Secondo Fassino

Summary

Affiliation: University of Turin
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Brief Adlerian psychodynamic psychotherapy: theoretical issues and process indicators
    S Fassino
    Psichyatry Section, Department of Neuroscience, San Giovanni Battista Hospital, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    Panminerva Med 50:165-75. 2008
  2. ncbi request reprint Clinical, psychopathological and personality correlates of interoceptive awareness in anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and obesity
    Secondo Fassino
    Department of Neurosciences, Psychiatry Section, Eating Disorders Center, Turin University, Turin, Italy
    Psychopathology 37:168-74. 2004
  3. ncbi request reprint Personality profile of HIV outpatients: preliminary results and remarks on clinical management
    Secondo Fassino
    Department of Neuroscience, Psychiatry Section, University of Torino, Torino, Italy
    Psychother Psychosom 73:361-5. 2004
  4. pmc Resistance to treatment and change in anorexia nervosa [corrected]: a clinical overview
    Giovanni Abbate-Daga
    Eating Disorders Center for Treatment and Research, Department of Neuroscience, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    BMC Psychiatry 13:294. 2013
  5. ncbi request reprint Resistance to treatment in eating disorders: a critical challenge
    Secondo Fassino
    Eating Disorders Center for Treatment and Research, Department of Neuroscience, University of Turin, Via Cherasco 15, Turin 10126, Italy
    BMC Psychiatry 13:282. 2013
  6. ncbi request reprint The borderline personality organization in a dimensional perspective: the TCI and SWAP-200 in comparison
    F Amianto
    Neurosciences Department, Psychiatry Section, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    Panminerva Med 54:283-92. 2012
  7. ncbi request reprint Clinical, psychological, and personality correlates of asceticism in anorexia nervosa: from saint anorexia to pathologic perfectionism
    Secondo Fassino
    Department of Neuroscience, Psychiatric Institute, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    Transcult Psychiatry 43:600-14. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Quality of life and personality disorders in heroin abusers
    S Fassino
    Department of Neuroscience, Psychiatric Institute, University of Turin, Via Cherasco 11, 10126 Torino, Italy
    Drug Alcohol Depend 76:73-80. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint Use of reboxetine in bulimia nervosa: a pilot study
    Secondo Fassino
    Department of Neurosciences, Section of Psychiatry, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    J Psychopharmacol 18:423-8. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint Temperament and character in eating disorders: ten years of studies
    S Fassino
    Department of Neurosciences, Psychiatry Section, Turin University, Turin, Italy
    Eat Weight Disord 9:81-90. 2004

Detail Information

Publications84

  1. ncbi request reprint Brief Adlerian psychodynamic psychotherapy: theoretical issues and process indicators
    S Fassino
    Psichyatry Section, Department of Neuroscience, San Giovanni Battista Hospital, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    Panminerva Med 50:165-75. 2008
    ..It was applied as psychotherapeutic approach in some clinical outcome studies about eating disorders and severe personality disorders displaying a good efficacy...
  2. ncbi request reprint Clinical, psychopathological and personality correlates of interoceptive awareness in anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and obesity
    Secondo Fassino
    Department of Neurosciences, Psychiatry Section, Eating Disorders Center, Turin University, Turin, Italy
    Psychopathology 37:168-74. 2004
    ....
  3. ncbi request reprint Personality profile of HIV outpatients: preliminary results and remarks on clinical management
    Secondo Fassino
    Department of Neuroscience, Psychiatry Section, University of Torino, Torino, Italy
    Psychother Psychosom 73:361-5. 2004
    ..The present study assessed the personality traits of a heterogeneous group of seropositive subjects compared with healthy controls to determine specific temperament and character traits of this population...
  4. pmc Resistance to treatment and change in anorexia nervosa [corrected]: a clinical overview
    Giovanni Abbate-Daga
    Eating Disorders Center for Treatment and Research, Department of Neuroscience, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    BMC Psychiatry 13:294. 2013
    ..A literature search was conducted on PubMed and PsychINFO; English-language articles published between 1990 and 2013 investigating the phenomenon of resistance to treatment in AN have been considered...
