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American Psychiatric Association
Formation 1844
Headquarters 1000 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1825
Arlington, VA, United States
Membership
36,000 members
2012-2013 President
Dilip V. Jeste, M.D.
Website www.psychiatry.org

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 USA and other countries in the world. The APA was founded in 1844.

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