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Section on Women’s Mental Health

During March13,14 and 15 the V International Conference on Women’s Mental Health“From birth to transcending”, organizedby CES University, through its College of Medicine,was held. The academic event had the participation of nine international speakers, all of them well renowned professionals, coming from United States, Canada, Chile, Peru and Spain. We also had the participation of several Colombian speakers who shared their expertise and academic qualifications.

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Psychiatric Rehabilitation

The theme of the meeting was “Recent Advances in Rehabilitation, Biological & Social Psychiatry”. The conference was also supported by the World Association for Social Psychiatry (WASP), World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH), Pacific Rim College of Psychiatrists (PRCP), South Asian Forum on Mental Health & Psychiatry chapters and British Pakistani Psychiatrists Association (BPPA).

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Rural Mental Health

Mental health needs, access and provision in rural areas differs from that in urban settings and can affect health determinants, presentations and treatments in many ways. The WPA recognises that the rural environment is an important and distinctive context for psychiatric practice and the Section strives to promote the highest standards in clinical practice, training and research pertaining to the practice of Psychiatry in rural and remote locations.

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Religion, Spirituality and Psychiatry

The WPA Section on Religion, Spirituality and Psychiatry is preparing a Training Course for psychiatric Residents on Religion, Spirituality and Mental Health in clinical practice across cultures. The program is organized into several modules.

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Schizophrenia

At the last meeting of the WPA Executive Committee, held in September 2013 in the city of Guadalajara, Mexico, it was decided to update the WPA educational programs published on the website, especially the one on schizophrenia. The WPA Secretary for Education, Prof. Edgard Belfort, has appointed the Chair of the WPA Schizophrenia Section, Prof. Wolfgang Gaebel, to organize together a Review Committee on Schizophrenia program update.

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Psychoanalysis in Psychiatry

The WPA Section on Psychoanalysis in Psychiatry (PIP) has been very active throughout 2013. We had numerous projects for Istanbul and we have all been very struck by the difficulties that face congress organisers in so many parts of the world today. This gives us a further pretext to endeavour to make the voice of modern psychiatry, presently in action worldwide, heard in our desire to assist everywhere we can and all those who need our help without any discrimination whatsoever.

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Psychiatry in Developing Countries

January 13-14, 4th International IGPI Conference, Bangalore: It was inaugurated by Sri Sri Ravishankar, and was academically enriched by Professors Will Carpenter, Gaebel, Rajiv Tandon, Gyansham Pandey, Matchery Keshavan, Rohan Ganguli, Indla Ramasubbareddy, Ajith Avasthi, Ramakrishnan, and Russell D’Souza. Dr Mohandas representing the Section delivered a talk on ‘Anopheles Mosquito-Thank you very much’.

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Women’s Mental Health

The WPA Section on Women’s Mental Health Symposium topic was “Does Globalization Affect Women’s Mental Health”. Helen Herrman was the Chair, Michaela Amering was the Co-chair, and speakers were Unaiza Niaz, Marta B. Rondon, and Donna Stewart. A heated discussion followed, with  active participation from the audience.

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Evolutionary Psychiatry

Our Section, recently formed, is growing in numbers – at the time of writing (January 2014) we are about 50. We are collating a pertinent bibliography, and our archive, in addition to papers, already has two excellent films (one about the relation of shamanism to schizophrenia, the other about the development of Jungian ideas about the collective unconscious into modern evolutionary psychiatry: both about one hour of viewing). We have a vigorous email dialogue which is currently taking the form of a Yahoo forum and we have applied for a symposium at the forthcoming WPA World Congress in Madrid.

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Preventive Psychiatry

The event was organized under the auspices of the World Psychiatric Association Preventive Psychiatry Section at the Pushpagiri Institute of Medical Sciences, Tiruvalla, India on 10 December 2013. Dr. Ramachandran Thekkadath (Vice-Chancellor, Cochin University of Science & Technology, India) was the Chief Guest. Prof. Roy Abraham Kallivayalil delivered the Lecture on “Human Rights - Concept and Current Understanding”. The meeting was a grand success with a houseful attendance.

