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This Research Topic provides an overview of cognitive behavioural therapy, behavioural therapy, neuroscience, and neuronal mechanisms and brain circuits in patients with mental disorders, neurodegenerative diseases, and chronic disease. Our aim is to give a reader the most up-to-date research work on how the interaction between neurological and neuropsychological processes related to complex symptoms in patients with mental disorders and neurological diseases. Cognitive behavioural therapy is recognized as a more effective therapy to patients with mental disorders and has a significant impact on psychiatric and neurological patients' quality of life, compliance with treatment, and prognosis. Executive function refers to the goal-oriented behaviour and is the high order cognitive process which is regulated by frontal lobe of the human brain. Its importance is emphasized by its contribution to the development of assessment of learning abilities, attention, mental status and social adaptation.
The neurocognitive and behavioural approach highlighted the relationship among brain pathology, executive function, cognition and behaviour manifestations and the occurrence of mental disorders and degenerative diseases related symptoms. It concerns the cognitive functioning and executive functioning and to consider the impact of these disturbances on daily, work and social functioning.
The goal of this Research Topic is to bring together the key experimental, health and medical research linking state-of-the-art knowledge about cognitive behavioural therapy, executive function, and brain research in behavioural and mental disorders, neurodegenerative disorders, and injuries. We welcome articles in the area of psychiatry, cognitive and experimental neuroscience, neuropsychology, biomedical research, drug discovery, and psychology and contributions from community of clinicians, neuroscientists, and academics.
It is intended to provide an opportunity for researchers of different perspectives to discuss recent progress in this Research Topic. Researchers using various methods - including behavioural experiment, biomedical, drug discovery, neuroimaging, eye-tracking, neuropsychological assessment tools are encouraged to contribute. The article types include original empirical research articles, theoretical reviews and perspective opinions/articles on promising future directions, systematic review and meta-analysis are welcome.
Keywords: Mental disorders, neurodegenerative disorders, cognitive behavioural therapy, executive function.
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