Understanding the Impact: Social Cognitive Impairments in Psychiatric Patients at Risk of Violence—from Onset to Intervention

A special issue of Brain Sciences (ISSN 2076-3425). This special issue belongs to the section "Behavioral Neuroscience".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 September 2024 | Viewed by 337

Special Issue Editors

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Department of Life Sciences, and Centre for Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience, College of Health Medicine and Life Sciences, Brunel University London, London, UK
Interests: understanding the interplay between affective, neurocognitive and social factors contributing to the development of aggressive and antisocial behaviour in children and adolescents as well as in adult mentally disordered offenders

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Department of Life Sciences, and Centre for Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience, College of Health Medicine and Life Sciences, Brunel University London, London, UK
Interests: the neurobiological effects of pharmacological and psychological treatments in psychosis; neurobiology of violence in mental illness; psychobiology of addiction and personality and brain functioning

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Impairments in social cognition have been proposed as an indicator of neurological abnormalities in various clinical conditions. Social cognition involves comprehending others' mental states, recognizing emotions, and attributing reasons for their actions. Deficiencies in facial affect recognition, especially in perceiving fear and anger, and hostile attribution style, have been linked with aggressive behavior and poor social functioning in psychiatric samples. Therefore, the aim of this Special Issue is to explore the role of social cognition deficits in the onset and progression of psychiatric disorders and their potential impact on therapeutic interventions.

We seek contributions across diverse areas. Neurobiological Insights are sought to delve into mechanisms through imaging and behavioral techniques. Clinical Studies are invited to scrutinize the prevalence and impact of social cognitive deficits in psychiatric samples. Intervention Studies are encouraged to showcase therapies addressing these deficits. Longitudinal Research tracking deficits over time are welcomed, offering insights into the progression of disorders.

Dr. Ignazio Puzzo
Prof. Dr. Veena Kumari
Guest Editors

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  • social cognition deficits
  • facial affect recognition
  • aggressive behavior
  • psychiatric disorders
  • therapeutic interventions and outcomes

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