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Men's Mental Health: Male Vulnerabilities and Chances for Tailored Interventions

Submission deadline: 30 June 2023
Special Issue Editor
  • Andreas Walther, PhD
    Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Interests: depressive disorders; men; masculinity; traditional male role norms; gender role conflict; male specific psychotherapy; male specific pharmacotherapy; pathophysiology of depressive disorders; testosterone; steroid hormones; molecular and cellular psychiatry; healthy aging
Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

It gives me great pleasure to invite you to contribute an article to the special issue on Men's Mental Health: Male Vulnerabilities and Chances for Tailored Interventions. This special issue will include original research, communications, and review articles. The Journal of Men's Health provides the ideal setting to present new and innovative approaches to the treatment of mental health problems in men. In addition, it is important to identify male-specific risk and resilience factors that have an impact on men's mental health.

On the one hand, the different biology of men and women leads to gender-specific approaches in pharmacotherapy of mental disorders. For example, exciting progress is being made in the area of hormone therapies. On the other hand, being born male or female is one of the most important differentiating factors in our society and determines how a person is perceived, how one interacts with them, and what behavior is expected of them. Due to different gender role norms, psychopathologies also express themselves differently in men and women and require gender-sensitive diagnosis and treatment accordingly.

Therefore, it is time in this framework to summarize the current research on the field of Men's Mental Health and discuss new or future approaches.

Dr. Andreas Walther

Guest Editor

men’s mental health
male depression
alcohol use disorders
Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted via our online editorial system at by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to start your submission. Manuscripts can be submitted now or up until the deadline. All papers will go through peer-review process. Accepted papers will be published in the journal (as soon as accepted) and meanwhile listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, reviews as well as short communications are preferred. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office to announce on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts will be thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. Please visit the Instruction for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) in this open access journal is 1500 USD. Submitted manuscripts should be well formatted in good English.

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