Antonio Preti

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Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Suicide among animals: clues from folklore that may prevent suicidal behaviour in human beings
    Antonio Preti
    Genneruxi Medical Center, Cagliari, Italy
    Psychol Rep 97:547-58. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint Prison suicides and self-harming behaviours in Italy, 1990-2002
    Antonio Preti
    Department of Psychology, University of Cagliari, Italy
    Med Sci Law 46:127-34. 2006
  3. doi request reprint Risk of suicide and suicidal ideation in psychosis: results from an Italian multi-modal pilot program on early intervention in psychosis
    Antonio Preti
    Centro Medico Genneruxi, Cagliari, Italy
    Schizophr Res 113:145-50. 2009
  4. doi request reprint Confirmatory factor analysis and measurement invariance by gender, age and levels of psychological distress of the short TEMPS-A
    Antonio Preti
    Center of Liaison Psychiatry and Psychosomatics, University Hospital, University of Cagliari, Italy Section on Clinical Psychology, Department of Education, Psychology, Philosophy, University of Cagliari, Italy Genneruxi Medical Center, Cagliari, Italy Electronic address
    J Affect Disord 151:995-1002. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Sheehan Suicidality Tracking Scale (S-STS): reliability, convergent and discriminative validity in young Italian adults
    Antonio Preti
    Department of Education, Psychology, Philosophy, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy Genneruxi Medical Center, Cagliari, Italy Electronic address
    Compr Psychiatry 54:842-9. 2013
  6. doi request reprint Psychotic-like or unusual subjective experiences? The role of certainty in the appraisal of the subclinical psychotic phenotype
    Antonio Preti
    Department of Psychology, University of Cagliari, via Is Mirrionis 1, 09123 Cagliari, Italy
    Psychiatry Res 200:669-73. 2012
  7. pmc The characteristics and activities of child and adolescent mental health services in Italy: a regional survey
    Laura Pedrini
    IRCCS Centro San Giovanni di Dio Fatebenefratelli, Brescia Italy
    BMC Psychiatry 12:7. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Left-handedness is statistically linked to lifetime experimentation with illicit drugs
    Antonio Preti
    Department of Psychology, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy
    Laterality 17:318-39. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Trends in suicide case fatality in Italy, 1983-2007
    Antonio Preti
    Centro Medico Generuxi, Cagliari, Italy
    Psychiatry Res 196:255-60. 2012
  10. doi request reprint Male-female differences in left-handedness in Sardinia, Italy
    Antonio Preti
    Department of Psychology, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy
    Laterality 16:737-52. 2011

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  1. ncbi request reprint Suicide among animals: clues from folklore that may prevent suicidal behaviour in human beings
    Antonio Preti
    Genneruxi Medical Center, Cagliari, Italy
    Psychol Rep 97:547-58. 2005
    ..Paying attention to the mechanisms leading to suicide described in ancient mythology may help us understand unusual and uncommon motives for suicide and the reasons people feel suicidal...
  2. ncbi request reprint Prison suicides and self-harming behaviours in Italy, 1990-2002
    Antonio Preti
    Department of Psychology, University of Cagliari, Italy
    Med Sci Law 46:127-34. 2006
    ..A better identification of the people suffering from mental disorders and a reduction in prison overcrowding are two key issues that need to be implemented to reduce the impact of suicide and self-harming behaviours among convicts...
  3. doi request reprint Risk of suicide and suicidal ideation in psychosis: results from an Italian multi-modal pilot program on early intervention in psychosis
    Antonio Preti
    Centro Medico Genneruxi, Cagliari, Italy
    Schizophr Res 113:145-50. 2009
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  4. doi request reprint Confirmatory factor analysis and measurement invariance by gender, age and levels of psychological distress of the short TEMPS-A
    Antonio Preti
    Center of Liaison Psychiatry and Psychosomatics, University Hospital, University of Cagliari, Italy Section on Clinical Psychology, Department of Education, Psychology, Philosophy, University of Cagliari, Italy Genneruxi Medical Center, Cagliari, Italy Electronic address
    J Affect Disord 151:995-1002. 2013
    ..Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) was rarely used to confirm the expected five-factor model. Measurement invariance was never tested...
