Special Issue "Child Adversity and Addiction Behaviors among Adolescents"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 6761
Currently, there is an increased number of adolescents suffering from psychological illness and addiction problems. Firstly, addiction behaviors are antecedents of many psychological and behavioral problems, including stress, anxiety, depression, and suicide. Secondly, adverse environmental factors in early life have long-lasting negative impacts on mental health and externalized behaviors, such as addiction behaviors. Additionally, attention for child adversity and addiction behaviors among adolescents seems to be warranted because they are more susceptible to stressful life events.
This Special Issue on child adversity and addiction behaviors among adolescents focuses on exploring the essential triggers, negative effects, and practical implications for the prevention and treatment of addiction behaviors among adolescents.
Furthermore, we also focus on the following six topics:
- The manifestation of the negative consequences of child maltreatment;
- The various influences of child maltreatment in terms of different types of maltreatment, different periods of abuse, and different lengths of abuse;
- Extending the potential mechanisms of the influence of child maltreatment;
- Exploring the susceptibility factors and protective factors;
- Developing child maltreatment theoretical models;
- Developing alternative measurements of child maltreatment for people of different ages.
We welcome a diversity of article formats, particularly conceptual and empirical articles, reviews, and meta-analyses. Specifically, we first and foremost invite papers that present integrated sets of studies that address significant theoretical issues relating to mental health and addiction behaviors. Secondly, we welcome theoretical papers and critical reviews of current experimental and methodological interests. Thirdly, single, well-designed studies of an innovative nature, such as diary methods, are of interest. Fourthly, brief reports, including replication or null-result studies of previously reported findings, or well-designed studies addressing questions of limited scope, are invited for submission.
Dr. Yanhui Xiang
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Behavioral Sciences is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2200 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- child maltreatment
- substance addictions
- behavioral addictions
- mobile phone addictions
- addictive disorders
- diary method
- longitudinal method