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American Psychiatric Association: Position Statement on Firearm Access, Acts of Violence and the Relationship to Mental Illness and Mental Health Services

CO-AUTHORS Paul S. Appelbaum, Carl E. Fisher, Liza H. Gold, Li-Wen Lee, and Debra A. Pinals
PUBLISHER
Behavioral Sciences & the Law
DATE
2015
 

Abstract

The American Psychiatric Association, (“APA”), with more than 36,000 members at present, is the Nation's leading organization of physicians who specialize in psychiatry. APA provides for education and advocacy and develops policy through Position Statements. It promotes enhanced knowledge of particular topics relevant to psychiatric practice and patient care through Resource Documents. Since 1993, the APA has developed various positions and resource materials related to firearms and mental illness, incorporating evolving themes as new issues emerge. This paper reflects the APA's 2014 Position Statement on Firearm Access, Acts of Violence and the Relationship to Mental Illness and Mental Health Services.

Citation

Paul S. Appelbaum et al., American Psychiatric Association: Position Statement on Firearm Access, Acts of Violence and the Relationship to Mental Illness and Mental Health Services, 33 Behavioral Sciences & the Law 195-198 (2015).
 

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