  5. ncbi request reprint Resistance to treatment in eating disorders: a critical challenge
    Secondo Fassino
    Eating Disorders Center for Treatment and Research, Department of Neuroscience, University of Turin, Via Cherasco 15, Turin 10126, Italy
    BMC Psychiatry 13:282. 2013
    ..The main topic is addressed from multiple perspectives ranging from pathogenesis (including developmental and maintaining factors) to treatment. An explicative model of resistance in EDs is also proposed. ..
  6. ncbi request reprint The borderline personality organization in a dimensional perspective: the TCI and SWAP-200 in comparison
    F Amianto
    Neurosciences Department, Psychiatry Section, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    Panminerva Med 54:283-92. 2012
    ..It aims to explore the dimensional personality assessment and to test the convergence on this construct of two dimensional instruments: the Temperament and Character Inventory (TCI) and the Shedler-Westen Assessment Procedure (SWAP-200)...
  7. ncbi request reprint Clinical, psychological, and personality correlates of asceticism in anorexia nervosa: from saint anorexia to pathologic perfectionism
    Secondo Fassino
    Department of Neuroscience, Psychiatric Institute, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    Transcult Psychiatry 43:600-14. 2006
    ..These results suggest that the self-discipline and hypercontrol of anorectic patients are related to a temperament prone to angry feelings in subjects with a fear of becoming adult and with a trait of pathologic perfectionism...
  8. ncbi request reprint Quality of life and personality disorders in heroin abusers
    S Fassino
    Department of Neuroscience, Psychiatric Institute, University of Turin, Via Cherasco 11, 10126 Torino, Italy
    Drug Alcohol Depend 76:73-80. 2004
    ..The aim of this study is to describe the personality disorders (PD) and personality profile of heroin-abusers and their quality of life (QoL), and to investigate the correlation between the two...
  9. ncbi request reprint Use of reboxetine in bulimia nervosa: a pilot study
    Secondo Fassino
    Department of Neurosciences, Section of Psychiatry, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    J Psychopharmacol 18:423-8. 2004
    ..Moreover, the specific and strong action of reboxetine on improvement of social functioning is also supported in this disorder...
  10. ncbi request reprint Temperament and character in eating disorders: ten years of studies
    S Fassino
    Department of Neurosciences, Psychiatry Section, Turin University, Turin, Italy
    Eat Weight Disord 9:81-90. 2004
    ..Moreover, studies attempting to define the neurobiological and genetic correlates of temperament should be supported by clinical pharmacological trials...
  11. pmc Factors associated with dropout from treatment for eating disorders: a comprehensive literature review
    Secondo Fassino
    Eating Disorders Centre, Department of Neuroscience, University of Turin, Via Cherasco 11, 10126 Turin, Italy
    BMC Psychiatry 9:67. 2009
    ..Dropout (DO) is common in the treatment of eating disorders (EDs), but the reasons for this phenomenon remain unclear. This study is an extensive review of the literature regarding DO predictors in EDs...
  12. doi request reprint The dynamic relationship of parental personality traits with the personality and psychopathology traits of anorectic and bulimic daughters
    Secondo Fassino
    Department of Neuroscience, Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Turin University School of Medicine, Turin, Italy
    Compr Psychiatry 50:232-9. 2009
    ..This study explored the personality and psychopathology of women with EDs and correlated them with parental personality traits...
  13. doi request reprint Anger and functioning amongst inpatients with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder living in a therapeutic community
    Secondo Fassino
    Neurosciences Department, Psychiatry Section, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 63:186-94. 2009
    ..This study explored the functional correlates of anger amongst therapeutic community inpatients...
