Special Issue "Neuro-psychiatric Disorders - from Diagnosis to Care"

A special issue of Diseases (ISSN 2079-9721). This special issue belongs to the section "Neuro-psychiatric Disorders".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2018

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Omar Cauli

Department of Nursing, University of Valencia, Valencia 46010, Spain
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Interests: cognitive impairment; depression; anxiety; bipolar disorder; autism; Rett syndrome; Prader-Willy; neurotoxicology; neurodevelopmental disorders; aging; insomnia; sleep disorder; Parkinson's Disease; Alzheimer's Disease; hepatic encephalopathy; metabolic brain disorder; epilepsy; neuropharmacology; ictus; cerebral stroke; multiple sclerosis; vitamins; neurotransmitter; neuro-oncology; brain metastasis; spinal cord; receptors; metals; brain cancer; central nervous system; infections; craneal nerves; neruphysiology; neurophysiology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Neuro-psychiatric disorders are an important cause of poor quality of life, disability, and  premature mortality. Globally, the burden of these disorders has increased substantially over the past 25 years, due of expanding population numbers and aging, despite substantial decreases in mortality rates. The pathophysiological bases of these disorders show continuous challenges, and different aspects within the same disorder appear quickly in the field of biomedical sciences. The complexity of these disorders needs the expertise of a multidisciplinary team to provide the best healthcare for these patients.

This Special Issue wishes to shed new light on this exciting and insightful field of research from a multidisciplinary perspective. This Special Issue "Neuro-psychiatric Disorders—from Diagnosis to Care" reflects the interplay between neurological and psychiatric sciences, with other health sciences at the leading edge of this growing research field, which intensively suggest new opportunities for improving diagnosis and care, or to prevent adverse outcomes. In the Special Issue, the readership will find relevant research carried out by several health care professionals and researchers with extensive knowledge on clinical settings and is intended to address new issues of interest of specific importance to research and clinical practice. Welcome to contribute to this special issue, free of charge.

Prof. Dr. Omar Cauli
Guest Editor

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  • Cognitive impairment
  • Depression
  • Sleep
  • Ageing
  • Psychiatric disorder
  • Neurological disorders
  • Mental health
  • Quality of life
  • Care
  • Multidisciplinary approach
  • Comorbidities
  • Diagnosis

Published Papers (1 paper)

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Open AccessFeature PaperShort Note Action Observation in People with Parkinson’s Disease. A Motor–Cognitive Combined Approach for Motor Rehabilitation. A Preliminary Report
Received: 19 May 2018 / Revised: 29 June 2018 / Accepted: 1 July 2018 / Published: 4 July 2018
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The aim of this study was to assess the role of Action Observation (AO) to improve balance, gait, reduce falls, and to investigate the changes in P300 pattern. Five cognitively intact People with Parkinson’s disease (PwP) were enrolled in this prospective, quasi-experimental study
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The aim of this study was to assess the role of Action Observation (AO) to improve balance, gait, reduce falls, and to investigate the changes in P300 pattern. Five cognitively intact People with Parkinson’s disease (PwP) were enrolled in this prospective, quasi-experimental study to undergo a rehabilitation program of AO for gait and balance recovery of 60 min, three times a week for four weeks. The statistical analysis showed significant improvements for Unified Parkinson’s Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS) motor section III p = 0.0082, Short form 12-items Healthy Survey (SF-12) Mental Composite Score (MCS) p = 0.0007, Freezing of gait Questionnaire (FOG-Q) p = 0.0030, The 39-items Parkinson’s Disease Questionnaire (PDQ-39) p = 0.100, and for P300ld p = 0.0077. In conclusion, AO reveals to be a safe and feasible paradigm of rehabilitative exercise in cognitively preserved PwP. Full article
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Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

Title: Screening for delirium in hospital emergency departments
Author: Francisco Martínez

Title: Mental disorders in children with Fabry disease
Article type: Review
Author: Milagros Fuentes-Albero

Title: Assesing Gait changes in Parkinson disease using wearable motion sensor: a systematic review
Article type: Review
Author: Lorenzo Brognara

Title: Well-Being and Dysmenorrhea Symptoms in Nursing University Students
Article type: Article
Author: Eugenia Vlachou

Title: Preoperatory anxiety in patients undergoing cardiac surgery
Article type: Article
Author: Elena Chover-Sierra

Title: Psychiatric Nurses' Experience of Mental Health Caring: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis

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