2006 Press Releases
Decline in Drug Abuse Hopeful, But More Research, Education Needed
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry applauds the 23.2 percent decline in drug use by young people reported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), but calls for more research and education on the impact of youth drug abuse.
Dec 21, 2006
AACAP Fears Impact of Extended Black Box Warning
As President of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), I understand that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is struggling with the issue about whether or not antidepressants are safe and effective treatments for people living with mental illnesses. The AACAP’s position is that antidepressants are effective in the treatment of depression and worries that the stigma surrounding the diagnosis and treatment of mental illnesses will increase with extending the language of the current black box warning.
Dec 15, 2006
The AACAP Urges FDA to Be Cautious in Antidepressant Labeling
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry urges the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to consider all data available before placing a stronger warning on antidepressant medication for the adult population. Such a severe advisory could dissuade depressed individuals from seeking treatment.
Dec 11, 2006
Child & Adolescent Psychiatrists Honor Robert J. Harmon, M.D., at AACAP Annual Meeting
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry honored Robert J. Harmon, M.D., a child and adolescent psychiatrist who died unexpectedly at the height of a prolific career. Many individuals who he mentored recently memorialized him at the "Feschrift Honoring the Contributions of Robert J. Harmon, M.D., to Child Psychiatry" at the 53rd AACAP Annual Meeting in San Diego.
Nov 2, 2006
Child Psychiatrists Offer Primary Care Clinicians Course on Youth Medication
Most children and adolescents with mental illnesses who receive help do so from their pediatricians or general practitioners. Still, many of these physicians feel unprepared to treat young people with behavioral, emotional, or cognitive impairment. To address this, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry will offer the Institute, “Practical Pediatric Psychopharmacology for Primary Care Physicians,” on Sunday, October 29, 2006 as part of its 53rd Annual Meeting at the San Diego Marriott Hotel and Marina.
Oct 12, 2006
Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Will Discuss Online Coping Tool for Depression at AACAP Annual Meeting
Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist David DeMaso, M.D., chief of Psychiatry of Children's Hospital Boston will discuss a Web-based tool developed to help youth living with depression and other illnesses at the AACAP's Annual Meeting in San Diego. Dr. DeMaso will present, "Depression Experience Journal: A Computer- Based Intervention for Families Facing Childhood Depression" on October 26, 2006 from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Oct 10, 2006
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Applauds FCC Rule Changes for Childrens' Television
The Children's Media Policy Coalition, including the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, praise the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for amending its rules regarding children's television programming and advertising.
Oct 3, 2006
What’s Next for Children’s Mental Health Systems of Care
Free to Credentialed Journalists-AACAP Program Shows Road Ahead for Policy and Practice
Sep 28, 2006
Experts Present Best Strategies for Youth Substance Abuse Management at AACAP Annual Meeting in San Diego
The Institute, "Adolescent Substance Use Disorders: Evidence-Based Management," led by Himanshu Upadhyaya, MBBS, M.S., will examine evidence- based methods in treating young people with substance use disorders at the AACAP Annual Meeting in San Diego.
Sep 27, 2006
Journalists' Invitation to Attend - Free to Credentialed Media Personnel
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), convenes its 53rd Annual Meeting in San Diego, California on October 24-29, 2006, with special participation of the Asociación Mexicana de Psiquitría Infantil, A.C. (AMPI). Experts will present on topics that include addiction, bipolar disorder, attentional disorders, autism, bullying, and prevention.
Sep 12, 2006
AACAP Offers Guidelines for Kids After Steve Irwin's Death
The death of a celebrity can provoke sadness in some children. Television star Steve Irwin’s death has prompted the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry to offer “Talking With Children About the Death of a Public Figure.”
Sep 7, 2006
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Responds to Death of Wayne Fenton, M.D.
The AACAP mourns the death of psychiatrist Wayne S. Fenton, M.D., who was killed on Sunday, September 3, 2006, in Bethesda, Maryland by a patient.
Sep 6, 2006
Depression and Suicide on College Campuses
Jun 12, 2006
Psychiatry Applauds American Medical Association’s New Policy Against Physicians Participating in Interrogations
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), the American Psychiatric Association (APA), and the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law (AAPL) praised the American Medical Association (AMA) for its new policy prohibiting physicians’ participation in interrogations of prisoners and detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and elsewhere.
Jun 12, 2006
Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Shortage Examined in New JAACAP Study
A new study in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry shows that poor youth and children and adolescents living in rural areas are hardest impacted by the national shortage of child and adolescent psychiatrists.
Jun 1, 2006
Today is National Children's Depression Awareness Day
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) joins allied children's mental health organizations in supporting National Childhood Depression Awareness Day.
May 9, 2006
Today is National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) joins SAMHSA in supporting Children's Mental Health Awareness Day, part of Mental Health Month 2006, a nationwide campaign to increase the public’s awareness and understanding of mental illnesses.
May 8, 2006
AACAP Urges FDA to Expand Research on ADHD Medications
The AACAP pledged to work with the FDA in communicating to parents any providers any potential risks that may be associated with taking medications for ADHD today at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Pediatric Advisory Committee meeting.
Mar 22, 2006
AACAP and APA Pledge to Work with FDA on Determining Prevalence of ADHD Adverse Medication Events
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) and the American Psychiatric Association (APA) pledged to work with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee on determining the prevalence of rare, unexpected, and serious adverse events that occasionally occur in clinical trials for medications used in the treatment of children and adolescents with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
Feb 9, 2006
Representing over 7,500 child and adolescent psychiatrists nationwide, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) is the leading authority on children’s mental health. AACAP members actively research, diagnose, and treat psychiatric disorders affecting children, adolescents, and their families.
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) is the leading authority on children’s mental health. AACAP members actively research, diagnose, and treat psychiatric disorders affecting children, adolescents, and their families.
Our Facts for Families, available free of charge on the AACAP website, provide concise and up-to-date information on a wide array of issues relating to children’s mental health. Written in a simple, straightforward manner, these 88 one-page fact sheets are valuable to anyone raising or working with children. In addition, the AACAP routinely refers the media to expert spokespeople on child and adolescent issues, and sponsors The Campaign for America’s Kids – an initiative designed to fund an Advocacy Institute for Child and Adolescent Mental Health, with the goal of mental health for all children.
AACAP Mission: The Mission of the AACAP is the promotion of mentally healthy children, adolescents and families through research, training, advocacy, prevention, comprehensive diagnosis and treatment, peer support and collaboration.