  5. doi request reprint Sheehan Suicidality Tracking Scale (S-STS): reliability, convergent and discriminative validity in young Italian adults
    Antonio Preti
    Department of Education, Psychology, Philosophy, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy Genneruxi Medical Center, Cagliari, Italy Electronic address
    Compr Psychiatry 54:842-9. 2013
    ..This study set out to evaluate the reliability, convergent and divergent validity of the S-STS in a sample of college students, a population with a high risk of completed and attempted suicide...
  6. doi request reprint Psychotic-like or unusual subjective experiences? The role of certainty in the appraisal of the subclinical psychotic phenotype
    Antonio Preti
    Department of Psychology, University of Cagliari, via Is Mirrionis 1, 09123 Cagliari, Italy
    Psychiatry Res 200:669-73. 2012
    ..Specific characteristics associated with USEs may be more important than their frequency in predicting psychosis risk...
  7. pmc The characteristics and activities of child and adolescent mental health services in Italy: a regional survey
    Laura Pedrini
    IRCCS Centro San Giovanni di Dio Fatebenefratelli, Brescia Italy
    BMC Psychiatry 12:7. 2012
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  8. doi request reprint Left-handedness is statistically linked to lifetime experimentation with illicit drugs
    Antonio Preti
    Department of Psychology, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy
    Laterality 17:318-39. 2012
    ..However, replications with clinical samples are necessary before any definitive statements can be made...
  9. doi request reprint Trends in suicide case fatality in Italy, 1983-2007
    Antonio Preti
    Centro Medico Generuxi, Cagliari, Italy
    Psychiatry Res 196:255-60. 2012
    ..In both sexes suicide case fatalities significantly decreased from 1990 onward. Improved survival after a suicide act is probably the main reason behind this favorable trend. The spreading of emergency services may prevent suicide...
  10. doi request reprint Male-female differences in left-handedness in Sardinia, Italy
    Antonio Preti
    Department of Psychology, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy
    Laterality 16:737-52. 2011
    ..On the other hand, left-hand preference does vary by age and, in all likelihood, this is an effect of the reduced cultural pressure to write with the right hand in the younger generations...
  11. ncbi request reprint The psychometric discriminative properties of the Peters et al Delusions Inventory: a receiver operating characteristic curve analysis
    Antonio Preti
    Department of Psychology, University of Cagliari, 09123 Cagliari, Italy
    Compr Psychiatry 48:62-9. 2007
    ..To establish sensitivity, specificity, and discriminative validity of the Peters et al Delusions Inventory (PDI), a recently released self-compiled questionnaire aimed at measuring psychosis proneness in the general population...
  12. ncbi request reprint Sexual abuse and eating disorder symptoms: the mediator role of bodily dissatisfaction
    Antonio Preti
    Department of Psychology, University of Cagliari, via Is Mirrionis 1, I 09123 Cagliari, Italy
    Compr Psychiatry 47:475-81. 2006
    ..This study aimed at investigating the role of bodily dissatisfaction as a mediator effect on the impact of sexual abuse and the reporting of eating disorder symptoms...
  13. ncbi request reprint Body of evidence: tattoos, body piercing, and eating disorder symptoms among adolescents
    Antonio Preti
    Department of Psychology, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy
    J Psychosom Res 61:561-6. 2006
    ..This study set out to explore concurrently the prevalence of tattoos and body piercing, and eating disorder symptoms in a representative adolescent sample of a community in Sardinia, a major island in Italy...
