The Maine Association of Psychiatric Physicians (MAPP) is the Maine District Branch of the American Psychiatric Association (APA), and the only professional organization of psychiatry and psychiatrists dedicated to the state of Maine.
OUR MISSION is to improve the treatment, rehabilitation and care of persons with mental disorders, to provide leadership and to promote and advocate for the professional interests of its members and patient care.


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  • NEW -   Sweetser - Immediate Opening for an Adult provide psychiatric care for Sweetser’s Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team; telemedicine consultations to a rural PCP practice; and provides our outpatient clients assessment and treatment including psychiatric evaluation, treatment planning, client education, provision of informed consent, writing prescriptions, medication management, review of complicated cases with comorbidity, organicity, seizure disorders, and psychosomatic disorders.  For more information, CLICK HERE. (Posted 2/16/16 for 90 days) 



We are now able to offer a career opportunities page accessible to all. Any mental health professional, MAPP member or not, may post free of charge a listing seeking a position or offering services in Maine. If you are an employer and have a position you wish to list, there is a fee to post a listing unless you are a MAPP member. If you wish to post a listing, please complete the attached form, and return to MAPP via email to

 MAPP Voices: Articles, essays, fiction and poetry written by MAPP psychiatrists


MAPP member Julie Pease, MD

June 18, 2014 - MAPP member and past MAPP president Julie Pease, MD, and Kevin Twine, both members of Physicians for a National Health Program and Maine AllCare, join in a 6/18/14 Portland Press Herald opinion article, "Maine Voices: VA has issues, but its bright spots show value of Medicare-for-all system" to advocate that an enhanced single-payer health insurance would save lives and money and provide high-quality care.


 APA Updates for District Branches


APA Welcomes President’s Call for Investments in Mental Health, Efforts to Reduce Gun Violence

ARLINGTON, Va. Jan. 5, 2016 – Today the American Psychiatric Association issued the following statement from its president, Renee Binder, M.D., in reaction to President Obama’s announcement today on gun violence and mental health:

“We welcome the announcement from President Obama to make needed investments in mental health and curb the epidemic of gun violence in our country.  Gun violence is a public health problem and needs to be addressed as such. We support the president’s efforts to expand background checks, propose policies that respect physician-patient confidentiality, and increase funding for mental health services by $500 million.  We will work with Congress to make that funding proposal a reality, as we also work with allies in Congress who are championing comprehensive mental health reform.”

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Ongoing - FREE monthly webinars for physicians who have waivers to treat opioid dependence in office-based settings and other interested clinicians the second Tuesday of each month at noon Eastern, Noon - 1 p.m. EST.



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 President's Corner

Jeffrey_S_Barkin.jpgJeffrey S. Barkin, MD, DFAPA

February 2016

Ethicist suggests we reopen asylums |

Dr. Barkin was interviewed for this program

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PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The mental health movement began in the 1840's when a Hampden, Maine native became appalled by the mentally ill and addicted people she saw on the streets.

Dorothea Dix led a revolution in mental health care which saw the creation of large asylums.  

However, over the next century, we wholesaled our citizens with mental illness.  By 1955, there well over a half million people shut away with poor treatment and little hope of recovery.

In 1963, President Kennedy developed a new vision for mental health.  This involved the deinstitutionalization of hundreds of thousands suffering from mental illness.  However, the money needed to provide these people with care did not follow. 

Fifty years later, Kennedy's dream has not been realized. Gaps have opened in our mental health system.  Many of our most chronically mentally ill are on the streets with little support and les chance of getting well.

The suggestion of bringing back asylums is ultra controversial especially given the history of those institutions.  But there are critical holes in America's mental health system.

Most would prefer we eliminate the word asylum and establish community based mental health facilities where people could have their mental, physical and social needs met.

 Medical Professionals Health Program


Medical Professionals Health Program

The Medical Professionals Health Program (MPHP) provides support and advocacy to medical professionals struggling with addiction and/or mental health challenges. The MPHP, a program of the Maine Medical Association, first began providing monitoring and advocacy services to professionals in Maine in 1987.  Since then, the program has grown in reputation and in services. It is now one of the most comprehensive professional health programs in the country. 

The MPHP works cooperatively with six Maine boards of licensure, hospitals, medical staffs, and professional associations to ensure that professionals in need of treatment and services get the help they need.  The MPHP is not a treatment program, but our staff will help professionals to find the resources they need, to better understand the treatment and recovery process, and to implement strategies for return to safe practice.

Please take a moment and review our website and to find out more about how the MPHP may help you, a family member, colleague, or a professional you know get the help that they need.  If you know a Maine-licensed health professional who may be in need of help, or if you are concerned about your own health, please contact the MPHP.

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Phone: 207-623-9266


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