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American Psychiatric Association
Headquarters1000 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1825
Arlington, VA, United States
Membership36,000 members[1]
2012-2013 PresidentDilip 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 USA and other countries in the world.[1] The APA was founded in 1844.


  1. 1.0 1.1 "American Psychiatric Association". 2012. Retrieved 5 March 2012. "Representing 36,000 physician leaders in mental health."