About this Research Topic
The biopsychosocial and community approach seeks to address the array of mental health problems, taking into account their complexity and the three dimensions: neurobiological, psychological, and social, and emphasizing rehabilitation and social reintegration.
Our research topic looks to bring together various perspectives–biological and cognitive, psychological and social–on the diagnosis and treatment of severe and common mental disorders, with a multi-disciplinary approach. We aim to publish innovative investigations–from evidence-based medical narratives, literature reviews, case studies, and brief reports, to research and theoretical articles on topics including social cognition, psychodiagnosis and dynamic therapy, psychotherapeutic groups, family and systemic therapy, labor and cognitive rehabilitation, social skills training, and art and alternative therapies. Special emphasis will be put on recognized evidence-based models, such as assertive community treatment (ACT), community re-entry programs, and early diagnosis of severe and common mental disorders, as well as on investigations on mental health determinants and the prevention of mental illness.
We hope to have contributors and readers from a wide array of academic disciplines–not only clinical psychiatry, public health, psychology, occupational therapy, and neuroscience, but also from the social sciences, anthropology, and art fields.
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