The Maryland Psychiatric Society is a state medical specialty society whose physician members specialize in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental illnesses including substance use disorders. Our objectives are to meet psychiatrists’ needs for networking, CME, advocacy, information and more. This site informs members and the public about our activities and events, and offers news and resources relevant to psychiatry and mental illness. Members-only areas include an online membership directory and  networking opportunities. The site also offers a robust search mechanism (Find a Psychiatrist) for locating psychiatrists in Maryland.


The Maryland Psychiatric Society is a professional organization of psychiatrists that works to foster high quality, accessible, culturally humble comprehensive, effective, and patient-centered care for Maryland residents living with mental health and substance use conditions.


The mission of the Maryland Psychiatric Society is to:

  • Advocate for all Maryland residents living with mental health and substance use disorders to receive the highest quality care
  • Work to ensure that historically disadvantaged and marginalized individuals have access to culturally respectful, comprehensive treatment
  • Serve and represent the professional needs of Maryland psychiatrists, including underrepresented and diverse voices within the psychiatric community
  • Collaborate with other professional, community, and government organizations to advocate for our patients’ rights and interests


  • Professional responsibility based on the highest standards for clinical practice and professional conduct
  • Patients making empowered choices
  • Universal access to the most effective care
  • Respect for patients and colleagues
  • Lifelong professional learning
  • Collegial support
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion within our membership and within the field of psychiatry
  • Recovery and healing



The Maryland Psychiatric Society, Inc. is a District Branch of the American Psychiatric Association.

Area 3 or the Mid-Atlantic Area is one of seven regional components of the American Psychiatric Association. Area 3 encompasses the District Branches of Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, and Washington, a district branch with three chapters – District of Columbia, Northern Virginia, and Prince George’s and Montgomery counties in Maryland.


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