Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Mental Disorders

Kaneez Fatima Shad

University of Technology Sydney


Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) Panic disorder Social anxiety Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) Eating disorders Mood disorders Major depression Bipolar disorder Dysthymia Premenstrual dysphoric disorder Personality disorders Psychotic disorders Schizophrenia Paraphrenia Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) Schizoaffective disorder Substance abuse disorders

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Mental disorders or mental illness refers to a variety of psychosomatic conditions ranging from anxiety disorders to maladies that effect mood thinking and behavior. Each illness has its own symptoms, but common signs of mental illness are excessive worrying or fear, social withdrawal, with chaotic thinking and difficulties in concentrating and learning. In this book we will be looking forward receiving the manuscripts from the experts in the areas of psychiatry, psychology, and neurosciences. We will be expecting to include chapters on Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), Anorexia nervosa, Bulimia nervosa, Major depression, Bipolar disorder, Paranoid personality disorder, Borderline personality disorder (BPD), Antisocial personality disorder (ASPD), Schizophrenia, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and Substance abuse disorders including Alcohol, Cannabis and Stimulants. This book on Mental Disorders is not restricted to the above mentioned topics as it can accommodate novel approaches towards intellectual, emotional, perceptual, and spiritual theories.

Publishing process

Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: October 30th 2019

Applications to edit the book are assessed and a suitable editor is selected, at which point the process begins.

Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline for chapter proposals: November 20th 2019

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Approved chapters written in full and submitted

Deadline for full chapters: January 19th 2020

Once approved by the academic editor and publishing review team, chapters are written and submitted according to pre-agreed parameters

Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: April 8th 2020

Full chapter manuscripts are screened for plagiarism and undergo a Main Editor Peer Review. Results are sent to authors within 30 days of submission, with suggestions for rounds of revisions.

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Expected publication date: June 7th 2020

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About the editor

Kaneez Fatima Shad

University of Technology Sydney

Professor Kaneez Fatima Shad is an Australian Neuroscientist. She received her PhD degree in 1994 from the School of Physiology and Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW, followed by Post doc at the Allegheny University of Health Sciences, Philadelphia, USA. She is an academic with medical background along with more than thirty years of experience in teaching Medical and Health Sciences, to medical, dental, and science students at the postgraduate, graduate and undergraduate levels in various universities. Recently, she have started a company named "Shad Diagnostics" for developing a diagnostic tool "Stroke Meter". She has supervised thirty five postgraduate students. At present she is a visiting professor and casual academic of University Technology of Sydney, and Australian Catholic University teaching under graduates and supervising graduates.

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