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Welcome to the World Journal of Psychiatry

The World Journal of Psychiatry (WJP) is a leading academic journal devoted to reporting the latest, cutting-edge research progress and findings of basic research and clinical practice in the field of psychiatry.  It was launched on December 31, 2011 and is published trimonthly (4 issues annually) by BPG, the world's leading professional clinical medical journal publishing company.

We encourage psychiatrists worldwide to submit manuscripts to the WJP describing their original basic or clinical research findings that are of high academic value and which report new diagnostic techniques or summarize their treatment experiences.

The usual times related to all publication processes of the WJP are as follows: (1) From manuscript receipt to peer-review: 2-4 weeks; (2) From initial manuscript acceptance, with revisions, to return of the revised manuscript from the authors: 4-5 weeks; (3) From return of the revised manuscript from the authors to final acceptance: 1-2 weeks; (4) From final acceptance to an article in press: 2 days; and (5) From article in press designation to formal release of the electronic version and all online documentation: 2-9 weeks.The WJP’s acceptance rate: 35%. Submit here >>

2017 Published Issues
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2220-3206 (online)

Understanding the pathophysiology of postpartum psychosis: Challenges and new approaches  
William Davies
World J Psychiatr 7(2):77-88. Published online Jun 22, 2017. doi: 10.5498/wjp.v7.i2.77
Basic Study
Development of an instrument to measure patients’ attitudes towards involuntary hospitalization  
Adel Gabriel
World J Psychiatr 7(2):89-97. Published online Jun 22, 2017. doi: 10.5498/wjp.v7.i2.89
Randomized Controlled Trial
Group psychological intervention for maternal depression: A nested qualitative study from Karachi, Pakistan  
Nusrat Husain, Nasim Chaudhry, Christine Furber, Hina Fayyaz, Tayyeba Kiran, Farah Lunat, Raza Ur Rahman, Saira Farhan, Batool Fatima
World J Psychiatr 7(2):98-105. Published online Jun 22, 2017. doi: 10.5498/wjp.v7.i2.98
Observational Study
Childhood trauma and factors associated with depression among inpatients with cardiovascular disease  
Felipe José Nascimento Barreto, Frederico Duarte Garcia, Paulo Henrique Teixeira Prado, Paulo Marcos Brasil Rocha, Nádia Souza Las Casas, Felipe Barbosa Vallt, Humberto Correa, Maila Castro Lourenço Neves
World J Psychiatr 7(2):106-113. Published online Jun 22, 2017. doi: 10.5498/wjp.v7.i2.106
Relation of binge eating disorder with impulsiveness in obese individuals  
Cenk Ural, Hasan Belli, Mahir Akbudak, Ali Solmaz, Zuhal Dogan Bektas, Fatih Celebi
World J Psychiatr 7(2):114-120. Published online Jun 22, 2017. doi: 10.5498/wjp.v7.i2.114
Three-dimensional stereotactic surface projection in the statistical analysis of single photon emission computed tomography data for distinguishing between Alzheimer’s disease and depression  
Eiji Kirino
World J Psychiatr 7(2):121-127. Published online Jun 22, 2017. doi: 10.5498/wjp.v7.i2.121
Case Report
Cognitive correlates of neuroimaging abnormalities in the onset of schizophrenia: A case report  
Silvia Grassi, Giulia Orsenigo, Marta Serati, Elisabetta Caletti, Alfredo Carlo Altamura, Massimiliano Buoli
World J Psychiatr 7(2):128-132. Published online Jun 22, 2017. doi: 10.5498/wjp.v7.i2.128