OBM Geriatrics

(ISSN 2638-1311)

OBM Geriatrics is an Open Access journal published quarterly online by LIDSEN Publishing Inc. The journal takes the premise that innovative approaches – including gene therapy, cell therapy, and epigenetic modulation – will result in clinical interventions that alter the fundamental pathology and the clinical course of age-related human diseases. We will give strong preference to papers that emphasize an alteration (or a potential alteration) in the fundamental disease course of Alzheimer’s disease, vascular aging diseases, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, skin aging, immune senescence, and other age-related diseases.

Geriatric medicine is now entering a unique point in history, where the focus will no longer be on palliative, ameliorative, or social aspects of care for age-related disease, but will be capable of stopping, preventing, and reversing major disease constellations that have heretofore been entirely resistant to interventions based on “small molecular” pharmacological approaches. With the changing emphasis from genetic to epigenetic understandings of pathology (including telomere biology), with the use of gene delivery systems (including viral delivery systems), and with the use of cell-based therapies (including stem cell therapies), a fatalistic view of age-related disease is no longer a reasonable clinical default nor an appropriate clinical research paradigm.

Precedence will be given to papers describing fundamental interventions, including interventions that affect cell senescence, patterns of gene expression, telomere biology, stem cell biology, and other innovative, 21st century interventions, especially if the focus is on clinical applications, ongoing clinical trials, or animal trials preparatory to phase 1 human clinical trials.

Papers must be clear and concise, but detailed data is strongly encouraged. The journal publishes research articles, reviews, communications and technical notes. There is no restriction on the length of the papers and we encourage scientists to publish their results in as much detail as possible.

Archiving: full-text archived in CLOCKSS.

Rapid publication: manuscripts are undertaken in 6 days from acceptance to publication (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2019, 1-2 days of FREE language polishing time is also included in this period).

Free Publication in 2019
Current Issue: 2019  Archive: 2018 2017

Special Issue

Depression and Aging: Role of Social Support

Submission Deadline: August 30, 2019 (Open)                Submit Now

Guest Editor

Ray Marks
Adjunct Professor, Department of Health and Behavior Studies, Program in Health Education, Teachers College and School of Health and Behavioral Sciences, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA; Department of Health, Physical Education & Gerontological Studies and Services, York College, City University of New York, New York, NY, USA.
E-mail: rm226@columbia.edu; rmarks@york.cuny.edu
Website: https://www.tc.columbia.edu/faculty/rm226/; https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ray_Marks; https://www.linkedin.com/in/ray-marks-a5856b2a
Research Interests: Osteoporosis; osteoarthritis; knee osteoarthritis; falls prevention; depression; aging

About This Topic

Geriatric depression is a mental and emotional disorder affecting older adults. Feelings of sadness and occasional “blue” moods are normal. Depression in older adults can reduce quality of life, and it increases risk of suicide. However, social support plays an important role in prevention and treating depression.

Articles of any genre concerning the importance of social support in preventing and treating depression in the context of successful aging, obesity, chronic pain and chronic disease would be in order."

Manuscripts should be submitted online at http://www.lidsen.com/account-login by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles, case reports and 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 refereed through a peer-review process.

Publication

Open Access Review

Depression in the Elderly–Epidemiology, Diagnosis, Special Aspects, and Treatment Options

Horst J. Koch
Received: August 06, 2019; Published: December 04, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1904091

Open Access Case Report

Physical Illness and Emotional Expression in Late Life

Elizabeth Midlarsky
Received: August 18, 2019; Published: November 25, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1904088

Open Access Review

Facilitation of Social Support through Negative Allosteric Modulation of α5-Associated GABAA Receptors: A Novel Mechanism for the Treatment of Depression, Agitation, and Aggression in the Elderly

Jeffrey M. Witkin, Lalit K. Golani, Rok Cerne, Md. Toufiqur Rahman, Guanguan Li, Michael M. Poe, James M. Cook, Jodi L. Smith
Received: May 05, 2019; Published: August 26, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1903073

Open Access Original Research

Differential Effects of Social Network on Health in Later Life and the Moderating Role of Depression

Shira Peleg, Howard Litwin
Received: March 23, 2019; Published: August 12, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1903067

Open Access Editorial

Depression and Aging: Role of Social Support

Ray Marks
Received: March 25, 2019; Published: March 28, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1901042

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