Giovanni de Girolamo

Summary

Affiliation: Bellaria Hospital
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi [Prevalence of common mental disorders in Italy, risk factors, health status, and utilization of health services: the ESEMeD-WMH project]
    Giovanni de Girolamo
    Dipartimento di Salute Mentale, ASL di Bologna
    Epidemiol Psichiatr Soc 14:1-100. 2005
  2. pmc Health status of the advanced elderly in six European countries: results from a representative survey using EQ-5D and SF-12
    Hans Helmut Konig
    Department of Medical Sociology and Health Economics, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Martinistrasse 52, Hamburg, Germany
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 8:143. 2010
  3. ncbi Residential facilities for older people in Italy: a five-region survey
    Giovanni de Girolamo
    Department of Mental Health, ASL Bologna, and Mental Health Unit, National Institute of Health, Rome, Italy
    Aging Clin Exp Res 19:132-8. 2007
  4. ncbi Characteristics and activities of acute psychiatric in-patient facilities: national survey in Italy
    Giovanni de Girolamo
    Department of Mental Health, AUSL di Bologna, Viale Pepoli 5, 40123 Bologna, Italy
    Br J Psychiatry 191:170-7. 2007
  5. ncbi The current state of mental health care in Italy: problems, perspectives, and lessons to learn
    Giovanni de Girolamo
    Dept of Mental Health, Azienda USL di Bologna, Viale Pepoli, Bologna, Italy
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 257:83-91. 2007
  6. ncbi The ESEMeD-WMH project: strenghtening epidemiological research in Europe through the study of variation in prevalence estimates
    Giovanni de Girolamo
    Dipartimento di Salute Mentale, Viale Pepoli 5, 40123 Bologna
    Epidemiol Psichiatr Soc 15:167-73. 2006
  7. ncbi Prevalence of common mental disorders in Italy: results from the European Study of the Epidemiology of Mental Disorders (ESEMeD)
    Giovanni de Girolamo
    Department of Mental Health, Azienda USL di Bologna, Viale Pepoli, 5, 40123, Bologna, Italy
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 41:853-61. 2006
  8. ncbi [Residential facilities for the elderly in five Italian regions. The Progres-Anziani Project]
    Giovanni de Girolamo
    Dipartimento di Salute Mentale, ASL di Bologna
    Epidemiol Prev 29:264-70. 2005
  9. doi A one-day census of acute psychiatric inpatient facilities in Italy: findings from the PROGRES-Acute Project
    Andrea Gaddini
    Mental Health Unit, Agency for Public Health, Lazio Region, Rome, Italy
    Psychiatr Serv 59:722-4. 2008
  10. ncbi Process of care in general hospital psychiatric units: national survey in Italy
    Antonella Gigantesco
    Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Viale Regina Elena, Rome, Italy
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 41:509-18. 2007

Detail Information

Publications40

  1. ncbi [Prevalence of common mental disorders in Italy, risk factors, health status, and utilization of health services: the ESEMeD-WMH project]
    Giovanni de Girolamo
    Dipartimento di Salute Mentale, ASL di Bologna
    Epidemiol Psichiatr Soc 14:1-100. 2005
  2. pmc Health status of the advanced elderly in six European countries: results from a representative survey using EQ-5D and SF-12
    Hans Helmut Konig
    Department of Medical Sociology and Health Economics, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Martinistrasse 52, Hamburg, Germany
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 8:143. 2010
    ..Due to demographic change, the advanced elderly represent the fastest growing population group in Europe. Health problems tend to be frequent and increasing with age within this cohort...
  3. ncbi Residential facilities for older people in Italy: a five-region survey
    Giovanni de Girolamo
    Department of Mental Health, ASL Bologna, and Mental Health Unit, National Institute of Health, Rome, Italy
    Aging Clin Exp Res 19:132-8. 2007
    ....
  4. ncbi Characteristics and activities of acute psychiatric in-patient facilities: national survey in Italy
    Giovanni de Girolamo
    Department of Mental Health, AUSL di Bologna, Viale Pepoli 5, 40123 Bologna, Italy
    Br J Psychiatry 191:170-7. 2007
    ..Legislation in 1978 led to the gradual replacement of mental hospitals in Italy with a full range of community-based services, including facilities for acute in-patient care...
