Massimo Biondi

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Affiliation: University of Rome La Sapienza
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint [Long-term course of treatment strategies in panic disorder: an update narrative review 1999-2010]
    Massimo Biondi
    Unità Operativa Complessa di Psichiatria e Psicofarmacologia Clinica Dipartimento di Scienze Psichiatriche e Medicina Psicologica, Sapienza Universita di Roma
    Riv Psichiatr 45:123-44. 2010
  2. doi request reprint [Clinician' emotional resonance as investigation tool: development and preliminary validation of a questionnaire]
    Laura Fonzi
    Dipartimento di Scienze Psichiatriche, Sapienza Universita di Roma, Italy
    Riv Psichiatr 46:250-64. 2011
  3. pmc Psychopathological features of irritable bowel syndrome patients with and without functional dyspepsia: a cross sectional study
    Daria Piacentino
    Department of Neurology and Psychiatry, Sapienza University, Rome, Italy
    BMC Gastroenterol 11:94. 2011
  4. ncbi request reprint Dimensional psychopathology of depression: detection of an 'activation' dimension in unipolar depressed outpatients
    M Biondi
    Clinica Psichiatrica III, Dipartimento di Scienze Psichiatriche e Medicina Psicologica, University La Sapienza of Rome, Viale dell Universita, 30 00185 Rome, Italy
    J Affect Disord 84:133-9. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Increased probability of remaining in remission from panic disorder with agoraphobia after drug treatment in patients who received concurrent cognitive-behavioural therapy: a follow-up study
    Massimo Biondi
    Psychiatric Clinic 3rd, University of Rome La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    Psychother Psychosom 72:34-42. 2003
  6. ncbi request reprint Increased maintenance of obsessive-compulsive disorder remission after integrated serotonergic treatment and cognitive psychotherapy compared with medication alone
    Massimo Biondi
    Psychiatric Clinic III, University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy
    Psychother Psychosom 74:123-8. 2005
  7. doi request reprint Attachment style and immunity: a 1-year longitudinal study
    Angelo Picardi
    Mental Health Unit, Center of Epidemiology and Health Surveillance and Promotion, Italian National Institute of Health, Rome, Italy
    Biol Psychol 92:353-8. 2013
  8. doi request reprint Psychiatric disorders in adult-onset focal dystonia: a case-control study
    Giovanni Fabbrini
    Department of Neurological Sciences and Neuromed Institute, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
    Mov Disord 25:459-65. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint Psychiatric disorders in patients with essential tremor
    Giovanni Fabbrini
    Department of Neurology and Psychiatry, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
    Parkinsonism Relat Disord 18:971-3. 2012
  10. ncbi request reprint Assessing clinician's subjective experience during interaction with patients
    Mauro Pallagrosi
    Department of Neurology and Psychiatry, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
    Psychopathology 47:111-8. 2014

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Publications42

  1. ncbi request reprint [Long-term course of treatment strategies in panic disorder: an update narrative review 1999-2010]
    Massimo Biondi
    Unità Operativa Complessa di Psichiatria e Psicofarmacologia Clinica Dipartimento di Scienze Psichiatriche e Medicina Psicologica, Sapienza Universita di Roma
    Riv Psichiatr 45:123-44. 2010
    ....
  2. doi request reprint [Clinician' emotional resonance as investigation tool: development and preliminary validation of a questionnaire]
    Laura Fonzi
    Dipartimento di Scienze Psichiatriche, Sapienza Universita di Roma, Italy
    Riv Psichiatr 46:250-64. 2011
    ..Our aim is to develop an instrument to evaluate psychiatrist' experience induced by each patient. This paper describes the development and preliminary validation of this instrument...
  3. pmc Psychopathological features of irritable bowel syndrome patients with and without functional dyspepsia: a cross sectional study
    Daria Piacentino
    Department of Neurology and Psychiatry, Sapienza University, Rome, Italy
    BMC Gastroenterol 11:94. 2011
    ..As a preliminary analysis, it also evaluated the psychopathological differences, if any, between IBS patients featuring the two Rome III-defined FD subtypes, i.e. postprandial distress syndrome (PDS) and epigastric pain syndrome (EPS)...
  4. ncbi request reprint Dimensional psychopathology of depression: detection of an 'activation' dimension in unipolar depressed outpatients
    M Biondi
    Clinica Psichiatrica III, Dipartimento di Scienze Psichiatriche e Medicina Psicologica, University La Sapienza of Rome, Viale dell Universita, 30 00185 Rome, Italy
    J Affect Disord 84:133-9. 2005
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Increased probability of remaining in remission from panic disorder with agoraphobia after drug treatment in patients who received concurrent cognitive-behavioural therapy: a follow-up study
    Massimo Biondi
    Psychiatric Clinic 3rd, University of Rome La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    Psychother Psychosom 72:34-42. 2003
    ..Many short-term trials suggested that the combination of psychotherapy with medication might be more effective than either treatment alone. However, only few studies examined the long-term effectiveness of this combination...