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Philosophy and Humanities in Psychiatry

The first Oxford Summer School on philosophy and psychiatry was held at St Catherine’s College, Oxford, in July 2013 on the theme of Mind, Values and Mental Health. Sponsored by the Philosophy and Humanities in Psychiatry Section of the WPA, the Royal College of Psychiatrist’s Philosophy Group and the INPP (International Network for Philoso- phy and Psychiatry), the Summer School was run jointly by the University of Oxford Philosophy Faculty and Oxford’s Department for Continuing Education.

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16th INPP Conference - Abstract submission deadline postponed

Dear colleagues, you may want to learn that the deadline for submission of abstracts to the 16th International Conference of Philosophy, Psychiatry and Psychology was postponed to April 10th.

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WPA Section on Epidemiology and Public Health

WPA Section on Epidemiology and Public Health is organizing a scientific meeting, titled, “WPA Section on Epidemiology and Public Health 2014 Meeting: Trauma and Mental Health”...

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9th Congress of European Association for Mental Health in Intellectual Disability (EAMH-ID)

The 9th EAMH-ID international congress, entitled "New horizons for Mental Health in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities", was organized with the sponsorship of World Psychiatric Association and in collaboration with the WPA section Psychiatry of Intellectual Disability. The event was held in Estoril (Lisbon) from September 12th to 14th 2013.

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Preventive Psychiatry

WPA President Pedro Ruiz was awarded the First “WASP Yves Pelicier Prize” for Science and Humanism during the 21st World Congress of Social Psychiatry at Lisbon on June 29- July 3, 2013. 

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Immunology and Psychiatry

Antipsychotic and antidepressant effects of anti-inflammatory: Evidences based on the cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor studies – Mueller N, Germany

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History of Psychiatry

The History of Psychiatry Section of the WPA, under the chairmanship of Prof. German Berrios has been active in terms of symposia organized,Journal activity, and a general fostering of interest in the history of the discipline. 

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Forensic Psychiatry

The WPA Section on Forensic Psychiatry organized two Section Symposia (“Prison Psychiatry” and “Domestic violence and sexual abuse”) and one workshop during the WPA Regional CongressinBucharest, 10-13 April 2013. 

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Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

ESCAP (European Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry) includes child and adolescent psychiatrist members from 32 countries. ESCAP’s biannual meeting is the main European meeting for child and adolescent psychiatrists and allied health professionals.

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Oversight Committee of the Trans-disciplinary Collaborative Center for Health Disparities

Professor Eliot SOREL, MD, of the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and of the School of Public Health and Health Services, was recently appointed as a member of the Oversight Committee of the Trans-disciplinary Collaborative Center for Health Disparities.

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Quality Assurance in Psychiatry

At the WPA Thematic Conference “Mental Health and Mental Illness:Focusing on Eurasia” held on August 29-31, 2013 in Yerevan, Armenia, Prof. Jagannathan Srinivasaraghavan, Secretary of the WPA Section on Quality Assurance in Psychiatry presented a paper entitled“Informed Consent: Who is Responsible and What has Culture to do with it?” in Oral Communications Psychiatry - Roots, Identity and Context chaired by Henrik Wahlberg (Sweden) and Ann Faerden (Norway).

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Old Age Psychiatry

The mental health and well-being of older people was chosen by the World Federation for Mental Health as theme for the World Mental Health Day 2013. This is a very good occasion to reflect about the global situation of older people with mental disorders around the globe.

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Exercise, Psychiatry and Sport

The Section on Exercise, Psychiatry and Sport will be presenting a short film on concussion in youth sports entitled Next Weeks Gameat the Vienna WPA International Congress in October 2013.

