The OPPA, a district branch of the American Psychiatric Association, is a statewide medical specialty organization whose more than 1,000 physician members specialize in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental illnesses, including substance use disorders.

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Video explains PsychPRO, APA Mental Health Registry

Curious about PsychPRO, the new mental health registry from APA? The APA has created a short video that explains how PsychPRO can help you treat patients and meet your certification requirements. PsychPRO is open to individual psychiatrists as well as large group practices and hospitals.


APA free course of the month for July 2017

Cardiac Safety Risks of Psychotropic Drugs

Each month, members have free access to an online CME course on a trending topic. The July course reviews fundamental information for psychiatrists regarding cardiac safety considerations for patients taking antidepressants, antipsychotics and mood stabilizers, including risk-benefit considerations and strategies for proper monitoring.


Americans with MH disorders receive 51% of all opioids prescribed in the US

Study finds that as a population, the 16% of adults with mental health disorders receive more than half of all opioid prescriptions distributed each year in the United States. Improving pain management among this population is critical to reduce national dependency on opioids.


Research Watch - June 2017 now available

Research Watch is an initiative by the residents of Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center in the form of a monthly e-publication, which aims to inform psychiatry residents and faculty of notable articles published in prominent research and educational journals, with the hope of promoting a culture of incorporating latest research in our psychiatric worldview. Read More


APA urges members to Contact their US senators to voice opposition to health AHCA

Members of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) “are urged to contact their US senators to voice opposition to the health care reform bill now being considered in the Senate.” It is expected that senators will “vote on the bill, which is based on the House-passed American Health Care Act (AHCA), by July 4.” APA's dedicated page makes it easy to make contact. Read More

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 July 2017 
July 27, 2017

OPPA Resident-Fellow Member Committee


July 31, 2017

OPPA Nominating Committee


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