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Treatment-resistant psychiatric disorders

Guest Editors
Luisella Bocchio-Chiavetto, PhD, eCampus University, IRCCS San Giovanni di Dio Research Centre, Italy
Ebenezer Oloyede, MPharm, PhD, South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, King's College London, UK
Eromona Whiskey, BPharm, PhD, South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, King's College London, UK

Submission Status: Open until 6 January 2025

Digital biomarkers and their use in psychiatric research and care

Guest Editors:

Alex Leow, MD, PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Laura Orsolini, MD, MSc, Polytechnic University of Marche, Italy

Submission Status: Open until 12 December 2024

Mental health in the transgender community

Guest Editors:

Asa E. Radix, MD, PhD, MPH, Columbia University, USA
Yuan Yuan Wang, PhD, South China Normal University, China

Submission Status: Open until 11 December 2024

Substance abuse and comorbid psychiatric disorders

Guest Editors:

Carsten Hjorthøj, PhD, Copenhagen Research Center for Mental Health and University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Abhijit Nadkarni, MBBS, DPM, MRCPsych, MSc, PhD, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
Laura Orsolini, MD, MSc, Polytechnic University of Marche, Italy
Ti-Fei Yuan, PhD, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, China

Submission Status: Open until 28 November 2024


Guest Editors:

Luigi Grassi, MD, MPhil, University of Ferrara, Italy
Daniel McFarland, DO, MS, University of Rochester Medical Center, USA
Michelle Riba, MD, MS, University of Michigan, USA

Submission Status: Open until 4 September 2024

Intergenerational psychiatry

Guest Editor
Alessandro Rodolico, MD, PhD, University of Catania, Italy

Submission Status: Open until 10 August 2024

ICD-11 and mental disorders: important changes, controversies, and future directions

Guest Editor:
Florian Seemüller
Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany

Submission Status: Open until 31 July 2024

Patient involvement in psychiatric research

Guest Editors:
Kirsten M. Fiest
University of Calgary, Canada
Angela King: Patient Partner, United Kingdom
Iain Lang: University of Exeter, United Kingdom
Kristine Russell: Patient Partner, Canada

Submission Status: Open until 31 July 2024

Stem cell models in psychiatry

Guest Editors:
Biju Viswanath, MD, PhD, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, India
Zhexing Wen, PhD, Emory University, USA

Submission Status: Open until 25 July 2024


Adult ADHD

Guest Editors:
Akira Iwanami: Showa University, Japan
Thais Martins-Silva: Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil
Alexandra Philipsen: University Hospital Bonn, Germany

Human psychopharmacology: Efficacy and effectiveness of CNS drugs in psychiatric disorders

Guest Editors:
Renato de Filippis: University Magna Graecia of Catanzaro, Italy
Mohammadreza Shalbafan: Iran University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Sleep problems and psychopathology

Guest Editors:
Hsi-Chung Chen: National Taiwan University Hospital, Taiwan
Luciana Tovo-Rodrigues: Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil

Microbiome and psychiatric disorders

Guest Editors:
Kazi Farhana Afroz: Emory University, USA
Shaohua Hu: Zhejiang University, China
Mirko Manchia: University of Cagliari, Italy

First episode psychosis

Guest Editors:
Shuichi Suetani: Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research, Australia
Wei Wang: Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Smartphone and internet addiction

Guest Editors:
Chung-Ying Lin: National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
Amir H. Pakpour: Jönköping University, Sweden
Zubair Ahmed Ratan: University of Wollongong, Australia


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Collection published: 26 February 2014


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Collection published: 6 November 2013

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