American Psychiatric Association

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The American Psychological Association is a similarly named society for psychologists.

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is a professional society for physicians who specialize in the treatment of mental disorders. The APA has more than 35,000 members, all of whom are qualified, or in the process of becoming qualified, as psychiatrists.


The American Psychiatric Association is reported to have 30% of its financing through the pharmaceutical industry which may create a conflict of interest.[1]

  1. Benedict Carey, Gardiner Harris (July 12, 2008). Psychiatric Group Faces Scrutiny Over Drug Industry Ties. New York Times.