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Specialty Chief Editor/s:  Ripu Jindal, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, USA

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Affective Disorders and Psychosomatic Research is a specialty section of Frontiers in Psychiatry.

Affective Disorders is devoted to publishing major insights into the etiopathogenesis and treatment of mood disorders derived from human and animal studies of neurobiological and psychosocial determinants and their interplay, while also addressing the interplay between biological, physiological and social factors in the pathogenesis of disease. Our overarching goal is to enhance the dissemination and exchange of critical knowledge leading to improved care and outcomes, and to provide an effective forum for communication and debate, and consequently, stimulate new research.

Affective Disorders and Psychosomatic Research welcomes submissions of the following tier 1 articles: Book Review, Clinical Case Study, Clinical Trial, Editorial, General Commentary, Hypothesis & Theory, Methods, Mini Review, Opinion, Original Research, Perspective, Review, Specialty Grand Challenge and Technology Report.

All manuscripts must be submitted directly to the section Affective Disorders and Psychosomatic Research, where they are peer reviewed by the associate and review editors of the specialty section.

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