About the World Psychiatric Association
The WPA is an association of national psychiatric societies aimed to increase knowledge and skills necessary for work in the field of mental health and the care for the mentally ill. Its member societies are presently 135, spanning 117 different countries and representing more than 200,000 psychiatrists.
The WPA organizes the World Congress of Psychiatry every three years. It also organizes international and regional congresses and meetings, and thematic conferences. It has 65 scientific sections, aimed to disseminate information and promote collaborative work in specific domains of psychiatry. It has produced several educational programmes and series of books. It has developed ethical guidelines for psychiatric practice, including the Madrid Declaration (1996).
The WPA is an association of national psychiatric societies, presently 137, spanning 118 different countries. Here you will find the recent news on the activities of the WPA Member Societies.
WPA Guidance Papers are published
WPA Secretary General, being the editor of the WPA Website and the WPA News, facilitates the process of their publication. Here you will find the recent news on related activities. Facts about www.wpanet.org
From Allan Tasman, MD, Chair WPA Section on Education in The Provider’s Clinical Support System for Opioid Therapies (PCSS-O)
The Provider’s Clinical Support System for Opioid Therapies (PCSS-O) is a free, convenient resource for
Global Meeting in Spirituality and Mental Health
We would like to invite you to attend the 1st Global Meeting in Spirituality and Mental Health (4th-5th November 2015, Florianópolis – SC, Brazil)...
Statement on the crash of flight 4U9525
As in many countries the predominant reactions in Germany to the fatal crash of the Germanwings flight have been shock, disbelief and profound concern. However...
Recognizing efforts to improve mental health care
Recognizing efforts to improve mental health care By Norman Sartorius, MD, PhD. President of the Association for the Improvement of Mental Health Programmes and...
World Mind Matters Day
On the 4th September 2015, the World Psychiatric Association (WPA) launched the first ever ‘World Mind Matters Day’, a global campaign that aims to achieve a FAIR DEAL in mental healthcare across the world
2014 Impact Factor: 14.225! Now the 3rd ranked journal in Psychiatry. World Psychiatry, the official journal of WPA is the most widespread psychiatric journal worldwide, reaching more than 33,000 psychiatrists. Editor: Professor Mario Maj, Naples, Italy.
World Stroke Day dementia and stroke media release
A worldwide call to action, spearheaded by Western University researcher Dr. Vladimir Hachinski, is calling for more attention to the link between reducing strokes and preventing dementia...