  14. doi request reprint The Italian version of the validated short TEMPS-A: the temperament evaluation of Memphis, Pisa, Paris and San Diego
    A Preti
    Department of Psychology, University of Cagliari, via Is Mirrionis 1, 09123 Cagliari, Italy
    J Affect Disord 120:207-12. 2010
    ..This study presents the Italian brief, 39-item version of the questionnaire, more suited for studies in populations and currently validated in the U.S., and in a French translation...
  15. ncbi request reprint Suicide to harass others: clues from mythology to understanding suicide bombing attacks
    Antonio Preti
    Genneruxi Medical Center, Cagliari, Italy
    Crisis 27:22-30. 2006
    ..A more thorough investigation of the dynamics operating in suicide bombing attacks could, therefore, contribute to preventative strategies against violence at large...
  16. ncbi request reprint Global warming possibly linked to an enhanced risk of suicide: data from Italy, 1974-2003
    A Preti
    Department of Psychology, University of Cagliari, Italy
    J Affect Disord 102:19-25. 2007
    ..This study sets out to explore the impact of global warming on suicide mortality, using data from Italy...
  17. ncbi request reprint Mixed-handedness is associated with the reporting of psychotic-like beliefs in a non-clinical Italian sample
    Antonio Preti
    Department of Psychology, University of Cagliari, via Is Mirrionis 1, 09123 Cagliari, Italy
    Schizophr Res 92:15-23. 2007
    ..The links between mixed-handedness and psychosis-proneness in non-clinical samples are a reliable finding, deserving further investigation as a model for the risk of schizophrenia...
  18. ncbi request reprint Self-deception, social desirability, and psychopathology
    Antonio Preti
    Centro Medico Genneruxi, Cagliari, Italy, and Chair of Clinical Psychology, University of Cagliari, Italy
    Behav Brain Sci 34:37. 2011
    ..This suggests that self-deception is an active strategy and not merely a faulty cognitive process...
  19. ncbi request reprint School shooting as a culturally enforced way of expressing suicidal hostile intentions
    Antonio Preti
    Genneruxi Medical Centre, Cagliari, Italy
    J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 36:544-50. 2008
    ..The development of a code of rules to report on these episodes, likely to attract the interest of the population for their bloody implications, could prevent the dissemination of cultural norms that encourage this behavior...
  20. doi request reprint Correlates and antecedents of hospital admission for attempted suicide: a nationwide survey in Italy
    Antonio Preti
    Department of Psychology, University of Cagliari, Loc Sa Duchessa, 09123, Cagliari, Italy
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 260:181-90. 2010
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  21. doi request reprint Paranoid thinking as a heuristic
    Antonio Preti
    Centro Medico Genneruxi, Via Costantinopoli, Cagliari, Italy
    Early Interv Psychiatry 4:263-6. 2010
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  22. doi request reprint Eating disorders among professional fashion models
    Antonio Preti
    Department of Psychology, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy
    Psychiatry Res 159:86-94. 2008
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  23. ncbi request reprint Suicide among animals: a review of evidence
    Antonio Preti
    Department of Psychology, University of Cagliari Genneruxi Medical Center, Cagliari, Italy
    Psychol Rep 101:831-48. 2007
    ..Animal models have contributed to the study of both normal and pathological human behaviors: discovering some correlates of suicide among animals could be a valid contribution to the field...
  24. doi request reprint Mixed handedness prevails among children and adolescents with infantile asthma and diabetes
    Antonio Preti
    Department of Psychology, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 19:769-72. 2008
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  25. ncbi request reprint Creativity and psychopathology: higher rates of psychosis proneness and nonright-handedness among creative artists compared to same age and gender peers
    Antonio Preti
    Department of Psychology, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy
    J Nerv Ment Dis 195:837-45. 2007
    ..Delusions Inventory independently from the level of psychopathology (measured with the General Health Questionnaire), from their laterality score (measured with the HPQ), and from their higher use of both licit and illicit drugs...
