Reich named APA Distinguished Life Fellow

James Reich, MD, MPH

James Reich, MD, MPH

James Reich, MD, MPH, was awarded the status of Distinguished Life Fellow by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) at the association’s May 2015 annual meeting. Reich is the founder and past president of the Association for Research in Personality Disorders (ARPD). He is currently on the boards of ARPD and the International Society for the Study of Personality Disorders (ISSPD) and has authored over 100 publications in the areas of anxiety, depression and personality.

The APA, founded in 1844, is the world’s largest psychiatric organization and represents a growing membership of more than 36,000 psychiatrists. The Distinguished Life Fellowship was established by the APA as its highest membership honor to recognize those who have made a significant contribution to their profession and to the public good. Distinguished Life Fellows are leaders in their fields, whose scientific achievements and dedication to their patients have set a standard of excellence for the profession of psychiatry.

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