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Schizophrenia and Quality Assurance in Psychiatry

The ECSR, a WPA co-sponsored meeting that is jointly organized by the European Scientific Association on Schizophrenia and other Psychoses (ESAS) and the Competence Network on Schizophrenia, again was a great success.

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Family Research and Intervention

On the occasion of the 166th Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association in San Francisco, Prof. Ira Glick coordinated a meeting between the WPA Section on Family Research and Intervention headed by Co-chair Prof. Akram Wilson and the delegation of the American Association of Family Therapists

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Religion, Spirituality and Mental Health

The religious, philosophical and spiritual dimensions of Compassion and Caring virtues are getting squeezed out in the health care systems.Prof. Srinivasa Murthy and his group started the compilation of NARRATIVES of spirituality being part of the care giving...

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Women’s Mental Health

Panamanian Psychiatric Society, May 9-10,2013 “Globalization and Women’s Right to (Mental) Health and Psychobiology of Violence”

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Psychiatry, Medicine and Primary Care

The Section on Psychiatry, Medicine and Primary Care is conducting a worldwide survey of attitudes of primary care physicians of psychiatrists and psychiatric patients. Embedded in the survey is an analysis of perceived need of mental health services in primary care.

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Dual Disorders/Pathology

Following the success in previous editions of this monographic Scientific Meeting organized by the Sociedad Española de Patología Dual, focussing on Dual Pathology and Gender, 2007 (Cocaine), 2008 (Alcohol), 2009 (Cannabis), 2010 (Hypnosedatives), 2011 (Opioids) and 2012 (Nicotine) it encouraged us to organize this seventh edition on Adolescence, Dual Pathology and Gender.

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Philosophy and Humanities in Psychiatry

The University Center for Philosophy and Mental Health and the Balkan Academy for Philosophy, Psychiatry and Psychology, member association of the International Network for Philosophy and Psychiatry (INPP) will be hosting the 16th Conference of INPP in Bulgaria on June 26-29, 2014.

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Exercise, Psychiatry and Sports

The Section on Exercise, Psychiatry and Sports presented two papers at the recent APA meeting in San Francisco on Depression in Sports and Neuropsychiatric Effects of Multiple Mild Concussion in Athletes. It also saw the release of the new book, endorsed by the WPA Executive Committee and published by Wiley, edited by Prof. Baron

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Psychoanalysis in Psychiatry

The WPA Section on Psychoanalysis in Psychiatry presented on Friday the 8th a symposium titled “Beyond chaos, establishing an on-going therapeutic alliance. A psychoanalytic View” for which the chairs Prof. Florence Quartier from Geneva (Switzerland) and Prof. M. Botbol from Brest (France) chose a panel of examples

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Education in Psychiatry

There are several scientific activities at various international meetings, some completed successfully European Congress of Social Psychiatry (July 2012, Geneva), WPA International Congress (September 2012, Prague), WFMH (March, Athens); others accepted or submitted for acceptance in the upcoming WPA meetings April (Bucharest)...

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Women’s Mental Health

Marta B. Rondon, President of the International Association for Women’s Mental Health (IAWMH), sent a detailed report of the 5th IAWMH World Congress in Lima, Peru, March 2013. Several of the IAWMH members are also members of the WPA Section on Women’s Mental Health; 458 delegates from 57 countries participated in the Congress.

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders

Jasper has ADHD and would like to explain how his life with ADHD really is to his girlfriend, his family, his boss, and better to the whole world. He is a nice and creative young man, but somehow he repeatedly screws up with keys, things he needs, with time. Actually he even screws things up with everyone around…

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Transcultural Psychiatry

The activities of the Section in the beginning of this year have been very focused on the preparation of a new website which will be completed soon, and also the organization of conferences.

