American Psychiatric Association - APA

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1000 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1825
Arlington, VA 22209-3901
1-888-35-PSYCH (Voice - Toll-free)
703-907-7300 (Voice)


The American Psychiatric Association, founded in 1844, is the world’s largest psychiatric organization. It is a medical specialty society representing more than 36,000 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 developmental disorders and substance use disorders. APA Members are primarily medical specialists who are psychiatrists or in the process of becoming psychiatrists.

Print Resources

Serial Publications: The American Journal of Psychiatry; Psychiatric News. Visit to view publications list.

Review Date

Thursday, Jul 09, 2015