  6. ncbi request reprint Increased maintenance of obsessive-compulsive disorder remission after integrated serotonergic treatment and cognitive psychotherapy compared with medication alone
    Massimo Biondi
    Psychiatric Clinic III, University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy
    Psychother Psychosom 74:123-8. 2005
    ..Both medication and psychotherapy are effective in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). However, they both have disadvantages. We aimed at studying the long-term effectiveness of integrated treatment compared with medication alone...
  7. doi request reprint Attachment style and immunity: a 1-year longitudinal study
    Angelo Picardi
    Mental Health Unit, Center of Epidemiology and Health Surveillance and Promotion, Italian National Institute of Health, Rome, Italy
    Biol Psychol 92:353-8. 2013
    ....
  8. doi request reprint Psychiatric disorders in adult-onset focal dystonia: a case-control study
    Giovanni Fabbrini
    Department of Neurological Sciences and Neuromed Institute, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
    Mov Disord 25:459-65. 2010
    ..The most common psychiatric features in patients with CD and BPS are depressive disorders...
  9. ncbi request reprint Psychiatric disorders in patients with essential tremor
    Giovanni Fabbrini
    Department of Neurology and Psychiatry, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
    Parkinsonism Relat Disord 18:971-3. 2012
    ..Previous studies have reported that a consistent proportion of patients with Essential Tremor may have psychiatric disorders but it is unclear whether these disorders are increased in frequency as compared to healthy subjects...
  10. ncbi request reprint Assessing clinician's subjective experience during interaction with patients
    Mauro Pallagrosi
    Department of Neurology and Psychiatry, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
    Psychopathology 47:111-8. 2014
    ..We aimed at developing a valid and reliable instrument to measure such experience...
  11. doi request reprint Prolactin and thyroid hormone levels are associated with suicide attempts in psychiatric patients
    Maurizio Pompili
    Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Organs Suicide Prevention Center, Sant Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
    Psychiatry Res 200:389-94. 2012
    ..Further studies may help in understanding how these findings can be used by clinicians in assessing suicide risk...
  12. ncbi request reprint Memantine augmentation for refractory obsessive-compulsive disorder
    Massimo Pasquini
    Department of Psychiatric Science and Psychological Medicine, University La Sapienza of Rome, Italy
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 30:1173-5. 2006
    ..Contrasting results, reflecting different subtypes of OCD, are discussed. We hypothesized that in certain OCD subtypes an agent that enhances memory for actions may promote a reduction in orbitofrontal activation...
  13. doi request reprint Differences in depressive thoughts between major depressive disorder, IFN-alpha-induced depression, and depressive disorders among cancer patients
    Massimo Pasquini
    Department of Psychiatric Science and Psychological Medicine, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
    J Psychosom Res 65:153-6. 2008
    ..The objective of this study is to test the hypothesis that there are differences in the distribution of negative thoughts among major depressive disorders (MDD), depressive disorders among cancer patients, and IFN-alpha-induced depression...
  14. ncbi request reprint Unexpected association between joint hypermobility syndrome/Ehlers-Danlos syndrome hypermobility type and obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
    Massimo Pasquini
    Department of Neurology and Psychiatry, Umberto I Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
    Rheumatol Int 34:631-6. 2014
    ..This study did not confirm the previously reported increased rate of panic disorders in JHS/EDS-HT. ..
  15. pmc What every psychiatrist should know about PANDAS: a review
    Germana Moretti
    Department of Psychiatric Sciences and Psychological Medicine, Sapienza University of Rome, Viale dell Univeristà 30, 00185, Rome, Italy
    Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health 4:13. 2008
    ..Herein we discuss available data that could provide insight into pathophysiology of adult OCD, or might explain cases of treatment-resistance. We also review the latest research findings on diagnostic and treatment...
  16. doi request reprint Psychopathological features of obsessive-compulsive disorder in an Italian family with Gilles de la Tourette syndrome not linked to the SLITRK1 gene
    Massimo Pasquini
    Department of Psychiatric Science and Psychological Medicine, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
    Psychiatry Res 161:109-11. 2008
    ..Ten patients were found to have obsessive-compulsive disorder in which tic-like compulsions predominated. The distinctive feature of this family is the high frequency of obsessive-compulsive disorder with various clinical phenotypes...
  17. ncbi request reprint [Psychopathological comorbidity and quality of life in a sample of psychiatric patients]
    Antonino Buzzanca
    Facoltà di Psicologia 1, Sapienza Universita di Roma
    Riv Psichiatr 45:22-33. 2010
    ..Further, we aim to explore correlations between multiplicity of disorders and quality of life...