  14. ncbi request reprint Hormonal and metabolic responses to acute ghrelin administration in patients with bulimia nervosa
    S Fassino
    Division of Psychiatry, Department of Neuroscience, University of Turin, Via Cherasco 11, 10126 Turin, Italy
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 30:534-40. 2005
    ..In conclusion, BN, a condition of ghrelin hypersecretion, is connoted by a normal endocrine and metabolic response to exogenous ghrelin administration...
  15. ncbi request reprint Baseline personality characteristics of responders to 6-month psychotherapy in eating disorders: preliminary data
    S Fassino
    Department of Neurosciences, Section of Psychiatry, University of Turin, Italy
    Eat Weight Disord 10:40-50. 2005
    ..The Karolinska Psychodynamic Profile (KAPP) was used for the assessment of the six-month outcome of Brief Adlerian Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (B-APP)...
  16. doi request reprint Personality trait interactions in parents of patients with borderline personality disorder: a controlled study using the Temperament and Character Inventory
    Secondo Fassino
    Neurosciences Department, Psychiatry Section, University of Torino School of Medicine, Health Territorial District 3, Turin, Italy
    Psychiatry Res 165:128-36. 2009
    ..The relationship between personality traits of borderline offspring and those of their parents may be related to both genetic transmission and family dynamics. Ramifications for treatment are discussed...
  17. ncbi request reprint Psychological factors affecting eating disorders
    Secondo Fassino
    Universita degli Studi di Torino, Eating Disorders Centre Molinette Hospital, Torino, Italy
    Adv Psychosom Med 28:141-68. 2007
    ....
  18. ncbi request reprint Personality and psychopathology correlates of dropout in an outpatient psychiatric service
    S Fassino
    Unit of Psychiatry, Department of Neurosciences, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    Panminerva Med 49:7-15. 2007
    ..This study aims to determine which personality and psychopathology dimensions influence the dropout in a psychiatric unit...
  19. doi request reprint Novelty-seeking in Parkinson's disease after deep brain stimulation of the subthalamic nucleus: a case-control study
    Secondo Fassino
    Dept of Neuroscience, Psychiatric Institute, University of Turin, Via Cherasco Number 11, 10126, Torino, Italy
    Psychosomatics 51:62-7. 2010
    ..The prevalence of psychiatric comorbidity in Parkinson's disease (PD) is about 50%...
  20. ncbi request reprint Rehabilitative residential treatment in patients with severe mental disorders: personality features associated with short-term outcome
    S Fassino
    Department of Neurosciences, Section of Psychiatry, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    Am J Orthopsychiatry 74:33-42. 2004
    ..The study of personality can be useful to "dose" symptomatic (pharmacological and psychotherapeutic) and rehabilitative treatments in the therapy program...
  21. ncbi request reprint Prolonged treatment with glycerophosphocholine, an acetylcholine precursor, does not disclose the potentiating effect of cholinesterase inhibitors on GHRH-induced somatotroph secretion in anorexia nervosa
    S Fassino
    Division of Psychiatry, Department of Neurosciences, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 26:503-7. 2003
    ..This could reflect primary alterations of cholinergic neurons, though the effectiveness of more prolonged treatment and/or higher doses of cholinergic precursors needs to be verified...
  22. ncbi request reprint Parental bonding and eating psychopathology in bulimia nervosa: personality traits as possible mediators
    Secondo Fassino
    Regional Pilot Centre for Eating Disorder of Neuroscience Department, Psychiatry Section, University of Torino, Torino, Italy
    Epidemiol Psichiatr Soc 19:214-22. 2010
    ..This study tested the mediating role of temperament and character between parental bonding and psychopathology in bulimic women...
  23. ncbi request reprint Psychosomatic approach is the new medicine tailored for patient personality with a focus on ethics, economy, and quality
    S Fassino
    Section of Psychiatry, Eating Disorders Centre Department of Neuroscience, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    Panminerva Med 52:249-64. 2010
    ..Not only mens sana in corpore sano, but also corpus sanus in mente sana...
