APA projects surplus in 2003, deficit in ‘04

Washington– With many fewer employees and a culture that reflects reduced expectations, The American Psychological Association (APA) will enjoy its first surplus budget in many years in 2003, but faces a potential $4 million deficit in 2004. How to pare that potential deficit will be an ongoing discussion item for the APA Council of Representatives, […]

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  • Nation’s mental health system more maze than help, says commission

    A $30 million-a-year program designed to keep troubled young people at risk in their homes instead of institutions won high praise from the President’s New Freedom Commission on Mental Health. But, beside pointing out Wraparound Milwaukee as an example of a mental health treatment system that works, the commission’s interim report paints a bleak landscape […]

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  • FDA approves Prozac for children

    Despite no studies showing what the long-term effects are on children, but with evidence indicating short-term loss in growth, the Federal Drug and Drug Administration has nonetheless approved Prozac to treat children and adolescents. The approval to prescribe the drug to children from ages 7 and 17 for treatment of depression follows two placebo-controlled clinical […]

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