G Bersani

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Affiliation: University of Rome La Sapienza
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Olfactory identification deficits and associated response inhibition in obsessive-compulsive disorder: on the scent of the orbitofronto-striatal model
    Giuseppe Bersani
    DSM ASL LT, Unit of Psychiatry, Department of Medical Surgical Sciences and Biotechnologies, A Fiorini Hospital, Terracina, Faculty of Pharmacy and Medicine, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy Electronic address
    Psychiatry Res 210:208-14. 2013
  2. doi request reprint L-acetylcarnitine in dysthymic disorder in elderly patients: a double-blind, multicenter, controlled randomized study vs. fluoxetine
    Giuseppe Bersani
    Department of Medical Surgical Sciences and Biotechnologies, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy Electronic address
    Eur Neuropsychopharmacol 23:1219-25. 2013
  3. ncbi request reprint [Future Psychiatry: a "think tank" for the Italian psychiatry]
    Giuseppe Bersani
    Dipartimento di Scienze e Biotecnologie Medico Chirurgiche, Sapienza Universita di Roma
    Riv Psichiatr 46:3-5. 2011
  4. ncbi request reprint Mood disorder in a patient with Smith-Magenis syndrome: a case report
    Giuseppe Bersani
    Department of Psychiatric Sciences and Psychological Medicine, La Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
    Neuro Endocrinol Lett 28:7-10. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint The potential role of high or low birthweight as risk factor for adult schizophrenia
    Giuseppe Bersani
    University La Sapienza, III Psychiatric Clinic, University of Rome, Italy
    J Perinat Med 35:159-61. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Atypical antipsychotics and polydipsia: a cause or a treatment?
    Giuseppe Bersani
    University of Rome, La Sapienza, III Psychiatric Clinic, Department of Psychiatric Sciences and Psychological Medicine, Italy
    Hum Psychopharmacol 22:103-7. 2007
  7. doi request reprint Influence of obstetric complication severity on brain morphology in schizophrenia: an MR study
    G Bersani
    Department of Psychiatric Sciences and Psychological Medicine, Sapienza University of Rome, Polo Pontino, Via di Torre Argentina, 21, Rome, 00186, Italy
    Neuroradiology 51:363-71. 2009
  8. ncbi request reprint The Italian Law "180" thirty years after: from the unmet needs of sick people and families the duty of a critical reflection
    Giuseppe Bersani
    Dipartimento di Scienze Psichiatriche e Medicina Psicologica, Universita Sapienza, 00185 Rome, Italy
    Ann Ist Super Sanita 45:27-32. 2009
  9. doi request reprint Corpus callosum abnormalities and potential age effect in men with schizophrenia: an MRI comparative study
    Giuseppe Bersani
    Department of Psychiatric Sciences and Psychological Medicine, Sapienza University of Rome, Polo Pontino, A Fiorini Hospital, Terracina LT, Italy
    Psychiatry Res 183:119-25. 2010
  10. doi request reprint Premorbid sleep, appetite, energy, and cognitive circadian profile in patients with depressive disorders
    G Bersani
    Department of Psychiatric Sciences and Psychological Medicine, Sapienza University of Rome, Polo Pontino, Viale dell Universita 30, Rome, Italy
    Eur Psychiatry 25:461-4. 2010

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Publications29

  1. doi request reprint Olfactory identification deficits and associated response inhibition in obsessive-compulsive disorder: on the scent of the orbitofronto-striatal model
    Giuseppe Bersani
    DSM ASL LT, Unit of Psychiatry, Department of Medical Surgical Sciences and Biotechnologies, A Fiorini Hospital, Terracina, Faculty of Pharmacy and Medicine, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy Electronic address
    Psychiatry Res 210:208-14. 2013
    ..In this regard, research on the potential diagnostic utility of olfactory identification deficits in the assessment of OCD would certainly be useful. ..
  2. doi request reprint L-acetylcarnitine in dysthymic disorder in elderly patients: a double-blind, multicenter, controlled randomized study vs. fluoxetine
    Giuseppe Bersani
    Department of Medical Surgical Sciences and Biotechnologies, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy Electronic address
    Eur Neuropsychopharmacol 23:1219-25. 2013
    ..The aim of the study is to verify whether LAC can have an antidepressant action in a population of elderly patients with Dysthymic Disorder in comparison with a traditional antidepressant such as Fluoxetine...
  3. ncbi request reprint [Future Psychiatry: a "think tank" for the Italian psychiatry]
    Giuseppe Bersani
    Dipartimento di Scienze e Biotecnologie Medico Chirurgiche, Sapienza Universita di Roma
    Riv Psichiatr 46:3-5. 2011
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  4. ncbi request reprint Mood disorder in a patient with Smith-Magenis syndrome: a case report
    Giuseppe Bersani
    Department of Psychiatric Sciences and Psychological Medicine, La Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
    Neuro Endocrinol Lett 28:7-10. 2007
    ..Considering the genetic alterations that characterizes the SMS, further investigations on the region of the chromosome 17p11.2 could help produce more information on the role of melatonin in the genesis of mood disorder...