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Genetics in Psychiatry

At the WPA Congress in Buenos Aires in 2011, the members of the WPA Section on Genetics in Psychiatry elected a new leadership. The Section is now headed by Thomas G. Schulze (Chair; Göttingen, Germany), Vishwajit Nimgaonkar (Co-chair; Pittsburgh, PA, USA), and James B. Potash (Secretary; Iowa City, IA, USA). Furthermore...

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Immunology and Psychiatry

As our Section deals with the issues related to abnormalities in immunological parameters and their consequences in terms of neuropsychiatric disorders, the neurotoxicity induced by some inflammatory related molecules such as cytokines or metabolites in the brain during early life is also an issue to be considered.

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HIV/AIDS Psychiatry

It is an honor and pleasure to introduce the new WPA Section on HIV/AIDS Psychiatry. Our members are deeply appreciative of the enthusiastic support of Prof. Pedro Ruiz, WPA President and that of Prof. Afzal Javed, WPA Secretary for Sections. The goal of our section is to raise awareness about HIV psychiatry as a global priority

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Preventive Psychiatry

News from the Section Our Section organized a WPA Preventive Psychiatry Section Symposium on 11 January 2013 during the 65th Annual Conference of the Indian Psychiatric Society in Bangalore. The subject was “The Essential Role of Preventive Psychiatry in the World”...

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SCHIZOPHRENIA and QUALITY ASSURANCE

Joint WPA Workshop of the Schizophrenia Section and the Section on Quality Assurance at the “4th European Conference on Schizophrenia Research – Together for better treatment and care”, 26 – 28 September 2013, Berlin, Germany

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The Section “Genetics in Psychiatry”: a new push for educational activities

At the WPA-congress in Buenos Aires in 2011, the members of the WPA-Genetics in Psychiatry Section elected a new leadership. The Section is now headed Thomas G. Schulze (Chair; Göttingen, Germany), Vishwajit Nimgaonkar...

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Immunology and Psychiatry Section: Activity on Early Life Events and Mental Illnesses

As our section deals with the issues related to abnormalities in immunological parameters and their consequences in terms of neuropsychiatric disorders, the neurotoxicity induced by some inflammatory related molecules such as cytokines...

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Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

The WPA Section on Child and Adolescent Psychiatry co-sponsored a range of events at this meeting...

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Immunology and Psychiatry

The WPA Section on Immunology and Psychiatry has been actively participating in the WPA activities and other activities related to the relationship between immunology and psychiatry...

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Clinical Psychopathology

The WPA Section on Clinical Psychopathology has participated in the Third (III) Congress of Psychiatrists of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The congress, organized by the Psychiatric Association of Bosnia-Herzegovina (PABH)...

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Dual Disorders/Pathology

The National Annual Meeting (SEPD) on Dual Pathology in its 14th edition took place in Madrid on 25-27 October 2012, with over 900 registered participants...

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Transcultural Psychiatry

The WPA Section on Transcultural Psychiatry has developed an intense and fruitful activity during the second part of the year 2012, discussing the most relevant topics of the specialty. The Section participated actively in the International Congress

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Religion, Spirituality and Psychiatry

The WPA Section on Religion, Spirituality and Psychiatry has succeeded in presenting the Section’s activities in several symposia and workshops entitled as...

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Psychological Consequences of Torture and Persecution

It was our good fortune and privilege to be able to participate in this very exciting World Congress last October in Prague. The Congress was organized without a flaw and with much local flexibility and resourcefulness under the theme of Focusing on Access...

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Preventive Psychiatry

Our Section organized a WPA Preventive Psychiatry Section Symposium on 11 January 2013 during the 65th Annual Conference of the Indian Psychiatric Society in Bangalore...

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WPA Section on Philosophy and Humanities in Psychiatry

The WPA Section on Philosophy and Humanities in Psychiatry is pleased to let you know of its new project and requests your valuable contribution. A book is being planned in which the application of the principles of Values-Based Practice will be presented...

