List of WPA Publications and Journals


Edited by WPA Past President Prof. Mario Maj, it is a high quality journal of international mental health, disseminated to all countries and distributed to psychiatrists and other mental health professionals worldwide. It is now produced in English, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, French, Arabic, and Turkish languages, and in partial translation in Romanian. The journal is indexed by Medline, Current Contents and the Science Citation Index. Full articles and abstracts from its inception in January 2002 are available online through Medline/Pubmed and the WPA website. With a new impact factor of 14.225, it is the most widespread psychiatric journal worldwide, reaching more than 33,000 psychiatrists. It ranks now no. 3 out of 126 psychiatric journals. The publisher of the journal is now Wiley-Blackwell.



Body Image and Identity in Contemporary Societies: Psychoanalytic, Social, Cultural and Aesthetic Perspectives. Eds. Ekaterina Sukhanova and Hans-Otto Thomasoff. Published by Routledge 2015. 

Pluralism in Psychiatry: I. Diverse Approaches and Converging Goals. Eds. C. Soldatos, P. Ruiz, D. Dikeos and M. Riba. Published by MEDIMOND, Bologna 2014 

A Concise Guide to Understanding Suicide. Editors: SH Koslow, P Ruiz, CB Nemeroff. Cambridge. Hardback 9781107033238 -

HIV and Psychiatry. Editors: J. Joska, D. Stein, I. Grant. Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN: 978-1-118-33954-1. February 2014 

Leadership in Psychiatry. Eds. Dinesh Bhugra and Pedro Ruiz. Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN 978-1-119-95291-6. October 2013 

Mental illness, Discrimination and the Law: Fighting for Social Justice. Eds. F Callard, N. Sartorius, J Arboleda-Florez, P. Barlett, H. Helmchen, H. Stuart, J. Taborda, and G. Thorncroft. Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN: 978-1-119-95354-8. April 2012 

Clinical Sports Psychiatry: An International Perspective. Editors: D. Baron, C. Reardon, S. Baron. Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN: 978-1-118-40488-1. May 2013 

The Psychiatric Interview. Eds. A. Tasman, J. Kay, R. Ursano. Wiley-Blackwell ISBN: 978-1-119-97623-3. July 2013 

A Companion to the Classification of Mental Disorders. John E. Cooper and Norman Sartorius. 9780199669493 

Global Mental Health Trials. Edited by Graham Thornicroft and Vikram Patel. 9780199680467 

Global Mental Health: Principles and Practice. Edited by Vikram Patel, Harry Minas, Alex Cohen, and Martin J. Prince. 9780199920181 

Psychiatry: Past, Present & Prospect. Edited by Sidney Bloch, Stephen A. Green and Jeremy Holmes. 9780199638963 

Oxford Textbook of Old Age Psychiatry, Second Edition. Edited by Tom Dening and Alan Thomas. 9780199644957 

Electroconvulsive Therapy in Children and Adolescents. Edited by Neera Ghaziuddin and Garry Walter. 9780199937899

Hypochondriasis and Health Anxiety. Edited by Vladan Starcevic and Russell Noyes, Jr. 9780199996865 

Clinical Guide to Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders. Jon E. Grant, Samuel R. Chamberlain, and Brian L. Odlaug. 9780199977758 

Management of Treatment-Resistant Major Psychiatric Disorders. Edited by Charles B. Nemeroff, MD, PhD. 9780199739981 

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Community Mental Health: Putting Policy into Practice Globally. Editors: G. Thornicroft, M. Semaru, A. Alem, R. Drake, H. Ito, J. Mari, P. McGeorge, R. Thara. 2011 / 234 pages. World Psychiatric Association. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford. ISBN: 978-1-119-99865-5

Psychiatry and Heart Disease: The Mind, Brain, and Heart. Editors: M. Riba, L. Wulsin, M. Rubenfire. Associate Editor: D. Ravindranath. January 2012. World Psychiatric Association. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford. ISBN: 9780470685808

Depression series: Three volumes that aim to update psychiatrists, other mental health professionals, general practitioners, and other medical specialists about the epidemiology, pathogenesis, medical costs, management, and public health and cultural implications of the comorbidity between depression and three other diseases.

