American Psychiatric Association (APA)
APA has more than 38,500 members involved in psychiatric practice, research, and academia representing the diversity of the patients for whom they care.
As the leading psychiatric organization in the world, APA now encompasses members practicing in more than 100 countries.
The mission of the American Psychiatric Association is to
• Promote the highest quality care for individuals with mental illness, including substance use disorders, and their families.
• Promote psychiatric education and research.
• Advance and represent the profession of psychiatry.
• Serve the professional needs of its membership.
The American Psychiatric Association is an organization of psychiatrists working together to ensure humane care and effective treatment for all persons with mental illness, including substance use disorders. It is the voice and conscience of modern psychiatry. Its vision is a society that has available, accessible quality psychiatric diagnosis and treatment.