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Mental Health Parity Rule Issued

The Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and Treasury have issued a final rule increasing parity between mental health/substance use disorder benefits and medical/surgical benefits in group and individual health plans. The rule will apply to plans beginning on or after July 1, 2014. Read rule here.

Find Out About Revised HIPAA Privacy Rules

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has enacted new rules which 
impact existing privacy, security and breach notification requirements. HIPAA covered 
practitioners will have update their Business Associate Agreements and their Notices of
Privacy Practices by September 23, 2013. Find out more here.

Preparing for Healthcare Reform

APsaA members can click here to access updated information regarding the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

A Psychoanalytic View of Firearm Violence

In light of the recent tragic shootings in our country, the American Psychoanalytic Association has issued a statement addressing the complex and multifactorial issue of firearm violence. Read the full statement here

Psychoanalysts in the News

Two Psychiatrists on Treating Schizophrenia, The New York Times, 8/22/14

Solitary Confinement, The New York Times, 8/10/14

When a Change in Talk Therapy for Depression is Needed, Everyday Health, 7/30/14

Designing Technology to Restore Privacy: Deborah Peel, M.D., TEDxTraverse City, 6/23/14

The Stuff That Dreams (and Nightmares) Are Made Of, The Leonard Lopate Show on WNYC, 4/11/14

Mental Health Records Should Remain Off-Limits, The Washington Post, 2/17/14

Mentally Ill and Excluded at the Border, The New York TImes, 12/15/13

What Freud Would Say About Our Social Media Accidents, Buzzfeed, 12/11/13

Casual Casualties, The New York Times, 11/18/13

About a Girl: Coy Mathis' Fight to Change Gender, Rolling Stone, 11/7/13

Life with a Narcissistic Manager, The Financial Times, 10/29/13

Comparing Dreams, The New York Times, 10/27/13

The 45 Minute Therapy 'Hour': A Sign of the Times?, The New York Times, 10/15/13

Balancing Public Safety and Health Privacy, MSNBC, 9/18/13

At Leisure, or Still at Work, New York Times, 9/10/13

Rosenblitt Seeks Therapeutic Help, Not Just Medication, For Children, Raleigh News & Observer, 8/25/13

California Bans Conversion Therapy for Minors

APsaA Cited in New Law

 APsaA's position statement on attempts to change sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression was quoted in the legislation making California the first state to ban "reparative therapy" for minors.



Ask Your Doctor About Psychoanalysis

APsaA member Norman Kohn, M.D. develops an animated video using fictional characters and case studies to explain the long-lasting benefits for patients who undergo psychodynamic psychotherapy, also known as psychoanalysis. Click the ‘play’ button to the right to learn more about the positive changes that psychoanalysis can bring, when medication and other short-term forms of therapy fall short.

APsaA on the DSM-5

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