Monica Mazza

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Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Is theory of mind in schizophrenia more strongly associated with clinical and social functioning than with neurocognitive deficits?
    Rita Roncone
    Department of Psychiatry, University of L Aquila, L Aquila, Italy
    Psychopathology 35:280-8. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint Theory of mind, social development, and psychosis
    Massimo Casacchia
    Department of Psychiatry, University of L Aquila, Blocco 11, Via Vetoio, Coppito, I 67100 L Aquila, Italy
    Curr Psychiatry Rep 6:183-9. 2004
  3. ncbi request reprint The questionnaire of family functioning: a preliminary validation of a standardized instrument to evaluate psychoeducational family treatments
    Rita Roncone
    Department of Experimental Medicine Psychiatry, University of L Aquila, Via Vetoio, Coppito2, I 67100, L Aquila, Italy
    Community Ment Health J 43:591-607. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Selective impairments of theory of mind in people with schizophrenia
    M Mazza
    Department of Psychiatry, University of L Aquila, L Aquila, Italy
    Schizophr Res 47:299-308. 2001
  5. pmc Deficit of social cognition in subjects with surgically treated frontal lobe lesions and in subjects affected by schizophrenia
    Monica Mazza
    Department of Psychiatry, University of L Aquila, S Salvatore Hospital, L Aquila, Italy
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 257:12-22. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Machiavellianism and Theory of Mind in people affected by schizophrenia
    Monica Mazza
    Department of Psychiatry, University of L Aquila, L Aquila, Italy
    Brain Cogn 51:262-9. 2003
  7. ncbi request reprint [Social cognition and atypical antipsychotic agents in the treatment of persons with schizophrenia: preliminary data from a naturalistic study]
    M Mazza
    Cattedra di Clinica Psichiatrica, Universita degli studi de L Aquila, L Aquila, Italia
    Clin Ter 154:79-83. 2003
  8. doi request reprint Pragmatic language and theory of mind deficits in people with schizophrenia and their relatives
    Monica Mazza
    Department of Psychiatry, University of L Aquila, L Aquila, Italy
    Psychopathology 41:254-63. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint The interhemispheric transcallosal-transversal approach to the lesions of the anterior and middle third ventricle: surgical validity and neuropsychological evaluation of the outcome
    M Mazza
    Department of Psychiatry, University of L Aquila, S Salvatore Hospital, L Aquila, Italy
    Brain Cogn 55:525-34. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint [Efficacy of adjunctive donepezil for cognitive impairments in patients with schizophrenia]
    M Mazza
    Clinica Psichiatrica, Universita degli Studi dell Aquila, Italia
    Clin Ter 156:203-9. 2005

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Publications26

  1. ncbi request reprint Is theory of mind in schizophrenia more strongly associated with clinical and social functioning than with neurocognitive deficits?
    Rita Roncone
    Department of Psychiatry, University of L Aquila, L Aquila, Italy
    Psychopathology 35:280-8. 2002
    ..Further studies are needed to verify the value of these measures as predictors of the successful application of specific psychosocial rehabilitation strategies...
  2. ncbi request reprint Theory of mind, social development, and psychosis
    Massimo Casacchia
    Department of Psychiatry, University of L Aquila, Blocco 11, Via Vetoio, Coppito, I 67100 L Aquila, Italy
    Curr Psychiatry Rep 6:183-9. 2004
    ..Theory of Mind abilities may be a relevant aspect of social interaction involving people affected by schizophrenia, and they need to be further investigated in clinical research...
  3. ncbi request reprint The questionnaire of family functioning: a preliminary validation of a standardized instrument to evaluate psychoeducational family treatments
    Rita Roncone
    Department of Experimental Medicine Psychiatry, University of L Aquila, Via Vetoio, Coppito2, I 67100, L Aquila, Italy
    Community Ment Health J 43:591-607. 2007
    ..Further studies are needed to confirm the validity of the instrument, that could be helpful both in planning and in monitoring psycho-educational interventions and in mental health promotion projects...
  4. ncbi request reprint Selective impairments of theory of mind in people with schizophrenia
    M Mazza
    Department of Psychiatry, University of L Aquila, L Aquila, Italy
    Schizophr Res 47:299-308. 2001
    ..More research in separating ToM deficits from attention disturbances is needed...
  5. pmc Deficit of social cognition in subjects with surgically treated frontal lobe lesions and in subjects affected by schizophrenia
    Monica Mazza
    Department of Psychiatry, University of L Aquila, S Salvatore Hospital, L Aquila, Italy
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 257:12-22. 2007
    ..These findings are relevant for the functional anatomy of "Theory of Mind"...
