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Behav Sci Law. 2015 Jun;33(2-3):195-8. doi: 10.1002/bsl.2180.

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

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University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Avnue North, Worcester, MA, 01655, U.S.A.

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.

PMID:
26095100
DOI:
10.1002/bsl.2180
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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