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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