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The WPA-WHO Global Survey of Psychiatrists’ Attitudes Towards Mental Disorders Classification

This article describes the results of the WPA-WHO Global Survey of 4,887 psychiatrists in 44 countries regarding their use of diagnostic classification systems in clinical practice, and the desirable characteristics of a classification of mental disorders.

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The ICD-11 Classification of Mood and Anxiety Disorders: background and options (Guest Editors: Mario Maj, Geoffrey M. Reed) World Psychiatry, Volume 11, Supplement 1, June 201

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WPA contribution to the development of the ICD-11 chapter on mental and behavioural disorders (April 30, 2011)

The WPA is contributing to the development of the ICD-11 chapter on mental and behavioural disorders in several ways. The WPA President is a member of the ICD-11 International Advisory Board and is actively participating in its meetings and other activities.

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WPA-WHO Workshop on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Areas Affected by Disasters and Conflicts

A WPA-WHO Workshop on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Areas Affected by Disasters and Conflicts took place at the WHO Headquarters in Geneva from 27 to 31 July, 2009.

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WHO - WPA Work Plan 2008 - 2011

1. Revision of the ICD-10 chapter on mental and behavioural disorders
The WPA will be represented by its President in the Advisory Group for ICD-10 revision...

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WPA - WHO Collaborative Activities 2009 - 2011

The WPA has recently finalized with the World Health Organization (WHO) a Work Plan for the triennium 2009-2011, covering five items: a) the revision of the chapter on mental and behavioural disorders of the ICD-10; b) collaboration in the Mental Health Gap Action Programme (mhGAP); c) partnership on mental health care in emergencies; d) collaboration in the area of substance abuse; e) partnership on involvement of users and carers. I will focus here on the first three of these items.

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A WHO-WPA Policy Roundtable during The World Psychiatric Association Regional Meeting in Abuja, Nigeria, 22-24 October, 2009

An important event organized to run in parallel with the WPA Regional Meeting was a policy roundtable. The roundtable built on an earlier one that was organized during the WPA Regional Meeting held in Nairobi, Kenya in 2007.

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The Haiti Emergency

The first psychiatrist recruited to serve in Haiti as part of the WPA-WHO collaboration has started his mission. His name is Kent Ravenscroft. He has been Training Director in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at both George Washington and Georgetown Universities.

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