  24. ncbi request reprint Temperament and character in couples with fertility disorders: a double-blind, controlled study
    Secondo Fassino
    Outpatient Service for Fertility Disorders, St Anna Hospital, Turin, Italy
    Fertil Steril 77:1233-40. 2002
    ..To evaluate the personality features of infertile patients...
  25. ncbi request reprint Dropout from brief psychotherapy in anorexia nervosa
    S Fassino
    Department of Neurosciences, Psychiatry Section, Service for Eating Disorders, Turin University, Turin, Italy
    Psychother Psychosom 71:200-6. 2002
    ..Dropout from psychotherapy is an important issue that has received little systematic attention. This study investigated the phenomenon of dropout from brief psychotherapy for anorexia nervosa (AN)...
  26. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of citalopram in anorexia nervosa: a pilot study
    Secondo Fassino
    Department of Neuroscience, Sezione di Psichiatria, University of Turin, Via Cherasco 11, 10100, Turin, Italy
    Eur Neuropsychopharmacol 12:453-9. 2002
    ..Anorexia nervosa (AN) still lacks a defined treatment. Since fluoxetine proved effective in weight-restored anorexics, this pilot study evaluates the efficacy of another SSRI, citalopram, in restricting-type AN...
  27. ncbi request reprint Anxiety, depression and anger suppression in infertile couples: a controlled study
    S Fassino
    Department of Neurosciences, Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University School of Medicine, Via Cherasco 15, CAP 10126, Turin, S Anna Hospital of Turin, Italy
    Hum Reprod 17:2986-94. 2002
    ..Although several authors have suggested an important pathogenic role for psychosocial factors in 'functional' infertility, the extent to which depression, anxiety and expressed emotional patterns correlate to infertility is not yet clear...
  28. ncbi request reprint [Eating psychopathology and personality in eating disorders]
    Secondo Fassino
    Dipartimento di Neuroscienze, Sezione Psichiatria, Servizio per i Disturbi del Comportamento Alimentare, Universita di Torino, Via Cherasco 11, 10126 Torino
    Epidemiol Psichiatr Soc 12:293-300. 2003
    ..The combination of psychopathology and personality research may shed a light upon the determinants of eating pathology...
  29. ncbi request reprint Dropout from brief psychotherapy within a combination treatment in bulimia nervosa: role of personality and anger
    Secondo Fassino
    Department of Neurosciences, Psychiatry Section, Service for Eating Disorders, Turin University, Turin, Italy
    Psychother Psychosom 72:203-10. 2003
    ..To explore the personality, psychopathology, and clinical features of bulimic patients who do not complete psychotherapy, within a combined treatment...
  30. ncbi request reprint Mood, eating attitudes, and anger in obese women with and without Binge Eating Disorder
    Secondo Fassino
    Department of Neurosciences, Psychiatry Section, Service for Eating Disorders, Psychiatry Institute, University of Turin, Via Cherasco 11, 10126 Turin, Italy
    J Psychosom Res 54:559-66. 2003
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the anger levels and their management in obese patients...
  31. ncbi request reprint Combining the Rorschach test and the Temperament Character Inventory: a new perspective on personality assessment
    S Fassino
    Department of Neurosciences, Psychiatry Section, Torino University School of Medicine, Via Cherasco 11, I 10126 Turin, Italy
    Psychopathology 36:84-91. 2003
    ..e. the Rorschach test) often lack objectivity. This study compared the results of personality assessment with the Temperament and Character Inventory (TCI) and the Rorschach test to verify their validity...
  32. ncbi request reprint Baseline personality functioning correlates with 6 month outcome in schizophrenia
    Secondo Fassino
    Section of Psychiatry, Department of Neurosciences, University of Turin, V Cherasco 11, CAP 10126 Turin, Italy
    Eur Psychiatry 18:93-100. 2003
    ..The aim was to evaluate the outcome and related psychostructural and clinical factors in schizophrenic patients after they underwent 6 months of residential multimodal treatment...