  5. ncbi The current state of mental health care in Italy: problems, perspectives, and lessons to learn
    Giovanni de Girolamo
    Dept of Mental Health, Azienda USL di Bologna, Viale Pepoli, Bologna, Italy
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 257:83-91. 2007
    ..Greater attention must be paid to topics such as quality of care and outcomes, public and private sector balance, and the coordination of various resources and agencies...
  6. ncbi The ESEMeD-WMH project: strenghtening epidemiological research in Europe through the study of variation in prevalence estimates
    Giovanni de Girolamo
    Dipartimento di Salute Mentale, Viale Pepoli 5, 40123 Bologna
    Epidemiol Psichiatr Soc 15:167-73. 2006
    ..We conclude that despite the advances in knowledge about determinants and treatment methods, the care of the mentally ill is rather limited in Europe...
  7. ncbi Prevalence of common mental disorders in Italy: results from the European Study of the Epidemiology of Mental Disorders (ESEMeD)
    Giovanni de Girolamo
    Department of Mental Health, Azienda USL di Bologna, Viale Pepoli, 5, 40123, Bologna, Italy
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 41:853-61. 2006
    ..To present 1-month, 12-month and lifetime prevalence estimates of mood, anxiety and alcohol disorders in Italy; and the socio-demographic correlates and comorbidity patterns of these estimated disorders...
  8. ncbi [Residential facilities for the elderly in five Italian regions. The Progres-Anziani Project]
    Giovanni de Girolamo
    Dipartimento di Salute Mentale, ASL di Bologna
    Epidemiol Prev 29:264-70. 2005
    ..To survey all Residential Facilities (RFs) for the elderly in five Italian Regions (Calabria, Sardinia, Sicily. Umbria and Veneto), and to evaluate their logistic and organizational characteristics, staff and residents' features...
  9. doi A one-day census of acute psychiatric inpatient facilities in Italy: findings from the PROGRES-Acute Project
    Andrea Gaddini
    Mental Health Unit, Agency for Public Health, Lazio Region, Rome, Italy
    Psychiatr Serv 59:722-4. 2008
    ..In Italy, monitoring and evaluation of community services, at both the local and national levels, is essential for policy development, implementation, and evaluation...
  10. ncbi Process of care in general hospital psychiatric units: national survey in Italy
    Antonella Gigantesco
    Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Viale Regina Elena, Rome, Italy
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 41:509-18. 2007
    ..To investigate the process of care in Italian public acute inpatient facilities...
  11. doi Violent behavior in acute psychiatric inpatient facilities: a national survey in Italy
    Bruno Biancosino
    Section of Psychiatry, Department of Mental Health, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy
    J Nerv Ment Dis 197:772-82. 2009
    ....
  12. ncbi Prevalence of suicide ideation, plans, and attempts and related risk factors in Italy: results from the European Study on the Epidemiology of Mental Disorders--World Mental Health study
    Paolo Scocco
    Department of Mental Health, Azienda ULSS 16, 35100 Padua, Italy
    Compr Psychiatry 49:13-21. 2008
    ..Yet, no studies to date have examined the prevalence of and risk factors for suicide ideation, plans, and attempts, in the general population in Italy...
  13. doi How does the residential care system change? A longitudinal survey in a large region of Italy
    Giovanni Neri
    Department of Mental Health, Azienda USL di Modena, via Emilia Ovest 438 a, Modena, Italy
    Community Ment Health J 47:201-8. 2011
    ....
  14. doi Death ideas, suicidal thoughts, and plans among nursing home residents
    Paolo Scocco
    Department of Mental Health, Padua, Italy
    J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol 22:141-8. 2009
    ..This high frequency of death and/or suicidal feelings and thoughts among older NH residents should be carefully considered when planning and implementing health care programs in these facilities...
  15. ncbi The quality of life of the mentally ill living in residential facilities: findings from a national survey in Italy
    Angelo Picardi
    Center of Epidemiology, Health Surveillance and Promotion, Italian National Institute of Health, Rome, Italy
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 256:372-81. 2006
    ..This suggests the need of well-designed rehabilitation plans, tailored to patients' needs, to foster the development of their independence and, ultimately, improve their QOL...