  5. ncbi request reprint The potential role of high or low birthweight as risk factor for adult schizophrenia
    Giuseppe Bersani
    University La Sapienza, III Psychiatric Clinic, University of Rome, Italy
    J Perinat Med 35:159-61. 2007
    ..The aim of this study is to evaluate the role of these complications in the development of schizophrenia in adult life, with particular attention to the potential role of birth weight...
  6. ncbi request reprint Atypical antipsychotics and polydipsia: a cause or a treatment?
    Giuseppe Bersani
    University of Rome, La Sapienza, III Psychiatric Clinic, Department of Psychiatric Sciences and Psychological Medicine, Italy
    Hum Psychopharmacol 22:103-7. 2007
    ..Through a case study analysis, this report presents a brief, yet selective, overview of the current state of psychopharmacology in the treatment of PP with atypical antipsychotics in schizophrenia...
  7. doi request reprint Influence of obstetric complication severity on brain morphology in schizophrenia: an MR study
    G Bersani
    Department of Psychiatric Sciences and Psychological Medicine, Sapienza University of Rome, Polo Pontino, Via di Torre Argentina, 21, Rome, 00186, Italy
    Neuroradiology 51:363-71. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine if a causal relationship exists between obstetric complications (OCs) severity and linear magnetic resonance (MR) measurements of brain atrophy in patients with schizophrenia...
  8. ncbi request reprint The Italian Law "180" thirty years after: from the unmet needs of sick people and families the duty of a critical reflection
    Giuseppe Bersani
    Dipartimento di Scienze Psichiatriche e Medicina Psicologica, Universita Sapienza, 00185 Rome, Italy
    Ann Ist Super Sanita 45:27-32. 2009
    ..Despite of this, thirty years after the law and considering modes and results of its utilization, some critical remarks can be made, aiming at a further evolution in the modalities of the assistance to psychiatrically ill people...
  9. doi request reprint Corpus callosum abnormalities and potential age effect in men with schizophrenia: an MRI comparative study
    Giuseppe Bersani
    Department of Psychiatric Sciences and Psychological Medicine, Sapienza University of Rome, Polo Pontino, A Fiorini Hospital, Terracina LT, Italy
    Psychiatry Res 183:119-25. 2010
    ..The results are discussed in terms of the possibility that CC structural changes may underlie the functional impairments, frequently reported in schizophrenia, of the associated cortical regions...
  10. doi request reprint Premorbid sleep, appetite, energy, and cognitive circadian profile in patients with depressive disorders
    G Bersani
    Department of Psychiatric Sciences and Psychological Medicine, Sapienza University of Rome, Polo Pontino, Viale dell Universita 30, Rome, Italy
    Eur Psychiatry 25:461-4. 2010
    ..The hypothesis was that such modifications could be an early biological index of vulnerability to the illness...
  11. doi request reprint Neurological Soft Signs and Corpus Callosum morphology in schizophrenia
    G Bersani
    Department of Medico Surgical Sciences and Biotechnologies, Faculty of Pharmacy and Medicine Sapienza University of Rome, DSM ASL LT Unit of Psychiatry A Fiorini Hospital, Via Firenze, 04019 Terracina, LT, Italy
    Neurosci Lett 499:170-4. 2011
    ..Indeed, problems with interhemispheric information transfer via the Corpus Callosum (CC) have been documented in schizophrenics. Our study goal was to relate NSS to CC morphology...
  12. ncbi request reprint Neurological soft signs and cerebral measurements investigated by means of MRI in schizophrenic patients
    Giuseppe Bersani
    Department of Psychiatric Sciences and Psychological Medicine, University of Rome La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    Neurosci Lett 413:82-7. 2007
    ..049), face-hand extinction (p=0.001), right-left confusion (p=0.005) and with left forefinger-nose index (p=0.032). Results obtained confirm the correlation between NSS and neuroanatomical alterations in schizophrenia...
  13. ncbi request reprint Excess in the spring and deficit in the autumn in birth rates of male schizophrenic patients in Italy: potential role of perinatal risk factors
    Giuseppe Bersani
    Department of Psychiatric Sciences and Psychological Medicine, III Psychiatric Clinic, University La Sapienza of Rome, Italy
    J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 19:425-31. 2006
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  14. ncbi request reprint Brain abnormalities in schizophrenia. A qualitative comparative study of schizophrenic patients and control individuals assessed by magnetic resonance imaging
    G Bersani
    III Psychiatric Clinic, Department of Psychiatric Sciences and Psychological Medicine, University of Rome La Sapienza, Viale dell Universita 30, 00185, Rome, Italy
    J Neuroradiol 33:152-7. 2006
    ..02; p=0.006). Taking together with previous studies, these findings underline the importance of qualitative assessment of brain morphology in research and clinical evaluation of patients with schizophrenia...
