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[afro-nets] Call for Papers: Internet and Mental Health

  • Subject: [afro-nets] Call for Papers: Internet and Mental Health
  • From: Dr. Vinod Scaria <drvinods@HotPOP.com>
  • Date: Sun, 28 Mar 2004 01:28:49 +0530
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Call for Papers: Internet and Mental Health

Please feel free to forward this to colleagues, interested indi-
viduals and Listserves.

Best regards,
Vinod Scaria

Dr. Vinod Scaria
Mobile: +91-98474-65452


Internet and Mental Health
URL: http://www.internet-health.org

Studies show that at least 30% of patients who present to pri-
mary care have psychiatric disorders, while another third have
sufficient psychological symptoms to justify a detailed psycho-
logical assessment. Insufficient undergraduate and postgraduate
training is a major factor that leads to under-recognition and
under treatment of psychological disorders in primary care.

Fortunately, the Internet is providing the medical professionals
across the globe with an unprecedented access to invaluable in-
formation, and there are numerous resources that provide practi-
tioners with reliable information on proper diagnosis and man-
agement of psychiatric problems. However, like any other phenom-
ena that had strongly influenced the society, the net also have
started showing its impact on mental health of people, and we
are hearing about Internet Addiction Disorder, Münchausen by
Internet, etc. The July issue of Internet He@lth

intends to discuss the myriad issues surrounding the
topic, Internet and Mental Health.

Broad areas we plan to cover include:

* Research on Internet and Mental Health
* Internet Applications and day-to-day practice of Psychiatry
* On-line Resources on different subspecialties in mental health
(Psychiatry, Clinical Psychology, Psychiatric Social Work,
Psychiatric Nursing, etc.)
* Open Access and Mental health
* Discussion forums in Psychiatry and allied disciplines
* On-line psychotherapy
* Ethical issues in e-mail communication with psychiatric pa-
* Internet, adolescents and mental health
* Internet Addiction Disorder
* Internet and paraphilias
* Web based suicide prevention services

We invite Original Research, Review articles and Opinion on the

Expression of interest: April 15th, 2004
Submission: May 15th, 2004

Please send submissions to:
Dr Shahul Ameen, M.D.
Associate Editor-Internet He@lth
Centre for Cognitive Neurosciences
Central Institute of Psychiatry
Kanke, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India
PIN - 834006
Phone: +91-651-3110868

Preferred mode of submission:
By E-Mail mailto:shahulameen@psyplexus.com

Please feel free to contact the editor for any queries/concerns.