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APA Releases Report on Sexuality Debate

...of many people's lives and creates great moral conflict and tension for those who struggle with unwanted same-sex attraction. We are grateful that the apa has acknowledged this and hope to see more done to ensure that religious diversity and personal autonomy are respected in the future." MORE...

Healthcare Reform Starts at Home

...g obesity and its associated conditions. Together, apa and the YMCA will offer strategies and tools for a...ndependent Practice, which is working closely with apa and the YMCA on this national partnership. "For ex...ent, visit www.apahelpcenter.org or follow the apa Help Center at www.twitter.com/APAHelpCenter ....

Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Ltd. Enters Into Asset Purchase Agreement with Forest Laboratories, Inc. to Settle Lexapro(R) (escitalopram oxalate) ANDA Patent Litigation

...rms of the settlement will be submitted to the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice pursuant to the Medicare Modernization Act. The apa is scheduled to close no sooner than 40 days after the signing, which the parties hope will provide the FTC and DOJ with sufficient time to review the...

Medifocus, Inc. receives Authorization Approval from Health Canada to launch its pivotal Phase III clinical study of focused microwave heating for treatment of breast cancer in Canada

...ating Medifocus' pivotal trial with the Microfocus apa 1000 Breast Thermotherapy System for the treatment...multi-center randomized study using the Microfocus apa 1000 Thermotherapy System on large breast tumors. ...tep towards the commercialization of the Company's apa focused heat treatment system for breast cancer. W...

First World Congress on Positive Psychology Kicks Off With Talks by Two of the World's Most Renowned Psychologists

...versity Dr. Raymond Fowler, Senior Advisor, IPPA; President-elect, International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP); Recipient of the apa award for Lifetime Contributions to Psychology (2000) Dr. Ed Diener, Joseph R. Smiley Professor of Psychology, University of Illinois at Ur...

APA Poll Finds Economic Stress Taking a Toll on Men

...ts and students. Through its divisions in 54 subfields of psychology and affiliations with 60 state, territorial and Canadian provincial associations, apa works to advance psychology as a science, as a profession and as a means of promoting health, education and human welfare. ...

PHR Calls for Investigation of American Psychological Association's Ties to Pentagon

...call comes in the wake of newly released internal apa documents which have just been posted online by S... an independent investigation to determine whether apa leadership engaged in unethical conduct," sta...ropriate contacts or conflicts of interest between apa officials and the Pentagon." PHR has been...

Academic Pediatric Association recognizes Children's National Medical Center with national award

... immunization compliance rates and preventive care visits. Annually, the apa competitively selects one national award winner in the healthcare delivery ...sed health centers and three mobile medical units. "This award from the apa highlights our commitment to primary care, a vital part of our mission at C...

Women's Mental Health Hit Hard by Recession, Yet Many Show Resilience and Resourcefulness in Coping With Stress

...ces that can help maintain their own health," said apa President Nada L. Stotland, M.D., M.P.H. "For inst...ching out to a support network can help." The apa conducted the survey as part of its "Healthy Mind...are greatly affected by these difficult times, the apa wanted to look at how the economic crisis was impa...

APA Offers Tips on Managing Anxiety About Swine Flu

...ts and students. Through its divisions in 54 subfields of psychology and affiliations with 60 state, territorial and Canadian provincial associations, apa works to advance psychology as a science, as a profession and as a means of promoting human welfare. ...

Humanitas Approved by American Psychological Association (APA) as Provider of Continuing Education Credits to Psychologists

...rofessionalism," said Dr. Cherry. Psychologists may use continuing education requirements from Humanitas to maintain professional certification. apa will continue to monitor and assess Humanitas educational programs to maintain industry quality standards. Attaining the continuing education cr...

New Mexico Senator Bingaman Recognized for Advocacy Work on Mental Health Issues

... says Marilyn Richmond, JD, assistant executive director of government relations for the American Psychological Association Practice Directorate. "The apa is delighted to present this award to someone who has worked hard to restore Medicare reimbursement cuts from outpatient mental health services in 200...

Top Employers Find That in Tough Economic Times, a Healthy, Productive Workplace is More Important Than Ever

...kplace Awards ceremony yesterday. Five organizations were recognized by the apa for their comprehensive efforts to promote employee health and well-being w...filiations with 60 state, territorial and Canadian provincial associations, apa works to advance psychology as a science, as a profession and as a means of...

