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APPA 2025: Social Determinants of Psychopathology

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APPA 2024 Annual Meeting

The 2024 APPA Annual Meeting was held on March 7-9, 2024, preceded by a workshop for early career investigators on March 6, 2024. The 2024 Meeting theme was Diversity and Inequity in Mental Health: Social-structural, Cultural, Psychological, and Biological Mechanisms


APPA Membership

Join the vibrant community of APPA and immerse yourself in the forefront of psychopathology research and discourse! For over a century, we’ve been uniting diverse groups of researchers, policymakers, and scholars at our annual meetings. Here, crucial issues and developments are not just presented but passionately discussed among members who are at the forefront of the field. Whether you’re a seasoned mental health professional or a budding researcher, your voice matters here. Our annual meetings feature a unique format, with a single series of presentations focused on a specific theme, followed by scheduled discussions involving members of the audience. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to be part of this dynamic exchange of ideas and insights. Join APPA today and let your contributions shape the future of psychopathology research!

Who we are:

Established in 1910, APPA is dedicated to advancing the scientific exploration of psychopathology, encompassing a wide range of mental disorders affecting emotion, cognition, behavior, and volition.

At APPA, we delve into the intricacies of phenomenology, measurement, and the diverse array of etiological factors contributing to psychopathology. Our commitment to methodological rigor ensures that our research maintains the highest standards. With a membership spanning various disciplines, including those involved in prevention, evaluation, treatment, and research, we strive to unravel the complexities of mental disorders and their impacts on individuals and society.