  6. ncbi request reprint Machiavellianism and Theory of Mind in people affected by schizophrenia
    Monica Mazza
    Department of Psychiatry, University of L Aquila, L Aquila, Italy
    Brain Cogn 51:262-9. 2003
    ..People affected by schizophrenia show deficits in social interaction (Cramer, Bowen, & O'Neill, 1992); such a deficit may stem from an alteration in the representation of mental states...
  7. ncbi request reprint [Social cognition and atypical antipsychotic agents in the treatment of persons with schizophrenia: preliminary data from a naturalistic study]
    M Mazza
    Cattedra di Clinica Psichiatrica, Universita degli studi de L Aquila, L Aquila, Italia
    Clin Ter 154:79-83. 2003
    ..Theses results may have a relevant impact on the improvement of quality of life in people affected by schizophrenia...
  8. doi request reprint Pragmatic language and theory of mind deficits in people with schizophrenia and their relatives
    Monica Mazza
    Department of Psychiatry, University of L Aquila, L Aquila, Italy
    Psychopathology 41:254-63. 2008
    ..The present study was designed in order to assess the suitability of theory of mind and pragmatic conversation abilities as possible cognitive endophenotypes of schizophrenia...
  9. ncbi request reprint The interhemispheric transcallosal-transversal approach to the lesions of the anterior and middle third ventricle: surgical validity and neuropsychological evaluation of the outcome
    M Mazza
    Department of Psychiatry, University of L Aquila, S Salvatore Hospital, L Aquila, Italy
    Brain Cogn 55:525-34. 2004
    ..The observed more favourable neuropsychological outcome supports transverse callosotomy as a valid alternative method to standard longitudinal callosotomy in third ventricle surgery...
  10. ncbi request reprint [Efficacy of adjunctive donepezil for cognitive impairments in patients with schizophrenia]
    M Mazza
    Clinica Psichiatrica, Universita degli Studi dell Aquila, Italia
    Clin Ter 156:203-9. 2005
    ..2001). Even if preliminary, our results prove the effectiveness of using anticholinesterasics drugs in addition to atypical antipsychotic treatment, especially in improving attentive functioning...
  11. ncbi request reprint Dysfunctional neural networks associated with impaired social interactions in early psychosis: an ICA analysis
    Monica Mazza
    Department of Life, Health and Environmental Sciences, University of L Aquila, Via Vetoio, località Coppito, 67100, L Aquila, Italy
    Brain Imaging Behav 7:248-59. 2013
    ..In first-episode subjects, medial frontal hypoactivity and cerebellar hyperactivity were correlated with the severity of negative symptoms. ..
  12. doi request reprint New evidence in theory of mind deficits in subjects with chronic schizophrenia and first episode: correlation with symptoms, neurocognition and social function
    Monica Mazza
    Department of Science of Health, University of L Aquila, Italy
    Riv Psichiatr 47:327-36. 2012
    ..Measures of social cognition included task of false belief and advanced theory of mind task...
  13. doi request reprint Social cognition disorders in military police officers affected by posttraumatic stress disorder after the attack of An-Nasiriyah in Iraq 2006
    Monica Mazza
    Department of Science of Health, University of L Aquila, L Aquila, Italy
    Psychiatry Res 198:248-52. 2012
    ..These disorders seemed to involve emotional numbing rather than clinical symptoms such as anxiety and depression. Future research directions are suggested to improve the measurement of emotional functioning in PTSD...
  14. ncbi request reprint Regional cerebral changes and functional connectivity during the observation of negative emotional stimuli in subjects with post-traumatic stress disorder
    Monica Mazza
    Department of Life, Health and Environmental Sciences, University of L Aquila, Via Vetoio, località Coppito, 67100, L Aquila, Italy
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 263:575-83. 2013
    ..The hyperactivation in PTSD subjects of subcortical areas such as the insula would underlie the emotional, social, and relational difficulties of PTSD patients. ..
  15. doi request reprint Cognitive function and clinical symptoms in first-episode psychosis and chronic schizophrenia before and after the 2009 L'Aquila earthquake
    Rocco Pollice
    Department of Health Sciences, University of L Aquila, San Salvatore Hospital, L Aquila, Italy
    Early Interv Psychiatry 6:153-8. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate cognitive functioning and positive and negative symptoms before and after the 2009 L'Aquila earthquake in patients with first-episode psychosis (FEP) and chronic schizophrenia (CS)...
  16. doi request reprint Could schizophrenic subjects improve their social cognition abilities only with observation and imitation of social situations?
    Monica Mazza
    Department of Science of Health, University of L Aquila, L Aquila, Italy
    Neuropsychol Rehabil 20:675-703. 2010
    ..Action observation and imitation could be regarded as a new frontier in rehabilitation...
