Special Issue "Recent Research in Substance Use Disorders and Other Mental Health Problems"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Morten Hesse
Guest Editor
Center for Alcohol and Drug Research, University of Aarhus, 8000 Aarhus, Denmark.
Interests: co-occurring substance use disorder and mental health; personality disorder; prospective studies; attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder; cannabis; psychometrics; psychoeducation
Prof. Birgitte Thylstrup
Guest Editor
Center for Alcohol and Drug Research, University of Aarhus, 8000 Aarhus, Denmark.
Interests: co-occurring substance use disorder and mental health; antisocial personality disorder; overdoses; suicide; opioids; treatment; marginalization

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

For several decades it has been known that a high proportion of people with substance use disorders struggle with other mental health issues, including common disorders such as anxiety and depression, and less common disorders such as personality disorders, such as ADHD and autism. However, while much progress has been made in identifying and addressing the complex problems related to this co-morbidity, there is still room for improvement.

We are interested in papers on recent research related to the many aspects of substance use disorders and other mental health problems.

Paper topics may include (but are not limited to) epidemiology, assessment issues, prognostic significance, mechanisms of change between disorders, pharmacologic and behavioral treatment, new treatment models and interventions, gender and ethnic issues, special populations (e.g. opiod antagonist treatment, criminal justice populations, health care professionals), cross-sectorial collaboration, policy, legal issues, harm reduction, and recovery.

Prof. Morten Hesse
Prof. Birgitte Thylstrup
Guest Editors

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.

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  • Substance use disorders
  • Mental health
  • Co-moribidty
  • Integrated treatment
  • Parallel treatment
  • Dual-focus treatment
  • Co-occurring disorders
  • Cocaine
  • Alcohol
  • Cannabis
  • Opioids
  • Amphetamines

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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