– American Psychiatric Association is the website of the American Psychiatric Association.

The APA is a medical specialty society recognized world-wide. It has more than 38.000 U.S. and international member that work together to ensure humane care and effective treatment for all persons with mental disorder, including mental retardation and substance-related disorders. This organization is composed primarily of medical specialists who are qualified, or in the process of becoming qualified, as psychiatrists. Their mission is to promote the highest quality care for individuals with mental disorders, promote psychiatric education and research, advance and represent the profession of psychiatry, and serve the professional needs of its membership. At the website there are some sections that explain this organization’s labor. At the Research section you can learn more about DSM, international programs, health policy analysis, APIRE, research training, and much more. At the Psychiatric Practice section you can learn more about addiction psychiatry, ethics, Medicare, practice guidelines, quality improvement, and managing your practice.