About the World Psychiatric Association
The WPA is an association of national psychiatric societies aimed to increase knowledge and skills necessary for work in the field of mental health and the care for the mentally ill. Its member societies are presently 138, spanning 118 different countries and representing more than 200,000 psychiatrists.
The WPA organizes the World Congress of Psychiatry every three years. It also organizes international and regional congresses and meetings, and thematic conferences. It has 65 scientific sections, aimed to disseminate information and promote collaborative work in specific domains of psychiatry. It has produced several educational programmes and series of books. It has developed ethical guidelines for psychiatric practice, including the Madrid Declaration (1996).
The WPA is an association of national psychiatric societies, presently 138, spanning 118 different countries. Here you will find the recent news on the activities of the WPA Member Societies.
WPA Guidance Papers are published
WPA Secretary General, being the editor of the WPA Website and the WPA News, facilitates the process of their publication. Here you will find the recent news on related activities. Facts about www.wpanet.org
The new impact factor of World Psychiatry is 20.205. World Psychiatry ranks now no. 1 among Psychiatry Journals worldwide! This official Journal of WPA is the most widespread psychiatric Journal in the world reaching more than 40,000 psychiatrists. Editor: Professor Mario Maj, Naples, Italy.
World Mental Health Day 2016
Psychological first aid
When terrible things happen in our communities, we can reach out a helping hand to those who are affected. Perhaps you find yourself at the scene of an accident where people are hurt.
World Mind Matters Day
A third of UN member states don’t permit people with mental illness the right to vote or marry
On World Mind Matters Day 2016, a global survey funded by the World Psychiatric Association (WPA),
From Allan Tasman, MD, Chair WPA Section on Education in The Provider’s Clinical Support System for Opioid Therapies (PCSS-O)
The Provider’s Clinical Support System for Opioid Therapies (PCSS-O) is a free, convenient resource for
Nominations for the WPA Jean Delay Prize 2017 are welcome
Jean Delay Prize is the most prestigious award that WPA gives triennially. This is awarded to an individual who has made a major contribution...
WPA Position Paper & Curriculum on Intimate Partner Violence
Intimate partner violence (IPV) and sexual violence (SV) are global public health and human rights problem in every country of the world and cause serious physical and/or...
WPA Position Statement on Gender Identity and Same-Sex Orientation, Attraction, and Behaviours
Recent controversies in many countries suggest a need for clarity on same-sex orientation, attraction, and behaviour (formerly referred to as homosexuality)...