YOKOHAMA — The 12th World Congress of Psychiatry (WCP) ended Thursday at the Pacifico Yokohama convention center with a declaration calling on countries to provide the best possible treatment for those with mental illnesses.

The World Psychiatric Association, which organized the congress, also confirmed that it will send a team of experts to China in spring to investigate claims that the government is confining political dissidents, including members of the Falun Gong sect, in mental hospitals.

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