Depression and Diabetes. Editors W Katon, M. Maj, N. Sartorius. July 2010

Depression and Cancer. Editors D. Kissane, M. Maj, N. Sartorius. October 2010

Depression and Heart Disease. Editors A. Glassman, M. Maj, N. Sartorius. December 2010



Parenthood and Mental Health: A bridge between infant and adult psychiatry. Editors: Tyano S, Keren M, Herrman H, Cox J. April 2010 / Hardback. ISBN: 9780470747223

Religion and Psychiatry: Beyond Boundaries. Editors: Peter J. Verhagen, Herman M. van Praag, Juan J. López-Ibor Jr., John Cox, and Driss Moussaoui. 2009 / Hardback. ISBN: 9780470694718

Contemporary Topics in Women’s Health: Global perspectives in a changing society. Editors: Prabha S. Chandra, Helen Herrman, Jane Fisher, Marianne Kastrup, Unaiza Niaz, Marta Rondon, and Ahmed Okasha. 2009 / Hardback. ISBN: 9780470754115

Depressive Disorders, 3rd Edition. WPA Series Evidence and Experience in Psychiatry. Editors: Helen Herrman, Mario Maj, and Norman Sartorius. 2009 / Hardback / 344 pages. ISBN: 9780470987209

Handbook of Service User Involvement in Mental Health Research. Editors: Jan Wallcraft, Beate Schrank, and Michaela Amering. Foreword: George Szmukler. 2009 / Hardback / 272 pages. ISBN: 9780470997956

Recovery in Mental Health: Reshaping scientific and clinical responsibilities. Michaela Amering and Margit Schmolke. Translation: Peter Stastny. 2009 / Hardback / 280 pages. ISBN: 9780470997963

Psychiatrists and Traditional Healers: Unwitting partners in global mental health. Editors: Mario Incayawar, Ronald Wintrob, and Lise Bourchard. Honorary Editor: Goffredo Bartocci. 2009 / Hardback / 296 pages. ISBN: 9780470516836

Psychiatric Diagnosis: Challenges and prospects. Editors: Ihsan M. Salloum and Juan E. Mezzich. 2009 / Hardback / 328 pages. ISBN: 9780470725696

The Mental Health of Children and Adolescents: An area of global neglect. Editors: Helmut Remschmidt, Barry Nurcombe, Myron Lowell Belfer, Norman Sartorius, and Ahmed Okasha. 2007. ISBN: 9780470512456



Early Detection and Management of Mental Disorders. Editors: Mario Maj, Juan José López-Ibor, Norman Sartorius, Mitsumoto Sato, and Ahmed Okasha. 2005. ISBN: 9780470010839

Families and Mental Disorder: From Burden to Empowerment. Editors: Norman Sartorius, Julian Leff, Juan José López-Ibor, Mario Maj, and Ahmed Okasha. 2005. ISBN: 9780470023822

Disaster and Mental Health. Editors: Juan José López-Ibor, George Christodoulou, Mario Maj, Norman Sartorius, and Ahmed Okasha. 2004. ISBN: 9780470021231

Psychiatry as a Neuroscience. Editors: Juan José López-Ibor, Wolfgang Gaebel, Mario Maj, and Norman Sartorius. 2002. ISBN: 9780471496564

Psychiatry in Society. Editors: Norman Sartorius, Wolfgang Gaebel, Juan José López-Ibor, and Mario Maj. 2002. ISBN: 9780471496823

Psychiatric Diagnosis and Classification. Editors: Mario Maj, Wolfgang Gaebel, Juan José López-Ibor, and Norman Sartorius. 2002. ISBN: 9780471496816


Bipolar Disorders. Editors: Mario Maj, Hagop S. Akiskal, Juan José López-Ibor, and Norman Sartorius. 2002. ISBN: 9780471560371

Dementia, 2nd Edition. Editors: Mario Maj and Norman Sartorius. 2003. ISBN: 9780470849637

Depressive Disorders, 3rd Edition: Editors: Helen Herrman, Mario Maj and Norman Sartorius. 2009 / Hardback / 344 pages. ISBN: 9780470987209

Eating Disorders. Editors: Mario Maj, Katherine Halmi, Juan José López-Ibor, and Norman Sartorius. 2003. ISBN: 9780470848654

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders, 2nd Edition. Editors: Mario Maj, Norman Sartorius, Ahmed Okasha, and Joseph Zohar. 2003. ISBN: 9780470849668

Personality Disorders. Editors: Mario Maj, Hagop S. Akiskal, and Juan E. Mezzich. 2005. ISBN: 9780470090367

Phobias. Editors: Mario Maj, Hagop S. Akiskal, Juan José López-Ibor, and Ahmed Okasha. 2004. ISBN: 9780470858332

Schizophrenia, 2nd Edition. Editors: Mario Maj and Norman Sartorius. 2003. ISBN: 9780470849644

Somatoform Disorders. Editors: Mario Maj, Hagop S. Akiskal, Juan E. Mezzich, and Ahmed Okasha. 2005. ISBN: 9780470016121

Substance Abuse. WPA Series Evidence and Experience in Psychiatry. Editors: Ghodse H, Herrman H, Maj M, Sartorius N. December 2010

Post traumatic Stress Disorder. Editors Dan J Stein, Carlos Blanco, Matthew Friedman. August 2011

Current Science and Clinical Practice Series: A series of focused books for practising psychiatrists that reviews the latest evidence in key areas on presentations, diagnosis, management, aetiology and influences on outcome. The aim is to provide a guide to effective patient care for psychiatrists. The series will inform practising psychiatrists of emerging and important scientific advances and how these may best inform clinical practice.