Patients Gain Protections in Health Information Technology Law

...ts and students. Through its divisions in 54 subfields of psychology and affiliations with 60 state, territorial and Canadian provincial associations, apa works to advance psychology as a science, as a profession and as a means of promoting human welfare. ...

Nordic Naturals Becomes the Official Omega-3 of the American Pregnancy Association

...on, see www.americanpregnancy.org . According to Joar Opheim, CEO of Nordic Naturals, "We are convinced that our collaborative undertaking with apa will bring about increased education for women on the special role that omega fatty acids play in a new mother's health along with the health of her b...

Mental Health Leaders Meet with Transition Team

...discussions on mental health care policy. The apa provided a series of written short- and long-term ...isability Income to qualify for Medicare. The apa also recommended prompt guidance in connection wit...sses including substance use disorders. Visit the apa at www.psych.org and www.HealthyMinds.org . ...

Financial Concerns Top List of Holiday Stressors for Women, Families with Children

... and to take time to relax and enjoy each other," says Dr. Nordal. apa suggests the following strategies to help Americans prevent holiday stress ...filiations with 60 state, territorial and Canadian provincial associations, apa works to advance psychology as a science, as a profession and as a means of...

Veterans Day Highlights Need for Military Mental Health Care

...TSD), traumatic brain injury and depression. The apa joined other mental health organizations today in ...ies and dear ones," said Carolyn Robinowitz, M.D., apa past president at the press event. "All wounds nee...esses including substance use disorders. Visit the apa at http://www.psych.org and http://www.HealthyM...

Lilly Set to Become First Pharmaceutical Research Company to Disclose Physician Payments

...rent and future patients who rely on pharmaceuticals as an integral part of their therapy." "Our primary focus is the well-being of our patients and apa has adopted strict disclosure policies to ensure our patients are informed regarding relationships between physicians and industry," said James H. Scu...

APA resolves to play leading role in improving treatment for gender-variant people

...ender-variant people. The resolution also calls on apa to: support legal and social recognition o...rs reviewing the scientific literature, as well as apa policies regarding transgender issues. It was also...er research into transgenderism, and proposing how apa can best meet the needs of psychologists and stude...

Roskamp Institute's Associate Clinic Director Named Chairperson of the Alzheimer's Disease Initiative Advisory Committee

...on (APA). She is the chair of Women in Neuropsychology, a national committee that serves to promote women in leadership and serves as a liaison to the apa Committee of Women in Psychology. Dr. Luis also serves as an advisory board reviewer for APA National Standards for High School Psychology Curricula. ...

Economy and Money Top Causes of Stress for Americans

...at many Americans are stressed and anxious about their financial future. An apa poll on the causes of stress reports that two-thirds (66 percent) of Americ...filiations with 60 state, territorial and Canadian provincial associations, apa works to advance psychology as a science, as a profession and as a means of...

Highlights for APA's 116th Annual Convention in Boston, Aug. 14-17

...king space, telephones, fax machines, phone lines for data transmission and apa staff resources. This room will also be the site of any news briefings held...ation unless otherwise indicated on the news release or at a briefing. apa Annual Convention Highlights Thursday, Aug. 14 Opening Session K...

Depression diversity: Brain studies reveal big differences among individuals

... we can understand about these differences, the better we can address treatment to the individual and have the greatest effect on symptoms. At the apa meeting, Zubieta presented data from positron emission tomography, or PET, scans of the brains of patients who met the criteria for major depression b...

CNS Response, Inc.: Poster Session on Referenced-EEG Guided Medication to Be Presented at the American Psychiatric Association 161st Annual Meeting

...cation Predictions in Treatment Refractory Eating Disorder Patients," will take place on Wednesday, May 7, 2008 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., ET. The apa Annual Meeting will be held in Washington, DC from May 3-8, 2008. Further information on the conference can be found at http://www.psych.org . Abou...

The American Psychiatric Association's Awards for Young Scientists Encourage Research Expertise in China

... international awards program. We believe that the apa can be an important influence in supporting talent...treating these devastating conditions. We join the apa in congratulating the winners - wishing them good ...L AWARDS PROGRAM Young Minds in Psychiatry is an apa career development research initiative sponsored b...

Shire to present ADHD treatments scientific data at American Psychiatric Assoc. Meeting

...extended release study findings to be presented at apa a relevant contribution to the growing body of res... with ADHD: Parental Impressions and Experiences apa Poster Presentation # NR6-025 May 8, 2008; 11:0...f Lisdexamfetamine Dimesylate in Adults with ADHD apa Oral Presentation Session # 28 Methylphenidate ...

