Maria Carolina Hardoy

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Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Multiple sclerosis and bipolar disorders: The burden of comorbidity and its consequences on quality of life
    M G Carta
    Department of Public Health and Clinical and Molecular Medicine, University of Cagliari, Italy Consultation Liaison Psychiatric Unit at the University Hospital of Cagliari, University of Cagliari and AOU Cagliari, Italy Electronic address
    J Affect Disord 167:192-7. 2014
  2. pmc Strategy to Accelerate or Augment the Antidepressant Response and for An Early Onset of SSRI Activity. Adjunctive Amisulpride to Fluvoxamine in Major Depressive Disorder
    Maria Carolina Hardoy
    Department of Public Health, Centre for Research and Clinical Practice in Mental Health, Iglesias, University of Cagliari, Italy
    Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health 6:1-3. 2010
  3. pmc Quality of life and urban / rural living: preliminary results of a community survey in Italy
    Mauro Giovanni Carta
    University of Cagliari, Italy
    Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health 8:169-74. 2012
  4. pmc Validity and Reliability of the Italian Version of the Functioning Assessment Short Test (FAST) in Bipolar Disorder
    Maria Francesca Moro
    Department of Public Health and Clinical and Molecular Medicine, University of Cagliari Italy and Centro di Psichiatria di Consultazione e Psicosomatica, University Hospital, Cagliari
    Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health 8:67-73. 2012
  5. pmc Benefits of exercise with mini tennis in intellectual disabilities: effects on body image and psychopathology
    Maria Carolina Hardoy
    Reald University Vlore, Albania, University of Cagliari, Italy
    Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health 7:157-60. 2011
  6. pmc Quality of Life and Psychiatric Symptoms in Wilson's Disease: the Relevance of Bipolar Disorders
    Mg Carta
    Centro di Psichiatria di Consultazione e Psicosomatica, University Hospital Cagliari, Italy
    Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health 8:102-9. 2012
  7. pmc Women and hysteria in the history of mental health
    Cecilia Tasca
    Dipartimento di Storia, Beni Culturali e Territorio, Universita di Cagliari, Italia
    Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health 8:110-9. 2012
  8. pmc Could hypomanic traits explain selective migration? Verifying the hypothesis by the surveys on sardinian migrants
    Carta Mauro Giovanni
    Department of Public Health and Clinical and Molecular Medicine, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy
    Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health 8:175-9. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Comparing factor structure of the Mood Disorder Questionnaire (MDQ): In Italy sexual behavior is euphoric but in Asia mysterious and forbidden
    Mauro Giovanni Carta
    University of Cagliari, Italy Electronic address
    J Affect Disord 155:96-103. 2014
  10. doi request reprint The risk of Bipolar Disorders in Multiple Sclerosis
    M G Carta
    Department of Public Health and Clinical and Molecular Medicine, University of Cagliari, Italy Consultation Liaison Psychiatric Unit at the University Hospital of Cagliari, University of Cagliari and AOU Cagliari, Italy Electronic address
    J Affect Disord 155:255-60. 2014

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  1. ncbi request reprint Multiple sclerosis and bipolar disorders: The burden of comorbidity and its consequences on quality of life
    M G Carta
    Department of Public Health and Clinical and Molecular Medicine, University of Cagliari, Italy Consultation Liaison Psychiatric Unit at the University Hospital of Cagliari, University of Cagliari and AOU Cagliari, Italy Electronic address
    J Affect Disord 167:192-7. 2014
    ....
  2. pmc Strategy to Accelerate or Augment the Antidepressant Response and for An Early Onset of SSRI Activity. Adjunctive Amisulpride to Fluvoxamine in Major Depressive Disorder
    Maria Carolina Hardoy
    Department of Public Health, Centre for Research and Clinical Practice in Mental Health, Iglesias, University of Cagliari, Italy
    Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health 6:1-3. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate our preliminary observations...
  3. pmc Quality of life and urban / rural living: preliminary results of a community survey in Italy
    Mauro Giovanni Carta
    University of Cagliari, Italy
    Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health 8:169-74. 2012
    ..The purpose of this population-based study is to examine the association between subjective quality of life and rural/urban residence in six Italian regions, including age and gender into the analysis...
