OBM Integrative and Complementary Medicine is an international peer-reviewed Open Access journal published quarterly online by LIDSEN Publishing Inc. It covers all evidence-based scientific studies on integrative, alternative and complementary approaches to improving health and wellness.

Topics contain but are not limited to:

  • Acupuncture
  • Acupressure
  • Acupotomy
  • Bioelectromagnetics applications
  • Pharmacological and biological treatments including their efficacy and safety
  • Diet, nutrition and lifestyle changes
  • Herbal medicine
  • Homeopathy
  • Manual healing methods (e.g., massage, physical therapy)
  • Kinesiology
  • Mind/body interventions
  • Preventive medicine
  • Research in integrative medicine
  • Education in integrative medicine
  • Related policies

The journal publishes a variety of article types: Original Research, Review, Communication, Opinion, Comment, Conference Report, Technical Note, Book Review, etc.

There is no restriction on paper length, provided that the text is concise and comprehensive. Authors should present their results in as much detail as possible, as reviewers are encouraged to emphasize scientific rigor and reproducibility.

Publication Speed (median values for papers published in 2023): Submission to First Decision: 5.9 weeks; Submission to Acceptance: 14.7 weeks; Acceptance to Publication: 8 days (1-2 days of FREE language polishing included)

Special Issue

Prevention and Management of Perinatal Mental Health Problems

Submission Deadline: September 30, 2025 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Mujeeb U. Shad, MD

  1. Adjunct Professor, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Las Vegas, USA
  2. Founding Program Director, Psychiatry Residency, Valley Health System, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA


Research interests: Psychopharmacology; cognition; memory; mental health

About This Topic

About 70% to 80% of new mothers experience transient negative emotions or mood swings in the first few days after giving birth, which occur due to peripartum hormonal changes and usually do not require treatment interventions. However, some females may develop persistent psychiatric symptoms, such as perinatal depression, which is one of the most common psychiatric complications of childbirth. Perinatal symptoms may also include anxiety, inability to receive comfort or love, feeling overwhelmed, impatience, irritability, emptiness, guilt, psychosis, and self- or infant neglect. The onset can occur during pregnancy or the first year after childbirth and usually lasts a year or more if left untreated. The primary purpose of this special issue is to explore prevention and intervention to regulate and reduce perinatal mental health problems and their consequences.


Perinatal depression; mental health; emotion; interventions

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted through the LIDSEN Submission System. Detailed information on manuscript preparation and submission is available in the Instructions for Authors. All submitted articles will be thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process and will be processed following the Editorial Process and Quality Control policy. Upon acceptance, the article will be immediately published in a regular issue of the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website, with a label that the article belongs to the Special Issue. LIDSEN distributes articles under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 4.0) License in an open-access model. The authors own the copyright to the article, and the article can be free to access, distribute, and reuse provided that the original work is correctly cited.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). Research articles and review articles are highly invited. Authors are encouraged to send the tentative title and abstract of the planned paper to the Editorial Office (icm@lidsen.com) for record. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Editorial Office.

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