  18. doi request reprint Combined pharmacological and short-term psychodynamic psychotherapy for probable medication overuse headache: a pilot study
    M Altieri
    Department of Neurological Sciences, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
    Cephalalgia 29:293-9. 2009
    ..0, P = 0.047) and 12 months (OR 2.75, P = 0.005). Our study suggests that STPP in conjunction with drug withdrawal and prophylactic pharmacotherapy relieves headache symptoms in pMOH, reducing both long-term relapses and the burden of CM...
  19. ncbi request reprint Mental capacity in patients involuntarily or voluntarily receiving psychiatric treatment for an acute mental disorder
    Gabriele Mandarelli
    Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Organs, University of Rome Sapienza, Via di Grottarossa, 1035, 00189, Rome, Italy
    J Forensic Sci 59:1002-7. 2014
    ..Overall, involuntary patients have worse consent-related mental capacity than those treated voluntarily, despite capacity to consent to treatment showing a significant variability in both groups. ..
  20. doi request reprint Treatment with β-blockers and incidence of post-traumatic stress disorder after cardiac surgery: a prospective observational study
    Lorenzo Tarsitani
    Department of Neurology and Psychiatry, Policlinico Umberto I, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
    J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 26:265-9. 2012
    ..The aim was to investigate perioperative factors associated with the development of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in patients who underwent cardiac surgery...
  21. doi request reprint [Sensitive delusion of reference, rivisitation of a concept: clinical accounts on onset paranoid psychosis]
    Mauro Pallagrosi
    Dipartimento di Neurologia e Osichiatria, Sapienza Universita di Roma, Italy
    Riv Psichiatr 47:440-6. 2012
    ..It is argued the utility and topicality of those psychopathological concepts that aren't commonly investigated, especially in the evaluation and management of onset paranoid psychosis in an emergency ward...
  22. ncbi request reprint Attachment security and immunity in healthy women
    Angelo Picardi
    Center of Epidemiology and Health Surveillance and Promotion, Italian National Institute of Health, Rome, Italy
    Psychosom Med 69:40-6. 2007
    ..Attachment security is associated with health and possibly autonomic and endocrine reactivity to stress, however the relationship between attachment style and immune function has not yet been investigated...
  23. doi request reprint The relationship between alexithymia and circulating cytokine levels in subjects undergoing upper endoscopy
    Gabriele Mandarelli
    Department of Psychiatric Sciences and Psychological Medicine, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
    Neuroimmunomodulation 18:37-44. 2011
    ....
  24. pmc Capgras-like syndrome in a patient with an acute urinary tract infection
    Massimo Salviati
    Department of Neurology and Psychiatry, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
    Neuropsychiatr Dis Treat 9:139-42. 2013
    ..Awareness of the prevalence of delusional misidentification syndromes associated with acute medical illness should promote diligence on the part of clinicians in recognizing this disorder...
  25. doi request reprint Measuring depression with questions about well-being: a study on psychiatric outpatients
    Emanuele Tarolla
    Italian National Institute of Health, Rome, Italy
    Riv Psichiatr 47:304-8. 2012
    ..The aim of the present study was to test the reliability and validity of a depression rating scale including only positively-phrased items...
  26. ncbi request reprint Nicotine augmentation for refractory obsessive-compulsive disorder. A case report
    Massimo Pasquini
    Psychiatric Clinic III, University of Rome La Sapienza, Viale dell Universita, 30 00185 Roma, Italy
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 29:157-9. 2005
    ..The role of acetylcholine in the pathophysiology of OCD is not clear. The authors discuss the effect of nicotine on memory for actions...
  27. pmc Aripiprazole augmentation in patients with resistant obsessive compulsive disorder: a pilot study
    Roberto Delle Chiaie
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychological Medicine, Sapienza University of Rome, Viale dell Universita, 30 00185 Rome, Italy
    Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health 7:107-11. 2011
    ..This pilot study was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness and tolerability of Aripiprazole for the augmentation of standard treatments in patients with resistant OCD...
  28. pmc Core Depressive Symptoms In Depressed Cancer OutpatientsB
    Massimo Pasquini
    Department of Neurology and Psychiatry, Psychooncology Unit, Rome, Italy
    Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health 7:178-81. 2011
    ..We also aimed to detect potential differences between patient self-assessment and psychiatrist evaluation in classifying the severity of depression...
  29. ncbi request reprint Detection and treatment of depressive and anxiety disorders among cancer patients: feasibility and preliminary findings from a liaison service in an oncology division
    M Pasquini
    Department of Psychiatric Science and Psychological Medicine, University La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    Depress Anxiety 23:441-8. 2006
    ..Further randomized trials are needed to elaborate on our findings...
