Special Issue "Mental Health Challenges during the COVID-19 Pandemic"

A special issue of Journal of Clinical Medicine (ISSN 2077-0383). This special issue belongs to the section "Psychiatry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 August 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Alfonso Troisi
Guest Editor
Department of Systems Medicine, University of Rome Tor Vergata, via Montpellier 1, 00133 Rome, Italy
Interests: clinical psychiatry; early experience; social stress; attachment style; nonverbal behavior; evolutionary psychopathology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The COVID-19 pandemic has so many implications for public health and social relationships that distant scientific disciplines (from virology to economic science) have been asked to contribute intervention strategies and preventive programs. Psychiatry and allied disciplines play a central role in these combined efforts. There is mounting evidence that the COVID-19 pandemic is having devastating effects on the mental health and wellbeing of populations worldwide. We need studies improving our knowledge on a wide range of problems including (just to name a few): the psychological consequences of social distancing and closure of schools; the unmet needs of vulnerable populations (e.g., patients with dementia or severe psychiatric disorders); the stressful impact of increased workload on frontline health workers; and individual psychological features influencing adherence to prevention policies. The aim of this Special Issue is to provide readers with updated research findings on the psychological and psychiatric implications of the COVID-19 pandemic. Review papers, clinical studies and theoretical models will be equally considered for publication.

Dr. Alfonso Troisi
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Journal of Clinical Medicine is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

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  • mental health
  • COVID-19
  • fear of infection
  • social distancing
  • compliance with restrictions
  • media coverage
  • behavioral immune system
  • personality traits
  • health workers

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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