Marco Di Nicola

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Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Behavioural addictions in bipolar disorder patients: role of impulsivity and personality dimensions
    Marco Di Nicola
    Institute of Psychiatry, Bipolar Disorder Unit, Catholic University Medical School, Rome, Italy
    J Affect Disord 125:82-8. 2010
  2. doi request reprint Reduced hedonic capacity in euthymic bipolar subjects: a trait-like feature?
    Marco Di Nicola
    Institute of Psychiatry and Psychology, Catholic University Medical School, Rome, Italy
    J Affect Disord 147:446-50. 2013
  3. ncbi request reprint Pregabalin in outpatient detoxification of subjects with mild-to-moderate alcohol withdrawal syndrome
    M Di Nicola
    Institute of Psychiatry, Catholic University Medical School, Rome, Italy
    Hum Psychopharmacol 25:268-75. 2010
  4. doi request reprint Clinical features, response to treatment and functional outcome of bipolar disorder patients with and without co-occurring substance use disorder: 1-year follow-up
    Marianna Mazza
    Department of Psychiatry, Bipolar Disorders Unit, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    J Affect Disord 115:27-35. 2009
  5. doi request reprint Acetyl-l-Carnitine in the treatment of anhedonia, melancholic and negative symptoms in alcohol dependent subjects
    Giovanni Martinotti
    Institute of Psychiatry, Catholic University Medical School, Rome, Italy
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 35:953-8. 2011
  6. doi request reprint Affective temperaments and psychopathological dimensions of personality in bipolar and cyclothymic patients
    Desiree Harnic
    Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Behav Med 39:17-23. 2013
  7. doi request reprint Efficacy and safety of pregabalin in alcohol dependence
    Giovanni Martinotti
    Department of Psychiatry, Catholic University Medical School, Rome, Italy
    Adv Ther 25:608-18. 2008
  8. doi request reprint Description and validation of a questionnaire for the detection of meteoropathy and meteorosensitivity: the METEO-Q
    Marianna Mazza
    Department of Neurosciences, Institute of Psychiatry and Psychology, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    Compr Psychiatry 53:103-6. 2012
  9. ncbi request reprint Oxcarbazepine in bipolar disorder: a critical review of the literature
    Marianna Mazza
    Institute of Psychiatry, Bipolar Disorders Unit, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Expert Opin Pharmacother 8:649-56. 2007
  10. doi request reprint Sexual behavior in women with bipolar disorder
    Marianna Mazza
    Department of Neurosciences, Institute of Psychiatry and Psychology, Bipolar Disorders Unit, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    J Affect Disord 131:364-7. 2011

Detail Information

Publications28

  1. ncbi request reprint Behavioural addictions in bipolar disorder patients: role of impulsivity and personality dimensions
    Marco Di Nicola
    Institute of Psychiatry, Bipolar Disorder Unit, Catholic University Medical School, Rome, Italy
    J Affect Disord 125:82-8. 2010
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  2. doi request reprint Reduced hedonic capacity in euthymic bipolar subjects: a trait-like feature?
    Marco Di Nicola
    Institute of Psychiatry and Psychology, Catholic University Medical School, Rome, Italy
    J Affect Disord 147:446-50. 2013
    ..The aim of our study was to assess hedonic capacity in euthymic bipolar subjects, identifying possible differences compared to remitted unipolar depressed patients and healthy controls...
  3. ncbi request reprint Pregabalin in outpatient detoxification of subjects with mild-to-moderate alcohol withdrawal syndrome
    M Di Nicola
    Institute of Psychiatry, Catholic University Medical School, Rome, Italy
    Hum Psychopharmacol 25:268-75. 2010
    ..Craving reduction, improvement of psychiatric symptoms and quality of life were the secondary endpoints...
  4. doi request reprint Clinical features, response to treatment and functional outcome of bipolar disorder patients with and without co-occurring substance use disorder: 1-year follow-up
    Marianna Mazza
    Department of Psychiatry, Bipolar Disorders Unit, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    J Affect Disord 115:27-35. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine clinical and psychopathological features of BP with and without comorbid SUD in a real-world setting...
  5. doi request reprint Acetyl-l-Carnitine in the treatment of anhedonia, melancholic and negative symptoms in alcohol dependent subjects
    Giovanni Martinotti
    Institute of Psychiatry, Catholic University Medical School, Rome, Italy
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 35:953-8. 2011
    ..Secondary endpoints were the effect of ALC on melancholic and negative symptoms...