  26. doi request reprint The Empathy Quotient: a cross-cultural comparison of the Italian version
    Antonio Preti
    Department of Psychology, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy
    Cogn Neuropsychiatry 16:50-70. 2011
    ..The Empathy Quotient (EQ) is a self-report questionnaire that was developed to measure the cognitive, affective, and behavioural aspects of empathy. We evaluated its cross-cultural validity in an Italian sample...
  27. ncbi request reprint Hallucinatory experiences, delusional thought proneness, and psychological distress in a nonclinical population
    Antonio Preti
    Department of Psychology, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy
    J Nerv Ment Dis 195:484-91. 2007
    ..Conversely, the LSHS-R scores fully mediated the links between GHQ and PDI scores. It can be argued that hallucination proneness and psychosis proneness do not overlap in the nonclinical population but can both cause distress separately...
  28. ncbi request reprint New developments in the pharmacotherapy of cocaine abuse
    Antonio Preti
    Department of Psychology, University of Cagliari, Italy and Genneruxi Medical Center, Italy
    Addict Biol 12:133-51. 2007
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  29. ncbi request reprint Rural/urban differences in the distribution of eating disorder symptoms among adolescents from community samples
    Antonio Preti
    Department of Psychology, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 41:525-35. 2007
    ..The role of sex, age and socioeconomic status in the differences by place of residence has often been neglected in past studies...
  30. doi request reprint A comprehensive meta-analysis of the risk of suicide in eating disorders
    A Preti
    Centro Medico Genneruxi, via Costantinopoli 42, Cagliari, Italy
    Acta Psychiatr Scand 124:6-17. 2011
    ..Past meta-analyses on suicide in eating disorders included few available studies...
  31. doi request reprint Randomized-controlled trials in people at ultra high risk of psychosis: a review of treatment effectiveness
    Antonio Preti
    Centro Medico Genneruxi, 09129 Cagliari, Italy
    Schizophr Res 123:30-6. 2010
    ..g. 6 months or less), it may achieve only a delay in psychosis onset. Due to the heterogeneity in the interventions considered, the current results do not allow recommendation for any specific treatment...
  32. ncbi request reprint Vanoxerine National Institute on Drug Abuse
    A Preti
    Genneruxi Medical Center, Psychiatry Branch, via Costantinopoli 42, I 09129 Cagliari, Italy
    Curr Opin Investig Drugs 1:241-51. 2000
    ..v.) cocaine self-administration in primates. The drug was well tolerated with no changes in blood pressure or oxygen saturation. Oral administration of the drug in clinical trials was planned following this study [346990]...
  33. ncbi request reprint Obstetric complications in patients with depression--a population-based case-control study
    A Preti
    CMG, Psychiatry Branch, Cagliari, via Costantinopoli 42, 09129, Cagliari, Italy
    J Affect Disord 61:101-6. 2000
    ..To examine whether sufferers of affective disorders are more likely to be subject to obstetric complications than normal healthy people...
  34. ncbi request reprint Risk for obstetric complications and schizophrenia
    A Preti
    Genneruxi Medical Center, Psychiatry Branch, via Costantinopoli 42, 09129, Cagliari, Italy
    Psychiatry Res 96:127-39. 2000
    ..The 'healthy' status of control subjects was ascertained indirectly, not by individual assessment of the subjects. The sample size limits the statistical power of calculations...
  35. ncbi request reprint Season and suicide: recent findings from Italy
    A Preti
    Genneruxi Medical Center, Cagliari, Italy
    Crisis 21:59-70. 2000
    ..In this paper, findings from Italy are used to illustrate the clinical implications of studies into the topic of season and suicide, with the aim of developing more effective preventative strategies...
  36. ncbi request reprint Increase in first admissions for schizophrenia and other major psychoses in Italy
    A Preti
    Genneruxi Medical Centre, Psychiatry Branch, via Costantinopoli 42, 09129, Cagliari, Italy
    Psychiatry Res 94:139-52. 2000
    ..Radical changes in the true incidence of psychoses, in particular of mood disorders, as described elsewhere, cannot be ruled out as contributing factors. Data bias and limitations preclude a generalisation of results, however...
