Special Issue "Inflammation in Neuropsychiatric Disorders: A Themed Issue to Celebrate MDPI's 25th Anniversary"

A special issue of Diseases (ISSN 2079-9721). This special issue belongs to the section "Neuro-psychiatric Disorders".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Soraya L. Valles
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Guest Editor
Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain
Interests: inflammation; oxidative stress; neurodegeneration; neurodevelopmental diseases; cell death; behaviour changes; neurons; glia
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Special Issue Information

Neurons are excitatory cells permitting communication between all parts of our body. On the contrary, glial cells have an important role in different mechanisms, such as inflammation or oxidative stress, protecting the nervous system with the production of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory proteins and helping neurons to communicate with each other. Inflammatory mediators produced in inflammation are important to prevent changes in normal physiology after viral, bacterial, or other attack. In addition, both the pathophysiology and the symptomatology of many neurodegenerative and neurosychiatric disorders is influenced by the inflammation taking place from its own or from other comorbidities, both at central and peripheral levels. The excessive or continuous production of these mediators interferes with several pathways in many neurodegenerative and neurosychiatric disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, multiple sclerosis, neurodevelopment disorders, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia, among many others. This Special Issue is intended to serve as an approximation to the subject.

Prof. Dr. Omar Cauli
Guest Editor

Prof. Dr. Soraya L. Valles
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Diseases is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • bipolar disorder
  • schizophrenia
  • attention deficit
  • neurodevelopment
  • autism spectrum disorder
  • alzheimer’s disease
  • sclerosis lateral amyotrophic (SLA)
  • parkinson’s disease
  • neurons
  • glia
  • inflammation
  • comorbidity

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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