Special Issue on The Role of Psychology in Chronic Diseases

Submission Deadline: Aug. 30, 2020

This special issue currently is open for paper submission and guest editor application.

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  • Special Issue Editor
    • Department of Psychology, Panteion University, Megalopolis, Arkadia, Greece
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  • Introduction

    Chronic diseases (e.g asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Diabetes Mellitus, Cardiovascular diseases, Multiple sclerosis, neurological diseases etc) affect millions of people globally. People's attitudes or behavior can affect such disorders or symptoms and several studies and theories have linked psychological factors and personality with prevention and therapy of these diseases. These approaches are inframed in the biopsychosocial model of health and suggest that personality and psychological tendencies need to be considered more extensively when investigating the variables that promote physical health and fitness.
    In this context, the aim of this special issue is to review the latest findings in chronic diseases and the role of psychology in the prevention and therapy of them. More specifically, it aims to examine the factors that are related to:
    1. the primary and secondary preventive behavior
    2. the psychological characteristics of the patients
    3. the strategies that patients use to cope with these diseases (eg coping strategies like denial, social support seeking etc)
    4. the psychological symptoms and disorders (eg. depression) associated with them
    5. the psychological interventions applied for the treatment of these diseases
    This special issue will provide an excellent opportunity to review the particular theme of chronic diseases, examine previously unaddressed aspects, propose new approaches and encourage new lines of research.
    Aims and Scope:
    1. Chronic Diseases
    2. Prevention
    3. Patients
    4. Psychological Factors
    5. Adjustment
    6. Coping Strategies
    7. Psychological Symptoms
    8. Psychological Interventions

  • Guidelines for Submission

    Manuscripts can be submitted until the expiry of the deadline. Submissions must be previously unpublished and may not be under consideration elsewhere.

    Papers should be formatted according to the guidelines for authors (see: http://www.ajoap.org/submission). By submitting your manuscripts to the special issue, you are acknowledging that you accept the rules established for publication of manuscripts, including agreement to pay the Article Processing Charges for the manuscripts. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the online manuscript submission system at http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/login. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website.

  • Published Papers

    The special issue currently is open for paper submission. Potential authors are humbly requested to submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript by clicking here.

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