  37. ncbi request reprint Some social correlates of homicide rates in Italy
    A Preti
    Genneruxi Medical Center, Cagliari, Italy
    Psychol Rep 85:770. 1999
    ..Unemployment rates associated strongly and positively with homicide rates, explaining up to 54% of variance in regional distribution of homicide rates across the 20 Italian administrative regions...
  38. ncbi request reprint Influence of method on seasonal distribution of attempted suicides in italy
    A Preti
    Psychiatry Branch, Centro Medico Genneruxi, Cagliari, Italy
    Neuropsychobiology 41:62-72. 2000
    ..The circannual rhythm found in this study of violent attempted suicide in relation to climate seasonal change confirms the importance of taking chronobiological variables into account in the evaluation of patients at risk of suicide...
  39. ncbi request reprint Suicide among eminent artists
    A Preti
    CMG, Psychiatry Branch Cagliari, Italy
    Psychol Rep 84:291-301. 1999
    ..The link between mental disorders, such as manic-depression, which imply a higher risk of suicide, and creativeness is discussed as a contributing factor...
  40. ncbi request reprint Seasonality in suicides: the influence of suicide method, gender and age on suicide distribution in Italy
    A Preti
    CMG, Psychiatry Branch, Cagliari, Italy
    Psychiatry Res 81:219-31. 1998
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  41. ncbi request reprint The influence of climate on suicidal behaviour in Italy
    A Preti
    CMG, Psychiatry Branch, Cagliari, Italy
    Psychiatry Res 78:9-19. 1998
    ..Climate contributes to this biological risk by modifying both the responsiveness of the circuits that control mood and behaviour, and also the frequency and intensity of social interaction...
  42. ncbi request reprint Axokine (Regeneron)
    Antonio Preti
    Genneruxi Medical Center, via Costantinopoli 42, I 09129 Cagliari, Italy
    IDrugs 6:696-701. 2003
    ..Axokine, a second-generation neurotrophic factor that is related to ciliary neurotrophic factor (CNTF), is under development by Regeneron for the potential treatment of obesity and associated complications such as type 2 diabetes...
  43. ncbi request reprint BP-897 Bioprojet
    A Preti
    Genneruxi Medical Center, via Costantinopoli 42, I 09129, Cagliari, Italy
    Curr Opin Investig Drugs 1:110-5. 2000
    ..In D3 receptor knockout mice, BP-897 has no effect [345710]. It does not reduce self-administration of cocaine in monkeys [318397]...
  44. ncbi request reprint Diurnal variations in suicide by age and gender in Italy
    A Preti
    Psychiatry Branch, Genneruxi Medical Center, via Costantinopoli 42, I 09129 Cagliari, Italy
    J Affect Disord 65:253-61. 2001
    ..This study aims to identify and evaluate any diurnal variations that may be present in suicide occurrence by age and gender in Italy, considering data from 1994 to 1997...
  45. pmc Unemployment and suicide
    A Preti
    Department of Psychology, University of Cagliari, and Genneruxi Medical Centre, Cagliari, Italy
    J Epidemiol Community Health 57:557-8. 2003
  46. ncbi request reprint Orexins (hypocretins): their role in appetite and arousal
    Antonio Preti
    Genneruxi Medical Center, Psychiatry Branch, Cagliari, Italy
    Curr Opin Investig Drugs 3:1199-206. 2002
    ..The orexin signaling pathway is now thought to participate in a complex cycle of energy homeostasis, including the control of food intake, waking time, motor activity, metabolic rate, heart rate and blood pressure...
  47. doi request reprint Animal model and neurobiology of suicide
    Antonio Preti
    Centro Medico Genneruxi, via Costantinopoli 42, 09129 Cagliari, Italy
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 35:818-30. 2011
    ..Astroglia, neurotrophic factors and neurotrophins are implied in suicide, too. The prevention of suicide rests on the identification and treatment of every element increasing the risk...