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Neuroimaging in Psychiatry

The 2013 World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics, 17-21 October 2013, is taking place at an exciting time in the field of mental health research when an increasing number of genetic risk factors for psychiatric disorders are being identified

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Military Psychiatry

The International Congress of the WPA in Prague in October 2012 has been an important stage in the development of the WPA Section on Military Psychiatry. During the Congress, a Section symposium and a Section business meeting were held...

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Exercise, Psychiatry and Sports and Psychiatry, Medicine and Primary Care

The WPA Section on Exercise, Psychiatry and Sports is publishing a book with Wiley Press May 2013 on Current Issues in Sports Psychiatry: An International Perspective...

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Education in Psychiatry

Our members face certain challenges: we are committed experts regarding “education in psychiatry” but we each have a wide range of obligations and responsibilities in our daily routines. Nevertheless, we still manage to find time and energy to carry out...

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Women’s Mental Health

Our Section is co-sponsoring the International Association for Women's Mental Health (IAWMH) in organizing the 5th World Congress on Women's Mental Health in Lima, Peru, on 4-7 March 2013. Prof. Anita Riecher-Rössler is the President of the IAWMH...

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WPA Section Chairs meet at Prague

A meeting of WPA Scientific Section chairs took place during the Prague International Congress (October 2012). This was attended by 50 participants representing more than 30 Sections. The main objective of this meeting was...

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HIV/AIDS Psychiatry

It is an honor and pleasure to introduce the new WPA Section on HIV/AIDS Psychiatry. Our members are deeply appreciative of the enthusiastic support of Prof. Pedro Ruiz, WPA President and that of Prof. Afzal Javed, WPA Secretary for Sections...

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Exercise, Psychiatry and Sports

The Section on Exercise, Psychiatry and Sports presented at the Olympic Sports Medicine Congress in Glasgow, Scotland and Cambridge, England. Profs. Baron and Zhu gave a symposium on ADHD in Athletes...

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Evolutionary Psychiatry

During the past year we have been happy to contribute to the following: Wilson, DR and Price, JS (2011) Male philopatry, female entrapment, and sex difference in the incidence of depressive illness...

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Classification, Diagnostic Assessment and Nomenclature

One of the main activities of the Section in the last months has been the promotion of the Revision of the Latin American Guide for Psychiatric Diagnosis (GLADP-VR) to be published in the near future...

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Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Report from the WPA Regional Meeting
“Mental Health and Disaster: Beyond Emergency Response”
 Bali, Indonesia,
 September 13-15, 201...

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Women’s Mental Health

The following are the list of activities of the members of the WPA Section on Women’s Mental Health. Dr. Anita Riecher-Rössler is a Board member of our Section. She is also active as the president of the International Association for Women's Mental Health (IAWMH)...

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Urban Mental Health

We are selecting 50 foreign graduate or post graduate students with research projects in the area of prevention of mental health to participate in the Y-Mind Sao Paulo Advanced Science School...

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Psychoanalysis in Psychiatry

The Section organised a one-day conference in March 2012 at the Belle Idée psychiatric clinic on the theme: Why, how and for whom is inpatient psychoanalysis intended?  There was a good turnout and the atmosphere was very convivial...

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Suicidology

Depression: the facts, published by the Oxford University Press in 2011 (2nd edition, ISBN: 978-0-19-960293-3), has won the BMA Board of Science Award for the Public Understanding of Science on September 13, 2012...

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Psychiatry, Medicine and Primary Care

The Section on Psychiatry, Medicine and Primary Care will be presenting a symposium at the upcoming WPA International Congress in Prague on Diagnosis and Treatment of ADHD in Primary Care in collaboration with the Section on Education in Psychiatry...

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Psychiatric Rehabilitation

During the recently concluded WPA Regional Meeting held in Bali, Indonesia on September 13-15, 2012, the WPA Section on Psychiatric Rehabilitation organized a Symposium and also conducted a workshop.

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Education in Psychiatry

Our members face certain challenges: we are committed experts regarding “education in psychiatry” but we each have a wide range of obligations and responsibilities in our daily routines...

