|Formation||October 16, 1844|
|Founders||William 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|
|Legal status||501(c)(6) professional association|
|Headquarters||800 Maine Avenue S.W., Suite 900|
Washington, D.C. 20024, U.S.
|Bruce J. Schwartz, M.D.|
|Jeffrey Geller, M.D, M.P.H..|
|Altha J. Stewart, M.D.|
|Saul Levin, M.D, M.P.A., FRCP-E|
|Subsidiaries||American Psychiatric Association Foundation (501(c)(3)),|
American Psychiatric Political Action Committee (527),
American Psychiatric Association Insurance Trust,
APA Wharf Holdings LLC
|Association of Medical Superintendents of American Institutions for the Insane (1844–1891),|
American Medico-Psychological Association (1892–1919)
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. Its some 38,800 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.
APA has more than 38,800 members involved in psychiatric practice, research, and academia...