Announcements

All-Russian Conference on Mental Health of the Person and Society.

Posted: 17.11.2022

On October 31 the 7th All-Russian Academic and Research Conference on “Mental Health of the Person and Society. Current issues and possible ways to address them” was held in Moscow. Among the organizers were Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow Department of Health Care, Russian Association for the Advancement of Science, Moscow branch of the Russian Society of Psychiatrists and Mental-health Clinic No. 1 named after N.A. Alexeev.

 

Professor George P. Kostyuk, editor-in-chief of Consortium Psychiatricum and director of Mental-health clinic No.1 named after N.A. Alexeev, professor Mikhail A.Piradov, vice-president of Russian Academy of Sciences and Nikolai G. Neznanov, president of the Russian Society of Psychiatrists.

Consortium Psychiatricum: Call for papers for 2023.

Posted: 27.10.2022

The following thematic issues are scheduled for publishing in 2023:

Eating Disorders. March 2023. The deadline for manuscript submission is January 15, 2023.

Social Psychiatry. June 2023. The deadline for manuscript submission is March 15, 2023.

Digital Psychiatry. September 2023. The deadline for manuscript submission is June 15, 2023.

Instrumental Methods in Psychiatry. December 2023. The deadline for manuscript submission is September 15, 2023.

Read more about each issue below.

Roundtable discussion with early-career scientists

Posted: 17.10.2022

To commemorate the World Mental Health Day 2022, we held a panel discussion with early-career scientists in the field of mental health who participated in the creation of the new special issue of Consortium Psychiatricum. The discussion was moderated by Olga Karpenko, deputy editor-in-chief of the journal.

Our guests:

Egor Chumakov - a guest editor of the issue, member of the Young Scientists Council of the Russian Society of Psychiatrists and Chair of the EPA ECPC Task Force on Communication and Publications 

Evgeny Kasyanov - creator of the popular science project Psychiatry & Neuroscience and researcher at the Department of Translational Psychiatry of the National Center named after V.M. Bekhterev

Mikhail Sorokin - Scientific Secretary at the Bekhterev National Medical Research Center for Psychiatry and Neurology, Chair of the Young Scientists Council of the Bekhterev Society of Psychiatrists

The participants talked about their research, the articles they submitted for the Consortium Psychiatricum Research Papers Competition, professional burnout, self-discovery and dichotomy between science and practice.

An interview with guest-editor professor Vsevolod Rosanov

Posted: 08.09.2022

World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) was established in 2003 in conjunction with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and is a significant advocacy and communication based event aimed at reaching national organisations, governments and the general public, giving a singular message that suicide can be prevented.

We spoke with the guest editor of the thematic issue of Consortium Psychiatricum on suicides and disasters, Professor Vsevolod Rozanov about the following topics:

  • how to prevent suicide;
  • his study of factors influencing suicidal behavior in men and women;
  • what suicidology is and what makes it a paradoxical science.

Vsevolod Rozanov is a professor at the St. Petersburg State University, chief scientist at the V.M. Bekhterev National  Medical  Research  Center for  Psychiatry and Neurology and a co-chair of the suicidology section of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA).

Interview "Η Ψυχή. Study of the Soul and its feminine side"

Posted: 24.08.2022

Women in Psychiatry and Psychology: Interview

 

To be more than an academic journal has been the mission of Consortium Psychiatricum since its very inception. We constantly strive to share experience and create dialogue, therefore we look for new ways of interaction between authors, readers and the editorial team. 

Following this mission, our team has launched a special “Interview” section: we talk to our authors, guest editors, and editorial board members to get to know more about them and the importance of their academic work.

The latest conversation is dedicated to the role of women in psychology and our heroines are members of the editorial board and authors of the journal. They recall what led them to the profession, share some wisdom with the new generation, give advice on how not to get bored during the next COVID-19 wave, and talk about what it’s like to work in mental health and advance science being a modern woman. 

 

All-Russian eating disorders conference

Posted: 07.06.2022

https://psymos.ru/All-Russian Academic and Research Conference with international participation “Diagnostics, treatment and prevention of eating disorders” was held in Moscow from June 1-3. 

An interview with guest-editor, Dr. Debanjan Banerjee

Posted: 30.05.2022

Dr. Debanjan Banerjee, geriatric psychiatrist, member of the International Psychogeriatric Association (IPA) and the guest editor for the thematic issue of Consortium Psychiatricum on Old Age psychiatry talks about his study on sex and sexuality among the elderly in India

Editor-in-chief interview

Posted: 18.11.2021

On the World Mental Health Day, we talked to Prof. George Kostyuk, Editor-in-Chief of Consortium Psychiatricum, about the new scientific journal, Russian psychiatry, and science in general.

Message from the Editor

Posted: 15.11.2021

Dear colleagues,

I am pleased to introduce the third issue of the journal Consortium Psychiatricum. This is a thematic issue devoted to individuals’ first psychotic episode. The articles included in this issue cover biological, social, and clinical issues connected with the first episode of psychosis. 

In the editorial article, Professor Heinz Katschnig shares his experiences of organizing a family school to learn how to live with schizophrenia that has been functioning in Vienna for 35 years. It is a good example of the development of independent living skills and autonomy of young patients who faced psychosis.

The problem of compliance and factors that mediate drug compliance in patients after their first psychotic episode are explored in the research article by colleagues from St. Petersburg. Clinical features of manifest psychoses in patients admitted to the “First episode psychosis clinic” in 2020 and 2019 are described by colleagues from Moscow. A fundamental article on lipid biomarkers in schizophrenia, as written by a group of scientists from Skolkovo in collaboration with clinicians from the leading mental clinics in Moscow, shares findings about ceramide species’ alterations that might be specific to patients with schizophrenia. 

The historical review of research in social psychiatry conducted at the Moscow Research Institute of Psychiatry and the implementation of results in clinical practice was written by authors from the Department of Social and Biological Research of the Institute. 

Articles on the organization of community mental care have come from India and Mexico. 

I wish you pleasant reading. 

  George Kostyuk, 

Editor-in-Chief, Consortium Psychiatricum

Editor-in-chief interview

Posted: 08.11.2021

On the World Mental Health Day, we talked to Prof. George Kostyuk, Editor-in-Chief of Consortium Psychiatricum, about the new scientific journal, Russian psychiatry, and science in general.

Consortium Psychiatricum is included in the DOAJ database

Posted: 13.09.2021

Dear Readers!

We are happy to announce that all issues of the Consortium Psychiatricum are included in the DOAJ electronic database.

The DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals) was launched in 2003   It strives to achieve an equitable global transition to open access by raising the reputation and visibility of peer-reviewed open access journals from any country or discipline.

DOAJ is a co-author to the Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing that provide the basis of the DOAJ basic criteria for inclusion.

DOAJ is committed to combatting ethically compromised publishers and publishing practices, helping to protect researchers from becoming trapped by predator journals.

Consortium Psychiatricum was featured in the Scientific Publications Section of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA) Congress - WCP20.

Posted: 06.07.2021

In March 2021, Consortium Psychiatricum was featured in the Scientific Publications Section of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA) Congress - WCP20.

At the invitation of prof. Michel Botbol (WPA Publications Secretary), the editor-in-chief of the Consortium Psychiatricum Georgy Kostyuk presented the journal to the congress participants.

We are glad to present to you a part of the section and the presentation of Consortiu Psychiatricum journal.

Message from the Editor

Posted: 01.06.2021

Dear colleagues!

I am pleased to introduce the second issue of Consortium Psychiatricum journal in 2021. It is a thematic issue devoted to the forthcoming ICD-11 implementation and to the chapter on Mental, Behavioural and Neurodevelopmental Disorders. From 2022, country members of the World Health Organization are recommended to start the transition from ICD-10 to ICD-11. Knowledge of changes in the classification is essential for its further adoption along with awareness of attitudes and concerns about ICD-11 innovations among mental healthcare professionals.

In this issue, we collected articles that, from our point of view, highlight the changes in the classification system and at the same time reflect the views of professionals from different countries of the world.

The editorial article on ICD-11 Revision of Mental Disorders is presented by a group of experts including Dr. Melita Vujnovic, WHO Representative to the Russian Federation, and Professor Geoffrey Reed who served as the Senior Project Officer for the ICD-11 chapter on Mental, Behavioral and Neurodevelopmental Disorders and other related chapters.

Cultural aspects of mental disorders that play a substantial role in the new classification are explored in the review article. A report on the participation of Russian clinicians in the ICD-11 development and implementation is followed by two research articles presenting studies of the attitudes of the Russian professional community regarding ICD-11 and the use of ICD-10 by Russian psychiatrists.

From this issue we start a new rubric in the journal – Discussion – where different views on the same problem are presented. We publish two articles on the gender identity issue in relation to the fundamental changes made in ICD-11 depathologizing transgender identities. A detailed review of the transgender concepts that preceded the removal of gender identity from the mental disorders chapter is presented in one article, while another article focuses on the problem of high mental health comorbidity prevalence in transgender people that may require close attention by mental health professionals.

Another new rubric in the journal is named Historical Perspective. We plan to publish keynote papers of the past that influenced progress in psychiatry, accompanied by commentaries by contemporary professionals, or papers by contemporary authors that illuminate the historical background of the concepts that are still developed or discussed in current times. In this issue, we publish an article about the evolution of approaches to schizophrenia diagnostics from Kraepelin to the present.

A commentary on the perspectives of ICD-11 implementation in Russia is made by Professor Valery Krasnov who was a principal in the ICD-11 field studies in Russia.

Our traditional rubric - Special Articles - on the organization of community mental care by countries, is also continued in this issue. The experience of Qatar, Serbia and Italy is shared by distinguished experts from these regions.

I hope you enjoy reading this issue and that the topics raised can provoke a discussion in the professional community. I welcome your views and comments in the Letters to the Editor.

George Kostyuk,

Editor-in-Chief, Consortium Psychiatricum

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