Social Psychiatry

Journal of psychiatry is the leading journal in social psychiatry among all social psychiatry journal’s list. It publishes studies of reliability and validity of new instruments of interest to our readership. Both original work and review articles may be submitted. 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 is an amalgamation of Open Access publications and worldwide international science conferences and events. Established in the year 2007 with the sole aim of making the information on Sciences and technology ‘Open Access’, OMICS Group publishes 700+ peer-reviewed journals in all aspects of Science, Engineering, Management and Technology journals. OMICS Group has been instrumental in taking the knowledge on Science & technology to the doorsteps of ordinary men and women. Research Scholars, Students, Libraries, Educational Institutions, Research centers and the industry are main stakeholders that benefitted greatly from this knowledge dissemination. OMICS Group also organizes 3000+ International Scientific Conferences annually across the globe, where knowledge transfer takes place through debates, round table discussions, poster presentations, workshops, symposia and exhibitions.
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