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Transcultural Psychiatry

The WPA Section on Transcultural Psychiatry (WPA-TPS) has succeeded in joining Northern and Southern Europe by holding a joint conference with the DTPPP.

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Stigma and Mental Health

On June 4-6, the Section on Stigma and Mental Health of the World Psychiatric Association co-hosted the 5th InternationalTogether Against Stigma Conference with the Mental Health Commission of Canada through their Opening Minds anti-stigma initiative.

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Religion, Spirituality and Psychiatry

The board of the WPA Section on Religion, Spirituality and Psychiatry worked hard to introduce a new Religion Survey developed by our team.

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Perinatal Psychiatry and Infant Mental Health

The WPA Section on Perinatal Psychiatry and Infant Mental Health is focused both on parental and infant mental health without one or the other being predominant.

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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. 

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Philosophy and Humanities in Psychiatry

Philosophy of Psychiatry Summer School: Mind, Value and Mental Health

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Dual Disorders/Pathology

Nowadays every public or private psychiatric service should manage challenging Dual Disorders Patients (DDP). 

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Pharmacopsychiatry

The WPA Section on Pharmacopsychiatry was very productive in the past years and published altogether five position papers that were published in the European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences as well as in Schizophrenia Research

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Exercise, Psychiatry and Sports

The Section on Exercise, Psychiatry and Sports is completing a new book with Wiley, which has been endorsed by the WPA Executive Committee.

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Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

With the growing knowledge that the vast majority of psychiatric disorders have their onset in childhood and adolescence, the WPA Section on Child and Adolescent Psychiatry represents a broad and vitally important element of world psychiatry. 

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Doha Undergraduate Psychiatry Education Workshop

A select group of experts in the field of psychiatric education and cultural psychiatry were invited by Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar to hold a workshop addressing the undergraduate psychiatry curriculum in developing countries and its relevance to the needs of the local population.  

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Section on Dual Disorders/Pathology

Nowadays every public or private psychiatric service should manage challenging Dual Disorders Patients (DDP). DDP became a standard patient and not the exception. Therefore, services should deliver comprehensive solutions to outgrowing patient necessities.

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Section on Women’s Mental Health

Activities in 2011-2012: Presentations by Profs. Donna Stewart and Marta Rondon in the Women’s Health Congress, March 2011, Medellin, Columbia. Participation in the 2012 Neuroscience International Symposium of the Medical School, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Peru. Prof. Marta Rondon was one of the organizers and presenter of a scientific paper. ...

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Section on Religion, Spirituality and Psychiatry

The Board of the WPA Section on Religion, Spirituality and Psychiatry, Chair Dr. Peter Verhagen, Co-chair Prof. John Cox, Secretary Prof. Nahla Nagy, and Editor Advisors Prof. Alexander Moreira-Almeida and Simon Dein have worked hard over the past few months to finish the first issue of the Section’s Newsletter “Psyche and Spirit”

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Section on Exercise, Psychiatry and Sports

The Section on Exercise, Psychiatry and Sports recently got the approval of the WPA Executive Committee (EC) to publish a book with Wiley Press on Recent Advances in Sports Psychiatry: A Global Perspective.

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Section on Transcultural Psychiatry

Since the changes brought about after the elections in Buenos Aires, I am pleased to present the new officers of the WPA Section on Transcultural Psychiatry:

Chair:         Rachid Bennegadi

Co-Chair:   Marianne Kastrup 

Secretary:  Hans Rohlof

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Section on Psychiatry, Medicine and Primary Care

The Section on Psychiatry, Medicine and Primary Care is beginning work on a project to develop a program to train non physician, mid-level mental health providers in LMIC. 

