American Psychiatric Association
|American Psychiatric Association|
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|2012-2013 President||Dilip V. Jeste, M.D.|
The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is a group of psychiatrists in the United States. The group is responsible for writing the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, which is used to diagnose mental illnesses. It has about 36,000 members. Its members are from both America and other countries in the world. The APA was founded in 1844.