Archive of Psychology, Neurology and Psychiatry is a re-issue of Archivio di Psicologia, Neurologia, Psichiatria e Psicoanalisi.
The Archivio di Psicologia, Neurologia, Psichiatria e Psicoanalisi began publication in 1939, under the direction of Agostino Gemelli, as a new proposal of the previous “General Archives of Neurology, Psychiatry and Psychoanalysis”, of which Gemelli had been the founder together with the psychiatrist Marco Levi Bianchini. In 1945 Agostino Gemelli changed the name of the journal to “Archivio di Psicologia, Neurologia e Psichiatria. Published by the Vita e Pensiero publishing house, the journal became the scientific expression of the Faculty of Psychology at the Catholic University of Milan.
The journal's original aim was to encourage synthesis among the three disciplines that deal with what is most central in man, his brain, his mind, both in their normal evolution and in their pathological changes. The “Archivio” began to publish original works especially from an interdisciplinary perspective. However, in view of the scientific context at the time, it was reorganized in 1978 with a new editorial distribution of the contents of the journal and the publication of monothematic issues dedicated to each discipline, becoming primarily the voice of the Catholic University working groups.
In 1998, on the assumption that the times were more favouring discipline-specific rather than broad-based interests, the format of the journal was again changed into two series within the year's fascicles: one more devoted to neurology, experimental psychology and neuropsychology, the other to psychopathology and social psychology.
The current re-issue, Archive of Psychology, Neurology and Psychiatry, is inspired by the history of the journal but with a proposal of dissemination in an international scientific context.
The interdisciplinary and translational approach of the Archive of Psychology, Neurology and Psychiatry is the response to the search for the delicate balance between global vision and specialization that the journal has long pursued.