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Clinical correlates of age at onset distribution in bipolar disorder: a comparison between diagnostic subgroups

Background Admixture analysis of age at onset (AAO) has helped delineating the clinical profile of early onset (EO) bipolar disorder (BD). However, there is scarce evidence comparing the distributional properties of AAO as well as the clinical features of EO BD type 1 (BD1) with EO BD type 2 (BD2). To this end, we studied 515 BD patients (224 BD1, 279 BD2, and 12 BD not otherwise...

Clinical Global Impression-severity score as a reliable measure for routine evaluation of remission in schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorders

Aims This study aimed to compare the performance of Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS) symptom severity criteria established by the Remission in Schizophrenia Working Group (RSWG) with criteria based on Clinical Global Impression (CGI) severity score. The 6-month duration criterion was not taken into consideration. Methods A convenience sample of 112 chronic psychotic...

Criteria for symptom remission revisited: a study of patients affected by schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorders

Cavallaro 2 Bernardo Carpiniello 0 the Cagliari Recovery Group Study 0 Department of Public Health, Clinical and Molecular Medicine-Section of Psychiatry, University of Cagliari , Via Liguria 13, 09127

Delusional Infestation in a Patient with Renal Failure, Metabolic Syndrome, and Chronic Cerebrovascular Disease Treated with Aripiprazole: A Case Report

Academic Editor: S. Kennedy Copyright © 2011 Bernardo Carpiniello et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use

Gender Differences in Remission and Recovery of Schizophrenic and Schizoaffective Patients: Preliminary Results of a Prospective Cohort Study

2011 Academic Editor: Susana Ochoa Copyright © 2012 Bernardo Carpiniello et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted

Does duration of untreated psychosis predict very long term outcome of schizophrenic disorders? results of a retrospective study

BackgroundStudies performed to assess the relevance of duration of untreated psychosis (DUP) as a predictor of long-term outcome (i.e. follow-ups of ten years or more) are somewhat limited. The aim of this study was to evaluate the potential association between DUP and very long-term outcome (16-33 yrs) of schizophrenia by means of a retrospective design.MethodsRetrospective data...

Alcohol use disorders, and at-risk drinking in patients affected by a mood disorder, in Cagliari, Italy: sensitivity and specificity of different questionnaires

Aims: (i) To evaluate the prevalence of alcohol use disorders, and at risk-drinking among outpatients admitted to the Division of Psychiatry, University of Cagliari, Italy, for mood disorders, and (ii) to compare the sensitivity and specificity of the questionnaires used. Methods: Fifty-six patients affected by mood disorders answered to the questions of (i) The NIAAA Guide for...

First-episode psychosis and migration in Italy (PEP-Ita migration): a study in the Italian mental health services

7 Antonello Bellomo 13 Vanna Berlincioni 12 Bernardo Carpiniello 11 Alessio Ceregato 10 Marco Conforti Donati 0 Samuele Defilippi 10 Valeria Del Vecchio 15 Corrado De Rosa 15 Luigi Ferrannini 14

Social Phobia in an Italian region: do Italian studies show lower frequencies than community surveys conducted in other European countries?

Background The lifetime prevalence of Social Phobia (SP) in European countries other than Italy has been estimated to range from 3.5% to 16.0%. The aim of this study was to assess the frequency of SP in Sardinia (Italy) in order to verify the evidence of a lower frequency of SP in Italy observed in previous studies (from 1.0% to 3.1%). Methods A randomised cross sample of 1040...

The link between thyroid autoimmunity (antithyroid peroxidase autoantibodies) with anxiety and mood disorders in the community: a field of interest for public health in the future

Background To evaluate the association between mood and anxiety disorders and thyroid autoimmunity in a community sample. Methods: A community based sample of 222 subjects was examined. Psychiatric diagnoses were formulated using the International Composite Diagnostic Interview Simplified (CIDIS), according to DSM-IV criteria. All subjects underwent a complete thyroid evaluation...