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First Episode Psychosis

Guest Editors:
Shuichi Suetani: Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research, Australia
Wei Wang: Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Submission Status: Open   |   Submission Deadline: 17 July 2023


BMC Psychiatry is calling for submissions to our Collection focusing on first episode psychosis. Since psychosis is often a sign of a serious mental condition, investigating the phases, causes, effects, and management of its first instances in individuals has garnered a lot of attention. Aside from having a significant effect on the patient, early psychosis can be frightening and affect those close to the person experiencing it. For that reason, it is important to provide a platform that accommodates a wide variety of research on the topic.


Meet the Guest Editors

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Shuichi Suetani: Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research, Australia

Dr. Shuichi Suetani is a community psychiatrist and Associate Professor at Griffith University in Queensland, Australia. Alongside his psychiatry training, Shuichi completed a PhD exploring the epidemiological relationships between physical activity and mental disorders. He has also obtained the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine Fellowship. Shuichi is Associate Editor for Therapeutic Advances in Psychopharmacology and Deputy Editor for Australasian Psychiatry. He also sits on the Editorial Board of BMC Psychiatry as well as on the Advisory Board of the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry.


Wei Wang: Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Dr. Wei Wang is Professor of Personality Psychology at Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway. His research interests cover the investigation of personality traits, emotions, dreams, and neurocognitive processes at cerebral and brainstem levels. His clinical interests cover personality disorders, bipolar I and II disorders, and schizophrenia and the like.


 


About the collection

BMC Psychiatry is inviting submissions to our Collection focusing on first episode psychosis. Since psychosis is often a sign of a serious mental condition, investigating the causes, effects, and management of its first instances has garnered a lot of attention. Aside from having a significant effect on the patient, early psychosis can be frightening and affect those close to the person experiencing it. For that reason, it is important to provide a platform that accommodates a wide variety of research on the topic.

By launching this collection, we hope to cover the relevant research related to first episode psychosis. The aim of this issue is to cover a wide variety of topics, which can focus on patients that had their first psychotic episode, and the caregivers (friends, family, and partners) tending to them. 

The collection broadly covers, but is not limited to, questions such as:

    • What are the causes of first episode psychosis? Answers can include the cultural, or environmental factors leading to psychosis. Furthermore, authors can delve into the issue of personal vulnerability (personality), or emotional control that might be related to the topic.
    • What are the consequences of early psychosis? Amongst other things, we are happy to publish submissions on social harmony, daily-family affairs, and the stigma related to aspects surrounding first episode psychosis.
    • How to efficiently manage first episode psychosis? We are happy to consider submissions on different ways to manage early psychosis such as: immediate attention (early diagnosis), proper non-medication treatment, and restructuring of buffering/resilience.


Authors are not required to exclusively discuss causes, consequences, and the management of first episode psychosis. Submissions can delve into other topics that are related to the collection.

BMC Psychiatry accepts submissions in the form of research articles, reviews, case reports, and meta-analyses, among others.


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There are currently no articles in this collection.

Submission Guidelines

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This Collection welcomes submission of Research Articles. Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have read our submission guidelines. Articles for this Collection should be submitted via our submission system, Snapp. During the submission process you will be asked whether you are submitting to a Collection, please select "First Episode Psychosis" from the dropdown menu.

Articles will undergo the journal’s standard peer-review process and are subject to all of the journal’s standard policies. Articles will be added to the Collection as they are published.

The Guest Editors have no competing interests with the submissions which they handle through the peer review process. The peer review of any submissions for which the Guest Editors have competing interests is handled by another Editorial Board Member who has no competing interests.