  4. pmc Validity and Reliability of the Italian Version of the Functioning Assessment Short Test (FAST) in Bipolar Disorder
    Maria Francesca Moro
    Department of Public Health and Clinical and Molecular Medicine, University of Cagliari Italy and Centro di Psichiatria di Consultazione e Psicosomatica, University Hospital, Cagliari
    Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health 8:67-73. 2012
    ..The aim of this study is to measure the validity and reliability of the Italian version of this instrument...
  5. pmc Benefits of exercise with mini tennis in intellectual disabilities: effects on body image and psychopathology
    Maria Carolina Hardoy
    Reald University Vlore, Albania, University of Cagliari, Italy
    Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health 7:157-60. 2011
    ..These findings warrant confirmation by further research studies...
  6. pmc Quality of Life and Psychiatric Symptoms in Wilson's Disease: the Relevance of Bipolar Disorders
    Mg Carta
    Centro di Psichiatria di Consultazione e Psicosomatica, University Hospital Cagliari, Italy
    Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health 8:102-9. 2012
    ..The objective is to define the frequencies of psychiatric disorders in WD, the amount of impairment of Quality of Life [QoL] in patients with WD and the relevance of the psychiatric disorders in the QoL of people suffering by WD...
  7. pmc Women and hysteria in the history of mental health
    Cecilia Tasca
    Dipartimento di Storia, Beni Culturali e Territorio, Universita di Cagliari, Italia
    Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health 8:110-9. 2012
    ..The evolution of these diseases seems to be a factor linked with social "westernization", and examining under what conditions the symptoms first became common in different societies became a priority for recent studies over risk factor...
  8. pmc Could hypomanic traits explain selective migration? Verifying the hypothesis by the surveys on sardinian migrants
    Carta Mauro Giovanni
    Department of Public Health and Clinical and Molecular Medicine, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy
    Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health 8:175-9. 2012
    ..The paper aims to verify if the people who migrated from Sardinia in that period have shown a high risk of mood disorders in the surveys carried out in their host countries, and if the results are consistent with this hypothesis...
  9. doi request reprint Comparing factor structure of the Mood Disorder Questionnaire (MDQ): In Italy sexual behavior is euphoric but in Asia mysterious and forbidden
    Mauro Giovanni Carta
    University of Cagliari, Italy Electronic address
    J Affect Disord 155:96-103. 2014
    ....
  10. doi request reprint The risk of Bipolar Disorders in Multiple Sclerosis
    M G Carta
    Department of Public Health and Clinical and Molecular Medicine, University of Cagliari, Italy Consultation Liaison Psychiatric Unit at the University Hospital of Cagliari, University of Cagliari and AOU Cagliari, Italy Electronic address
    J Affect Disord 155:255-60. 2014
    ..The aim was to determine the risk of Mood Disorders (MD), particularly Bipolar Disorders (BD), in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) using standardized psychiatric diagnostic tools...
  11. pmc A follow-up on patients with severe mental disorders in Sardinia after two changes in regional policies: poor resources still correlate with poor outcomes
    Mauro Giovanni Carta
    Department of Public Health, Clinical and Molecular Medicine, University of Cagliari, Via Ospedale, 117 Cagliari, Italy
    BMC Psychiatry 13:333. 2013
    ..The objective was to examine whether the amount of resources in the different sites may be a determinant of the outcomes...
  12. doi request reprint MDQ positive people's searching for effective and ineffective treatments for bipolar disorders: a screening study in France
    Mauro Giovanni Carta
    Department of Public Health and Clinical and Molecular Medicine, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy
    J Affect Disord 149:84-92. 2013
    ..The objective was to estimate the rate of subjects who tested positive at a screening for bipolar disorders among the people insured by a French Health Company, and subsequently to measure treatment patterns...
  13. pmc Perception of depressive symptoms by the Sardinian public: results of a population study
    Mauro Giovanni Carta
    Department of Public Health and Clinical and Molecular Medicine, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy
    BMC Psychiatry 13:57. 2013
    ..Results of a study from Vienna support this view. This study sets out to examine whether these results can be replicated in a different cultural setting...
  14. pmc GABAergic neuroactive steroids: a new frontier in bipolar disorders?