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Section on Psychiatry in Developing Countries

The Asian Federation of Early Career Psychiatrists of the AFPA headed by Dr. Smirnova and generously organised by the Indo Global Psychiatric Initiative (IGPI) under the President Prof. Russell D'Souza and with the very hard work of Prof. Dinesh Narayanan, Dr. E. Mohandas, Chair of the WPA Section on Psychiatry in Developing Countries and colleagues in Kochi, Kerala held a very successful two-day training conference.

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Section on Perinatal Psychiatry and Infant Mental Health

The WPA Section on Perinatal Psychiatry and Infant Mental Health is focused both on parental and infant mental health without one or the other being predominant.

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WPA Preventive Psychiatry Section News: Feb 29, 2012

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Migration, Violence and Cultural Psychiatry

The Organizing Committee of GLADET’s Third International Congress welcomes you to our most important event. The first GLADET Congress took place in Guadalajara, Jalisco, in April 2008, with the theme “Psychiatry, Nature, and Culture: from the individual to the universal”, and featured contributions by distinguished colleagues from five continents.

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News from Section on Epidemiology and Public Health

Dear colleagues, mental health professionals and students, I am pleased to announce that the World Association of Psychiatry Section on Epidemiology and Public Health biannual meeting will be held in São Paulo, Brazil, on March 14-17, 2012.

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World Congress of Psychiatry, Buenos Aires

The WPA Section on Religion, Spirituality and Psychiatry has been active at the 15th World Congress of Psychiatry (Buenos Aires, Argentina, 18-22 September 2011).

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News from the WPA Section on Religion, Spirituality and Psychiatry

The WPA Section on Religion, Spirituality and Psychiatry has been actively participating in different international and national psychiatric meetings in the past six months.

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News from the WPA Section on Women’s Mental Health - Report of October 2011

The members of the WPA Section on Women’s Mental Health have been actively promoting women’s mental health in their respective countries and internationally.

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News from the WPA Section on Religion, Spirituality and Psychiatry

The WPA Section on Religion, Spirituality and Psychiatry has been actively participating in different international and national psychiatric meetings in the past six months.

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News from the WPA Section on Psychological Consequences of Torture and Persecution - Report on the Section’s meeting held during the World Congress of Psychiatry 2011

As with any preparation of an international meeting of the WPA our Section’s executive spared no time or energy in collaborating with the Scientific Program Committee and supporting our members and colleagues in Buenos Aires.

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Report of activities at the World Congress of Psychiatry 2011

During the WPA World Congress of Psychiatry recently held in Buenos Aires, the Section on Philosophy and Humanities in Psychiatry was pleased to offer two symposia to the participants.

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News from the WPA Section on Immunology and Psychiatry

The meeting of the WPA Section on Immunology and Psychiatry was held on 19th of September at the WPA World Congress of Psychiatry in Buenos Aires.

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News from WPA Section on Psychophysiology in Psychiatry

After six years of decisive leadership leading the Section to be one of the larger ones in the WPA, Dr. Silvana Galderisi’s term ended. The new set of officers reflects the expanding scope of this discipline.

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Mental Health in Fiji undergoes a Paradigm Shift in 2011 to Stress Management, after 127 years

The Island Republic of Fiji in the Western Pacific with 850,000 people has had a mental hospital since 1884, a medical school since 1885 and a Nursing School since 1893 and its largest general hospital the Colonial war Memorial Hospital (CWMH) was opened in 1923.

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Media Announcement from the Section on Psychiatry & Sleep Wakefulness Disorders - "Insomnia: The Extent of the Problem and Its Consequences"

Chronic insomnia represents a major public health problem. It is characterised by prolonged sleep onset latency, problems in maintaining sleep, early morning awakenings or the feeling of non-restorative sleep, coupled with significant daytime impairments.

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Stigma and Mental Health

On June 4-6, the Section on Stigma and Mental Health of the World Psychiatric Association co-hosted the 5th InternationalTogether Against Stigma Conference with the Mental Health Commission of Canada through their Opening Minds anti-stigma initiative.

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