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Interim Report of Zone-16 WPA Funded Project: Prevalence of Common mental disorders in subjects with diabetes mellitus

This study was to be conducted at two sites - India and Sri Lanka. At the Indian site 250 patients were to be recruited and an equal number of patients were to be recruited at the Sri Lankan site.

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Result of WPA International Call for Research Proposals on Social Inclusion of Persons with Severe Mental Illness

One of the objectives of the WPA Action Plan 2008 - 2011 was to support international and national activities aiming to promote the rights of persons with mental disorders, including the right not to be deprived of a full social and affective life because of their mental health problem.

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A call from the WPA funded research project: choosing psychiatry as a career

Please share your experience of recruitment in psychiatry...

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Monitoring and Management of Cardiometabolic Risk Factors In Schizophrenia - A Global Perspective

Cardiovascular risk factors including obesity, glucose metabolism dysregulation, atherogenic dyslipidemia and cigarette smoking are highly prevalent in patients with schizophrenia and contribute to their shortened lifespan.

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WPA Study: Stigmatization of Psychiatry and Psychiatrists

One of the goals of the WPA Action Plan 2008-2011, adopted by the WPA General Assembly, is to enhance the image of psychiatry and psychiatrists worldwide among the general public, health professionals, policy makers and students of health professions.

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WPA Transcultural Psychiatry Section - A Cross-National Multicenter Study of Depression, Demoralization and Functional Impairment in Cancer Patients (Progress Report - 5 Dec 2010)

This is a cooperative study funded by the World Psychiatric Association among three centers based in the United States, Italy and Australia.

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Progress Update (November 2010)
International Study on Student Career Choice in Psychiatry

The study has made exciting progress since receiving the WPA grant. We have been joined by the African Mental Health Foundation, led by Prof. David Ndetei, who will co-ordinate the African arm of the study.

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Research Projects conducted by Scientific Sections and funded by the WPA

The WPA issued a call for proposals of research projects to be conducted by its Scientific Sections. The projects had to deal with one of the following issues highlighted in the WPA Action Plan 2008-2011...

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Choosing Psychiatry as a Career - WPA Funds Research Project

In the WPA Action Plan 2008-2011, one of the institutional goals is to enhance the image of psychiatry worldwide among the general public, health professionals and policy makers, counteracting some negative messages – often biased by ideological prejudice...

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Intensive metabolic monitoring and care of patients with schizophrenia

The coordinators are R. Uwakwe (Nigeria), P. Munk-Jorgensen (Denmark), M. De Hert (Belgium), T. Becker (Germany) and V. Vieweg (USA). The participating countries are 15 (Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Germany, India, Kenya, Nigeria, Pakistan, South Africa, Taiwan, Turkey, UK, USA and Venezuela).

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