For Virginia Tech Community, Anxiety and Sadness May Increase on Anniversary of School Shootings

...culty falling or staying asleep and feelings of detachment from others. apa offers the following coping strategies to help people through traumatic ann...filiations with 60 state, territorial and Canadian provincial associations, apa works to advance psychology as a science, as a profession and as a means of...

Burgerville Honored for Dedication to Employees and Innovative Workplace Practices

... contribution we make to our communities. We are deeply appreciative of the apa for recognizing our efforts. It is our expectation that this recognition of...filiations with 60 state, territorial and Canadian provincial associations, apa works to advance psychology as a science, as a profession and as a means of...

Top Employers Show Investing In Health and Well-Being Leads to Business Success

...ts and students. Through its divisions in 54 subfields of psychology and affiliations with 60 state, territorial and Canadian provincial associations, apa works to advance psychology as a science, as a profession and as a means of promoting health, education and human welfare. 1. American Psychologic...

APA Joins With Give an Hour to Help Military Families

...ruggle with issues related to their service," said apa President Carolyn Robinowitz, M.D. "Give an Hour provides a simple process that will allow apa members to offer their time and unique skills to h... respond to this clear and obvious need." "The apa has stepped up in a way that is really going to ma...

Bush Budget Puts Future of Health Care for All Children in Jeopardy, According to National Pediatric Groups

...fore a cut to children's hospitals is, in effect, a cut to pediatric services that benefit these children and families," said Peter Szilagyi, MD, MPH, apa president. "All of these services depend on the ability of these hospitals to maintain and strengthen their programs to train physicians in the uniq...

Holiday Shopping Brings on More Stress Than Bargained for

...lthy ways to manage it, so you can be at your best in everything you do." apa recommends these tips to help deal with holiday stressors: Know yourself....filiations with 60 state, territorial and Canadian provincial associations, apa works to advance psychology as a science, as a profession and as a means of...

APA Provides Disaster and Mental Health Resources for Those Impacted by the California Fires

...s tragedy," said Arshad Husain, M.D., chair of the apa Committee on the Psychiatric Dimensions of Disaste...es work." After a traumatic event has passed, the apa recommends following these steps: 1. Keep inform...sychiatric physician in your local community. The apa provides online disaster psychiatry resources that...

CME LLC Granted Five-Year Full Approval by the American Psychological Association

...proved sponsor of continuing medical education for apa members. CME LLC received the five-year full appr...ed sponsor of continuing medical education for the apa since 1990, and this most recent five-year full ap... LLC's continuation as an approved sponsor for the apa ensures its members will have access to these educ...

American Psychiatric Foundation Hosts a Benefit for New Orleans Mental Health Organizations as a Part of the Institute for Psychiatric Services Conference

... Services (IPS) Conference that will take place from October 11-14. The American Psychiatric Foundation has historically hosted Conversations at the apa annual meetings. However, due to the large success of the interactive series that offers psychiatrists an opportunity to hear unique perspectives on m...

APA Comments on FDA's First Approval of Medication to Treat Pediatric Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder

... two severe psychiatric disorders in children. The apa is pleased that the approvals are a result of the ... patients and devastating to their families," said apa President Carolyn Robinowitz, M.D. "For many child...isks," said Darrel Regier, M.D., M.P.H., director, apa Division of Research, and executive director, Amer...

Skimpily Dressed Dolls Send Wrong Cues to Young Girls

... could be sending wrong cues to young minds, psychologists say. The apa felt strongly that the presence of such dolls in the market could create an...ight inputs, so that they get the right messages. In the words of the apa Chairman Eileen Zurbriggen, 'The consequences of the sexualization of girls...

Sexualization Linked to Mental Health Problems in Girls and Women

...thy development. To complete the report, the apa Task Force on the Sexualization of Girls studied p...ent," says Eileen L. Zurbriggen, PhD, chair of the apa Task Force. "We have ample evidence to conclude th...s or can play a protective and educative role. The apa report calls on parents, school officials, and all...

Americans Unaware On The Signs Of Mental Illness

...touched by a mental illness, she explained that all the families would benefit from understanding how these disorders can impact their lives. The apa is of the opinion genetic and environmental factors cause mental illnesses. Traumatic events, and other physical illnesses and injuries can contribute...
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