    Mauro Giovanni Carta
    Department of Public Health, Clinical and Molecular Medicine, University of Cagliari and Center for Consultation Liaison Psychiatry and Psychosomatics University Hospital of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy
    Behav Brain Funct 8:61. 2012
    ..Further exploration of action of neuroactive steroids is likely to open new frontiers in the investigation of the etiology and treatment of mood disorders, particularly bipolar disorders...
  15. ncbi request reprint Association of chronic hepatitis C with recurrent brief depression
    Mauro G Carta
    Department of Public Health, University of Cagliari, Italy
    J Affect Disord 141:361-6. 2012
    ..However, the association of RBD with chronic hepatitis C (CHC), a disease with an increased incidence of major depressive disorders, is unknown...
  16. doi request reprint Decreases in depression over 20 years in a mining area of Sardinia: due to selective migration?
    Mauro Giovanni Carta
    Centro di Psichiatria di Consultazione e Psicosomatica, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria di Cagliari, University of Cagliari, Italy
    J Affect Disord 141:255-60. 2012
    ..The objective of the study was to determine if community surveys, conducted 3 times over a period of 20 years in a small district of Sardinia (Italy), confirm the increase in depressive disorders reported in the recent literature...
  17. pmc Bipolar disorders and Wilson's disease
    Mauro Giovanni Carta
    University of Cagliari, Italy, Cagliari, Italy
    BMC Psychiatry 12:52. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the risk for Bipolar Disorder (BD) in Wilson's disease (WD) and to measure the impaired Quality of Life (QL) in BD with WD using standardized psychiatric diagnostic tools and a case control design...
  18. ncbi request reprint Could health care costs for depression be decreased if the disorder were correctly diagnosed and treated?
    M G Carta
    Psychiatric Unit, Dept of Public Health, University of Cagliari, Via Liguria 13, 09127, Cagliari, Italy
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 38:490-2. 2003
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  19. pmc Adjustment Disorder: epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment
    Mauro Giovanni Carta
    Centro per la Ricerca e la Terapia in Salute Mentale, Department of Public Health, University of Cagliari, Italy
    Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health 5:15. 2009
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  20. pmc Are structured interviews truly able to detect and diagnose Bipolar II disorders in epidemiological studies? The king is still nude!
    Mauro Giovanni Carta
    Centro per la Terapia e la Ricerca in Salute Mentale, Dipartimento di Sanita Pubblica, Universita di Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy
    Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health 4:28. 2008
    ..Further research studies are needed on larger "negative" (to the CIDI) samples before the field will be persuaded that CIDI really does what it is supposed to do...
  21. pmc Social Phobia in an Italian region: do Italian studies show lower frequencies than community surveys conducted in other European countries?
    Mauro Giovanni Carta
    Division of Psychiatry, Department of Public Health, University of Cagliari, Italy
    BMC Psychiatry 4:31. 2004
    ..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%)...
  22. ncbi request reprint [Tardive dyskinesia: review of the literature]
    M G Carta
    Divisione di Psichiatria, Dipartimento di igiene e sanità pubblica, Universita di Cagliari, Italia
    Clin Ter 155:127-33. 2004
    ..TD is considered an important issue for public health for its invalidating characteristics. An extensive review of the literature on studies concerning efficacious treatments for TD has been carried out...
  23. pmc 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
    Mauro Giovanni Carta
    Department of Public Health, Division of Psychiatry, University of Cagliari, Italy
    BMC Psychiatry 4:25. 2004
    ..To evaluate the association between mood and anxiety disorders and thyroid autoimmunity in a community sample...
  24. ncbi request reprint Impairment in visual and spatial perception in schizophrenia and delusional disorder
    Maria Carolina Hardoy
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pisa, Italy
    Psychiatry Res 127:163-6. 2004
    ..Significantly better performance was seen in the normal subjects than in the schizophrenic and delusional patients. Delusional patients, in turn, showed better performance than the schizophrenic patients...
  25. ncbi request reprint [Psychotropic drug use in a sample of general population in the Sardinia region]
    Mauro Giovanni Carta
    Dipartimento di Sanita Pubblica, Sezione di Psichiatria, Universita degli Studi di Cagliari, Via Liguria 13, 09123 Cagliari
    Epidemiol Psichiatr Soc 12:287-92. 2003
    ..To present the results of an epidemiologic research about psychotropic drug use in Sardinia...
