A C Altamura

Summary

Affiliation: University of Milan
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Transcultural differences in suicide attempters: analysis on a high-risk population of patients with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder
    A C Altamura
    Department of Pychiatry, Department of Clinical Sciences Luigi Sacco, University of Milan, Italy
    Schizophr Res 89:140-6. 2007
  2. ncbi request reprint Does comorbid subthreshold anxiety affect clinical presentation and treatment response in depression? A preliminary 12-month naturalistic study
    A Carlo Altamura
    Department of Psychiatry, Department of Clinical Sciences Luigi Sacco, University of Milan, Milan, Italy
    Int J Neuropsychopharmacol 7:481-7. 2004
  3. doi request reprint Suicide attempts in schizophrenic patients: clinical variables
    M C Mauri
    Department of Neuroscience and Mental Health, University of Milan, IRCCS Foundation Cà Granda, Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan, Italy Electronic address
    Asian J Psychiatr 6:421-7. 2013
  4. ncbi request reprint Duration of untreated psychosis as a predictor of outcome in first-episode schizophrenia: a retrospective study
    A C Altamura
    Department of Psychiatry, Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Luigi Sacco Hospital, University of Milan, Via G B Grassi 74, 20157, Milan, Italy
    Schizophr Res 52:29-36. 2001
  5. doi request reprint Duration of untreated illness as a predictor of treatment response and remission in obsessive-compulsive disorder
    B Dell'Osso
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Milan, Fondazione IRCCS Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milano, Italy
    World J Biol Psychiatry 11:59-65. 2010
  6. doi request reprint Quetiapine and classical mood stabilizers in the long-term treatment of Bipolar Disorder: a 4-year follow-up naturalistic study
    A C Altamura
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Milan, IRCCS Fondazione Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico Mangiagalli e Regina Elena, Milan, Italy
    J Affect Disord 110:135-41. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and risk factors for tardive dyskinesia: a study in an Italian population of chronic schizophrenics
    A C Altamura
    Department of Clinical Psychiatry, University of Milan, Italy
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 240:9-12. 1990
  8. ncbi request reprint Clinical variables related to suicide attempts in schizophrenic patients: a retrospective study
    A C Altamura
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Milan, School of Medicine, Milan, Italy
    Schizophr Res 60:47-55. 2003
  9. ncbi request reprint Duration of untreated illness in major depressive disorder: a naturalistic study
    A C Altamura
    Department of Psychiatry, Department of Clinical Sciences Luigi Sacco, University of Milan, Milan, Italy
    Int J Clin Pract 61:1697-700. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Residual neuroleptic-induced parkinsonian symptoms in schizophrenia. A naturalistic study with orphenadrine
    A C Altamura
    Department of Clinical Psychiatry, University of Milan, Italy
    Pharmacopsychiatry 22:246-9. 1989

Detail Information

Publications37

  1. ncbi request reprint Transcultural differences in suicide attempters: analysis on a high-risk population of patients with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder
    A C Altamura
    Department of Pychiatry, Department of Clinical Sciences Luigi Sacco, University of Milan, Italy
    Schizophr Res 89:140-6. 2007
    ....
  2. ncbi request reprint Does comorbid subthreshold anxiety affect clinical presentation and treatment response in depression? A preliminary 12-month naturalistic study
    A Carlo Altamura
    Department of Psychiatry, Department of Clinical Sciences Luigi Sacco, University of Milan, Milan, Italy
    Int J Neuropsychopharmacol 7:481-7. 2004
    ..These results suggest that patients with Major Depression and subthreshold anxiety present with a more severe baseline clinical picture and seem to have a less efficient response to antidepressants...
  3. doi request reprint Suicide attempts in schizophrenic patients: clinical variables
    M C Mauri
    Department of Neuroscience and Mental Health, University of Milan, IRCCS Foundation Cà Granda, Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan, Italy Electronic address
    Asian J Psychiatr 6:421-7. 2013
    ..In order to be able to predict and prevent suicide in schizophrenic patients, it is necessary to investigate and characterise suicide victims who meet the criteria for psychotic disorders and risk factors...
