Special Issue "Adult Psychiatry"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2019
Dr. Roger C.M. Ho
Department of Psychological Medicine, National University of Singapore,Level 9, NUHS Tower Block, 1E Kent Ridge Road, Singapore 119228, Singapore
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Interests: mood disorders; personality disorders; electronic mental health service delivery and the interface between psychiatry and medicine; application of optical topography in psychiatry
Psychiatric disorders affect the brain, which is the most important organ of human body, by a combination of aetiologies involving biological and environmental factors. Psychiatric disorders are common in the adult population with prevalence ranges from 1% (schizophrenia) to 15% (depression). Despite recent advances in psychopharmacology, psychiatric disorders are associated with work-related disability, productivity loss and stigma in the adult population. Psychiatric disorders have negative impacts on patient quality of life and contribute significantly to the human and economic costs in the society. More research is required to understand the biological, psychological and social aspects of psychiatric disorders in adults. Such research findings will help governments and health authorities to formulate mental health policy in prevention, detection and treatment of psychiatric disorders.
This Special Issue aims to showcase and summarize latest research findings about psychiatric disorders which affect adults in different countries. This Special Issue is open to any subject area related to “Adult Psychiatry”. We welcome papers that report research findings related to schizophrenia, depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, suicide and deliberate self-harm, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, addiction and substance abuse, as well as other psychiatric disorders. Studies using innovative research methods to study psychiatric disorders are most welcome.
Dr. Ho Chun Man Roger
Dr. Bach Tran
Dr. Ng Chong Guan
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- Depressive disorder
- Bipiolar disorder
- Anxiety disorder
- Substance abuse
- Personality disorder