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Press Releases

Cold Symptoms Feel Worse When People Feel Lonely

Quality, not quantity, of relationships makes a difference
March 30, 2017

Climate Change's Toll On Mental Health

New report outlines psychological effects on individuals and communities, vulnerable populations
March 29, 2017

APA Hails SCOTUS Decision Texas Cannot Use Outdated Approach to Intellectual Disability

Scientifically validated standards must apply, court says
March 29, 2017

APA Urges Congress to Support Veterans Affairs Research, Mental Health Services

Requests actions to increase recruitment, retention of qualified psychologists
March 29, 2017

APA Teams With Microsoft to Bring Mental Health Education Into the Classroom

Online program links psychologists with students via Skype
March 20, 2017

APA policy statements on topics such as ethics, health care reform, and LGBT issues.


APA responds to news on issues relating to psychology.


Op-eds contributed by leaders of APA.


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