About this Research Topic
The goal of this Research Topic is to explore the current status, challenges, and impact of viral infections in mental health research. This Research Topic will assess recent progress in viral infections and psychiatry and also assess how the field will develop in the coming decades. In particular, we aim to evaluate the use of novel methodologies in neuroscience, such as multimodal magnetic resonance, optogenetic technology, and electrophysiological techniques, and their role in understanding the pathogenesis of virus infection and mental health in the post-pandemic era. A comprehensive interdisciplinary research framework involving infectious diseases, immunology, and biology is needed to understand the complexity of mental diseases.
We welcome the submission of manuscripts (research article, brief research article, mini-review, and review) focusing on, but not limited to, the following themes:
• Psychiatric disorders in the long COVID-19 era
• Role of inflammation in viral infections and mental health
• Recent advances regarding viral infections and mental health
• Potential biomarkers of viral infections in patients with psychiatric disorders
• Interventions that improve mental health following viral infections
Keywords: Virus infections, Inflammation, Biomarkers, Treatment, Mental Health
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