  48. ncbi request reprint Deaths by unintentional illicit drug overdose in Italy, 1984-2000
    A Preti
    Genneruxi Medical Centre, via Costantinopoli 42, I 09129 Cagliari, Italy
    Drug Alcohol Depend 66:275-82. 2002
    ..To determine whether there has been an increase in deaths by overdose in Italy, as elsewhere in the Western world, over the past fifteen years...
  49. ncbi request reprint Tomoxetine (Eli Lilly & Co)
    Antonio Preti
    Genneruxi Medical Center, Cagliari, Italy
    Curr Opin Investig Drugs 3:272-7. 2002
    ..In October 2001, analysts at Salomon Smith Barney predicted that the product would make sales of $24 million in 2002, rising to $305 million in 2005 [427501]...
  50. ncbi request reprint Musical creativity and suicide
    A Preti
    Genneruxi Medical Center, Cagliari, Italy
    Psychol Rep 89:719-27. 2001
    ..Beyond socioeconomic reasons, which might favour interpretations based on effects of health selection, the lower rate of suicides among musicians may reflect some protective effect arising from music...
  51. ncbi request reprint CRF antagonists Dupont
    A Preti
    Genneruxi Medical Center, Cagliari, Italy
    Curr Opin Investig Drugs 2:274-9. 2001
    ..These compounds may have potential as antidepressants and anxiolytics. SV-030 and other analogs from the series are entering preclinical development [361291], [362064]...
  52. doi request reprint Beliefs and attitudes among Italian high school students toward people with severe mental disorders
    Marianna Serra
    Department of Education, Psychology, Philosophy, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy
    J Nerv Ment Dis 201:311-8. 2013
    ..Young people are the ideal target of raising awareness and antistigma campaigns because they are at a higher risk for developing a psychopathology...
  53. doi request reprint Patterns of care in patients discharged from acute psychiatric inpatient facilities: a national survey in Italy
    Antonio Preti
    Dept of Psychology, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 44:767-76. 2009
    ..To analyze the characteristics of patients scheduled for discharge from acute psychiatric inpatient facilities in Italy, and their pattern of care...
  54. doi request reprint Creativity and affective temperaments in non-clinical professional artists: an empirical psychometric investigation
    Marcello Vellante
    Department of Psychology, University of Cagliari, via Is Mirrionis 1, 09123 Cagliari, Italy
    J Affect Disord 135:28-36. 2011
    ..Manic-depression/bipolar disorder was linked to creativity, with affective temperaments allegedly favoring creative expression and achievement, but a few studies only empirically tested the link...
  55. doi request reprint Hallucination-like experiences in the nonclinical population
    Marcello Vellante
    Department of Psychology, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy
    J Nerv Ment Dis 200:310-5. 2012
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  56. doi request reprint The epidemiology of eating disorders in six European countries: results of the ESEMeD-WMH project
    Antonio Preti
    Department of Psychology, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy
    J Psychiatr Res 43:1125-32. 2009
    ..It still has to be proven whether early diagnostic identification and access to specialized care can reduce the burden caused by these disorders...
  57. doi request reprint The "Reading the Mind in the Eyes" test: systematic review of psychometric properties and a validation study in Italy
    Marcello Vellante
    Department of Education, Psychology, Philosophy, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy
    Cogn Neuropsychiatry 18:326-54. 2013
    ..This study assessed the reliability and construct (convergent and discriminant) validity of the Eyes test in Italy...
  58. doi request reprint Validation of the Health of the Nation Outcome Scales as a routine measure of outcome in early intervention programmes
    Antonio Preti
    Centro Medico Genneruxi, Cagliari, Italy
    Early Interv Psychiatry 6:423-31. 2012
    ..This study set out to assess the validity and reliability of the HoNOS as a measure of outcome in the patients enrolled in an early intervention programme...