  4. ncbi request reprint Duration of untreated psychosis as a predictor of outcome in first-episode schizophrenia: a retrospective study
    A C Altamura
    Department of Psychiatry, Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Luigi Sacco Hospital, University of Milan, Via G B Grassi 74, 20157, Milan, Italy
    Schizophr Res 52:29-36. 2001
    ..These findings confirm that the timing in recognizing and treating the early symptoms of schizophrenia, even when subtle, is a core issue for the clinical management of the disorder...
  5. doi request reprint Duration of untreated illness as a predictor of treatment response and remission in obsessive-compulsive disorder
    B Dell'Osso
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Milan, Fondazione IRCCS Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milano, Italy
    World J Biol Psychiatry 11:59-65. 2010
    ..Purpose of this naturalistic study was to evaluate the influence of DUI on treatment response and remission in a sample of patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)...
  6. doi request reprint Quetiapine and classical mood stabilizers in the long-term treatment of Bipolar Disorder: a 4-year follow-up naturalistic study
    A C Altamura
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Milan, IRCCS Fondazione Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico Mangiagalli e Regina Elena, Milan, Italy
    J Affect Disord 110:135-41. 2008
    ..The aim of this naturalistic study was to compare the effectiveness of quetiapine and classical mood stabilizers, as mono- or combination therapy, in the long-term treatment of Bipolar Disorder (BD)...
  7. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and risk factors for tardive dyskinesia: a study in an Italian population of chronic schizophrenics
    A C Altamura
    Department of Clinical Psychiatry, University of Milan, Italy
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 240:9-12. 1990
    ..Severity was related to age, since there was a positive linear relationship between age and Simpson Scale scores (r = 0.45, P less than 0.01)...
  8. ncbi request reprint Clinical variables related to suicide attempts in schizophrenic patients: a retrospective study
    A C Altamura
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Milan, School of Medicine, Milan, Italy
    Schizophr Res 60:47-55. 2003
    ..Further investigations on larger samples and with prospective designs are warranted, particularly with respect to the role of early intervention and atypical antipsychotic treatment in reducing suicide risk in schizophrenic patients...
  9. ncbi request reprint Duration of untreated illness in major depressive disorder: a naturalistic study
    A C Altamura
    Department of Psychiatry, Department of Clinical Sciences Luigi Sacco, University of Milan, Milan, Italy
    Int J Clin Pract 61:1697-700. 2007
    ..The present naturalistic study was aimed to evaluate the possible relationship between the DUI and some clinical characteristics of a sample of patients with major depressive disorder (MDD)...
  10. ncbi request reprint Residual neuroleptic-induced parkinsonian symptoms in schizophrenia. A naturalistic study with orphenadrine
    A C Altamura
    Department of Clinical Psychiatry, University of Milan, Italy
    Pharmacopsychiatry 22:246-9. 1989
    ..The HL daily dose (mg/kg), ORD plasma levels and the TOF/ORD plasma level ratio seem to influence significantly the severity of residual extrapyramidal side-effects...
  11. doi request reprint The association between insight and symptoms in bipolar inpatients: an Italian prospective study
    C Bressi
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Milan, Fondazione IRCCS Ca Granda, Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Via Francesco Sforza 35, 20122 Milan, Italy
    Eur Psychiatry 27:619-24. 2012
    ..To evaluate potential differences in insight among bipolar manic, mixed and bipolar depressed inpatients and assess the role of clinical and demographic characteristics as possible predictors...
  12. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of somatoform disorders in a psychiatric population: an Italian nationwide survey. Italian Collaborative Group on Somatoform Disorders
    A C Altamura
    Institute of Psychiatry, University of Milan, Ospedale L. Sacco, Italy
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 248:267-71. 1998
    ..This study also emphasizes some limitations of the current classification of SDs...
  13. ncbi request reprint Duration of untreated illness as a predictor of treatment response and clinical course in generalized anxiety disorder
    A C Altamura
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Milan, Milan, Italy
    CNS Spectr 13:415-22. 2008
    ....
  14. doi request reprint Importance of open access to atypical antipsychotics for the treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder: a European perspective
    A C Altamura
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Milan, IRCCS Fondazione Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico Mangiagalli e Regina Elena, Milan, Italy
    Curr Med Res Opin 24:2271-82. 2008
    ..To assess European psychiatrists' prescribing behaviour and their perceived need for access to a wide range of atypical antipsychotics for patients with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder...
