Carlo Faravelli

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Affiliation: University of Florence
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint The Sesto Fiorentino study: point and one-year prevalences of psychiatric disorders in an Italian community sample using clinical interviewers
    Carlo Faravelli
    Department of Neurology and Psychiatry, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Psychother Psychosom 73:226-34. 2004
  2. pmc Bipolar Disorder: an impossible diagnosis
    Carlo Faravelli
    Department of Psychology, University of Florence, Firenze, Italy
    Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health 5:13. 2009
  3. pmc Are Psychiatric Diagnoses an Obstacle for Research and Practice? Reliability, Validity and the Problem of Psychiatric Diagnoses. The Case of GAD
    Carlo Faravelli
    Department of Psychology, University of Florence, Italy
    Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health 8:12-5. 2012
  4. pmc Prevalence and correlates of mental disorders in a school-survey sample
    Carlo Faravelli
    Department of Psychology, Florence University, S Salvi, Padiglione 16, Firenze, Italy
    Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health 5:1-8. 2009
  5. doi request reprint Gender differences in depression and anxiety: the role of age
    Carlo Faravelli
    Department of Health Sciences, Section of Psychology and Psychiatry, University of Florence, Via di San Salvi 12, Complesso di San Salvi, Padiglione 26, 50135 Florence, Italy Electronic address
    Psychiatry Res 210:1301-3. 2013
  6. pmc A multi-element psychosocial intervention for early psychosis (GET UP PIANO TRIAL) conducted in a catchment area of 10 million inhabitants: study protocol for a pragmatic cluster randomized controlled trial
    Mirella Ruggeri
    Section of Psychiatry, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Verona and Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Integrata Verona, Verona, Italy
    Trials 13:73. 2012
  7. ncbi request reprint The role of life events and HPA axis in anxiety disorders: a review
    Carlo Faravelli
    Department of Psychology, University of Florence, Italy
    Curr Pharm Des 18:5663-74. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Generalized anxiety disorder: is there any specific symptom?
    Carlo Faravelli
    Department of Psychology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Compr Psychiatry 53:1056-62. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Childhood traumata, Dexamethasone Suppression Test and psychiatric symptoms: a trans-diagnostic approach
    C Faravelli
    Department of Neurology and Psychiatry, Florence University, Viale Morgagni 85, 50134 Firenze, Italy
    Psychol Med 40:2037-48. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint Threshold and subthreshold bipolar disorders in the Sesto Fiorentino Study
    Carlo Faravelli
    Department of Neurology and Psychiatry and Department of Psychology, Florence University, Italy
    J Affect Disord 94:111-9. 2006

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  1. ncbi request reprint The Sesto Fiorentino study: point and one-year prevalences of psychiatric disorders in an Italian community sample using clinical interviewers
    Carlo Faravelli
    Department of Neurology and Psychiatry, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Psychother Psychosom 73:226-34. 2004
    ..The greatest advantage of using clinical interviewers consists of the immediate assessment of a possible psychopathology, i.e. the evaluation of current disorders...
  2. pmc Bipolar Disorder: an impossible diagnosis
    Carlo Faravelli
    Department of Psychology, University of Florence, Firenze, Italy
    Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health 5:13. 2009
    ....
  3. pmc Are Psychiatric Diagnoses an Obstacle for Research and Practice? Reliability, Validity and the Problem of Psychiatric Diagnoses. The Case of GAD
    Carlo Faravelli
    Department of Psychology, University of Florence, Italy
    Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health 8:12-5. 2012
    ..The results supported the hypothesis of a low specificity of these symptoms, suggesting the need for psychiatry to find new and more specific markers and instruments...
  4. pmc Prevalence and correlates of mental disorders in a school-survey sample
    Carlo Faravelli
    Department of Psychology, Florence University, S Salvi, Padiglione 16, Firenze, Italy
    Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health 5:1-8. 2009
    ....
  5. doi request reprint Gender differences in depression and anxiety: the role of age
    Carlo Faravelli
    Department of Health Sciences, Section of Psychology and Psychiatry, University of Florence, Via di San Salvi 12, Complesso di San Salvi, Padiglione 26, 50135 Florence, Italy Electronic address
    Psychiatry Res 210:1301-3. 2013
    ..6% females), representative of the general population (Sesto Fiorentino Study). Lifetime prevalence of affective disorders resulted higher in females. The age-sex pattern for affective disorders was observed only before menopause. ..
