Welcome to GPPA

The Georgia Psychiatric Physicians Association is a district branch of The American Psychiatric Association.  We are the only statewide organization representing Georgia psychiatrists and their patients. Our members are dedicated to promoting professional values and ethics in the practice of psychiatry; improving patient access to quality mental health care; lifelong learning and professional development; and supporting education and advocacy for our profession, our patients and their families.


 

What is a Psychiatrist?

A psychiatrist is a medical doctor who specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental illnesses, including substance use disorders. Psychiatrists are qualified to assess both the mental and physical aspects of psychological disturbance. A psychiatrist has completed medical school (is an MD or D O) and an additional four or more years of residency training in psychiatry.

Are you looking for a psychiatrist? Click here to find a psychiatrist near you.