Psychiatria Fennica is the publication of the Finnish Foundation for Psychiatric Research. It is a peer-reviewed, open access journal publishing articles on psychiatry including original research, reviews, and emerging technologies in assessment and treatment. The journal aims to encourage the active and novel psychiatric research in Finland. The journal is aimed at researchers and practitioners of psychiatry, psychology, and medicine. It is published once a year, and it includes around ten research articles in an issue
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Aims and Scope
Psychiatria Fennica is the publication of the Finnish Foundation for Psychiatric Research. It is a peer-reviewed, open access journal publishing articles on psychiatry including original research, reviews, and emerging technologies in assessment and treatment. The journal aims to encourage the active and novel psychiatric research in Finland. The journal is aimed at researchers and practitioners of psychiatry, psychology, and medicine. It is published once a year, and it includes around ten research articles in an issue.
Open access policy
Psychiatria Fennica uses an open access policy with an open license (Creative Commons) allowing for immediate free access to the work and permitting any user to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose.
The full text of all content are available free and open access immediately. There is no embargo period. The users are not required to register in order to read content.
Adjunct professor Tuula Kieseppä, Helsinki University, Chief Medical Officer, The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Helsinki, Finland
Adjunct professor Erika Jääskeläinen, Center for Life Course Health Research, Medical Faculty, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
Adjunct professor Max Karukivi, Department of Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Turku and Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland
Professor Mauri Marttunen, Helsinki University and Helsinki University Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
CEO, MA (Psychology) Tiia Pirkola, Finnish Foundation for Psychiatric Research, Helsinki, Finland
Adjunct Professor Jonna Perälä, Department of Psychiatry, University of Helsinki and Helsinki University Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
Adjunct Professor Matti Holi, Department of Psychiatry, University of Helsinki and Helsinki University Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
Professor Nina Lindberg, Department of Forensic Psychiatry, Helsinki University Hospital and University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
Professor Juha Veijola, Research Unit of Clinical Neuroscience, University of Oulu and Department of Psychiatry, Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland
MD, PhD Markku Lähteenvuo, Department of Forensic Psychiatry, University of Eastern Finland, Niuvanniemi Hospital, Kuopio, Finland
Professor Jari Tiihonen, Department of Forensic Psychiatry, University of Eastern Finland, Niuvanniemi Hospital, Kuopio, Finland; Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden; and Center for Psychiatry Research, Stockholm, Sweden.
Adjunct Professor Sami Leppämäki, Department of Psychiatry, Helsinki University Hospital and University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland.
Adjunct Professor Samuli Saarni, CEO, healthcare management coach and consultant, Public Value Oy, Project manager, Helsinki University Hospital and University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland
Adjunct Professor Maija Lindgren, National Institute of Health and Wellfare, Helsinki, Finland.
Adjunct Professor Anna Sofia Sarvasmaa, National Institute of Health and Wellfare, Helsinki, Finland.
Instructions for authors
Psychiatria Fennica publishes the following article types: case reports, letters to the Editor, original research articles, reviews.
Manuscripts are accepted in English.
General rules for all article types:
– includes abstract with no specified structure and a list of 4-8 keywords
– a word count is unlimited
– the references shall follow Vancouver style
– a manuscript must include the contact information of the author
– a manuscript shall be sent by e-mail as an attachment (a word document preferred) to email@example.com
– for the next issue the manuscripts should arrive at latest on the 19th of June, 2022, and the issue will be published during autumn 2022
– for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Editorial process (peer review)
Peer-review is the system used to assess the quality of a manuscript before it is published. Independent researchers in the relevant research area assess submitted manuscripts for originality, validity and significance in order to help editors determine whether the manuscript should be published in their journal.
Psychiatria Fennica operates a single-blind peer-review system, where the reviewers will get knowledge of the names and affiliations of the authors, but the reviewer reports provided to the authors are anonymous. Submitted manuscripts will generally be reviewed by one to two experts who will be asked to evaluate whether the manuscript is scientifically sound and coherent, whether it duplicates already published work, and whether or not the manuscript is sufficiently clear for publication. Reviewers will also be asked to indicate how interesting and significant the manuscript is. The Editors will reach a decision based on these reports and, where necessary, they will consult with members of the Editorial Board.