  15. ncbi request reprint Cannabis and neurological soft signs in schizophrenia: absence of relationship and influence on psychopathology
    G Bersani
    III Psychiatric Clinic, Department of Psychiatric Sciences and Psychological Medicine, University of Rome La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    Psychopathology 35:289-95. 2002
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  16. ncbi request reprint Severity of obstetric complications and risk of adult schizophrenia in male patients: a case-control study
    G Bersani
    Department of Psychiatric Sciences and Psychological Medicine, University La Sapienza, 3rd Psychiatric Clinic, Rome, Italy
    J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 14:35-8. 2003
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate whether the risk for developing schizophrenia in adult life is increased in individuals with more severe obstetric complications at birth...
  17. ncbi request reprint Ultradian variation of nerve growth factor plasma levels in healthy and schizophrenic subjects
    G Bersani
    3rd Psychiatric Clinic, Department of Psychiatry and Psychological Medicine, University of Rome La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    Int J Immunopathol Pharmacol 17:367-72. 2004
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  18. ncbi request reprint Reduced pineal volume in male patients with schizophrenia: no relationship to clinical features of the illness
    Giuseppe Bersani
    3rd Psychiatric Clinic, Department of Psychiatric Sciences and Psychological Medicine, University of Rome La Sapienza, Via di Torre Argentina, 21, 00186 Rome, Italy
    Neurosci Lett 329:246-8. 2002
    ..Volume reduction in schizophrenia could be at least partially included in the wider brain developmental abnormalities of the illness or in the late effects of previous neuroleptic treatments...
  19. ncbi request reprint Reduction of night/day difference in melatonin blood levels as a possible disease-related index in schizophrenia
    Giuseppe Bersani
    3rd Psychiatric Clinic, Department of Psychiatric Sciences and Psychological Medicine, University of Rome La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    Neuro Endocrinol Lett 24:181-4. 2003
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  20. ncbi request reprint Deficit of executive functions in schizophrenia: relationship to neurological soft signs and psychopathology
    Giuseppe Bersani
    Department of Psychiatric Sciences and Psychological Medicine, III Psychiatric Clinic, University of Rome La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    Psychopathology 37:118-23. 2004
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  21. ncbi request reprint Neurologic soft signs in schizophrenic patients treated with conventional and atypical antipsychotics
    Giuseppe Bersani
    Psychiatric Clinic III, Department of Psychiatric Sciences and Psychological Medicine, University of Rome La Sapienza, Via de Torre Argentina 21, 00100 Rome, Italy
    J Clin Psychopharmacol 25:372-5. 2005
    ..These results demonstrate an overall overlapping of NSS among the groups, confirming their substantial independence from neurologic implications of neuroleptic treatment...
  22. ncbi request reprint Studies in animal models and humans suggesting a role of nerve growth factor in schizophrenia-like disorders
    L Aloe
    Institute of Neurobiology, CNR, Rome, Italy
    Behav Pharmacol 11:235-42. 2000
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  23. ncbi request reprint Cannabis and schizophrenia: impact on onset, course, psychopathology and outcomes
    G Bersani
    III Clinica Psichiatrica, Universita di Roma, La Sapienza, Viale dell Universita 30, 00185 Rome, Italy
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 252:86-92. 2002
    ..Our data support both heterogeneity of schizophrenia and genetic susceptibility to environmental agents...
  24. ncbi request reprint Melatonin add-on in manic patients with treatment resistant insomnia
    G Bersani
    Department of Psychiatric Science and Psychological Medicine, University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 24:185-91. 2000
    ..5. The results of this pilot clinical study suggest that MLT add-on can be useful in antimanic therapy to treat resistant circadian sleep alterations as well as consequently exert a global therapeutic action on the manic state...
  25. ncbi request reprint [Dissociative symptoms in patients with mood and anxiety disorders]
    Marianna Margherita Moscariello
    Dipartimento di Scienze Psichiatriche e Medicina Psicologica, Sapienza Universita di Roma, Polo Pontino
    Riv Psichiatr 45:234-43. 2010
    ..The objective of this study was to evaluate the occurrence of dissociative symptoms in outpatients affected by mood or anxiety disorder and their potential implication in general psychopathology and treatment response...
  26. doi request reprint Deep transcranial magnetic stimulation as a treatment for psychiatric disorders: a comprehensive review
    F S Bersani
    Department of Neurology and Psychiatry, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
    Eur Psychiatry 28:30-9. 2013
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  27. ncbi request reprint Anti-phospholipid syndrome: clinical spectrum and therapeutical/prophylactic strategies in the pediatric population
    D Rigante
    Department of Pediatric Sciences, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 12:47-53. 2008
    ..APS has a wide variety of clinical signs and serological characteristics. This paper describes the current approaches towards diagnosis, therapeutic modalities and secondary prevention applied to children...
  28. ncbi request reprint Pilot study of light therapy and neurocognitive performance of attention and memory in healthy subjects
    Giuseppe Bersani
    Department of Psychiatric Sciences and Psychological Medicine, La Sapienza University of Rome
    Psychol Rep 102:299-304. 2008
    ..These preliminary results suggest that short-term bright light may exert beneficial effects on cognitive functions...
  29. ncbi request reprint Levetiracetam in bipolar spectrum disorders: first evidence of efficacy in an open, add- on study
    Giuseppe Bersani
    Hum Psychopharmacol 19:355-6. 2004