American Psychiatric Association

American Psychiatric Association
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FormationOctober 16, 1844 (1844-10-16)[1]
FoundersWilliam Maclay Awl, Luther V. Bel, Amariah Brigham, John S. Butler, Nehemah Cutter, Pliny Earle, John M. Galt, Thomas Story Kirkbride, Isaac Ray, Charles Harrison Stedman, Francis T. Stribling, Samuel White, Samuel B. Woodward
Founded atPhiladelphia[2]
Legal status501(c)(6) professional association[6]
Headquarters800 Maine Avenue S.W., Suite 900
Washington, D.C. 20024, U.S.
Coordinates38°52′47″N 77°01′30″W / 38.879713°N 77.025061°W / 38.879713; -77.025061Coordinates: 38°52′47″N 77°01′30″W / 38.879713°N 77.025061°W / 38.879713; -77.025061
Bruce J. Schwartz, M.D.[4]
Jeffrey Geller, M.D, M.P.H..[4]
Altha J. Stewart, M.D.[4]
Saul Levin, M.D, M.P.A., FRCP-E[5]
SubsidiariesAmerican Psychiatric Association Foundation (501(c)(3)),
American Psychiatric Political Action Committee (527),
American Psychiatric Association Insurance Trust,
APA Wharf Holdings LLC[6]
Revenue (2016)
Expenses (2016)$48,736,684[6]
Employees (2016)
Volunteers (2016)
Formerly called
Association of Medical Superintendents of American Institutions for the Insane (1844–1891),
American Medico-Psychological Association (1892–1919)[1]

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is the main professional organization of psychiatrists and trainee psychiatrists in the United States, and the largest psychiatric organization in the world.[3] Its some 38,800[3] members are mainly American but some are international. The association publishes various journals and pamphlets, as well as the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). The DSM codifies psychiatric conditions and is used worldwide as a guide for diagnosing disorders.

The organization has its headquarters in Washington, D.C.[7]

  1. ^ a b Bernstein, Dorothy M. (1994). "The Thirteen Founders". The American Journal of Psychiatry. 151 (1): 18–19. doi:10.1176/ajp.151.1.18.
  2. ^ Montagu, M.F. (December 17, 1944). "Progress of the Psychiatrist". The New York Times. p. BR12.
  3. ^ a b c "About APA". Retrieved March 26, 2020. APA has more than 38,800 members involved in psychiatric practice, research, and academia...
  4. ^ a b c "Board of Trustees". American Psychiatric Association. Retrieved March 26, 2020.
  5. ^ "Saul Levin, M.D., M.P.A., FRCP-E". American Psychiatric Association. Retrieved April 6, 2018.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g "Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax". American Psychiatric Association. Guidestar. December 31, 2016.
  7. ^ "Contact Us". American Psychiatric Association. Retrieved on September 6, 2012. "American Psychiatric Association 800 Maine Ave. S.W., Suite 900 Washington, D.C. 20024"