  59. doi request reprint Study on psychoeducation enhancing results of adherence in patients with schizophrenia (SPERA-S): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
    Donatella Rita Petretto
    Department of Education, Psychology, Philosophy University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy
    Trials 14:323. 2013
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  60. doi request reprint Obstetric complications in early psychosis: relation with family history of psychosis
    Antonio Preti
    Azienda Ospedaliera Ospedale Niguarda Ca Granda, Milano, Dipartimento di Salute Mentale, Programma2000, Via Livigno, 3, 20128 Milan, Italy
    Psychiatry Res 200:708-14. 2012
    ..OCs might interact with genetic vulnerability to increase the risk of psychosis. Lack of comparison to healthy controls is a limitation that decreases the value of these findings...
  61. doi request reprint Patterns of admission to acute psychiatric in-patient facilities: a national survey in Italy
    A Preti
    Department of Psychology, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy
    Psychol Med 39:485-96. 2009
    ..Only a few studies, however, have explored global patterns of psychiatric admissions nationwide, and none have been undertaken in Italy...
  62. doi request reprint Gender and duration of untreated psychosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Maria Teresa Cascio
    Programma 2000 Center for Early Detection and Intervention in Psychosis, Department of Mental Health, Niguarda Ca Granda Hospital, Milan, Italy
    Early Interv Psychiatry 6:115-27. 2012
    ..Previous studies have suggested that gender may influence the length of DUP. This study reports the result of the first systematic literature review and meta-analysis on the role of gender in influencing DUP in first-episode psychosis...
  63. ncbi request reprint The influence of seasonal change on suicidal behaviour in Italy
    A Preti
    CMG, Psychiatry Branch, Cagliari, Italy
    J Affect Disord 44:123-30. 1997
    ..The complex influence of seasonal climate on human biological rhythms, particularly on 5-HT (serotonin) related functions, together with its effects on sociorelational habits, should be considered for suicide prevention...
  64. 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...
  65. ncbi request reprint Suicide in classical mythology: cues for prevention
    A Preti
    Department of Psychology, University of Cagliari, Italy
    Acta Psychiatr Scand 111:384-91. 2005
    ..To compare well established antecedents and correlates of completed suicide with the motives and the mechanics reported in Greek mythology...
  66. ncbi request reprint Changes in the seasonality of suicides over time in Slovenia, 1971 to 2002
    Robert Oravecz
    Psychiatric Hospital Ormoz Ptujska c 33, Slovenia
    J Affect Disord 95:135-40. 2006
    ..Anyway conflicting data were reported on the fading of suicide seasonality, and in some countries a rising trend was reported...
  67. ncbi request reprint The spectrum of eating disorders: prevalence in an area of Northeast Italy
    Paola Miotto
    Department of Drugs and Alcohol Dependence, ULSS 7, Conegliano, TV, Italy
    Psychiatry Res 119:145-54. 2003
    ..The use of self-report inventories is a limitation in drawing definitive conclusions on the rates of eating disorder in this area; however, bodily dissatisfaction seems to be psychologically linked to abnormal eating patterns...
  68. ncbi request reprint Seasonality of suicide: relationship with the reason for suicide
    Marco B L Rocchi
    Institute of Biomathematics, University of Urbino Carlo Bo, Urbino, Italy
    Neuropsychobiology 56:86-92. 2007
    ..This study set out to test the hypothesis that the suicides that can be attributed to a psychiatric illness show a higher seasonality than the suicides due to any other reason...
  69. ncbi request reprint Eating disorders and suicide risk factors in adolescents: an Italian community-based study
    Paola Miotto
    Department of Psychiatry, Public Health Network, Conegliano, Italy
    J Nerv Ment Dis 191:437-43. 2003
    ..Although caution is required when drawing conclusions from self-reported measures, studies on mood disorders and suicidality in youth clearly need to include measures of eating disorders...
