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26 October 2017

Bethlehem University's Dr. Al-Arja Participates in WPA Congress 

Dr. Nahida Al-Arja, Assistant Professor at the Department of Social Sciences at Bethlehem University, attended the WPA XVII World Congress Of Psychiatry in Berlin, Germany between 8 – 12 October 2017.

The theme of the conference was “Psychiatry of the 21st Century: Context, Controversies and Commitment”. It considered relevant mental disorders and took a close look at current developments in prevention, diagnostics, therapy and rehabilitation.

Dr. Al-Arja was the only Palestinian Scholar who held one of the 900 scientific sessions that took place. The paramount scientific event was attended by more than 10,000 delegates from 130 countries.

Dr. Al-Arja presented her findings on the indicators of suicide among young Palestinians and its relationship to some variables. One of the main recommendations of the study was that parents need to follow up their children socially and psychologically. They need to find a warm dialogue within the family, and listen to the problems and concerns of children.

 

 

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