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  American Psychiatric Association - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The American Psychiatric Association is a professional organization of psychiatrists whose members are American and international physicians who are trained in psychiatry.
The association is responsible for various journals and pamphlets, as well as the book Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or DSM.
The American Psychiatric Association is an organizational member of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, which advocates gun control.
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /american_psychiatric_association.htm   (233 words)

 The American Geriatrics Society - Psychotherapeutic Medications in the Nursing Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It is the position of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP) and the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) that nursing home residents with psychiatric disorders are entitled to the full benefits of treatment with the broad spectrum of therapeutic options available to clinicians responsible for their care.
Psychiatric disorders that occur in cognitively intact residents and psychotic, affective, and behavioral symptoms that occur as components of dementia, can be treatable causes of excess disability.
Psychiatric symptoms and behavioral disturbances in residents with dementia should be treated when they are distressing to the resident, when they cause impairments in self care, social interactions and participation in activities, and when they are a source of danger to the patient or others.
www.americangeriatrics.org /products/positionpapers/psychot.shtml   (2670 words)

 The Body: Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Issues
Therefore, the American Psychiatric Association opposes any psychiatric treatment, such as reparative or conversion therapy, which is based upon the assumption that homosexuality per se is a mental disorder or based upon the a priori assumption that the patient should change his or her homosexual orientation.
APA recommends that the APA respond quickly and appropriately as a scientific organization when claims that homosexuality is a curable illness are made by political or religious groups.
The American Psychiatric Association welcomes the changes presented in Title VI of the Immigration and Naturalization Act of 1990 and will be available to contribute to work intended to ensure that the immigration policies and practices of the United States are consistent with the relevant sections of that act.
www.thebody.com /apa/apafacts.html   (4924 words)

 American Psychiatric Association expresses concern about Gitmo torture
APA is reviewing issues related to psychiatry and interrogation procedures and plans to develop a specific policy statement in the near future.
APA is not neutral on physician practices and clearly recommends that psychiatric physicians practice in accordance with the APA ethics guidelines, which are also in accordance with the medical code of ethics set forth in the Principles of Medical Ethics of the American Medical Association (AMA).
The American Psychiatric Association is a national medical specialty society whose nearly 36,000 physician members specialize in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental illnesses including substance use disorders.
www.infowars.com /articles/ps/gtmo_psychiatric_assn_concern_about_torture.htm   (313 words)

 AMA (Ethics) American Psychiatric Association
Psychiatric services, like all medical services, are dispensed in the context of a contractual arrangement between the patient and the physician.
Psychiatric records, including even the identification of a person as a patient, must be protected with extreme care.
An ethical psychiatrist may refuse to provide psychiatric treatment to a person whom, in the psychiatrist's opinion, cannot be diagnosed as having a mental illness amenable to psychiatric treatment.
www.ama-assn.org /ama/pub/category/13351.html   (3038 words)

 Canadian Psychiatric Association - Position Papers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This position paper was developed in collaboration with the Canadian Psychiatric Association's Professional Standards and Practice Council and was approved by the Canadian Psychiatric Association's Board of Directors on October 4, 1996.
Reports in the psychiatric literature describe the reactions of clinicians who have been victims of violence or assault by their patients, suggest techniques for predicting and limiting the risk of violence, and address the issue of prosecution as one of the possible responses.
A number of psychiatric patients are difficult to treat because they do not comply with treatment, miss appointments, fail to take their medications, or are unable to form an adequate working alliance with their therapists.
www.cpa-apc.org /Publications/Position_Papers/Assaultive.asp   (2698 words)

 Experts On "Curing" Gays
The psychological, medical and psychiatric establishments agree that sexual orientation cannot be changed, and that so-called "reparative therapy" aimed at altering gay peoples' orientations does not work and may, in fact, be harmful.
the APA opposes any psychiatric treatment, such as "reparative" or "conversion" therapy which is based upon the assumption that homosexuality per se is a mental disorder or based on a prior assumption that the patient should change his/her sexual orientation.
Close scrutiny of their reports indicates several factors that cast doubt: Many of the claims come from organizations with an ideological perspective on sexual orientation, rather than from mental health researchers; the treatments and their outcomes are poorly documented; and the length of time that clients are followed up on after treatment is too short.
www.outfront.org /library/experts.html   (955 words)

 American Family Physician: American Psychiatric Association issues a practice guideline on dementia - Special Medical ...
The American Psychiatric Association (APA) has released a practice guideline on the treatment of dementia titled "Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients with Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias of Late Life." The guideline is published as a May 1997 supplement to the American Journal of Psychiatry.
Copies of the complete guideline are available from the American Psychiatric Press, Inc., 1400 K St., N.W., Washington D.C. 20005; telephone: 800-368-5777 (order number 2310).
Because donepezil is not associated with a risk of hepatic toxicity, it may prove preferable as a first-line treatment [III].
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m3225/is_n2_v57/ai_20309437   (1024 words)

 Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) (309.89)
The characteristic symptoms involve reexperiencing the traumatic event, avoidance of stimuli associated with the event or numbing of general responsiveness, and increased arousal.
In addition to the reexperiencing of the trauma, there is persistent avoidance of stimuli associated with it, or a numbing of general responsiveness that was not present before the trauma.
Persistent symptoms of increased arousal that were not present before the trauma include difficulty falling or staying asleep (recurrent nightmares during which the traumatic event is relived are sometimes accompanied by middle or terminal sleep disturbance), hypervigilance, and exaggerated startle response.
www.cirp.org /library/psych/ptsd   (1221 words)

 Evelyn Hooker: In Memoriam
Despite the criticism, Hooker's study led the American Psychiatric Association to remove homosexuality from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders in 1973.
Nonetheless, it was considered a precursor to the decision 17 years later by the American Psychiatric Association to remove homosexuality from its list of disorders in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual.
APA has a staffer dedicated to gay concerns; it produces publications that can be used effectively in advocacy work; it files court briefs and testifies at legislative hearings; and it actively encourages and supports groundbreaking research on issues of sexuality and identity.
psychology.ucdavis.edu /rainbow/html/hooker2.html   (4103 words)

 Facts About Changing Sexual Orientation
The American Psychiatric Association's official web site notes that: "There is no published scientific evidence supporting the efficacy of 'reparative therapy' as a treatment to change one's sexual orientation....
At its meeting in August, 1997, the Council of Representatives of the American Psychological Association overwhelmingly approved a resolution affirming its longtime position that homosexuality is not a disorder and raising serious questions about so-called reparative therapies.
In particular, the APA resolution raised the question of whether it is ethically possible for a psychologist to conduct conversion therapy with individuals who are not capable of informed consent, including minors.
psychology.ucdavis.edu /rainbow/html/facts_changing.html   (2265 words)

 American Psychiatric Association   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Some people who advocate legislative bans against ECT are former psychiatric patients who have undergone the procedure and believe they have been harmed by it and that the treatment is used to punish patients' misbehavior and make them more docile.
It is true that many years ago, when psychiatric knowledge was less advanced, ECT was used for a wide range of psychiatric problems, sometimes even to control troublesome patients.
Before he or she can administer ECT, he or she must first obtain written consent from the patient or (in most states), if the patient is too ill to make decisions for him or herself, from a courtappointed guardian (usually one of the patient's family members).
www.ect.org /cgi-bin/MasterPFP.cgi?doc=http://www.ect.org/resources/apa.html&bottom=http://www.ect.org/resources/apa.html   (1487 words)

 eMedicine - Aggression : Article by Leslie L Citrome, MD, MPH
The primary purpose of the project was to estimate the prevalence of untreated psychiatric disorders.
Ziprasidone intramuscular is approved for use in agitation associated with schizophrenia, and olanzapine intramuscular is approved for use in agitation associated with either schizophrenia or bipolar mania.
The Lilly research laboratories have published several meta-analyses concluding that fluoxetine is not associated with increased suicidal ideation in treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder, increased suicidal ideation during pharmacotherapy for depression, or increased aggression.
www.emedicine.com /med/topic3005.htm   (10115 words)

 The Body: About The American Psychiatric Association
Index of articles from The American Psychiatric Association
The American Psychiatric Association is a national medical specialty society whose 39,500 physician members specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional disorders and substance abuse.
The APA's organizational objectives include the advancement and improvement of care for persons with mental illnesses through nationwide public information, education, and awareness programs and materials.
www.thebody.com /apa/apapage.html   (118 words)

 American Psychiatric Association Supports Legalizing Gay Marriage
Even though the APA considers itself to be a scientific organization, their endorsement last year was prompted by urgings from a group that clearly cannot be objective about the issue.
Critics of the resolutions supporting gay marriage say that the APA and the American Psychiatric Association should openly define what they mean by "healthy sexuality," "healthy development," and "healthy families," and explain how their statements have anything to do with mental health.
The irony of the issue is that the mental health associations have the unfair advantage of referring to themselves as objective "scientific" organizations, yet their resolutions are based on recommendations from association members with clearly defined philosophical and political agendas that have nothing to do with science.
www.buzzle.com /editorials/5-22-2005-70331.asp   (534 words)

 American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc. - Ethics Primer of the American Psychiatric Association
In questions of psychiatric ethics, simple “yes” or “no” answers are rare, yet questions arise frequently in the clinical setting.
Informed by some of the formal proceedings of the APA Ethics Committee, Ethics Primer of the American Psychiatric Association presents today’s ethical dilemmas in eleven informative chapters—brought to life by the clinical vignettes based on actual cases seen by this primer’s distinguished contributors.
Introduction: Role of the APA in developing and enforcing psychiatric ethics.
www.appi.org /book.cfm?id=2317   (591 words)