  6. doi request reprint Affective temperaments and psychopathological dimensions of personality in bipolar and cyclothymic patients
    Desiree Harnic
    Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Behav Med 39:17-23. 2013
    ..BD and cyclothymic patients differed significantly in temperament and personality, differences that may have important implications for treatment...
  7. doi request reprint Efficacy and safety of pregabalin in alcohol dependence
    Giovanni Martinotti
    Department of Psychiatry, Catholic University Medical School, Rome, Italy
    Adv Ther 25:608-18. 2008
    ..Reduction of cravings, psychiatric symptom improvements, and the evaluation of safety parameters were the secondary endpoints...
  8. doi request reprint Description and validation of a questionnaire for the detection of meteoropathy and meteorosensitivity: the METEO-Q
    Marianna Mazza
    Department of Neurosciences, Institute of Psychiatry and Psychology, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    Compr Psychiatry 53:103-6. 2012
    ..There is a growing interest for the effects of weather changes on both healthy and psychiatric individuals. This study aims to validate a short questionnaire (METEO-Q) for the detection of meteoropathy and meteorosensitivity...
  9. ncbi request reprint Oxcarbazepine in bipolar disorder: a critical review of the literature
    Marianna Mazza
    Institute of Psychiatry, Bipolar Disorders Unit, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Expert Opin Pharmacother 8:649-56. 2007
    ..OXC can be particularly useful as an add-on treatment in bipolar disorder patients for whom previous treatments have failed, or in patients who have difficulty tolerating adequate dosages of standard approved treatments...
  10. doi request reprint Sexual behavior in women with bipolar disorder
    Marianna Mazza
    Department of Neurosciences, Institute of Psychiatry and Psychology, Bipolar Disorders Unit, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    J Affect Disord 131:364-7. 2011
    ..The aim of this study is to investigate sexual behavior in women affected by bipolar disorder in order to stimulate interest and debate in this area of care...
  11. doi request reprint Behavioural addictions in adolescents and young adults: results from a prevalence study
    Corrado Villella
    Institute of Psychiatry and Psychology, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Largo Francesco Vito 1, Rome, Italy
    J Gambl Stud 27:203-14. 2011
    ..Further studies are needed to assess personality traits and other clinical disorders associated with these problems behaviours...
  12. ncbi request reprint Bipolar disorder and epilepsy: a bidirectional relation? Neurobiological underpinnings, current hypotheses, and future research directions
    Marianna Mazza
    Institute of Psychiatry, Bipolar Disorders Unit, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Neuroscientist 13:392-404. 2007
    ..Future research on intracellular mechanisms might become decisive for a better understanding of the similarities between these two disorders...
  13. ncbi request reprint Acetyl-L-carnitine for alcohol craving and relapse prevention in anhedonic alcoholics: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled pilot trial
    Giovanni Martinotti
    Clinica Villa Maria Pia, Rome, Italy
    Alcohol Alcohol 45:449-55. 2010
    ..The study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of acetyl-l-carnitine (ALC), at different doses, in relapse prevention and craving in anhedonic detoxified alcohol-dependent subjects...
  14. ncbi request reprint Plasma levels of n-3 fatty acids in bipolar patients: deficit restricted to DHA
    Massimiliano Pomponi
    Institute of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart UCSC, Rome, Italy Electronic address
    J Psychiatr Res 47:337-42. 2013
    ..Finally, measurement of FA levels in plasma seems to be more reliable and reproducible than assays of erythrocyte FA content...
  15. pmc Targeting the glutamatergic system to treat pathological gambling: current evidence and future perspectives
    Mauro Pettorruso
    Institute of Psychiatry and Psychology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Largo Agostino Gemelli 8, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Biomed Res Int 2014:109786. 2014
    ..Further studies are required. Finally, we propose future directions and challenges in this research area. ..
  16. doi request reprint Further evidence supporting the association between 5HTR2C gene and bipolar disorder
    Marianna Mazza
    Department of Psychiatry, Catholic University, Gemelli Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Psychiatry Res 180:151-2. 2010
    ..0036). Thus, 5HTR2C may have a role in BD. Further investigation is required to understand its involvement in co-morbidity for substance use disorders (SUDs)...
  17. doi request reprint A role for pharmacotherapy in the treatment of "internet addiction"
    Giovanni Camardese
    Institute of Psychiatry and Psychology, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Clin Neuropharmacol 35:283-9. 2012
    ..To this end, we also explored pharmacological interventions that target patterns of comorbidity and underlying psychopathological dimensions shared with other behavioral or substance addictions...