Schizophrenia: Current science and clinical practice. Editor Wolfgang Gaebel. April 2011 / Hardback / 254 pages. Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN: 978-0-470-71054-8

Obsessive Compulsive Disorders: Current science and clinical practice. Editor Joseph Zohar. July 2012 / Hardback / 360 pages. Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN: 978-0-470-71125-5


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Anthology of German Psychiatric Texts. Editor: Henning Sass. 2007 / 526 pages. Adobe E-Book. ISBN: 9783000204258

Anthology of Spanish Psychiatric Texts. Editor: Juan José López-Ibor, Carlos Carbonell Masiá, and Jean Garrabé. 2001 / 552 pages. Adobe E-Book. ISBN: 9780470986745

Anthology of Italian Psychiatric Texts. Editors: Mario Maj and Filipo M. Ferro. 2002 / 432 pages. Adobe E-Book. ISBN: 9780470986707

Anthology of French Language Psychiatric Texts. Editors: François-Régis Cousin, Jean Garrabé, and Denis Morozov. 1999 / 552 pages. Adobe E-Book. ISBN: 9780470986721

Anthology of Greek Psychiatric Texts, edited by George N. Christodoulou, Dimitris N. Ploumpidis, Athanasios Karavatos. 2011, Beta Medical Arts, Athens, Greece. Available on-line at and ISBN: 978-960-452-128-9



Images in Psychiatry: German Speaking Countries, Austria; Germany; Switzerland. Editors: Eugen M. Wolpert. Konrad Maurer, Aicha Hind Rifai, Ernst Ulrich Vorbach, and Martin Hambrecht. Published by Universitatsverlag WINTER Heidelberg 2006 ISBN: 382531670X

Images of Psychiatry: The Caribbean. Editors: Frederick W. Hickling and Eliot Sorel. Published by Stephenson’s Press Limited, Jamaica 2005

Images of Psychiatry: Romania. Editors: Eliot Sorel and Dan Prelipceanu. Published by InfoMedica, Bucharest 2004

Images of Spanish Psychiatry. Editors: Juan José López-Ibor, Carmen Leal Cercós and Carlos Carbonnell Masiá. Editorial Glosa 2004. ISBN: 847429200X

Images in Psychiatry: Poland. Editors: Adam Bilikiewicz and Janusz Rybakowski. Published by Via Medica, Gdansk 2002. ISBN: 8372583374

Images in Psychiatry: An Arab Perspective. Editors: Ahmed Okasha and Mario Maj. Co-editors: Aida Seif El Dawla and Tarek Okasha. Published by Scientific Book House, Cairo 2001



Advances in Psychiatry, Third volume. Editors: George N. Christodoulou, Miguel Jorge, Juan E. Mezzich, Beta Medical Arts, Athens, Greece, 2009/ 289 pages. ISBN: 9789604520824

Psychiatry and Sexual Health: An Integrative Approach. Editors: Juan E Mezzich and Ruben Hernandez-Serrano on behalf of the WPA Educational Program on Sexual Health. Published by Jason Aronson, USA 2006 (an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield Publishers). Available on-line at

Essentials of Clinical Psychiatry for sub-Saharan Africa. Editors: Frank G. Njenga, Wilson Acuda, Vikram Patel, and Mario Maj. Published by Masson, Milano 2005

Advances in Psychiatry. Editor: George N. Christodoulou, Beta Medical Arts, Athens, Greece, 2002

Advances in Psychiatry, Second volume. Editor: George N. Christodoulou, World Psychiatric Association, Paris, France, 2005/282 pages. ISBN: 2902050046


Affective Disorders Journal of Affective Disorders

Classification, Diagnostic Assessment and Nomenclature Psychopathology

Clinical Psychopathology Psychopathology

Disaster PsychiatryRevue Francophone du Stress et du Trauma + Revista de Psicotrauma

Ecology, Psychiatry and Mental Health Idee in Psichiatria

Education in Psychiatry Academic Psychiatry

History of Psychiatry History of Psychiatry

Mental Health Economics Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics

Personality Disorders Personality and Mental Health

Psychiatric RehabilitationInternational Journal of Mental Health

Psychiatry of Intellectual Disability Journal of Intellectual Disability Research

Psychiatric ElectrophysiologyActivitas Nervosa Superior

Rural Mental HealthPsychiatry in General Practice

Transcultural Psychiary Transcultural Psychiatry


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This information on WPA Publications was updated in May 2015.




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