  6. pmc A multi-element psychosocial intervention for early psychosis (GET UP PIANO TRIAL) conducted in a catchment area of 10 million inhabitants: study protocol for a pragmatic cluster randomized controlled trial
    Mirella Ruggeri
    Section of Psychiatry, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Verona and Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Integrata Verona, Verona, Italy
    Trials 13:73. 2012
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint The role of life events and HPA axis in anxiety disorders: a review
    Carlo Faravelli
    Department of Psychology, University of Florence, Italy
    Curr Pharm Des 18:5663-74. 2012
    ..The hypothesis that early stressful life events may provoke alterations of the stress response and thus of the HPA axis, that can endure during adulthood, predisposing individuals to develop psychopathology, will be evaluated...
  8. doi request reprint Generalized anxiety disorder: is there any specific symptom?
    Carlo Faravelli
    Department of Psychology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Compr Psychiatry 53:1056-62. 2012
    ....
  9. doi request reprint Childhood traumata, Dexamethasone Suppression Test and psychiatric symptoms: a trans-diagnostic approach
    C Faravelli
    Department of Neurology and Psychiatry, Florence University, Viale Morgagni 85, 50134 Firenze, Italy
    Psychol Med 40:2037-48. 2010
    ..The aim of the present research is to explore the relationship between childhood stressors, HPA axis function and psychiatric symptoms, independent of the diagnosis...
  10. ncbi request reprint Threshold and subthreshold bipolar disorders in the Sesto Fiorentino Study
    Carlo Faravelli
    Department of Neurology and Psychiatry and Department of Psychology, Florence University, Italy
    J Affect Disord 94:111-9. 2006
    ..The few researches that have attempted to evaluate the prevalence of these disorders in the community report lifetime prevalence figures of 5% to 10% for the whole spectrum...
  11. doi request reprint Agoraphobia between panic and phobias: clinical epidemiology from the Sesto Fiorentino Study
    Carlo Faravelli
    Department of Neurology and Psychiatry, University of Florence, Florence 50134, Italy
    Compr Psychiatry 49:283-7. 2008
    ..Thus, AG seems to exist also in absence of a history of PAs, and the one-way relationship between the occurrence of PAs and a following development of AG, postulated by DSM-IV, should be reconsidered for the future classifications...
  12. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of life events: life events and psychiatric disorders in the Sesto Fiorentino study
    Carlo Faravelli
    Dipartimento di Scienze Neurologiche e Psichiatriche, University of Florence, Firenze, Italy
    Psychother Psychosom 76:361-8. 2007
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  13. ncbi request reprint The Sesto Fiorentino study: background, methods and preliminary results. Lifetime prevalence of psychiatric disorders in an Italian community sample using clinical interviewers
    Carlo Faravelli
    Department of Neurology and Psychiatry, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Psychother Psychosom 73:216-25. 2004
    ..This paper presents lifetime prevalences and estimated risks of DSM-IV psychiatric disorders from a community survey conducted in Sesto Fiorentino, Italy, using psychiatric interviewers with clinical experience and clinical instruments...
  14. ncbi request reprint Psychopathology after rape
    Carlo Faravelli
    Department of Neurology and Psychiatry, Florence University Medical School, Italy
    Am J Psychiatry 161:1483-5. 2004
    ..This study evaluated the psychopathological consequences of a single rape occurring in adult women...
  15. doi request reprint Different moderators of cognitive-behavioral therapy on subjective and objective binge eating in bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder: a three-year follow-up study
    Giovanni Castellini
    Psychiatric Unit, Department of Neuropsychiatric Sciences, Florence University School of Medicine, Florence, Italy
    Psychother Psychosom 81:11-20. 2012
    ..The same assessment was repeated at baseline (T0), at the end of an individual cognitive-behavioral treatment (T1), and 3 years after the end of treatment (T2)...