  70. ncbi request reprint Changes in the seasonality of suicides over time in Slovenia, 1971 to 2002. Amplitude is only positively related to suicide rates among females
    Robert Oravecz
    Psychiatric Hospital Ormoz Ptujska c 33, Slovenia
    J Affect Disord 104:211-5. 2007
    ..Data from Slovenia were investigated to further evaluate the links between suicide rates and seasonal amplitude...
  71. ncbi request reprint Suicidal ideation and aggressiveness in school-aged youths
    Paola Miotto
    Department of Drugs and Alcohol Dependence, ULSS 7, Conegliano, TV, Italy
    Psychiatry Res 120:247-55. 2003
    ..Identification of the mental disorders underlying a higher propensity to aggression might help to prevent other negative outcomes such as suicide...
  72. ncbi request reprint Distribution of deaths by unintentional illicit drug overdose in Italy based on periodicity over time, 1984-2000
    Marco B L Rocchi
    Institute of Biomathematics, Polo Scientifico Loc Crocicchia, University of Urbino, 61029 Urbino PS, Italy
    Drug Alcohol Depend 72:23-31. 2003
    ..To assess whether substance-abusing people have a higher risk of dying from unintentional acute intoxication in specific periods of the year...
  73. ncbi request reprint Seasonal variation in suicides and in deaths by unintentional illicit acute drug intoxications
    Marco B L Rocchi
    Institute of Biomathematics, Polo Scientifico, University of Urbino, Italy
    Addict Biol 9:255-63. 2004
    ..Some periods of the year, however, are clearly and consistently linked to an enhanced risk of dying by unintentional, acute intoxication by illicit drugs...
  74. ncbi request reprint Eating disorders and suicide ideation: the mediating role of depression and aggressiveness
    Paola Miotto
    Department of Mental Health, ULSS 7, 31015 Conegliano TV, Italy
    Compr Psychiatry 48:218-24. 2007
    ..This study was aimed at investigating the role of depression and aggressiveness as mediators in the links between eating disorder symptoms and suicide ideation among adolescents, taking into account age and sex as covariates...
  75. ncbi request reprint Seasonality and suicide in Italy: amplitude is positively related to suicide rates
    Marco B L Rocchi
    Institute of Biomathematics Polo Scientifico Loc Crocicchia, University of Urbino Carlo Bo, 61029 Urbino PU, Italy
    J Affect Disord 100:129-36. 2007
    ....
  76. doi request reprint Aggressiveness, anger, and hostility in eating disorders
    Paola Miotto
    Eating Disorders Unit, Department of Mental Health, ULSS 7, Conegliano, TV, Italy
    Compr Psychiatry 49:364-73. 2008
    ..Despite evidence of a link between the behavioral and cognitive dimensions of aggressiveness and eating disorders, only few studies have tested this relation empirically...
  77. doi request reprint Latent class analysis of delusion-proneness: exploring the latent structure of the Peters et al. delusions inventory
    Marco B L Rocchi
    Institute of Biomathematics, Polo Scientifico Loc, Crocicchia, University of Urbino, Urbino PU, Italy
    J Nerv Ment Dis 196:620-9. 2008
    ..delusions inventory suggests that single clusters of symptoms may be indicative of specific diagnostic categories within the spectrum of psychoses, allowing a more subtle determination of their boundaries and correlates...
  78. ncbi request reprint Obstetric complications, genetics and schizophrenia
    Antonio Preti
    Eur Psychiatry 20:354. 2005
  79. ncbi request reprint Obstetric complications, genetics and psychosis
    Antonio Preti
    Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 126:127-8; author reply 128. 2006
  80. ncbi request reprint Suicide with hostile intent in the Bible
    Antonio Preti
    Acta Psychiatr Scand 113:237; author reply 237-8. 2006
  81. ncbi request reprint Fetal hypoxia, genetic risk, and schizophrenia
    Antonio Preti
    Am J Psychiatry 160:1186; author reply 1186. 2003