American Psychiatric Association

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The American Psychiatric Association is a professional organization of psychiatrists whose members are American and international physicians who are trained in psychiatry. The association is responsible for various journals and pamphlets, as well as the book Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or DSM. The DSM codifies the generally-accepted psychiatric conditions and the guidelines for diagnosing those conditions.

When it emerged that psychologists were advising interrogators in Guantánamo and other US facilities on improving the effectiveness of torture, the Association endorsed a policy statement that psychiatrists under no circumstances should take part in interrogations.<ref>Psychiatric participation in interrogation of detainees (PDF; American Psychiatric Association); Break them down: Systematic use of psychological torture by US forces (PDF; Physicians for Human Rights); Stephen Soldz: Psychologists, Guantánamo, and Torture: A Profession Struggles to Save Its Soul (ZNet)</ref>

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American Psychiatric Association

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