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Special Issue "Investigation and Evaluation of Mental Health among Children"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Children's Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2023) | Viewed by 4267
Special Issue Editor
Interests: child and adolescent psychiatry; neuropsychiatry; neurodevelopmental diosrders; neuroimmunity
Special Issue Information
In recent years, the topic of children and adolescents’ mental health has attracted increased attention, representing a clinical challenge for the early diagnosis and prevention of several psychiatric disorders. OMS reported that 10% of children and 20% of adolescents are at risk for mental health disorders.
Moreover, the outbreak of the SARS-COVID-19 pandemic had a sudden and dramatic effect on the population’s mental health, especially in youth. Indeed, a pediatric psychiatric emergency has been reported during the last two years and hospitalizations increased by 30%, frequently for suicide and self-injurious behavior but also due to internalized issues as social withdrawal, mood disorders, anxiety and somatization with functional neurological disorders.
This Special Issue will primarily focus on the investigation and evaluation of mental health in children and adolescents, mainly due to the importance of a diagnostic analysis in the developmental age, which aims to avoid important delays in the early diagnosis and in therapeutic strategies. Potential topics include suicide in children and adolescent psychiatry, non-suicidal self-injury behavior (NSSI) in youth, mood disorders in children, adolescent social withdrawal in youth, functional neurological disorders in pediatric age, early diagnosis in children and adolescent psychiatry, and prevention strategies in children and adolescent psychiatry.
Dr. Valentina Baglioni
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- early diagnosis
- prevention strategies
- non-suicidal self-injury behavior
- social withdrawal
- social withdrawal in youth functional neurological disorders