Preventive Psychiatry

CHAIR: Nikos Christodoulou

Address: Institute of Mental Health University of Nottingham Nottingham NG7 2TU United Kingdom

CO-CHAIR: Olga Karpenko Address: Moscow Research Institute of Psychiatry Poteshnaya, 3 107076 Moscow Russia    
Phone: 7 916 959 6507
Address: Garg Medical Complex M G Road Dhakran Crossing Agra 282010 India 
Phone: +91 9837063178


Founder and first president Prof. George N. Christodoulou (Greece) (1996)

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  • Promotion in three levels of psychiatric prevention
  • Collection and dissemination of information on psychiatric prevention
  • Cooperation with the various sections of the WPA (on community psychiatry, epidemiology, ecology, environment and mental health, rehabilitation, mass media)
  • Encouragement of involvement of colleagues from all over the world in the Section so that transcultural aspects of psychiatric prevention can be looked into
  • Cooperation with scientific associations and international organizations dealing with preventive psychiatry
  • Organisation of scientific meetings
  • Organisation of symposia at the world congresses or regional symposia of the WPA
  • Editing of scientific books based on scientific meetings or symposia organised by the Section


  • Advances in Psychiatry, Volume 3, edited by Prof George Christodoulou, Prof. Miguel Jorge, Prof. Juan Mezzich
  • Mental Health in Emergencies
  • Book of the Section: "Issues in Preventive Psychiatry", Eds. G. N. Christodoulou, D. Lecic-Tosevski, V. Kontaxakis (Bibiotheca Psychiatrica, Karger, Bazel, 1999)
  • Chapter in "Recent Advances in Psychiatry", comprising of contributions of all other sections, edited by G. Christodoulou, Secretary for Sections.
  • Contribution to the Sections’ New Bulletin, edited by G. Christodoulou, Secretary for Sections.


  • Recovery and Mental Health Promotion, by Margit Schmolke (Munich). Paper presented at the World Congress of Psychiatry of WPA, Cairo, September 10-15, 2005, Section Symposium on "Recovery, Hope and Schizophrenia" of the WPA Section on Preventive Psychiatry
  • The Concept of Resilience in Psychological Research, by Margit Schmolke (Munich). Paper presented at the World Congress of Psychiatry of WPA, Cairo, September 10-15, 2005, at the Inter-Sectional Symposium including the WPA Sections on Preventive Psychiatry, Public Policy and Psychiatry and Psychoneuroendocrinology on "Resilience in Mental Health Promotion: Interdisciplinary Perspectives


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>> Report of Activities in 2002

>> Report of Activities 1999-2002




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