  30. doi request reprint How does subjective experience of pain relate to psychopathology among psychiatric patients?
    Maurizio Pompili
    Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Organs, Suicide Prevention Center Sant Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 34:534-40. 2012
    ....
  31. ncbi request reprint Factors affecting interindividual differences in clozapine response: a review and case report
    Francesco Saverio Bersani
    Department of Neurology and Psychiatry, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
    Hum Psychopharmacol 26:177-87. 2011
    ..The necessity of monitoring the therapy is the result of a wide interindividual variability in the metabolism of clozapine. In this review, we highlight all the conditions underlying this variability, analyzing them one by one...
  32. ncbi request reprint Depression induced by treatment with interferon-alpha in patients affected by hepatitis C virus
    Stefania Bonaccorso
    Psychiatric Hospital, University La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    J Affect Disord 72:237-41. 2002
    ..The aim of this study was to examine the incidence of depressed mood and major depression in patients who were treated with IFNalpha...
  33. doi request reprint Quetiapine for tamoxifen-induced insomnia in women with breast cancer
    Massimo Pasquini
    Dept of Psychiatric Science and Psychological Medicine, Psycho Oncology Unit, Sapienza, University of Rome, Viale dell Universita 30, 00185, Rome, Italy
    Psychosomatics 50:159-61. 2009
    ..Insomnia is a frequent adverse effect reported by women taking tamoxifen, an estradiol receptor-antagonist, for breast cancer...
  34. ncbi request reprint Only limited support for a role of psychosomatic factors in psoriasis. Results from a case-control study
    Angelo Picardi
    Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Dermatological Institute IDI IRCCS, Via dei Monti di Creta, 104 00167, Rome, Italy
    J Psychosom Res 55:189-96. 2003
    ..To investigate the role of stressful events, social support, attachment security and alexithymia in triggering or exacerbating psoriasis...
  35. ncbi request reprint Increased depressive ratings in patients with hepatitis C receiving interferon-alpha-based immunotherapy are related to interferon-alpha-induced changes in the serotonergic system
    Stefania Bonaccorso
    Psychiatric Hospital, University La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    J Clin Psychopharmacol 22:86-90. 2002
    ..It is suggested that the IFN-alpha-induced changes in the serotonergic turnover could play a role in the development of IFN-alpha-induced depressive symptoms...
  36. ncbi request reprint Relevance of anger and irritability in outpatients with major depressive disorder
    M Pasquini
    Department of Psychiatric Science and Psychological Medicine, University La Sapienza of Rome, Rome, Italy
    Psychopathology 37:155-60. 2004
    ..This study was designed to assess the relevance of anger, irritability, aggressiveness, hostility, and psychomotor activation in major depressive disorder...
  37. ncbi request reprint KBG syndrome in a cohort of Italian patients
    Francesco Brancati
    CSS Hospital, IRCCS, San Giovanni Rotondo and CSS Mendel Institute, Rome, Italy
    Am J Med Genet A 131:144-9. 2004
    ..Less common manisfestations were posterior fossa malformations, eye defects, and congenital heart defects...
  38. ncbi request reprint Psychosomatic factors in first-onset alopecia areata
    A Picardi
    Clinical Epidemiology Unit, IDI IRCCS, Rome, Italy
    Psychosomatics 44:374-81. 2003
    ..The results suggest that personality characteristics might modulate individual susceptibility to alopecia areata...
  39. ncbi request reprint Stress, social support, emotional regulation, and exacerbation of diffuse plaque psoriasis
    A Picardi
    Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Dermatological Institute IDI IRCCS, and the Department of Psychiatric Sciences and Psychological Medicine, La Sapienza University, Rome, Italy
    Psychosomatics 46:556-64. 2005
    ..Several physiological mechanisms involving the neuroendocrine and the immune system might mediate the interplay between stress, personality, and diffuse plaque psoriasis...
  40. ncbi request reprint Attribution of improvement to medication and increased risk of relapse of panic disorder with agoraphobia
    Massimo Biondi
    Psychother Psychosom 72:110-1; author reply 111. 2003
  41. ncbi request reprint Higher levels of anger and aggressiveness in major depressive disorder than in anxiety and somatoform disorders
    Angelo Picardi
    J Clin Psychiatry 65:442-3. 2004
  42. ncbi request reprint Symptom structure of acute mania: a factor study of the 24-item Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale in a national sample of patients hospitalized for a manic episode
    Angelo Picardi
    Italian National Institute of Health, Center of Epidemiology, Surveillance and Health Promotion, Mental Health Unit, Viale Regina Elena, 299 00161 Rome, Italy
    J Affect Disord 108:183-9. 2008
    ..Most studies included not only manic patients, but also patients with a mixed episode or other severe mental disorders. We aimed at further elucidating the symptom structure of manic states...