  15. ncbi request reprint [The methodology of the studies in the treatment of maniac admissions]
    A C Altamura
    M D Chair of Psychiatry, University of Milan, Hospital, Luigi Sacco, Milan, Italy
    Encephale 31:S42-3. 2005
  16. doi request reprint Safety of SSRIs during pregnancy: a controlled study
    A C Altamura
    Department of Psychiatry, IRCCS Foundation Cà Granda, Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan, Italy
    Hum Psychopharmacol 28:25-8. 2013
    ..The objective of our study was to analyze the efficacy and the safety of SSRIs during pregnancy...
  17. pmc Progranulin gene variability and plasma levels in bipolar disorder and schizophrenia
    Daniela Galimberti
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Milan, IRCCS Fondazione Cà Granda, Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan, Italy
    PLoS ONE 7:e32164. 2012
    ..Nevertheless, a larger replication analysis would be needed to confirm these preliminary results...
  18. ncbi request reprint Alcoholism and depression: a placebo controlled study with viloxazine
    A C Altamura
    Department of Clinical Psychiatry, University of Milan, Italy
    Int J Clin Pharmacol Res 10:293-8. 1990
    ..All patients showed baseline haematochemical evidence of liver dysfunction that did not change significantly during the treatment...
  19. ncbi request reprint Pharmacokinetics and adverse effects of single doses of dothiepin in young and elderly subjects
    S R Bareggi
    Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine, State University, Milan, Italy
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 14:163-70. 1990
    ..3. This difference of clearance in the elderly, after single-dose administration, is not reflected in increased incidence of side-effects...
  20. ncbi request reprint Efficacy and tolerability of quetiapine in the treatment of bipolar disorder: preliminary evidence from a 12-month open-label study
    A C Altamura
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Milan School of Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences, Ospedale, Via GB Grassi 74, 20157 Milan, Italy
    J Affect Disord 76:267-71. 2003
    ..The aim of the present study was to compare the efficacy of flexible doses of quetiapine and well established mood stabilizers in the maintenance treatment of BD...
  21. doi request reprint May duration of untreated illness influence the long-term course of major depressive disorder?
    A Carlo Altamura
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Milan, Fondazione IRCCS Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Mangiagalli e Regina Elena, Via F Sforza 35, 20122 Milano, Italy
    Eur Psychiatry 23:92-6. 2008
    ..Larger prospective studies are warranted to further investigate the role of the DUI within MDD...
  22. doi request reprint Switching from serotonin reuptake inhibitors to duloxetine in patients with resistant obsessive compulsive disorder: a case series
    Bernardo Dell'Osso
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Milan, Fondazione IRCCS Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan, Italy
    J Psychopharmacol 22:210-3. 2008
    ..Duloxetine may be helpful in patients with treatment-resistant OCD, although larger and controlled studies are warranted to confirm this preliminary observation...
  23. ncbi request reprint Clozapine treatment for suicidality in schizophrenia: International Suicide Prevention Trial (InterSePT)
    Herbert Y Meltzer
    Psychiatric Hospital at Vanderbilt, 1601 23rd Ave S, Suite 306, Nashville, TN 37212, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 60:82-91. 2003
    ..Approximately 50% of patients with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder attempt suicide, and approximately 10% die of suicide. Study results suggest that clozapine therapy significantly reduces suicidal behavior in these patients...
  24. ncbi request reprint Some biological correlates of drug resistance in schizophrenia: a multidimensional approach
    A Carlo Altamura
    Department of Psychiatry, Hospital Luigi Sacco, University of Milan, Via G B Grassi 74, 20157 Milan, Italy
    World J Biol Psychiatry 6:23-30. 2005
    ..Finally, a multidimensional approach taking into account all these variables in the future would likely be the more valuable strategy to optimise response, reducing relapses or resistant clinical situations...
  25. ncbi request reprint Factors affecting outcome in schizophrenia and their relevance for psychopharmacological treatment
    A Carlo Altamura
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Milan, Hospital Luigi Sacco, Via G B Grassi 74, 20157 Milan, Italy
    Int Clin Psychopharmacol 22:249-67. 2007
    ..g. cardiovascular disease)...
