The Massachusetts Psychiatric Society (MPS) is a District Branch of the American Psychiatric Association (APA).  It was founded in 1964 as the Northern New England Psychiatric Society and became the MPS in 1974. MPS is incorporated under the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a nonprofit organization within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. 

Massachusetts Psychiatric Society members are physicians who are committed to providing outstanding medical/psychiatric care through accurate diagnosis and comprehensive treatment of mental health and emotional illnesses. We seek to achieve this goal by promoting public and professional education, legislation that addresses the needs and rights of the mentally and emotionally ill, and by advocating for the allocation of public and private resources for treatment, research, and education. We provide a supportive and informative professional community for our members.

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