Special Issue Title:

Impact of somatic disorders and lifestyle behaviors on men’s mental health and wellbeing

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 March 2022

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  • Guest Editor

    Dr. M. Graça PereiraE-MailWebsite

    Psychology Research Center (CIPsi), School of Psychology, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal

    Interests: Psychology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,


This special issue seeks to address the impact of somatic disorders and medical issues on men’s psychologicla health across the lifespan. The goal is to bring together researchers addressing the impact of physical illnesses and medical issues on mental health and wellbeing in order to inform intervention programs to facilitate prevention, treatment, rehabilitation,and quality of life in medical patients, their partners, families and their informal caregivers.

The current special issue welcomes research papers in the area of men’s psychological health informed by all disciplines including but not limited to psychology, behavioral medicine, public health sciences, epidemiology and biostatistics, family therapy, and nursing, addressing patients, couples, families and caregivers.


Reports of interdisciplinary approaches to research are particularly welcomed.


Guest editor,

Dr. M. Graça Pereira


Quality of Life and Wellbeing; Therapeutic Adherence; Health Promotion; Prevention and Lifestyle; Treatment and Rehabilitation; Couples Satisfaction; Family Functioning; Caregivers Stress

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online by submit system. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be 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. Original articles, case reports or comprehensive reviews 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 double-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. JOMH is an international peer-reviewed open access journal published by MRE Press. As of January 2021, JOMH will change to a monthly journal. Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript.The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is $2000. We normally offer a discount greater than 30% to all contributors invited by the Editor-in-Chief, Guest Editor (GE) and Editorial board member. Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English.

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Published Papers (7 papers)

Open Access Special Issue

Sociodemographic and Psychological Contributors to Quality of Life in Users of Anti-aging Cosmetic Products and Procedures

M. Graça Pereira,Ana Mónica Machado,Marta Evangelista,Margarida Vilaça,Ana C. Almeida

DOI: 10.31083/j.jomh1804095

(This article belongs to the Special Issue Impact of somatic disorders and lifestyle behaviors on men’s mental health and wellbeing)

Abstract ( 747 ) PDF (2.46 MB) ( 155 )

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Evolution of Anxiety and Depression in Men during the First Six Months of the COVID-19 Pandemic and Factors Associated with Worsening of Mental Health: Retrospective Longitudinal Study

Ana Lear-Claveras,Alejandra Aguilar-Latorre,Bárbara Oliván-Blázquez,Sabela Couso-Viana,Ana Clavería-Fontán

DOI: 10.31083/j.jomh1809182

(This article belongs to the Special Issue Impact of somatic disorders and lifestyle behaviors on men’s mental health and wellbeing)

Abstract ( 803 ) PDF (227.43 kB) ( 113 )

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