  33. ncbi request reprint Eating behaviors and attitudes in women with infertility: a controlled study
    Secondo Fassino
    Department of Neurosciences, Psychiatry Section, Service for Eating Disorders, Turin University, Turin, Italy
    Int J Eat Disord 33:178-84. 2003
    ..Psychological and behavioral factors may play a role in some cases of infertility. The extent to which eating behaviors and attitudes contribute to infertility is unknown...
  34. ncbi request reprint An attempt to understand the paradox of anorexia nervosa without drive for thinness
    Giovanni Abbate-Daga
    Department of Neurosciences, Section of Psychiatry, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    Psychiatry Res 149:215-21. 2007
    ..Implications for treatment are discussed...
  35. ncbi request reprint Factors related to severity of vomiting behaviors in bulimia nervosa
    Giovanni Abbate-Daga
    Department of Neurosciences, Psychiatric Institute, University of Turin, Via Cherasco 11, 10126 Torino, Italy
    Psychiatry Res 134:75-84. 2005
    ..Patients with a high frequency of vomiting need specific therapeutic interventions to enhance the character dimension of Self-Directedness...
  36. ncbi request reprint Temperament and character in obese women with and without binge eating disorder
    Secondo Fassino
    Department of Neuroscience, Psychiatry Section, Service for Eating Disorders, Turin University, Turin, Italy
    Compr Psychiatry 43:431-7. 2002
    ..Moreover, as regards personality, a lower SD and a higher risk of Personality Disorders were found in obese BED patients. Different severities of overweight do not seem to relate to a specific personality susceptibility...
  37. ncbi request reprint Eating problems and personality traits. An Italian pilot study among 992 high school students
    Giovanni Abbate-Daga
    Psichiatria Universitaria CPR DCA, Ospedale San Giovanni Battista Department of Neuroscience, Psychiatry Section, University of Turin, Italy
    Eur Eat Disord Rev 15:471-8. 2007
    ..To evaluate the prevalence of eating problems and to investigate personality traits associated with disturbed eating behaviours among Italian high school students...
  38. ncbi request reprint Temperament and character profile of eating disorders: a controlled study with the Temperament and Character Inventory
    Secondo Fassino
    Department of Neurosciences, Psychiatry Section, Service for Eating Disorders, University of Torino, Torino, Italy
    Int J Eat Disord 32:412-25. 2002
    ..A way to face this problem is to examine the personality traits underlying these disorders...
  39. ncbi request reprint Neuroendocrine effects of citalopram infusion in anorexia nervosa
    Valeria Mondelli
    Section of Psychiatry, Department of Neuroscience, University of Turin, Italy
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 31:1139-48. 2006
    ....
  40. ncbi request reprint A 12 to 24 weeks pilot study of sertraline treatment in obese women binge eaters
    Paolo Leombruni
    Department of Neurosciences, Psychiatry Section, Turin University, and Centre for Eating Disorders, Az Ospedaliera San Giovanni Battista di Torino, Italy
    Hum Psychopharmacol 21:181-8. 2006
    ..Further studies are needed to confirm the usefulness of sertraline in the treatment of patients with BED and also in binge eaters with a less severe eating psychopathology...
  41. doi request reprint Hypomania across the binge eating spectrum. A study on hypomanic symptoms in full criteria and sub-threshold binge eating subjects
    Federico Amianto
    Center for Eating Disorders, Department of Neuroscience, University of Turin, Via Cherasco 11, 10126, Turin, Italy
    J Affect Disord 133:580-3. 2011
    ..The present paper aims to investigate whether subjects with BED full criteria show more hypomanic symptoms than those with s-BED, after controlling for personality variables as potential confounders...
  42. ncbi request reprint Anger, depression and personality dimensions in patients with migraine without aura
    Giovanni Abbate-Daga
    Psychiatry Section, Department of Neuroscience, Ospedale San Giovanni Battista, Psichiatria Universitaria CPR DCA, Turin, Italy
    Psychother Psychosom 76:122-8. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to identify whether migraine patients and controls share distinctive personality traits...
