About the Author
Norman Sartorius is a psychiatrist and professor. He previously served as a director of the World Health Organization's Division of Mental Health. He has also been a former president of the World Psychiatric Association and of the European Psychiatric Association.
Wolfgang Gaebel is Professor of Psychiatry at the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Medical Faculty, Heinrich-Heine-University, Düsseldorf, Germany. He was Chairman of the German Society for Biological Psychiatry and of the German Society for Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Neurology. He is a Member of the scientific Advisory Board of the German Medical Association. He is active in various roles within the World Psychiatric Association, including as Chairman of the German Anti-Stigma Association and of the Section on Schizophrenia.
Juan José Lopez-Ibor is a Spanish psychiatrist. He studied medicine at the University of Valencia and of Madrid, where he obtained his doctorate in 1930.
Mario Maj is Professor of Psychiatry at the Primo Policlinico Universitario in Naples, Italy. Maj has been President of the Italian Psychiatric Association; President of the Italian Society of Biological Psychiatry; Secretary-General of the Association of European Psychiatrists; Editor of "European Psychiatry" and World Psychiatry. He became President of the Association of European Psychiatrists in January 2002 and of the World Psychiatric Association in 2008.