  26. ncbi request reprint Season of birth and inflammatory response system in schizophrenia
    A Carlo Altamura
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Milan, Dipartimento di Scienze Cliniche Luigi Sacco, Via G B Grassi, 74, 20157 Milan, Italy
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 27:879-80. 2003
    ..These preliminary results appear to exclude a major role of the season of birth in determining reported interleukins system alterations in chronic schizophrenia...
  27. ncbi request reprint Quetiapine augmentation of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors in treatment-resistant obsessive-compulsive disorder: a six-month follow-up case series
    Bernardo Dell'Osso
    Department of Psychiatry and Clinical Sciences Luigi Sacco, University of Milan, Milano, Italy
    CNS Spectr 11:879-83; quiz 885. 2006
    ..Larger follow-up studies are warranted to confirm our findings...
  28. ncbi request reprint Emotional withdrawal, CT abnormalities and drug response in late life depression
    A Carlo Altamura
    Department of Psychiatry and Clinical Sciences Luigi Sacco, University of Milan, Via G B Grassi 74, Milan 20157, Italy
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 28:349-54. 2004
    ..121, P<.03). The results from this study showed that patients with baseline emotional withdrawal and CT abnormalities have poorer outcome. Further investigations on larger samples are needed to confirm these findings...
  29. ncbi request reprint Treatment issues in bipolar II depression
    A Carlo Altamura
    Int J Neuropsychopharmacol 9:775-6. 2006
  30. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of the Two-Way Communication Checklist as a clinical intervention. Results of a multinational, randomised controlled trial
    Jim Van Os
    Department of Psychiatry and Neuropsychology, European Graduate School of Neuroscience, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
    Br J Psychiatry 184:79-83. 2004
    ..Patients and doctors often have divergent views on care needs...
  31. ncbi request reprint MCP-1 gene (SCYA2) and schizophrenia: a case-control association study
    Emanuela Mundo
    Department of Psychiatry, Department of Clinical Sciences Luigi Sacco, University of Milan, Via G B Grassi 74, 20157 Milan, Italy
    Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet 132:1-4. 2005
    ..39 (95% CI = 1.14-4.98). These data suggest that the A-2518G variant of the SCYA2 has not a major role in the pathogenesis of schizophrenia, while it could be implicated in the resistance to antipsychotic treatment...
  32. doi request reprint Do SSRIs or antidepressants in general increase suicidality? WPA Section on Pharmacopsychiatry: consensus statement
    Hans Jurgen Moller
    Department of Psychiatry, Ludwig Maximilians University Munchen, Nussbaumstrasse 7, 80336 Munich, Germany
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 258:3-23. 2008
    ..It is the major problem facing efforts to identify the possible 'suicidal effects' of antidepressants...
  33. ncbi request reprint The use of escitalopram beyond major depression: pharmacological aspects, efficacy and tolerability in anxiety disorders
    Silvio R Bareggi
    University of Milan, Department of Pharmacology, Via Vanvitelli 32, 20129 Milano, Italy
    Expert Opin Drug Metab Toxicol 3:741-53. 2007
    ..Further studies are needed to define its activity in impulse control disorders...
  34. doi request reprint Impulsive-compulsive buying disorder: clinical overview
    Bernardo Dell'Osso
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Milan, IRCCS Fondazione Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico Mangiagalli e Regina Elena, Milano, Italy
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 42:259-66. 2008
    ..The present review aims to provide a broad overview of the epidemiology, aetiology, phenomenology and treatment options of ICBD...
  35. pmc Epidemiologic and clinical updates on impulse control disorders: a critical review
    Bernardo Dell'Osso
    Compulsive, Impulsive and Anxiety Disorders Program, Department of Psychiatry, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, One Gustave L Levy Place, Box 1230, New York, NY 10029, USA
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 256:464-75. 2006
    ..Particular attention is paid to the relationship between ICDs and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Finally, current pharmacological options for treating ICDs are presented and discussed...
  36. doi request reprint World Psychiatric Association Pharmacopsychiatry Section statement on comparative effectiveness of antipsychotics in the treatment of schizophrenia
    Rajiv Tandon
    University of Florida, Tallahassee, USA
    Schizophr Res 100:20-38. 2008
    ....
  37. ncbi request reprint Bipolar spectrum and drug addiction
    A Carlo Altamura
    J Affect Disord 99:285. 2007