  26. ncbi request reprint Recurrent brief depression in celiac disease
    Mauro Giovanni Carta
    Division of Psychiatry, Department of Public Health, University of Cagliari, Via Liguria 1309127, Cagliari, Italy
    J Psychosom Res 55:573-4. 2003
  27. ncbi request reprint Is recurrent brief depression an expression of mood spectrum disorders in young people? Results of a large community sample
    Mauro Giovanni Carta
    Division of Psychiatry, Department of Public Health University of Cagliari, Via Liguria 13, 09127, Cagliari, Italy
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 253:149-53. 2003
    ..Further epidemiological and clinical studies of RBD are warranted in order to develop specific treatments and prevention strategies...
  28. ncbi request reprint The clinical use of gabapentin in bipolar spectrum disorders
    Mauro Giovanni Carta
    Division of Psychiatry, Department of Public Health, University of Cagliari, Via Liguria 13, 09127 Cagliari, Italy
    J Affect Disord 75:83-91. 2003
    ..Accordingly, an extensive review on this subject has been carried out...
  29. ncbi request reprint Association between panic disorder, major depressive disorder and celiac disease: a possible role of thyroid autoimmunity
    Mauro Giovanni Carta
    Division of Psychiatry, Department of Public Health, University of Cagliari, Via Liguria 13, 09127 Cagliari, Italy
    J Psychosom Res 53:789-93. 2002
    ..To evaluate the association between celiac disease and specific anxiety and depressive disorders and to identify potential common pathogenetic links, with particular regard to thyroid function and autoimmunity...
  30. ncbi request reprint Chemokines and pro-inflammatory cytokines in Down's syndrome: an early marker for Alzheimer-type dementia?
    Mauro G Carta
    Division of Psychiatry, Department of Public Health, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy
    Psychother Psychosom 71:233-6. 2002
    ..The study aims at verifying whether pro-inflammatory cytokines in DS are correlated with age, affective symptoms and intellectual decline to a different degree than in subjects with non-DS learning disabilities...
  31. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial wellbeing and psychiatric care in the European Communities: analysis of macro indicators
    Mauro G Carta
    Psychiatric Unit, Dept of Public Health, University of Cagliari, Via Liguria 13, 09127 Cagliari, Italy
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 39:883-92. 2004
    ..This paper reports the findings of an analytical comparison of several macro indicators collected routinely from institutional sources in Europe...
  32. ncbi request reprint Depressive episodes in Sardinian emigrants to Argentina: why are females at risk?
    Mauro Giovanni Carta
    Division of Psychiatry, Dept of Public Health, University of Cagliari, Via Liguria 13, 09127 Cagliari, Italy
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 41:452-6. 2006
    ..To compare the frequency of ICD-10 depressive episodes in a community sample of Sardinian immigrants in Argentina and a community sample of Sardinian residents in Sardinia, Italy...
  33. pmc Sub-threshold depression and antidepressants use in a community sample: searching anxiety and finding bipolar disorder
    Mauro G Carta
    Department of Public Health, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy
    BMC Psychiatry 11:164. 2011
    ..To determine the use of antidepressants (ADs) in people with sub-threshold depression (SD); the lifetime prevalence of mania and hypomania in SD and the link between ADs use, bipolarity and anxiety disorders in SD...
  34. pmc Quetiapine as add-on treatment for bipolar I disorder: efficacy in preventing relapse of depressive episodes
    Maria Carolina Hardoy
    Center for Epidemiology and Clinical Practice in Mental Health ASL 7 Iglesias, Italy and Department of Public Health, University of Cagliari, Italy
    Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health 3:17. 2007
    ..To assess the long-term response to add-on quetiapine therapy in patients with bipolar I disorder who were not adequately responding to standard medications...
  35. pmc Association of chronic hepatitis C with major depressive disorders: irrespective of interferon-alpha therapy
    Mauro G Carta
    Department of Public Health, University of Cagliari, Italy
    Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health 3:22. 2007
    ..This study was aimed at elucidating whether CHC is associated with specific anxiety or mood disorders independently of confounding factors...
