The Missouri Psychiatric Physicians Association (MPPA) represents a merger of the former independent district branches of Central Missouri Psychiatric Society, Eastern Missouri Psychiatric Society, and Western Missouri Psychiatric Society. In March 2010, APA members in Missouri voted to combine operations into a single statewide organization, the Missouri Psychiatric Physicians Association. The former district branches will serve as MPPA offices and continue to serve the local needs of their members. In 2017, members voted to change the organization name to the Missouri Psychiatric Physicians Association to better reflect the group constituency.
The American Psychiatric Association is an organization of psychiatrists working together to ensure humane care and effective treatment for all persons with mental illness, including substance use disorders. It is the voice and conscience of modern psychiatry. Its vision is a society that has available, accessible quality psychiatric diagnosis and treatment.
The mission of the American Psychiatric Association is to:
Among the ways in which the MPPA will represent psychiatrists in the state: