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Thu July 16, 2015

63,000 SQUARE FEET ON 10-YEAR TERM
Mayor Bowser Applauds Move to District in 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 16, 2015) – Hoffman-Madison Waterfront, the master developer of the world-class mixed-use waterfront community The Wharf, today announced the American Psychiatric Association (APA), the world’s largest psychiatric organization, will occupy 63,000 square feet of Class A office space at 800 Maine Avenue. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser made the announcement at today’s “bottoming out” event at The Wharf. The APA, currently at 1000 Wilson Boulevard in Arlington, Va., signed a 10-year lease and is expected to take occupancy between November 1, 2017 and January 1, 2018. The APA was originally headquartered in DC, prior to their move to Virginia.

The American Psychiatric Association is the world’s largest psychiatric organization and...

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Author: mbourdase - Published: Jul 16, 2015

Wed July 01, 2015

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Erin Connors, 703-907-8562
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ARLINGTON, Va., July 1, 2015 — Several new specialty care programs are improving the mental health of people with schizophrenia through comprehensive and aggressive treatment in the earliest stages of illness. These efforts are described in a special section in the July issue of Psychiatric Services.

Schizophrenia is a serious mental illness affecting roughly 1 percent of people at some point in their lives. The U.S. has lagged behind other counties in developing early intervention treatment programs for people with schizophrenia.

“Now...

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Author: mbourdase - Published: Jul 1, 2015

Tue June 30, 2015

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Erin Connors, 703-907-8562
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ARLINGTON, Va., June  30, 2015 — The American Psychiatric Foundation (APF) has produced two new resources to help faith leaders better understand mental illness and treatment, and better help individuals and families in their congregations facing mental health challenges. APA now offers a 20-page booklet, “Mental Health: a Guide for Faith Leaders,” and a companion two-page “Quick Reference on Mental Health for Faith Leaders.”...

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Author: mbourdase - Published: Jul 1, 2015

Fri June 26, 2015

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Erin Connors, 703-907-8562
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ARLINGTON, Va., June 26, 2015 — The American Psychiatric Association (APA) applauds today’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling that supports the right of same-sex couples across the nation to marry.

“Today’s ruling strikes a blow to inequality and discrimination throughout the nation, and that’s good for Americans’ mental health,” said APA President Renée Binder, M.D. “The APA has a long history of supporting the rights of same-sex couples, and we have long noted that there is no scientific or medical reason to deny these couples the right to marry. This decision is a landmark step in ensuring equality and happiness for...

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Author: mbourdase - Published: Jun 26, 2015

Thu June 25, 2015

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Glenn O'Neal, 703-907-8640
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Erin Connors, 703-907-8562
econnors@psych.org

ARLINGTON, Va., June 25, 2015 — Today the U.S. Supreme Court upheld tax-credit subsidies for people who purchased health insurance through exchanges run by the federal government. Approximately 6.4 million people in 34 states received subsidies provided by this provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) releases the following statement from APA President Renée Binder, M.D., in response to today’s decision in King v. Burwell:

"We are pleased that the Supreme Court upheld subsidies for more than 6 million people,” Binder said. “Today’s decision means these Americans...

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Author: mbourdase - Published: Jun 25, 2015

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