  16. ncbi The severely mentally ill in residential facilities: a national survey in Italy
    Giovanni de Girolamo
    National Mental Health Project, National Institute of Health, Rome, Italy
    Psychol Med 35:421-31. 2005
    ..In Italy, Residential Facilities (RFs) have completely replaced Mental Hospitals (MHs) for the residential care of mentally ill patients. We studied all patients resident in 265 randomly sampled Italian RFs (20% of the total)...
  17. doi Neuropsychiatric symptoms and syndromes in institutionalized elderly people without dementia
    Luca Cravello
    IRCCS Fondazione Santa Lucia, Rome, Italy
    Int Psychogeriatr 23:425-34. 2011
    ..The aim of this work was to investigate neuropsychiatric syndromes in non-demented elderly people living in residential facilities (RFs)...
  18. ncbi [Residential structures and their guests: results of the phase 2 of the National Project PROGRES]
    Giovanni de Girolamo
    Dipartimento di Salute Mentale, Azienda USL di Bologna
    Epidemiol Psichiatr Soc 13:1-100. 2004
  19. ncbi Suicidal behaviour in nursing homes: a survey in a region of north-east Italy
    Paolo Scocco
    Department of Mental Health, Padua, Italy
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 21:307-11. 2006
    ..To assess suicide and attempted suicide (AS) rates and their characteristics among older residents in Nursing Homes (NHs) of the Veneto region, in the North-East of Italy...
  20. pmc Use of mental health services for anxiety, mood, and substance disorders in 17 countries in the WHO world mental health surveys
    Philip S Wang
    Division of Services and Intervention Research, National Institute of Mental Health, Rockville, MD, USA
    Lancet 370:841-50. 2007
    ..We describe mental health care in 17 countries participating in the WHO world mental health (WMH) survey initiative and examine unmet needs for treatment...
  21. ncbi Symptom structure of acute mania: a factor study of the 24-item Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale in a national sample of patients hospitalized for a manic episode
    Angelo Picardi
    Italian National Institute of Health, Center of Epidemiology, Surveillance and Health Promotion, Mental Health Unit, Viale Regina Elena, 299 00161 Rome, Italy
    J Affect Disord 108:183-9. 2008
    ..Most studies included not only manic patients, but also patients with a mixed episode or other severe mental disorders. We aimed at further elucidating the symptom structure of manic states...
  22. doi Clinical factors influencing the prescription of antidepressants and benzodiazepines: results from the European study of the epidemiology of mental disorders (ESEMeD)
    Koen Demyttenaere
    Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium
    J Affect Disord 110:84-93. 2008
    ..To examine factors associated with the use of antidepressants (AD) and benzodiazepines (BZD) in 6 European countries...
  23. doi Franco Basaglia, 1924-1980
    Giovanni de Girolamo
    Department of Applied and Psychobehavioral Health Sciences, University of Pavia, via Bassi 21, 27100 Pavia, Italy
    Am J Psychiatry 165:968. 2008
  24. pmc Mental disorders among persons with heart disease - results from World Mental Health surveys
    Johan Ormel
    Department of Psychiatry, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, 9700 RB Groningen, The Netherlands
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 29:325-34. 2007
    ..Consistency across emotional disorders and cultures would suggest that relatively universal mechanisms underlie the association...
  25. ncbi The relation between multiple pains and mental disorders: results from the World Mental Health Surveys
    Oye Gureje
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria
    Pain 135:82-91. 2008
    ....
  26. ncbi [Costs of psychiatric residential care in Italy]
    Laura Grigoletti
    Dipartimento di Medicina e Sanita Pubblica, Sezione di Psichiatria e Psicologia Clinica, Universita di Verona, Verona, Italy
    Epidemiol Psichiatr Soc 13:262-9. 2004
    ..The aims of this study are: (1) to estimate patients' costs in Italian non hospital Residential Facilities (RF); (2) to analyse the relationship between the costs of care received by residents and patients' or facilities characteristics...
  27. ncbi [Drug prescription in Italian Residential Facilities]
    Rodolfo Tomasi
    Servizio Psichiatrico, AS di Bolzano, Bolzano
    Epidemiol Psichiatr Soc 14:77-90. 2005
    ....
