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. A project evaluating general public mental health literacy, and its impact on utilization of health and mental health resources will follow.
The Section is beginning a project to assess the effects of novel stress reduction strategies on the clinical course of early stage breast cancer patients with varying cultural backgrounds.
Chair, WPA Section on Psychiatry, Medicine and Primary Care