  36. pmc Add-on quetiapine in the treatment of major depressive disorder in elderly patients with cerebrovascular damage
    Mauro Giovanni Carta
    Department of Public Health, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy
    Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health 3:28. 2007
    ..Recent reports have suggested that the atypical antipsychotic, quetiapine may have antidepressant properties and, in mice, may prevents memory impairment and hippocampus neurodegeneration induced by global cerebral ischemia...
  37. pmc Improving physical quality of life with group physical activity in the adjunctive treatment of major depressive disorder
    Mauro Giovanni Carta
    Department of Public Health, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy and University Center for Research and Clinical Practice in Mental Health, University of Cagliari Cagliari and ASL 7 Iglesias Iglesias, Italy
    Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health 4:1. 2008
    ....
  38. ncbi request reprint The lifetime prevalence of bipolar disorders and the use of antidepressant drugs in bipolar depression in Italy
    Mauro Giovanni Carta
    Department of Public Health, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy
    J Affect Disord 136:775-80. 2012
    ..The prevalence of bipolar spectrum disorders in the community is under debate and the prescription of antidepressant drugs (ADs) in bipolar depression appears to be an underestimated problem...
  39. pmc A pattern of cerebral perfusion anomalies between major depressive disorder and Hashimoto thyroiditis
    Maria Carolina Hardoy
    Department of Psychiatry, Reald University, Vlore, Albania
    BMC Psychiatry 11:148. 2011
    ....
  40. ncbi request reprint Gabapentin in antipsychotic-induced tardive dyskinesia: results of 1-year follow-up
    Maria Carolina Hardoy
    Division of Psychiatry, Department of Public Health, University of Cagliari, Via Liguria 13, 09127, Cagliari, Italy
    J Affect Disord 75:125-30. 2003
    ..The results reported in the present paper represent the sequel to the previous study...
  41. ncbi request reprint Exposure to aircraft noise and risk of psychiatric disorders: the Elmas survey--aircraft noise and psychiatric disorders
    Maria Carolina Hardoy
    Division of Psychiatry, Dept of Public Health, University of Cagliari, Via Liguria 13, 09127 Cagliari, Italy
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 40:24-6. 2005
    ....
  42. pmc Efficacy of physical activity in the adjunctive treatment of major depressive disorders: preliminary results
    Alessandra Pilu
    Department of Public Health, University of Cagliari, Via Porcell 4, 09100 Cagliari, Italy
    Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health 3:8. 2007
    ..The aim of the present study was to confirm the efficacy of the adjunctive physical activity in the treatment of major depressive disorders, with a long term follow up (8 months)...
  43. ncbi request reprint Increased neuroactive steroid concentrations in women with bipolar disorder or major depressive disorder
    Maria Carolina Hardoy
    Department of Public Health, University of Cagliari, Cagliari 09100, Italy
    J Clin Psychopharmacol 26:379-84. 2006
    ..These differences did not seem to be attributable simply to drug treatment or to comorbidity with other psychiatric conditions in the patients...
  44. pmc The link between neurosteroids and syndromic/syndromal components of the mood spectrum disorders in women during the premenstrual phase
    Maria Carolina Hardoy
    Department of Public Health, Centre for Research and Clinical Practice in Mental Health, Iglesisas, University of Cagliari, Italy
    Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health 4:3. 2008
    ....
  45. ncbi request reprint [Disability in schizophrenia. Intrinsic factors and prediction of psychosocial outcome. An analysis of literature]
    Bernardo Carpiniello
    Dipartimento di Sanita Pubblica, Sezione di Psichiatria, Universita degli Studi di Cagliari, Via Liguria 13, 09127 Cagliari
    Epidemiol Psichiatr Soc 11:45-58. 2002
    ..Basing on data of literature, this review focuses the main "intrinsic" factors predicting disability in schizophrenia...
  46. ncbi request reprint Clinical and psychosocial outcome of patients affected by panic disorder with or without agoraphobia: results from a naturalistic follow-up study
    Bernardo Carpiniello
    Department of Public Health Section of Psychiatry, University of Cagliari, Via Liguria, 13 09127, Cagliari, Italy
    Eur Psychiatry 17:394-8. 2002
    ....