  16. ncbi request reprint Amphetamine derivatives and obesity
    Valdo Ricca
    Psychiatric Unit, Department of Neuropsychiatric Sciences, Florence University, Viale Morgagni 85, 50134 Firenze, Italy
    Appetite 52:405-9. 2009
    ..Amphetamine derivatives are widely used by obese patients seeking weight loss treatment. The amphetamine derivatives consumption is associated with higher levels of eating psychopathology and a more severe overweight...
  17. doi request reprint Diagnostic crossover and outcome predictors in eating disorders according to DSM-IV and DSM-V proposed criteria: a 6-year follow-up study
    Giovanni Castellini
    Psychiatric Unit, Department of Neuropsychiatric Sciences, Florence University School of Medicine, Viale Morgagni 85, 50134 Firenze, Italy
    Psychosom Med 73:270-9. 2011
    ..Patients with EDs move in and out of illness states over time, display frequent relapses, show a relevant lifetime psychiatric comorbidity, and migrate between different diagnoses...
  18. ncbi request reprint Childhood sexual abuse moderates the relationship between sexual functioning and eating disorder psychopathology in anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa: a 1-year follow-up study
    Giovanni Castellini
    Psychiatric Unit, Department of Neuropsychiatric Sciences, Florence University School of Medicine, Firenze, Italy
    J Sex Med 10:2190-200. 2013
    ..Sexual dysfunctions that affect all aspects of sexuality are common in patients with eating disorders. However, only few studies have provided longitudinal information on sexual functioning in patients with eating disorders...
  19. ncbi request reprint Eating disorder psychopathology does not predict the overweight severity in subjects seeking weight loss treatment
    Giovanni Castellini
    Psychiatric Unit, Department of Neuropsychiatric Sciences, Florence University School of Medicine, 50134 Firenze, Italy
    Compr Psychiatry 49:359-63. 2008
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  20. ncbi request reprint Cognitive-behavioral therapy for threshold and subthreshold anorexia nervosa: a three-year follow-up study
    Valdo Ricca
    Department of Neuropsychiatric Sciences, Florence University, Florence, Italy
    Psychother Psychosom 79:238-48. 2010
    ..The effectiveness of individual cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and the possible predictors of outcome in outpatients suffering from threshold and subthreshold AN (s-AN) were evaluated...
  21. doi request reprint Anorectic and bulimic patients suffer from relevant sexual dysfunctions
    Giovanni Castellini
    Department of Neurosciences, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    J Sex Med 9:2590-9. 2012
    ....
  22. doi request reprint Comparison of individual and group cognitive behavioral therapy for binge eating disorder. A randomized, three-year follow-up study
    Valdo Ricca
    Department of Neuropsychiatric Sciences, Florence University School of Medicine, Firenze, Italy
    Appetite 55:656-65. 2010
    ..Treatments considering the relationships between binge eating and emotional eating could improve the outcome of BED patients...
  23. doi request reprint Gender identity disorder and eating disorders: similarities and differences in terms of body uneasiness
    Elisa Bandini
    Andrology Unit, Department of Clinical Physiopathology, Florence University School of Medicine, Largo Brambilla 3, Florence, Italy
    J Sex Med 10:1012-23. 2013
    ..To detect similarities and differences between subgroups of GID subjects, on the basis of genotypic sex and transitional stage...
  24. doi request reprint Latent profile and latent transition analyses of eating disorder phenotypes in a clinical sample: a 6-year follow-up study
    Giovanni Castellini
    Psychiatric Unit, Department of Neuropsychiatric Sciences, Florence University School of Medicine, Largo Brambilla 3, 50134 Firenze, Italy
    Psychiatry Res 207:92-9. 2013
    ..40 for "binge eating and purging", and 0.41 for "restricted eating". The implications for DSM 5 were discussed, and the relative high rate of transition within phenotypes confirmed the significant instability of EDs phenomenology...
  25. doi request reprint Emotional eating in anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa
    Valdo Ricca
    Psychiatric Unit, Department of Neuropsychiatric Sciences, Florence University School of Medicine, 50134 Firenze, Italy
    Compr Psychiatry 53:245-51. 2012
    ..Few studies considered emotional eating in patients with anorexia nervosa...