  43. pmc Psychosomatic syndromes and anorexia nervosa
    Giovanni Abbate-Daga
    Department of Neuroscience, Section of Psychiatry, Eating Disorders Centre, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    BMC Psychiatry 13:14. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to use the Diagnostic Criteria for Psychosomatic Research (DCPR) to assess psychosomatic syndromes in AN and to evaluate if psychosomatic syndromes could identify subgroups of AN patients...
  44. doi request reprint Attachment insecurity, personality, and body dissatisfaction in eating disorders
    Giovanni Abbate-Daga
    Department of Neuroscience, Section of Psychiatry, Eating Disorders Centre, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    J Nerv Ment Dis 198:520-4. 2010
    ..This study supports the hypothesis that attachment insecurity is directly correlated with BD, core element in predicting and perpetuating EDs, independently of personality. Implications for treatment are discussed...
  45. doi request reprint Emotions in eating disorders: changes of anger control after an emotion-focused day hospital treatment
    Giovanni Abbate-Daga
    Eating Disorders Center, Department of Neuroscience, Section of Psychiatry, University of Turin, Italy
    Eur Eat Disord Rev 20:496-501. 2012
    ..This study aimed to investigate anger features in ED patients before and after an intensive day hospital (DH) specifically focused on emotions...
  46. doi request reprint A randomized, double-blind trial comparing sertraline and fluoxetine 6-month treatment in obese patients with Binge Eating Disorder
    Paolo Leombruni
    Department of Neurosciences, Psychiatry Section, University of Torino, Centre for Eating Disorders and Obesity, Ospedale San Giovanni Battista le Molinette of Torino, Via Cherasco 11, Torino, Italy
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 32:1599-605. 2008
    ..These results were maintained by responders (weigh loss of at least 5% of baseline weight) over 24 weeks. The results suggest that a 6-month treatment with SSRI may be an effective option to treat patients with BED...
  47. ncbi request reprint Exploring personality clusters among parents of ED subjects. Relationship with parents' psychopathology, attachment, and family dynamics
    Federico Amianto
    Department of Neuroscience, Psychiatry Section, Regional Pilot Centre for Eating Disorders, University of Turin Electronic address
    Compr Psychiatry 54:797-811. 2013
    ..Family interacts with genetic dispositions and other pathogenic factors, and may influence the outburst, development and outcome of EDs. The present study explores with a cluster analysis the personality traits of parents of ED subjects...
  48. doi request reprint Does anger mediate between personality and eating symptoms in bulimia nervosa?
    Federico Amianto
    Department of Neurosciences, Psychiatry Section, Service for Eating Disorders, Turin University, Turin, Italy
    Psychiatry Res 200:502-12. 2012
    ..Relational skills may represent a relevant target for the treatment of BN...
  49. doi request reprint Effectiveness of cognitive remediation therapy (CRT) in anorexia nervosa: a case series
    Giovanni Abbate-Daga
    Department of Neuroscience, Section of Psychiatry, Eating Disorders Program, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    J Clin Exp Neuropsychol 34:1009-15. 2012
    ..CRT was also associated with improvement of reflexive skills and awareness. These preliminary findings are promising, but further work is necessary to find ways of enhancing the effects of this treatment...
  50. pmc Cognitive flexibility in verbal and nonverbal domains and decision making in anorexia nervosa patients: a pilot study
    Giovanni Abbate-Daga
    Eating Disorders Center, Department of Neuroscience, University of Turin, Italy
    BMC Psychiatry 11:162. 2011
    ..This paper aimed to investigate cognitive rigidity and decision making impairments in patients diagnosed with Anorexia Nervosa Restrictive type (AN-R), assessing also verbal components...
  51. doi request reprint Duloxetine in obese binge eater outpatients: preliminary results from a 12-week open trial
    Paolo Leombruni
    Department of Neurosciences, Turin University, Pilot Centre for Eating Disorders, Italy
    Hum Psychopharmacol 24:483-8. 2009
    ..We evaluated the efficacy of duloxetine, an SNRI, in 45 obese patients who reported binge eating...
