Social Psychiatry

Journal of psychiatry is among the best journals in social psychiatry. Proposed to provide a medium for the rapid publication of scientific contributions concerned with all disciplines of the epidemiology of psychiatric disorders - social, biological and genetic. Social psychiatry deals with the interpersonal and cultural framework of mental disorder and mental health. It includes sometimes different set of theories and approaches, with work stretching from epidemiological survey research on the one hand, to an indefinite boundary with individual or group psychotherapy on the other. Social psychiatry combines a medical training and outlook with fields such as social anthropology, social psychology, cultural psychiatry, sociology and other disciplines linking to mental distress and disorder. Social psychiatry has been mainly associated with the advancement of therapeutic communities, and to highlighting the effect of socioeconomic factors on mental illness. Social psychiatry can be contrasted with biopsychiatry, with the latter focused on genetics, brain neurochemistry and medication. Social psychiatry was the leading form of psychiatry for periods of the 20th century but is currently less visible than biopsychiatry. Social psychiatry was instrumental in the development of therapeutic communities. Social psychiatrists assist test the cross-cultural use of psychiatric diagnoses and assessments of need or drawback, showing particular relations between mental illness and unemployment, overcrowding and single parent families.OMICS Group International through its Open Access Initiative is committed to make genuine and reliable contributions to the scientific community. OMICS Group hosts over 700+ peer-reviewed journals and organizes over 3000+ International Scientific Conferences annually all over the world. OMICS International journals have over 15 million readers and the fame and success of the same can be attributed to the strong editorial board which contains over 50,000+ editorial board members that ensure a rapid, quality and quick review process.
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