This journal uses a CC BY license.
Tämä teos on lisensoitu Creative Commons Nimeä 4.0 Kansainvälinen -lisenssillä.
All articles published by the Psychiatria Fennica are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication, without subscription charges or registration barriers.
As authors of articles published in the Psychiatria Fennica are the copyright holders of their article and have granted to any third party, in advance and in perpetuity, the right to use, reproduce or disseminate their article.
The author retains unrestricted copyrights and publishing rights.
Authors of articles published in the Psychiatria Fennica retain the copyright of their articles and are free to reproduce and disseminate their work.
The journal doesn’t have any charges for authors.
The journal is archived by the Finnish Foundation for Psychiatric Research and National Library of Finland.
Psychiatria Fennica can be read at following links:
Psychiatria Fennica 2021 (vol. 52)
Psychiatria Fennica 2021 (vol. 52) articles:
Salokangas R. Invited Editorial. Childhood adversities and mental ill health
Partonen T. Seasonal variation in mood and behaviour as well as diurnal preference in the Finnish adult population
Pentinlehto J et al. Off-label prescribing of antipsychotics – A questionnaire survey of Finnish physicians
Karukivi M. Association of a Two-month Summer School with a Residency in Psychiatry – Results from a Four-year Follow-up Study
Sadeniemi M. et al. Residential services as a major cost driver in mental health and substance use services in southern Finland
Koskelo A et al. Somatic morbidity among borderline and other personality disordered young adults – a register-based follow-up study of former adolescent psychiatric inpatients
Hekali I et al. Sexual experiences and behaviours of adolescent psychiatric patients compared to those of age-peers in the general population
Sumia M. et al. Co-occuring gender dysphoria and autism spectrum disorder in adolescence
Haravuori H et al. Four selves of a student – a case report of dissociative identity disorder
Järventausta K. et al. Severe Catatonia Succesfully Treated with Twice-Daily ECT: A Case Report and a Brief Review
Holmén J. Virtual reality opens new frontiers in psychiatric treatment and education
Konttila J et al. Co-creation: An approach to developing digitalized mental healthcare
Psychiatria Fennica 2020 (vol. 51)
Psychiatria Fennica 2020 (vol. 51) articles:
Pirkola S. Editorial: The broad, collaborative New Mental Health Strategy in Finland
Partonen T. A new national suicide prevention programme in Finland
Isohanni M et al. Antipsychotics in late life schizophrenia – a narrative review
Martikkala A, Isometsä E. Smartphone-based monitoring of mood disorders: A review
Mikkonen K et al. Digital health technologies in the psychosocial treatment of core symptoms of psychotic disorders
Kekkonen V et al. Predictors of life satisfaction in adolescence and from childhood to young adulthood
Hernberg S et al. Publishing trends in the field of psychiatry in Finland 2019
Tuisku K et al. Dreaming and parasomnias – A case with severe parasomnia overlap and its treatment
Haapea M et al. Using home-recruitment to increase participation and representativeness in research among
individuals with psychosis
Ahola P. et al. Concordancy and discordancy in how patients and therapists experience the psychotherapy process
in the treatment of depression
Kortteenniemi A et al. The impact of lifestyle factors on the intensity of adverse effects in single and repeated
session protocols of transcranial electrical stimulation
Psychiatria Fennica 2020 (vol. 51) Supplementum 1 This supplement contains abstracts from the 5th Finnish Symposium on Biological Psychiatry and is available as a single PDF file.
Psychiatria Fennica 2019 (vol. 50)
Psychiatria Fennica 2019 (vol. 50) articles:
Partonen T. Editorial: The 50th volume comes bearing whizzes from the wings of history.
Leppänen V.-P. Half a century of psychiatry.