  52. doi request reprint Personality development characteristics of women with anorexia nervosa, their healthy siblings and healthy controls: What prevents and what relates to psychopathology?
    Federico Amianto
    Department of Neurosciences, Psychiatry Section, Service for Eating Disorders, Turin University, Turin, Italy
    Psychiatry Res 187:401-8. 2011
    ..High need for approval was independently related to psychopathological traits in anorexic siblings. Implications for prevention and treatment are discussed...
  53. ncbi request reprint Attentional biases and frontal functioning in anorexia nervosa
    Secondo Fassino
    Department of Neurosciences, Psychiatry Section, Service for Eating Disorders, Turin University, Turin, Italy
    Int J Eat Disord 31:274-83. 2002
    ..The aim was to highlight any correlation between neuropsychological functioning and the degree of pathology for food style, body image, and physical state...
  54. ncbi request reprint Anorectic family dynamics: temperament and character data
    Secondo Fassino
    Department of Neuroscience, Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Torino University School of Medicine, Turin, Italy
    Compr Psychiatry 43:114-20. 2002
    ..The TCI was useful in discriminating between normal controls and anorectic subjects, their parents, and the whole anorectic family...
  55. ncbi request reprint Do anorectic men share personality traits with opiate dependent men? A case-control study
    Giovanni Abbate-Daga
    Neurosciences Department, Psychiatry Section, Service for Eating Disorders, University of Torino, Via Cherasco 11, 10127 Torino, Italy
    Addict Behav 32:170-4. 2007
    ..The co-diagnosis of a substance use disorder in male ED patients is frequent. Nevertheless, knowledge about the mutual predisposing factors or personality analogies is currently scarce and hypotheses are controversial...
  56. ncbi request reprint Citalopram versus fluoxetine for the treatment of patients with bulimia nervosa: a single-blind randomized controlled trial
    Paolo Leombruni
    Department of Neurosciences, Section of Psychiatry University of Turin, S Giovanni Battista Hospital, Turin, Italy
    Adv Ther 23:481-94. 2006
    ..Both treatments showed some effect on outcome measures, but efficacy profiles did not overlap. Citalopram may be useful in depressed patients with bulimia, whereas fluoxetine is more specific for those with introjected anger and bulimia...
  57. ncbi request reprint Psychological predictors of outcome in vertical banded gastroplasty: a 6 months prospective pilot study
    Paolo Leombruni
    Department of Neurosciences, Psychiatry Section, Centre for Eating Disorders, University of Turin, Italy
    Obes Surg 17:941-8. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to assess whether psychological presurgical variables can predict outcome of vertical banded gastroplasty (VBG) in the short term...
  58. ncbi request reprint Health-related Quality of Life in Adult Inpatients Affected by Anorexia Nervosa
    Giovanni Abbate-Daga
    Eating Disorders Center for Treatment and Research, Department of Neuroscience, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    Eur Eat Disord Rev 22:285-91. 2014
    ..We aimed at evaluating severe AN patients' HRQoL at discharge using different instruments and correlating this measure with clinical variables...
  59. ncbi request reprint An exploratory study to subtype obese binge eaters by personality traits
    Paolo Leombruni
    Rita Levi Montalcini Neuroscience Department, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    Psychother Psychosom 83:114-8. 2014
    ..Personality traits have been studied extensively in this population, leading to different, and at times conflicting, results. Subtyping BED people along these features could add to our knowledge of the disorder...
  60. doi request reprint Psychotic symptoms in a woman with severe Anorexia Nervosa : psychotic symptoms in Anorexia Nervosa
    Nadia Delsedime
    Eating Disorders Program, Department of Neuroscience, Psychiatry Section, University of Turin, Via Cherasco 11, 10126, Turin, Italy
    Eat Weight Disord 18:95-8. 2013
    ..Finally, the dynamically oriented therapeutic relationship helped the patient to gain weight and to achieve a full recovery from psychotic symptoms...
