World Psychiatry, the official journal of the World Psychiatric Association, is the most widespread psychiatric journal worldwide, reaching more than 33,000 psychiatrists. It ranks now no. 5 out of 126 psychiatric journals.
Result of WPA International Call for Research Proposals on Social Inclusion of Persons with Severe Mental Illness
One of the objectives of the WPA Action Plan 2008 - 2011 was to support international and national activities aiming to promote the rights of persons with mental disorders, including the right not to be deprived of a full social and affective life because of their mental health problem.
Monitoring and Management of Cardiometabolic Risk Factors In Schizophrenia - A Global Perspective
Cardiovascular risk factors including obesity, glucose metabolism dysregulation, atherogenic dyslipidemia and cigarette smoking are highly prevalent in patients with schizophrenia and contribute to their shortened lifespan.
WPA Study: Stigmatization of Psychiatry and Psychiatrists
One of the goals of the WPA Action Plan 2008-2011, adopted by the WPA General Assembly, is to enhance the image of psychiatry and psychiatrists worldwide among the general public, health professionals, policy makers and students of health professions.
Progress Update (November 2010) International Study on Student Career Choice in Psychiatry
The study has made exciting progress since receiving the WPA grant. We have been joined by the African Mental Health Foundation, led by Prof. David Ndetei, who will co-ordinate the African arm of the study.
Research Projects conducted by Scientific Sections and funded by the WPA
The WPA issued a call for proposals of research projects to be conducted by its Scientific Sections. The projects had to deal with one of the following issues highlighted in the WPA Action Plan 2008-2011...
Choosing Psychiatry as a Career - WPA Funds Research Project
In the WPA Action Plan 2008-2011, one of the institutional goals is to enhance the image of psychiatry worldwide among the general public, health professionals and policy makers, counteracting some negative messages – often biased by ideological prejudice...
Intensive metabolic monitoring and care of patients with schizophrenia
The coordinators are R. Uwakwe (Nigeria), P. Munk-Jorgensen (Denmark), M. De Hert (Belgium), T. Becker (Germany) and V. Vieweg (USA). The participating countries are 15 (Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Germany, India, Kenya, Nigeria, Pakistan, South Africa, Taiwan, Turkey, UK, USA and Venezuela).