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APA

abbreviation for ASSOCIATION OF POLICE AUTHORITIES.
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American Psychiatric Association Publishing, https:// psychnews.psychiatryonline.org/doi/10.1176/ appi.pn.2018.12a20.
The National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems (NAPHS), in collaboration with the American Psychiatric Association (APA), offers a two-hour CD training on Suicide Risk Assessment: Responding to the 2007 JCAHO Patient Safety Goal.
If it joined the American Medical Association (AMA) and the American Psychiatric Association by barring their members from joining the Guantanamo interrogations, it would further stigmatize the military's practices.
Regier, director of research for the American Psychiatric Association in Arlington, Va., which publishes the manual.
Satinover has brilliantly used the expertise and scientific data base of the ICQA in order to expose the false claims, lack of scientific expertise, lack of clinical experience, fabrication of evidence, and obvious bias that characterize the behaviour of the homosexual activists who, in 1973, succeeded in pressuring the American Psychiatric Association (APA) to remove homosexuality from their official list of mental disorders.
Partners include the American Psychiatric Association, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American College of Physicians, the National Council on the Aging, the American Pharmacists Association, and America's Health Insurance Plans.
Also try the American Psychiatric Association at http://healthyminds.org or 888-357-7924, which has an answer center to put you in touch with a local physician.
The validity of the diagnosis will be examined which is a challenge to the American Psychiatric Association that has established criteria that its members use.
Now that I am finished with my training and am in private practice, I have discontinued my memberships in the American Medical Association, the American Psychiatric Association, and the American Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
Thirty-two years ago, amid threats and intimidation from militant homosexual pressure groups, the American Psychiatric Association delisted homosexuality as a "diagnosable behavioral disorder." At about the same time, the spurious term "homophobia" began to circulate within the ranks of the left, eventually migrating into mainstream public discourse.
Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision, Washington, D.C., American Psychiatric Association, 2000.
According to the Diagnostic and Statistic Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision (DSM-IV-TR), adults with bipolar disorder typically experience a pattern of mood swings ranging from hypomania or mania (which includes increased rates of thinking and activity, energy surges, heightened creativity and sexuality, and less need for sleep) to depression (which includes difficulty making decisions, sleep disturbances, low energy levels, lack of interest in sex, appetite disturbances, and difficulties with concentration and attention), with potential intervals of wellness between manic and depressive episodes (American Psychiatric Association, 2000).

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