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Ecology, Psychiatry & Mental Health

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The WPA Section on Ecology, Psychiatry and Mental Health has identified and developed interests and peculiarities of the present reality such as:

  • the psychiatric consequences of natural disasters (earthquakes, floods, volcanic eruptions, etc.);

  • post-traumatic stress disorder;

  • the nature and structure of traumatic events and the study of reaction processes;

  • environmental risks at work and the repercussions on mental health;

  • natural disasters and any war events suffered by immigrant populations and their consequences on individual mental health;

  • implications and repercussions of the ecological operator in interpersonal and social relationships;

  • environmental degradation and pollution as a threat to mental health;

  • the role of nature in the treatment of mental health conditions; and

  • possible synergies with the International Red Cross, the Civil Protection and other NGOs.

Please click here to read the General Statement about the Section.

Section Officers



Luigi Janiri

Istituto di Psichiatria, Università
Cattolica del S. Cuore, Largo F. Vito 1, 00168 Roma, Italy    
Phone: +39 335462669
Fax:+39 06 30157090


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Roy Abraham Kallivayalil

Professor of Psychiatry, Pushpagiri Institute of Medical Sciences,
Thiruvalla & Mar Sleeva Medicity,
Palai, Kerala,



Giovanni Martinotti

Dipartimento di Neuroscienze, 
Università “G. D’Annunzio”, Via dei Vestini 31, Chieti, Italy
Phone: +39 335 5627362 




Dr. Paolo Cianconi

Institute of Psychiatry, Dept. of Neurosciences,
Catholic University,
Rome, Italy 

Phone:+39 3283743316

>> Please click here to see the Section Members list.

Virtual Meeting to Discuss Climate Change and Mental Health 

We are  pleased to inform you that the WPA Sections on Conflict Management & Resolution; Ecology, Psychiatry and Mental Health; and Psychiatry, Medicine and Primary Care leadership group are planning a joint initiative on Climate Change and Mental Health: TOTAL Health Consequences

Theme: Climate Change and Mental Health: TOTAL Health Consequences.

Venue: Virtual meeting (link to follow)

Date: 2 July 2022

Time:  TBA

Contact: Eliot SOREL MD, Founder, WPA Conflict Management & Resolution Section

We welcome any ideas and suggestions you wish to post on our meeting's agenda. Please send them to us by the 30th June

Upcoming Section Events

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