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October 2012
Psychiatry, Medicine and Primary Care

Psychiatry, Medicine and Primary Care

The Section on Psychiatry, Medicine and Primary Care is working with members of the Section on Education in Psychiatry on developing a training program for non-psychiatrists to work in Primary Care settings to provide mental health care. The program is focusing on LMIC and will be provided in-country. Telepsychiatry is being considered as a potential way to provide psychiatric consultation. Efforts have been made to partner with WHO and regional centers to establish a tiered, sustainable training program. WPA members with interest and prior experience in this type of activity are encouraged to contact Prof. Baron to share ideas and consider participating in the project.

David Baron 

Chair, WPA Section on Psychiatry, Medicine and Primary Care

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