  26. doi request reprint Hysterical traits are not from the uterus but from the testis: a study in men with sexual dysfunction
    Elisa Bandini
    University of Florence, Department of Clinical Physiopathology, Florence, Italy
    J Sex Med 6:2321-31. 2009
    ..The relationship between testosterone (T) and psychopathology in subjects with sexual dysfunction has not been completely clarified...
  27. doi request reprint Correlations between binge eating and emotional eating in a sample of overweight subjects
    Valdo Ricca
    Psychiatric Unit, Department of Neuropsychiatric Sciences, Florence University, 50134 Firenze, Italy
    Appetite 53:418-21. 2009
    ..Emotional eating was positively correlated to the presence/severity of binge eating...
  28. doi request reprint Sexual function in obese women with and without binge eating disorder
    Giovanni Castellini
    Psychiatric Unit, Department of Neuropsychiatric Sciences, Florence University School of Medicine, Firenze, Italy
    J Sex Med 7:3969-78. 2010
    ..Binge eating disorder (BED) is highly prevalent among individuals seeking treatment for obesity. No controlled studies assessing the sexual functioning of these patients have been published so far...
  29. doi request reprint Association between serotonin transporter gene polymorphism and eating disorders outcome: a 6-year follow-up study
    Giovanni Castellini
    Department of Neurological and Psychiatric Sciences, University of Florence, Largo Brambilla, Florence, Italy
    Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet 159:491-500. 2012
    ..No significant association was found between 5-HTTLPR genotype and recovery. The S-allele of the 5-HTTLPR genotype increases the risk for depressive disorders comorbidity, and moderates the long-term outcome of anorectic patients...
  30. doi request reprint Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor-induced sexual dysfunction
    Giovanni Corona
    Andrology Unit, Department of Clinical Physiopathology, University of Florence, Florence 50139, Italy
    J Sex Med 6:1259-69. 2009
    ..Sexual dysfunctions are often present in subjects with mood disturbances; however. antidepressants can induce per se sexual dysfunctions...
  31. ncbi request reprint Comparison between normal-weight and overweight bulimic patients
    Francesco Rotella
    Psychiatry Unit, Careggi Teaching Hospital, Largo Brambilla 3, 50139, Florence, Italy
    Eat Weight Disord 18:389-93. 2013
    ..The aim of the present study was to compare two groups of normal and overweight BN patients, carefully assessed for several clinical and psychopathological features...
  32. ncbi request reprint Psychopathological and clinical features of remitted anorexia nervosa patients: a six-year follow-up study
    Carolina Lo Sauro
    Department of Psychology, University of Florence, Firenze, Italy
    Eur Eat Disord Rev 21:78-83. 2013
    ..The aims of this study were to evaluate the psychopathological features of remitted AN subjects 6 years after the end of a cognitive behavioural therapy and the predictors of reduction in psychopathology...
  33. doi request reprint Glucocorticoid receptor gene polymorphisms in Italian patients with eating disorders and obesity
    Elena Cellini
    Department of Neurological and Psychiatric Sciences, Neurology Unit, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Psychiatr Genet 20:282-8. 2010
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  34. ncbi request reprint Gender role, eating disorder symptoms, and body image concern in ballet dancers
    Claudia Ravaldi
    Department of Neuropsychiatric Sciences, Psychiatry Unit, Florence University School of Medicine, Florence, Italy
    J Psychosom Res 61:529-35. 2006
    ..Our objective was to evaluate the relationships between gender role, eating behavior, and body image in nonprofessional female ballet dancers...
  35. ncbi request reprint Course and moderators of emotional eating in anorectic and bulimic patients: a follow-up study
    Giulia Fioravanti
    Department of Health Sciences, Section of Psychology and Psychiatry, University of Florence, Viale Pieraccini 6, 50139 Florence, Italy
    Eat Behav 15:192-6. 2014
    ..The present results suggest that ED patients with a history of cocaine or amphetamine abuse represent a sub-population of patients with lasting dysfunctional mood modulatory mechanisms...
