Special Issue "Cognitive Bias Modification in Psychiatric Disorders"

A special issue of Psychiatry International (ISSN 2673-5318).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 March 2022.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Melvyn Zhang Weibin
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Guest Editor
1. National Addictions Management Service, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore 539747, Singapore
2. Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University Singapore, Singapore 308232, Singapore
Interests: e-health; m-health; addiction psychiatry; psychiatry

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The advances in experimental psychology over the last decade has led to the discovery of unconscious, automatic biases, such as that of attentional and approach biases. Prior research has provided evidence for the existence of these automatic biases in several psychiatric disorders, ranging from that of depressive disorders to substance use disorders. The dual-process theoretical model best accounts for the existence of these unconscious processes; and the advances in neurobiological and imaging research has also provided biological explanation for the existence of these biases. Cognitive bias modification, which involves the retraining and modification of these biases, has provided evidence that bias modification could lead to a potential improvement in symptoms.

We hope that this special issue would enable researchers to share their new discovery and findings pertaining to the effectiveness of bias modification amongst the varied psychiatric disorders; and provide an avenue for researchers to share their neuroimaging findings as well. We also hope that this special issue would allow researchers to share how they have utilized technology in enhancing the delivery of bias modification interventions and provide insights into the effectiveness of technologically enabled solutions. We also hope that researchers could highlight some of the individual differences with regards to the presence or absence of cognitive bias amongst individuals. It is hope that the findings shared would help share the future of cognitive bias modification for psychiatric disorders.

Dr. Melvyn Zhang Weibin
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • cognitive bias
  • cognitive bias modification
  • attention bias: approach bias
  • cognitive bias modification for interpretation
  • psychiatry
  • mental health

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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