  28. ncbi The process of care in residential facilities--a national survey in Italy
    Giovanni Santone
    United Hospitals of Ancona, Politechnic University of Marche Ancona, Italy
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 40:540-50. 2005
    ..The aim of this paper is to investigate the process of care in 265 RFs, representing 19.3% of all RFs in Italy, and to devise a classification of RFs based on process characteristics...
  29. ncbi The Italian preadolescent mental health project (PrISMA): rationale and methods
    Alessandra Frigerio
    Child Psychiatry Unit, Scientific Institute E Medea, Bosisio Parini LC, Italy
    Int J Methods Psychiatr Res 15:22-35. 2006
    ..The findings of this study are expected to allow an adequate planning of interventions for the prevention and the treatment of mental disorders in preadolescence as well as efficient health services...
  30. ncbi Psychiatric units in general hospitals. Problems and perspectives in Europe
    Giovanni de Girolamo
    Epidemiol Psichiatr Soc 15:85-90. 2006
  31. ncbi Prevalence, severity, and unmet need for treatment of mental disorders in the World Health Organization World Mental Health Surveys
    Koen Demyttenaere
    JAMA 291:2581-90. 2004
    ..Little is known about the extent or severity of untreated mental disorders, especially in less-developed countries...
  32. ncbi Concordance of the Composite International Diagnostic Interview Version 3.0 (CIDI 3.0) with standardized clinical assessments in the WHO World Mental Health surveys
    Josep Maria Haro
    Int J Methods Psychiatr Res 15:167-80. 2006
    ..The validity of the CIDI is likely to be under-estimated in these comparisons due to the fact that the reliability of the SCID diagnoses, which is presumably less than perfect, sets a ceiling on maximum CIDI-SCID concordance...
  33. ncbi Mental health in Europe: a long road ahead
    Giovanni de Girolamo
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 257:63. 2007
  34. ncbi Population level of unmet need for mental healthcare in Europe
    Jordi Alonso
    Health Services Research Unit, Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica, Carrer del Doctor Aiguader, 88 E 08003 Barcelona, Spain
    Br J Psychiatry 190:299-306. 2007
    ..The high prevalence of mental disorders has fuelled controversy about the need for mental health services...
  35. pmc Cross-national prevalence and risk factors for suicidal ideation, plans and attempts
    Matthew K Nock
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA
    Br J Psychiatry 192:98-105. 2008
    ..Suicide is a leading cause of death worldwide; however, the prevalence and risk factors for the immediate precursors to suicide - suicidal ideation, plans and attempts - are not wellknown, especially in low- and middle-income countries...
  36. doi Adverse parenting as a risk factor in the occurrence of anxiety disorders : a study in six European countries
    Dirk Heider
    Health Economics Research Unit, Dept of Psychiatry, University of Leipzig, Johannisallee 20, 04317 Leipzig, Germany
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 43:266-72. 2008
    ..The aim of the study was to test the homogeneity of the association between adverse parenting and anxiety disorders within these disorders as well as among six European countries...
  37. ncbi Services research and outcomes: an introduction
    Mariano Bassi
    Curr Opin Psychiatry 19:378-9. 2006
  38. pmc Mental disorders among adults with asthma: results from the World Mental Health Survey
    Kate M Scott
    Department of Psychological Medicine, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, PO Box 7343, Wellington South, New Zealand
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 29:123-33. 2007
    ....
  39. ncbi Mental disorders among persons with chronic back or neck pain: results from the World Mental Health Surveys
    Koen Demyttenaere
    Department of Neurosciences and Psychiatry, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Herestraat 49, B 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Pain 129:332-42. 2007
    ..The association of mental disorders with back/neck pain showed a consistent pattern across both developed and developing countries...
  40. pmc Disability and treatment of specific mental and physical disorders across the world
    Johan Ormel
    Department of Psychiatry, University Medical Center Groningen, and Graduate School of Behavioural and Cognitive Neurosciences and Graduate School for Experimental Psychopathology, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
    Br J Psychiatry 192:368-75. 2008
    ..Advocates of expanded mental health treatment assert that mental disorders are as disabling as physical disorders, but little evidence supports this assertion...