American Psychiatric Association (APA)

The American Psychiatric Association, founded in 1844, is the world’s largest psychiatric organization. It is a medical specialty society representing more than 38,000 psychiatric physicians from the United States and around the world. Its member physicians work together to ensure humane care and effective treatment for all persons with mental disorders, including intellectual disability and substance-related disorders. APA is the voice and conscience of modern psychiatry.

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Members


APA Members are primarily medical specialists who are psychiatrists or in the process of becoming psychiatrists.


Vision


The American Psychiatric Association is an organization of psychiatrists working together to ensure humane care and effective treatment for all persons with mental disorders, including mental retardation and substance-related disorders. It is the voice and conscience of modern psychiatry. Its vision is a society that has available, accessible, quality psychiatric diagnosis and treatment.


Mission


The mission of the American Psychiatric Association is to:


Resources


Electronic Health Records: www.psych.org/ehr


Resources on this site are intended to educate APA members on health information technology and provide links to outside resources. This information is provided as a service to APA members by the QIPS Department (Quality Improvement and Psychiatric Services) and the APA’s Committee on Electronic Health Records.