Special Issue "Mental Health and Well-Being in Adolescence: Environment and Behavior"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Mental Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 October 2020).
Interests: adolescence; mental health; well-being; development; psychometrics; epigenetics; neurocognitive
Well-being and mental health in adolescence is a crucial aspect today. Adolescence is considered a crucial developmental stage with different transformations that affect at physical, psychological, and sociological levels. It is well known that mental disorders and psychological difficulties in adulthood start in a considerable percentage during adolescence. The impact of these difficulties affects not only the person but also the family, the school, and the whole community and environment surrounding the adolescent. Bearing in mind the high prevalence and the long-term negative consequences associated with mental health difficulties during adolescence, more attention and resources from public health systems are now being devoted to the evaluation, detection, and intervention of psychological difficulties and related phenomena. Moreover, and with the aim of further understanding those individuals at risk for psychological difficulties, the study of protective and risk factors, for instance, neurocognitive performance, is recommended. Further, identifying specific neurocognitive factors in high-risk youth may optimize the prognostic accuracy and the prediction strategies of clinical outcomes. Nonetheless, little is still known about well-being in adolescence and its relationships with psychological difficulties as well as neurocognitive aspects. In addition, the comprehension of these relevant factors in a crucial stage as adolescence is may help with implementing strategies for prevention before the transition to mental health issues and chronic disorders.
This Special Issue seeks research papers on various aspects of mental health development in adolescence. We especially encourage the submission of interdisciplinary work and multicountry collaborative research. We also encourage the submission of health systems and health policy-related manuscripts that focus on issues related to mental health in adolescence in the environment and the neurocognitive aspect related to it. We welcome original research papers using different study designs as well as systematic reviews and meta-analyses.
Dr. Javier Ortuño Sierra
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- Mental health
- Neurocognitive performance
- Protective factors
- Emotional and behavioral difficulties