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Here you will find all sorts of information about
WPA-TPS and Transcultural Psychiatry

And you can read about our members, the board and the ways to become a member. We have special reduced dues for members in training and members from LAMIC countries.
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Upcoming Events

  1. Spirituality, Theology and Health; Durham University

    2014/09/01 - 2015/07/01
  2. Transcultural Mental Healthcare

    2014/09/01 @ 8:00 am - 2015/07/01 @ 5:00 pm
  3. Living with schizophrenia. World Federation of Mental Health

    October 9 @ 8:00 am - October 11 @ 5:00 pm
  4. Tanzania 2014

    November 3 - November 4
  5. First International Conference on Transcultural Psychiatry in Central European Countries

    2015/04/24 - 2015/04/26

Transcultural Psychiatry

The discipline of Transcultural Psychiatry (TP) continues to pursue the comparative approach outlined by Kraepelin (1904) and subsequently developed by Wittkower (1966) in the achievement of its five main objectives:

  • exploration of the similarities and differences in the manifestations of mental illness in different cultures;
  • identification of cultural factors that predispose to mental illness and mental health;
  • assessment of the effect of identified cultural factors on the frequency and nature of mental illness;
  • study of the form of treatment practised or preferred in different cultural settings;
  • comparison of different attitudes toward the mentally ill in different cultures.

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