February 2023 News and Notes

What’s New at the APA

  • Inflation and recession were identified as the top anxiety-inducing current events by those polled in the latest Healthy Minds Monthly poll from APA and Morning Consult. Four out of five Americans polled identified inflation as a source of anxiety, while three out of four Americans polled since June said that fears of a recession were a source of anxiety.  Other issues that rated as anxiety-inducing in polling this year were the Russian invasion of Ukraine, climate change, the future of reproductive rights and the midterm elections. You can read more and see the full poll results here.

Visit APA’s Newsroom for the latest news releases, statements, blogs, monthly public opinion poll results, and other information.

APA Communications Monthly Themes: February 2023

APA’s office of Corporate Communications and Public Affairs (CCPA) has developed monthly themes that serve as conceptual anchors for APA communications efforts each month. February 2023 will focus on multiple topics, including Relationships and Black History Month. Visit APA’s social channels to participate in the conversation each month.

Animated Explainer Videos on Common Disorders

APA has developed a series of animated explainer videos on commonly searched mental disorders and other conditions related to mental health. The videos cover topics including OCD, Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, and Climate Change, among others. You can see all of the videos in English here, and in Spanish here. Be sure to subscribe to APA’s YouTube Channel as new videos on other topics and disorders are added on a regular basis.

Briefs for Your Newsletter

February Course of the Month – Eating Disorders: A Clinical Update

Eating disorders are serious psychiatric conditions associated with significant medical and psychiatric morbidity and high mortality rates. This course reviews some of the current issues relevant to identifying and treating eating disorders including Anorexia Nervosa and ARFID, emerging data about the importance of recognizing Atypical Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa and BED, and the pharmacotherapy that has demonstrated efficacy for these conditions.

Click here to access the Course of the Month and sign up for updates about this free member benefit.

Secure Your Spot at the 2023 Annual Meeting

Join us at the 2023 Annual Meeting, in San Francisco, May 20-24 to connect with world-renowned experts and professionals in psychiatry while enjoying the rich opportunities that the “Golden Gate City” has to offer! Learn More and Register Today!

The deadline to apply for APA Foundation Fellowship is February 3.

The deadline to apply for APA Foundation Fellowships is quickly approaching. Gain professional experience, expand your network, and maximize your potential to become a leader in psychiatry. Invest in your future and apply to become an APA Foundation Fellow today here.

Take the APA Perinatal Mental Health Survey

APA is conducting an assessment to better understand barriers patients have in receiving care during pregnancy and the postpartum period. If you would like to participate in the survey, please complete the application. Register for Perinatal Mental Health Survey.

Submit your Sessions and Research Posters for MHSC

All members of the care team, including residents and fellows, are encouraged to submit session ideas and research posters for the chance to present in Washington, D.C. at the 2023 Mental Health Services Conference. Submissions are open through Thursday, March 2, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. ET. Submit Here.

New 5 CME Training Program Now Available

Earlier this month, APA made available a tobacco cessation training program to equip health professional students and practicing clinicians with evidence-based strategies for assisting patients with tobacco cessation. Register for the Course and Take the 2 CME Self-Assessment.

Emerging Topics Webinar Series – Free Recordings Now Available

APA members joined member experts for webinars on Evaluation and Management (E/M) Coding and Documentation and Telepsychiatry (December 2022) and Hybrid Practice Post-PHE (January 2023) as part of APA’s Emerging Topics Webinar series. The December webinar highlighted changes to E/M coding and documentation for 2023 and responded to questions on outpatient services.  The January webinar discussed telehealth flexibilities that were intended to facilitate access to care during the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) and rules and regulations that will be back in place once the PHE ends. Recordings of both webinars are available now at no cost.