About Psychiatry International


Psychiatry International (ISSN 2673-5318) is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal that publishes original articles, critical reviews, research notes, and short communications in all areas of clinical psychiatry and biological psychiatry, also related to aspects of clinical and dynamic psychology.

International psychiatry is currently facing serious challenges triggered by the global economic crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic. These global events lead to the need to broaden our nosographic and therapeutic horizons, and to make use of the newest psychological approaches and the latest neuroscience acquisitions. The focus should be on the psychological consequences of the pandemic. In facing these problems, psychiatry today can use numerous new clinical applications and technologies in the fields of precision medicine. These include genomics, neuroimaging, and microbiomics, which can also be integrated with each other through machine learning systems. They can provide new contributions, both in treatment personalization and in the evolution of nosographic systems.

Besides this, the contribution of psychotherapies and dynamic and clinical psychology appears to be indispensable for a complete understanding of the clinical and personological aspects of patients. This journal aims to include innovative studies deriving from original, clinical, and basic research in the fields of mental health, precision psychiatry, genomics, neuroimaging, neuropsychopharmacology, and dynamic and clinical psychology. The journal presents interdisciplinary approaches combining biological, clinical, medical, social, and psychological perspectives in an attempt to improve the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental, emotional, or behavioural disorders.

Our aim is to encourage scientists to publish their experimental and theoretical results in as much detail as possible. There is no restriction on the length of papers. The indication of the full experimental details is encouraged. Experimental data and procedures could be deposited as supplementary material.


Subject areas include but are not limited to:

  • Mental health
  • Clinical psychiatry
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Neuroimaging in psychiatry
  • Precision Psychiatry
  • Pharmacogenomics in psychiatry
  • Pandemic stress disorder
  • Psychiatric diagnoses
  • Mental disorders
  • Psychiatric treatments
  • Affective disorders
  • Personality disorders
  • Behavioral disorders
  • Biological psychiatry
  • Geriatric psychiatry
  • Community psychiatry
  • Adolescent and child psychiatry
  • Hypnosis
  • Dynamic psychiatry
  • Forensic psychiatry
  • Addiction psychiatry
  • Social psychiatry
  • Clinical psychology
  • Dynamic psychology
  • Psychiatric nursing
  • Psychiatric rehabilitation
  • Learning disability
  • Neurology
  • Neuropsychology
  • Neuropsychiatry
  • Behavioral medicine
  • Psychosomatic research
  • Stress medicine

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Copyright / Open Access

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© 2021 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).


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