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.
The House unveiled their plans to introduce a "medical" marijuana bill in the coming days with the Ohio House saying that something will be introduced by the end of the week. They have promised that this will be a fast moving piece of legislation with an assurance that this will be passed out of the House by the "end of April."
The American Psychiatric Association is encouraging all members to contact their member of Congress to urge them to oppose H.R. 4277 and S 2597, legislation that would define psychologists as "physicians" under the Medicare program. Read More
The American Psychiatric Association (APA) and Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine (APM) jointly released a report that reviews the current scientific evidence for integrated care, specifically the Collaborative Care Model, and provides recommendations for advancing use of the model. Read More
Each month, the American Psychiatric Association offers a free on-line course to its members. This month's course focuses on the Assessment and Management of Dementia in Psychiatric Practice. Read More
The APA is now accepting applications for its 2016 helping hands grant program. This program awards medical school grants of up to $5,000 for mental health and substance use disorder projects that are created and managed by medical students. These projects can be conducted in partnership with community agencies or in conjunction with ongoing medical school outreach activities. Read More
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