  36. doi request reprint The Eating Disorders Well Being Questionnaire (EDwell): a new measure of quality of life in eating disorders
    Giovanni Castellini
    Psychiatric Unit, Department of Neuropsychiatric Sciences, Florence University School of Medicine, Viale Morgagni 85, 50134, Florence, Italy
    Eat Weight Disord 18:11-22. 2013
    ....
  37. doi request reprint Psychopathological similarities and differences between obese patients seeking surgical and non-surgical overweight treatments
    Giovanni Castellini
    Psychiatric Unit, Department of Neuropsychiatric Sciences, Florence University School of Medicine, Largo Brambilla 3, 50134, Florence, Italy
    Eat Weight Disord 19:95-102. 2014
    ..To compare the psychopathological characteristics of obese patients seeking bariatric surgery with those seeking a medical approach...
  38. doi request reprint Perceived expressed emotion in anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge-eating disorder
    Fiammetta Di Paola
    Department of Psychology, University of Florence, Italy
    Compr Psychiatry 51:401-5. 2010
    ....
  39. ncbi request reprint Association between psychiatric symptoms and erectile dysfunction
    Giovanni Corona
    Andrology Unit, Department of Clinical Physiopathology, University of Florence, Italy
    J Sex Med 5:458-68. 2008
    ..Erectile dysfunction (ED) is often associated with a wide array of psychiatric symptoms, although few studies systematically address their specific association with ED determinants...
  40. ncbi request reprint Psychological effects and outcome predictors of three bariatric surgery interventions: a 1-year follow-up study
    Giovanni Castellini
    Psychiatric Unit, Department of Neuropsychiatric Sciences, Florence University School of Medicine, Viale Morgagni 85, 50134, Florence, Italy
    Eat Weight Disord 19:217-24. 2014
    ....
  41. doi request reprint Stress, hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis and eating disorders
    Carolina Lo Sauro
    Psychiatric Unit, Department of Neuropsychiatric Sciences, University of Florence School of Medicine, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Neuropsychobiology 57:95-115. 2008
    ....
  42. ncbi request reprint Increased nitric oxide production in eating disorders
    Alfredo Vannacci
    Department of Preclinical and Clinical Pharmacology, University of Florence, Italy
    Neurosci Lett 399:230-3. 2006
    ..This is the first evidence of an alteration of the NO pathway in ED patients. Further studies are needed to ascertain whether an increase in NO levels plays a possible role in the pathogenesis of ED...
  43. ncbi request reprint Aggressiveness, anger and eating disorders: a review
    Elisabetta Truglia
    Psychiatric Unit, Department of Neuropsychiatric Sciences, Florence University School of Medicine, Florence, Italy
    Psychopathology 39:55-68. 2006
    ..In the final section of this paper, a model exploring such a relationship in the light of the undefined sense of self is described...
  44. ncbi request reprint [Neuroimaging and neurobiology of social anxiety]
    Francesco Pietrini
    Dipartimento di Scienze Neurologiche e Psichiatriche, Universita di Firenze
    Riv Psichiatr 45:349-60. 2010
    ..The results of a systematic review of the literature published until January 2010 on the neurobiology of SAD are reported, giving prominence to functional neuroimaging (fNI) findings...
  45. pmc Zonisamide Combined with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Binge Eating Disorder: A One-year Follow-up Study
    Valdo Ricca
    Drs Ricca, Castellini, and Lo Sauro are from the Department of Neurology and Psychiatry, University of Florence, Florence, Italy Dr Rotella is from the Department of Pathophysiology, Unit of Endocrinology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy and Dr Faravelli is from the Department of Psychology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Psychiatry (Edgmont) 6:23-8. 2009
    ..These results are maintained one year after the end of treatment...
  46. ncbi request reprint Assessment of psychopathology
    Carlo Faravelli
    Psychother Psychosom 73:139-41. 2004
  47. ncbi request reprint Health-related quality of life in euthymic bipolar disorder patients: differences between bipolar I and II subtypes
    Giuseppe Maina
    Department of Neurosciences, Mood and Anxiety Disorders Unit, University of Turin, Italy
    J Clin Psychiatry 68:207-12. 2007
    ..We included as comparison samples a group of subjects with recurrent major depression (RMD) and a group of non-psychiatrically ill individuals...