American Psychiatric Association [web resource]
The American Psychiatric Association is primarily a professional organization of psychiatrists working together to ensure humane care and effective treatment for all persons with mental illness, including substance use disorders.
In addition to serving the professional needs of its membership, the APA also focuses on building knowledge and understanding of psychiatric conditions. As a service to the community, the American Psychiatric Association website has an online library with accessible content that was designed for a general audience, patients, and their families.
Mental Health Conditions
Learn about common mental disorders, including symptoms, risk factors and treatment options. Entries include relevant blog posts, a Q & A by leading psychiatrists, stories from people living with the condition, and links to additional resources.
The following is a partial list of resource topics:
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Seasonal Affective Disorder
Disruptive, Impulse Control and Conduct Disorders
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Specific Learning Disorder
Also, check out following articles on the American Psychiatric Association website:
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