Open Journal of Medical Psychology

Open Journal of Medical Psychology

ISSN Print: 2165-9370
ISSN Online: 2165-9389

Call For Papers

Special Issue on Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a mental disorder characterized by a breakdown of thought processes and by a deficit of typical emotional responses. Common symptoms include auditory hallucinations, paranoid or bizarre delusions, or disorganized speech and thinking, and they are accompanied by significant social or occupational dysfunction. The onset of symptoms typically occurs in young adulthood, with a global lifetime prevalence of about 0.3-0.7%. Diagnosis is based on observed behavior and the patient's reported experiences.


The mainstay of treatment is antipsychotic medication, which primarily suppresses dopamine (and sometimes serotonin) receptor activity. Psychotherapy and vocational and social rehabilitation are also important in treatment. In more serious cases—where there is risk to self and others-involuntary hospitalization may be necessary, although hospital stays are now shorter and less frequent than they once were.


In this special issue, we intend to invite front-line researchers and authors to submit o original research articles, review articles, case studies, case studies and book reviews on exploring Schizophrenia.


Authors should read over the journal’s Authors’ Guidelines carefully before submission, Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Paper Submission System.

According to the following timetable:

Manuscript Due

November 27th, 2013

Publication Date

January 2014


Please kindly notice that the “Special Issue’’ under your manuscript title is supposed to be specified and the research field “Special Issue — Schizophrenia” should be chosen during your submission.


Guest Editor

Prof. Diego De Leo 

Griffith University, Australia 


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