World Psychiatry, the official journal of the World Psychiatric Association, is the most widespread psychiatric journal worldwide, reaching more than 33,000 psychiatrists. It ranks now no. 5 out of 126 psychiatric journals.
WPA Contribution to the Management of Mental Health Consequences of Major Disasters
The WPA contribution to the management of mental health consequences of major disasters has two components: a) training and sensitization of psychiatrists; b) intervention when a major disaster occurs.
My experience in Haiti: a brief report by Kent Ravenscroft
In 1961-62 I had spent a year in Haiti as a Yale undergraduate anthropologist near Leogane, living with a Vodun priest and his family. I was studying the relationship between child rearing practices, psychosocial development, and spirit possession, trying to understand the dynamics and content of Voodoo possession states.
A WPA-sponsored teleconference on the disaster in Japan
A WPA-sponsored teleconference took place on April 1, 2011, with the participation of E. Bromet (Professor of Psychiatry at Stony Brook University), a group of Japanese mental health experts (T. Akiyama, Y. Suzuki, S. Nakajima, Y. Kim), and M. Maj (WPA President).
Training Course in Disaster Management at WPA Regional Meeting in Dhaka, Bangladesh, January 21 - 23, 2010
Many Asian countries are regularly affected by disasters and face their tragic aftermath. Some recent examples include the Indian Ocean tsunami, the earthquake in Pakistan, issues of internally displaced persons in Pakistan and Sri Lanka, and cyclones in Bangladesh, India and Myanmar.