  18. doi request reprint To be or not to be a bipolar disorder patient: problems with diagnosis
    Marianna Mazza
    Department of Neurosciences, Institute of Psychiatry and Psychology, Bipolar Disorders Unit, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    J Nerv Ment Dis 201:435-7. 2013
    ..To address this potential overdiagnosis, clinicians should carefully and systematically assess whether symptoms are included in diagnostic criteria and include the individual context of the patient...
  19. doi request reprint Empathy ability is impaired in alcohol-dependent patients
    Giovanni Martinotti
    Department of Psychiatry, Catholic University Medical School, Rome, Italy
    Am J Addict 18:157-61. 2009
    ..Further, the lack of empathy could lead latent abusers to find in the alcohol misuse something enabling them to compensate for their intrinsic weakness...
  20. ncbi request reprint Oxcarbazepine improves mood in patients with epilepsy
    Marianna Mazza
    Institute of Psychiatry and Psychology, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Via Ugo De Carolis 48, 00136 Rome, Italy
    Epilepsy Behav 10:397-401. 2007
    ....
  21. ncbi request reprint Psychometric characteristic of the Italian version of the Temperament and Character Inventory--revised, personality, psychopathology, and attachment styles
    Giovanni Martinotti
    Department of Psychiatry, Catholic University Medical School, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Compr Psychiatry 49:514-22. 2008
    ..Personality features are also confirmed as risk factors for specific psychopathologic domains, impulsivity, anger, and hostility. Furthermore, we found attachment styles of nonclinical subjects correlated with personality features...
  22. doi request reprint What is the effect of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors on temperament and character in patients with fibromyalgia?
    Marianna Mazza
    Institute of Psychiatry, Catholic University of Sacred Heart of Rome, Largo F Vito 1, Rome 00168, Italy
    Compr Psychiatry 50:240-4. 2009
    ....
  23. pmc Adult Separation Anxiety and TCI-R Personality Dimensions in Patients with Anxiety, Alcohol Use, and Gambling: A Preliminary Report
    Gino Pozzi
    Institute of Psychiatry and Psychology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Biomed Res Int 2014:680985. 2014
    ..The prevalence of ASAD is lower among addictive patients than in those with anxiety disorders; correlations are found between separation anxiety and specific TCI-R dimensions, with some matching across the three diagnostic groups. ..
  24. ncbi request reprint Efficacy and safety of aripiprazole in alcohol dependence
    Giovanni Martinotti
    Department of Psychiatry, Catholic University Medical School, Rome, Italy
    Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 33:393-401. 2007
    ..05) and VAS (p < .05), and a decrease of the SCL-90 General Severity Index (GSI) (p < .05). The data of this pilot clinical study, suggest a possible role for this drug in the treatment of individuals with alcohol problems...
  25. doi request reprint Agomelatine versus venlafaxine XR in the treatment of anhedonia in major depressive disorder: a pilot study
    Giovanni Martinotti
    Department of Neuroscience and Imaging, G D Annunzio University of Chieti, Italy
    J Clin Psychopharmacol 32:487-91. 2012
    ..Anhedonia has been considered a potential trait marker related to vulnerability for depression. Therefore, the efficacy of AGO on this dimension holds particular importance in the treatment of patients with anhedonic features...
  26. doi request reprint Brain-derived neurotrophic factor and electroconvulsive therapy in a schizophrenic patient with treatment-resistant paranoid-hallucinatory symptoms
    Giovanni Martinotti
    Institute of Psychiatry, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    J ECT 27:e44-6. 2011
    ..Moreover, ECT therapeutic effect is associated with an increase in BDNF serum levels. Further studies are needed to characterize the relationship between BDNF and ECT in schizophrenic patients...
  27. pmc Polysomnographic findings in a cohort of chronic insomnia patients with benzodiazepine abuse
    Marianna Mazza
    Institute of Psychiatry, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    J Clin Sleep Med 10:35-42. 2014
    ..To evaluate sleep modifications induced by chronic benzodiazepine (BDZ) abuse...
  28. pmc Serum and gene expression profile of cytokines in first-episode psychosis
    Marco Di Nicola
    King s College London, Institute of Psychiatry, Department of Psychological Medicine, London, UK
    Brain Behav Immun 31:90-5. 2013
    ..002). In conclusion, first-episode psychosis is characterised by a pro-inflammatory state supported, at least in part, by activation of leukocytes. Past and recent stressors contribute to this pro-inflammatory state...