, brands, and individuals who have come together to end the stigma surrounding mental health and to change the way people talk about, and care for, mental illness.

The mission of the Mental Health Coalition is to build a like-minded community who will work together to destigmatize all mental health disorders by changing the way people talk about, and care for, their mental health.

“Unaligned, each of our groups does important, positive work with its own audiences and constituencies. But in coalition, we bring...

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Author: mbourdase - Published: Jan 13, 2022

Washington, D.C., Jan. 10, 2022 — A woman’s mental health is punctuated by specific events during her natural biological cycle, but the importance of these events is often forgotten when clinicians review her psychiatric history. A new textbook from APA Publishing is the first comprehensive text for understanding, diagnosing, and supporting the unique mental health needs of women during their entire reproductive life cycle. Based on the award-winning National Curriculum in Reproductive Psychiatry, the text collects the latest thinking, research, and real-world practice to provide a compendium on women's reproductive mental health and the mental illnesses that arise at times of reproductive transition....

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Author: mbourdase - Published: Jan 10, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 4, 2022 – The January 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 The American Journal of Psychotherapy.

The American Journal of Psychiatry is the most widely read psychiatric journal in the world. The January issue features articles that provide insights into the factors underlying alcohol and cannabis use and misuse and address their interactions with other psychiatric illnesses, including:

  • Cannabis Use and the...
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Author: mbourdase - Published: Jan 4, 2022



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