Facsimile articles from Psychiatria Fennica 1970, 1978, 1981, 1983, 1987
Paulanto K, Rapeli P, Lipsanen J, Tuisku K, Paunio T. Discrepancy between self-reported resilience and objective cognitive performance in assessment of work ability: an analysis of two diagnostic groups.
Rissanen A, Sintonen H, Roine R, Lindberg N, Marttunen M, Apajasalo M. Comparative study of health-related quality of life among Finnish 12- to 15-year-old adolescents in 1996 and 2013.
Palomaa K, Hakko H, Riala K, Kantojärvi L, Riipinen P. Quetiapine use before eighteen years of age among former adolescent psychiatric inpatients in northern Finland
Isohanni M. Mental health of high-level politicians and soldiers in Finland: diagnostics, public discussion and treatment.
Saarijärvi P, Wahlman M, Karukivi M. Early maladaptive schemas and psychiatric symptoms in adolescence.
Heikinheimo S, Tuisku K, Lamminpää A, Kuoppala J. Sense of coherence and work ability among psychiatric patients in Finland.
Kettula K, Tynkkynen L, Sintonen H, Tuisku K, Puustinen N. Experimental treatment of gender dysphoria in patients with non-binary gender identities: a retrospective register study and quality control.
Martikainen A, Määttä J, Pakarinen M, Ikäheimo T.-M., Nissen M, von und zu Fraunberg M, Viinamäki H, Huttunen J. High level of anxiety predicts a poor response to spinal cord stimulation in failed back surgery syndrome: a prospective study.
Psyhicatria Fennica 2019 (vol. 50) Supplementum 1 This supplement contains abstracts from the 4th Finnish Symposium on Biological Psychiatry and is available as a single PDF file.
Psychiatria Fennica 2018 (vol. 49)
Psychiatria Fennica 2018 (vol. 49) articles:
Partonen T. Editorial: From Nobel prize to bedside.
Lähteenvuo M, Antolín-Concha D, Vattulainen P, Tanskanen A, Taipale H, Tiihonen J. Psychopharmacological treatment, mortality and suicide in bipolar disorder in a Finnish nationwide cohort of 18,018 patients.
Heikinheimo S, Tuisku K, Luukkonen R, Lagerveld S. Return to work and functional capacity of psychiatric patients: clinical assessment tools as predictors of returning to work.
Tuisku K, Tanskanen T, Hällfors S, Härkönen T, Alakuijala A. Activity trackers in short-term self-monitoring of patients with sleep disorders: pitfalls and benefits.
Psyhicatria Fennica 2018 (vol. 49) Supplementum 1 This supplement contains abstracts from the 3rd Finnish Symposium on Biological Psychiatry and is available as a single PDF file.
Psychiatria Fennica 2017 (vol. 48)
Psychiatria Fennica 2017 (vol. 48) articles:
Javed A. Guest editorial: promoting psychiatry as a career for medical students.
Rytilä-Manninen M, Haravuori H, Kettunen K, Fröjd S, Marttunen M, Lindberg N. Risk factors related to self-harming behaviour in Finnish adolescent inpatients with a history of non-suicidal self-injury, suicidal behaviour or both.
Kekkonen V, Valtonen H, Kivimäki P, Tolmunen T, Lehto SM, Hintikka J, Kaarre O, Laukkanen E. Individual characteristics and the use of emergency room services among adolescents and young adults.
Ohvanainen E, Kautiainen H, Kiviranta I, Koponen H. Associations between self-rated depressive symptoms and quality of life in Finnish males aged 30 to 40.
Salokangas HRW, From T, Luutonen S, Hietala J, Salokangas RKR. Determinants of costs of care for patients attending primary care.
Pohjolainen V, Valtonen H, Suominen K, Isometsä E. Does the systematic use of stimulus reduction shorten hospitalization in acute mania? A pilot study.
Nietola M, Aliu H, Korkeila J. An up to 12-year follow-up of mortality-adjusted diagnostic stability of psychotic depression, schizoaffective disorder and psychosis NOS.
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