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Psychopathology of Eating Disorders
Eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge-eating disorder and other unspecified or otherwise specified eating disorders, are one of the most common health problems in adolescents and young adults of Western countries, representing one of the most frequent causes of disability for young people. The WHO identified eating disorders as a priority for the mental health of adolescents and young adults. The section on “Psychopathology of Eating Disorders” aims to disseminate updated knowledge relevant to etiopathogenesis, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of eating disorders with a special focus on their psychopathological aspects in order to stimulate high standards in research, training and clinical practice in the field of so severe and disabling psychiatric disorders.
Psychopathology of Sexual Behavior
It is written in the annals of history: Sexology is born in the psychiatric house. In the modern era, the first great scholars dealing with the function – and dysfunction – of human sexual behaviour were just the doctors of the mind. The aim of this new section (which could be called “Sextion”) of the Journal of Psychopathology is to newly recognize the psychiatric paternity after almost a century of denial of this cultural and clinical responsibility. The large majority of sexological arguments of specific clinical interest for the psychiatrists will be here discussed. The reader will find articles on the possible sex-toxicity of (almost) all classes of drugs used in Psychiatry or for illegal abuse, the comorbidity of sexual and psychiatric and personality disorders, the sexology of the eating behavior disorder, the role of the psychiatrist in the treatment of gender dysphoria, sexual abusers and paraphilic patients demonstrating that the space for a new collaboration between the doctors of the mind and those of the sex is vast and is revealing scientific products able to satisfy the most rosy and flattering expectations.
Psychopathology and Clinical Phenomenology
Clinical phenomenology is about exploring anomalous forms of subjectivity and their conditions of possibility. It builds on the question “what it is like?” or “how does it feel?” to experience, from a first-person perspective, a given psychopathological symptom like, for instance, being deluded, or hallucinated, or addicted to a given substance or behavior. It aims to reconstruct the overall structure of the world a person affected by psychopathological symptoms lives by.
The purpose of clinical phenomenology is to improve understanding of abnormal mental conditions in order to reduce marginalization, stigma and epistemic injustice, to strengthen dialogue between vulnerable people and the social context in which they live, and to enhance effective therapeutic treatments, including biological and psychological ones.
This Section welcomes theoretical and empirical research, including quantitative and qualitative studies, single case reports, first-person accounts, collaborative writing and co-production of knowledge involving patients and clinicians, and all those papers that may contribute to develop care through an in-depth understanding of psychopathological phenomena.
Psychopathology and Psychotherapy
The Psychopathology and Psychotherapy section aims to promote the dissemination of theoretical and research studies for the understanding of the phenomena underlying mental illness. Psychopathology refers to everything that concerns the exploration of problems related to mental health, from understanding to classification and treatment. Psychopathology extends from research to treatment and includes studies related to all stages, in order to understand why a mental disorder develops, to find effective treatments. This includes research in experimental psychopathology, which involves laboratory research aimed at studying and explaining the etiology and maintenance of psychopathological processes and the psychological mechanisms underlying pathological behavior. This field pertains to both psychiatry and psychotherapy, which is the other topic of this section. The submission of papers concerning process and outcome research in psychotherapy and related to psychotherapeutic treatments for different psychopathological disorders is encouraged.
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