Special Issue "Reproductive Mental Health—Individual and Family Aspects"

A special issue of Behavioral Sciences (ISSN 2076-328X). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Psychology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Eleonora Bielawska-Batorowicz
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Guest Editor
Institute of Psychology, University of Łódź, 90-136 Łódź, Poland
Interests: clinical and reproductive psychology; pre- and postnatal parental attachment; infertility; menopause; andropause
Dr. Karolina Kossakowska
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Guest Editor
Institute of Psychology, University of Łódź, 90-136 Łódź, Poland
Interests: reproductive psychology; paternal and maternal perinatal mental health; breastfeeding
Dr. Andrzej Śliwerski
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Guest Editor
Institute of Psychology, University of Łódź, Łódź, Poland
Interests: clinical psychology; cognitive vulnerability to emotional disorders; depression; anxiety; mood changes in hormonal breakthroughs

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The reproductive period in the human life cycle is an extremely important stage. It covers most of a person’s life and is associated with many significant life changes. This period is usually related to joy and happiness; however, for some persons, it may be a source of existential and emotional crises or even serious mental health problems. The term reproductive mental health covers the broadly understood well-being of both women and men   strictly related to their reproductive decisions and activity. It applies not only to factors influencing emotional disorders, but also to factors affecting individual well-being and family functioning.

For this Special Issue of Behavioral Sciences, we aim to present a collection of original articles and comprehensive reviews covering the psychological, physiological, and social conditions related to the mental health of women and men in this specific phase of life. Topics of interest to this Special Issue will relate to such areas as: changes in mood during periods of hormonal breakthroughs; prenatal and postpartum depression or anxiety in both men and women; emotions and cognitions related to reproductive failure; changes linked to menopause or andropause; protective factors that determine well-being throughout the reproductive phase of life; effects of mental health on human reproduction; scope and effects of psychological intervention.

Prof. Dr. Eleonora Bielawska-Batorowicz
Dr. Karolina Kossakowska
Dr. Andrzej Śliwerski
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • menstrual cycle
  • mood changes
  • normal and complicated pregnancy
  • labor and delivery
  • postpartum depression
  • perinatal anxiety
  • infertility
  • miscarriage
  • pregnancy termination

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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