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Neural Correlates of Affective Spectrum Disorders

Submission deadline: 30 September 2023
Special Issue Editor
  • Drozdstoy Stoyanov, MD, PhD
    Department of Psychiatry and Medical Psychology, Medical University of Plovdiv, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
    Interests: Involutional Depression; Electroconvulsive Therapy; Functional Connectivity; Connectome; Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Functional Connectivity; Aircraft Noise; Transportation Noise; Health Effect of Noise
    Special Issues and Topics in IMR Press journals
Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Current advances in depression research, as summarized in our previous Special Issue for 2021, reveal the intrinsic heterogeneity of depressive disorders. They constitute a large group, spanning from schizophrenia to affective continuum. We maintain our efforts to search for relatively stable complex criteria and to differentiate those conditions which clinically overlap.

This Special Issue is dedicated to the affective spectrum, which includes by all aspects of depression in its various forms and manifestations, such as melancholic, anxious, and retarded.

The main goal of this issue is to outline the shared and distinct neural mechanisms which correlate to different core phenomenological representations. Those correlates shape a dimensional continuum from overall mental health to severe forms of depressive syndrome.

Prof. Drozdstoy Stoyanov

Guest Editor

affective disorders
bipolar spectrum
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