  17. doi request reprint Acute stress reactions and associated factors in the help-seekers after the L'Aquila earthquake
    Massimo Casacchia
    Department of Health Sciences, University of L Aquila, San Salvatore Hospital, L Aquila, Italy
    Psychopathology 46:120-30. 2013
    ..Factors (sociodemographic, coping strategies, event-related and postevent variables) associated with the acute stress reactions were also assessed...
  18. doi request reprint Assessment of attention network efficiency in schizophrenic patients with positive and negative symptoms
    Monica Mazza
    Department of Life, Health and Environmental Sciences, University of L Aquila, L Aquila, Italy
    Riv Psichiatr 48:252-60. 2013
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  19. ncbi request reprint Ginkgo biloba and donepezil: a comparison in the treatment of Alzheimer's dementia in a randomized placebo-controlled double-blind study
    M Mazza
    Department of Psychiatry, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Eur J Neurol 13:981-5. 2006
    ..In addition, this study contributes to establish the efficacy and tolerability of the Ginkgo biloba special extract E.S. in the dementia of the Alzheimer type with special respect to moderately severe stages...
  20. ncbi request reprint Relapsing versus non relapsing course of schizophrenia: a cohort study in a community based mental health service
    Vittorio Di Michele
    Department of Mental Health, Mental Health Center of Pescara, Pescara, Italy
    Epidemiol Psichiatr Soc 16:50-8. 2007
    ..We examined the effect of several clinical variables on the tendency to relapse and to require hospitalization in a cohort of patients, living in the community and followed up naturalistically for seven years...
  21. ncbi request reprint [First episode psychoses: psychosocial, interpersonal and cognitive bases for a therapeutic approach]
    V Di Michele
    Clinica Psichiatrica, Universita di L Aquila, L Aquila, Italia
    Clin Ter 158:85-96. 2007
    ..Interventions should be flexible, acceptable, intrinsically effective and evidence based. Clinical and therapeutic decisional algorithms will be presented to be adopted in mental health services for people at first episode psychoses...
  22. doi request reprint Successful use of agomelatine in the treatment of major depression in a woman taking tamoxifen: a case report
    Domenico De Berardis
    National Health Service, Department of Mental Health, Psychiatric Service of Diagnosis and Treatment, Hospital G Mazzini, Teramo Department of Neuroscience and Imaging, University G D Annunzio, Chieti National Health Service, U O S D Senology, Hospital G Mazzini, Teramo Hermanas Hospitalarias, FoRiPsi, Villa S Giuseppe Hospital, Ascoli Piceno Department of Scienze della Formazione, University of Catania, Catania and Department of Health Science, University of L Aquila, L Aquila, Italy
    Clin Neuropharmacol 37:31-3. 2014
    ..We herein report a case of a patient with major depression and concurrent tamoxifen therapy successfully treated with agomelatine monotherapy. ..
  23. ncbi request reprint Neural correlates of automatic perceptual sensitivity to facial affect in posttraumatic stress disorder subjects who survived L'Aquila eartquake of April 6, 2009
    Monica Mazza
    Department of Science of Health, University of L Aquila, Via Vetoio, località Coppito, 67100, L Aquila, AQ, Italy
    Brain Imaging Behav 6:374-86. 2012
    ..The present study suffers of a number of limitations, for instance, the relatively small sample size did not allow the application of alternative statistical models...
  24. pmc A longitudinal study of quality of life of earthquake survivors in L'Aquila, Italy
    Marco Valenti
    Department of Applied Clinical Sciences and Biotechnology, Section of Clinical Epidemiology and Environmental Medicine, University of L Aquila, Via Vetoio, Coppito 2, 67100 L Aquila, Italy
    BMC Public Health 13:1143. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to estimate QOL changes over an 18-month period in an adult population sample after the L'Aquila 2009 earthquake...
  25. ncbi request reprint [Risperidone-induced symptomatic hyperprolactinemia in youth with schizophrenia: efficacy and tolerability of cabergoline treatment]
    R Pollice
    Servizio Psichiatrico di Diagnosi e Cura a Direzione Universitaria, Dipartimento di Medicina Sperimentale, Universita degli Studi, L Aquila, Italia
    Clin Ter 158:121-6. 2007
    ....
  26. ncbi request reprint [Validation of the Italian version of the Self-report Insight Scale]
    Rita Roncone
    Universita degli studi de L Aquila, Blocco 11, Via Vetoio Coppito I, 67100 L Aquila
    Epidemiol Psichiatr Soc 12:63-75. 2003
    ..The instrument contains two forms, the first A that enquires about the present status, and the second B that concerns past episodes of illness...