 New Jersey Psychiatric Association
The New Jersey Psychiatric Association is a professional organization of about 900 physicians qualified by training and experience in the treatment of mental illness.
Founded in 1935, NJPA is a District Branch of the American Psychiatric Association and is the official voice of organized psychiatry in New Jersey.
The New Jersey Psychiatric Association is the official voice of organized psychiatry in the State of New Jersey.
www.psychnj.org   (188 words)

 American Journal of Psychiatry -- Terms and Conditions for Use
The person using The American Journal of Psychiatry online may view, reproduce or store copies of articles comprising the journal provided that the articles are used only for their personal, non-commercial use.
The American Journal of Psychiatry is under development and changes may be made in these publications and programs at any time.
There is no guarantee that the information contained in the online version of the journal is identical to the print version of the journal and neither the American Psychiatric Association or Stanford has any duty to update the information contained on the online version to correct errors or otherwise.
ajp.psychiatryonline.org /misc/terms.shtml   (394 words)

 American Psychiatric Association
APA practice guidelines are intended to assist psychiatrists in clinical decision-making and to improve patient care.
A practice guideline is not a “standard of care.” The ultimate judgment regarding a particular clinical procedure or treatment plan must be made by the psychiatrist in light of the clinical data presented by the patient and the diagnostic and treatment options available.
APA practice guidelines are developed by expert work groups, who review available evidence using an explicit methodology.
www.psych.org /psych_pract/treatg/pg/prac_guide.cfm   (317 words)

 Indo American Psychiatric Association (IAPA)
Thus, the Tsunami Traumatic Interventions project was conceived: members of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin and the Indo-American Psychiatric Association collaborated with Seva International and several Indian NGOs to train lay volunteers in basic triage of psychiatric symptoms and in conducting brief counseling sessions.
Among all psychiatric patients, those that belong to ethnic minorities are at particular risk of being underserved; hence, we will need to speak with a strong voice to prevent them from being further marginalized in our society.
On May 2, 2004, the Indo-American Psychiatric Association put together a memorable Silver Jubilee program in Manhattan to celebrate its 25th year as an organization.Over 200 members were in attendance, as well as numerous dignitaries from the APA, the Indian Psychiatric Society, the British Indian Psychiatric Association and the Australian Psychiatric Association.
www.myiapa.org   (2424 words)

 healthfinder® — American Psychiatric Association - APA
The American Psychiatric Association (APA) was established in 1844 as the Association of Medical Superintendents of American Institutions for the Insane.
The APA maintains a library of 6,000 volumes and 75 journal titles, which is open to members of the Association and mental health researchers by appointment.
The APA serves as a educational organization at the Federal level.
www.healthfinder.gov /orgs/HR0185.htm   (165 words)

 Soulforce - American Psychiatric Association
The APA's Committee on Nomenclature reviewed numerous studies that used standardized instruments and nonpatient populations and showed that most gay persons were satisfied with their sexual orientation and were not impaired in their social functioning.
After lobbying unsuccessfully to keep military psychiatrists from being seated in the APA assembly because they did not adhere to the APA's guidelines on gay rights, Cabaj said, the gay groups sought to educate military psychiatrists about the ethical bind they were in.
Carolyn Robinowitz, MD, former deputy medical director of the APA and now dean-designate and professor of psychiatry at Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC, used personal vignettes from her 30 years in psychiatry to illustrate the evolution in attitudes toward homosexuality during this time.
www.soulforce.org /main/psychiatric.shtml   (1652 words)

 American_psychiatric_association   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
For some reason the APA has given the spiral edition of the book a different name than the paperback edition...
Great fiction, bad science : It is true that the American Psychiatric Association merely votes these "disorders" into the DSM.
The APA makes Practice Guidelines available to help improve patient care and give members access to the latest information and research.
books.mysic.com /Author/American_Psychiatric_Association   (1133 words)

 Gale Encyclopedia of Psychology: American Psychiatric Association
The oldest medical specialty society in the United States, the American Psychiatric Association was founded in October 1844, when thirteen physicians who specialized in the treatment of mental and emotional disorders met in Philadelphia and founded the Association of Medical Superintendents of American Institutions for the Insane.
(It is interesting to note that this forerunner of the American Psychiatric Association preceded the American Medical Association, which was founded in 1847.) The goals of the physicians meeting in Philadelphia were to communicate professionally, cooperate in the collection of data, and improve the treatment of the mentally ill.
The American Psychiatric Association supports psychiatrists and their service to patients through publications such as the American Journal of Psychiatry, the oldest specialty journal in the United States, and the Psychiatric News, the Association's official newsletter, as well as numerous books, journals, and reports.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_g2699/is_0003/ai_2699000367   (288 words)

 American Psychiatric Association Statement
Pedophilia, included in the American Psychiatric Association Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) since 1968, continues to be classified as a mental disorder.
The DSM is the standard classification of mental disorders used by mental health professionals and provides clear, objective descriptions of mental illnesses, based upon scientific research.
The American Psychiatric Association is a national medical specialty society, founded in 1844, whose 35,000 physician members specialize in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental illnesses including substance use disorders.
www.ipce.info /library_3/files/apa_statement_jun03.htm   (348 words)

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