Special Issue "Recent Advances in Neuropsychiatric Disorders in the Elderly"

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Norbert Myslinski
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Guest Editor
Department of Neural and Pain Sciences, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA
Interests: aging; consciousness; memory; addictions; vision; hearing; taste; smell; emotions; international neuroscience programs
Prof. Dr. Po-See Chen
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Guest Editor
Department of Psychiatry, National Cheng Kung University Hospital, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan 70101, Taiwan
Interests: mental health; biological psychiatry; neuropsychopharmacology; neuropsychoimmunology; neuroimage; social neuroscience
Prof. Dr. Mary Hann
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Guest Editor
School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
Interests: aging; neuroscience; environmental risk factors in aging

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Recent technological advances and pharmacological developments have given us a greater understanding of and more treatment options for neuropsychiatric disorders in the elderly. Increased life expectancy and dramatic changes in world-wide public health have triggered these advances and made them critically important. This IJERPH Special Issue will focus on the basic research and clinical applications of these advances, as well as their social impact on this rapidly growing segment of the world’s population who suffer from such disorders as Alzheimer’s dementia, Parkinson’s disease, depression, anxiety, and cognitive decline. Risk factors involving genetics, the environment, synapses, immune function, and gut–brain interactions will be covered. Anticipated topics for invited leaders in the field from around the world include the use of pluripotent stem cells to generate functional neurons for neurodegenerative diseases; potential therapies using microRNAs, anti-sense oligonucleotides, and gene editing machinery like CRISPR; ketamine-derived treatments for depression; and the need to reduce the inflammation that precedes disease pathology by improving diet and lifestyle earlier in life. What neurological problems are associated with COVID-19? How can social isolation affect the brain? Can elevated blood levels of tau distinguish Alzheimer’s disease from other forms of dementia and even predict it? The discussion of these issues will hopefully lead to new ways to diagnose, treat, and prevent neuropsychiatric disorders in the elderly.

Dr. Norbert Myslinski
Prof. Dr. Po-See Chen
Prof. Dr. Mary Hann
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • neuropsychiatric disorders
  • elderly
  • COVID-19
  • neurodegenerative disorders
  • depression
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • genetics
  • environment

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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