Last updated on: 6/15/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) Biography

Position:
None Found to the question "Is Sexual Orientation Determined at Birth?"
Reasoning:

No position found as of June 12, 2009

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Description:

“The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is a professional medical organization comprised of child and adolescent psychiatrists trained to promote healthy development and to evaluate, diagnose, and treat children and adolescents and their families who are affected by disorders of feeling, thinking, learning, and behavior. Child and adolescent psychiatrists are physicians who are uniquely qualified to integrate knowledge about human behavior and development from biological, psychological, familial, social, and cultural perspectives with scientific, humanistic, and collaborative approaches to diagnosis, treatment and the promotion of mental health.”

“About Us,” AACAP website (accessed June 12, 2009)

Mission:

“Promote mentally healthy children, adolescents and families through research, training, advocacy, prevention, comprehensive diagnosis and treatment, peer support and collaboration.”

“About Us,” AACAP website (accessed June 12, 2009)

Other:
501(c)(3) non-profit organization
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