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Cogent Mental Health

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Conceptualizing and Treating Depression: Current and Future Perspectives

Manuscript deadline
31 December 2023

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Article collection guest advisor(s)

Helene A. Nissen-Lie, University of Oslo, Norway
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Conceptualizing and Treating Depression: Current and Future Perspectives

To treat a problem effectively, understanding of the phenomenon is imperative. After decades of research into the nature and underpinnings of depression, the field remains uncertain if depression is truly a standalone condition or consists of multiple disorders.

This article collection will take a closer look into potential mechanisms underlying depressive symptoms in a quest to understand depression more broadly, with a crucial interdisciplinary perspective, including the biological, psychological and sociological elements of depression. This collection will also include critical thinking from the field of cultural psychology, which asks whether depression is actually on the rise or if alternative explanations hold valuable weight.

This article collection aims to push the boundaries of knowledge concerning what depression is, and in turn, provide valuable insight into the different ways of treating depression. This includes modern changes, such as digital forms of treatment, low-threshold methods (e.g., goal management training), and more intensive treatments dependent on the resistance, severity and duration of depression.

We seek to publish articles related to the following subjects. However, we welcome all submissions related to the umbrella topic of depression.

  • Validity of diagnostic criteria relevant to individual differences, current events and against different biomedical perceptions of mental health
  • Update current knowledge of the onset and experience of depression, including epigenetics, biomarkers and external factors like social media
  • Treatment outcomes in depression, especially for treatment-resistant or non-responsive patients
  • Improving our understanding of relapse by defining, identifying and assessing its function in depression

The following article types will be considered: basic and clinical, as well as epidemiological original research, meta-analyses, systematic and scoping reviews, narrative reviews, and commentaries.

When submitting your article, please select the Article Collection, ‘Depression: Precise Understanding and Updated Treatments’ from the drop-down menu on the submission system.

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All manuscripts submitted to this Article Collection will undergo desk assessment and peer-review as part of our standard editorial process. Guest Advisors for this collection will not be involved in peer-reviewing manuscripts unless they are an existing member of the Editorial Board. Please review the journal Aims and Scope and author submission instructions prior to submitting a manuscript.

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