  61. pmc Supervised team management, with or without structured psychotherapy, in heavy users of a mental health service with borderline personality disorder: a two-year follow-up preliminary randomized study
    Federico Amianto
    Neurosciences Department, Psychiatry Section, University of Torino, Turin, Italy
    BMC Psychiatry 11:181. 2011
    ..Effectiveness was evaluated 6 times along a two-year follow-up...
  62. pmc The temperament and character inventory in women with migraine
    Franco Mongini
    Department of Clinical Pathophysiology, Headache and Facial Pain Unit, University of Turin, Corso Dogliotti 14, I 10126, Turin, Italy
    J Headache Pain 6:247-9. 2005
    ..Our results show that in migraine the higher HA score could be partly associated to comorbid depression while the high P dimension seems to be solely related to the presence of migraine...
  63. doi request reprint The role of anger in adherence to highly active antiretroviral treatment in patients infected with HIV
    Paolo Leombruni
    Neuroscience Department, Psychiatry Section, University of Torino, Torino, Italy
    Psychother Psychosom 78:254-7. 2009
    ..However, the relationship between psychological variables and medication adherence is still poorly understood. The aim of this study was to investigate how anger dimensions in subjects with HIV affect adherence to antiretroviral drugs...
  64. ncbi request reprint Clinical, psychological and personality features related to age of onset of anorexia nervosa
    G Abbate-Daga
    Department of Neurosciences, Section of Psychiatry, University of Turin Eating Disorders Center, Ospedale San Giovanni Battista Molinette, Turin, Italy
    Psychopathology 40:261-8. 2007
    ..To investigate the relationship between age of onset and clinical and personality features of patients with anorexia nervosa (AN)...
  65. ncbi request reprint Temperament and character in italian men with anorexia nervosa: a controlled study with the temperament and character inventory
    S Fassino
    Neurosciences Department, University of Torino, Italy
    J Nerv Ment Dis 189:788-94. 2001
    ..These results should be helpful in directing pharmacologic and psychotherapeutic approaches that consider the specific personality traits of these patients...
  66. ncbi request reprint Effects of free fatty acids on ACTH and cortisol secretion in anorexia nervosa
    Fabio Lanfranco
    Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Turin, Corso Dogliotti 14, I 10126 Turin, Italy
    Eur J Endocrinol 154:731-8. 2006
    ..We studied the effects of a lipid load on ACTH and cortisol secretion in patients with anorexia nervosa in comparison with normal subjects...
  67. ncbi request reprint Outcome predictors in anorectic patients after 6 months of multimodal treatment
    S Fassino
    Department of Neurosciences, Psychiatry Section, Service for Eating Disorders, Turin University, Turin, Italy
    Psychother Psychosom 70:201-8. 2001
    ..Anorexia nervosa is a severe disorder that often responds poorly to treatment. At this time, little is known about pretreatment predictors of response...
  68. ncbi request reprint Anger and personality in eating disorders
    S Fassino
    Department of Neuroscience, Psychiatric Institute, University of Turin, Via Cherasco 11, 10126 Torino, Italy
    J Psychosom Res 51:757-64. 2001
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  69. ncbi request reprint Psychological treatment of eating disorders. A review of the literature
    S Fassino
    Psychiatry Unit, Department of Neurosciences, University of Turin, Center for Food Behaviour Disorders, Amedeo di Savoia Hospital, Turin, Italy
    Panminerva Med 46:189-98. 2004
    ..There is still a need for a shared concept of outcome in EDs, since the efficacy of psychological treatment is greatly influenced by the definition of outcome adopted (concerning symptoms, psychosocial functioning, personality)...
  70. doi request reprint Oxcarbazepine for the treatment of binge eating disorder: a case series
    Paolo Leombruni
    Department of Neurosciences, Section of Psychiatry, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    Adv Ther 25:718-24. 2008
    ..8-2.9 kg). Our results were inconsistent, but the drug was effective for some patients who showed marked impulsivity in eating behaviours and depressive symptoms...
  71. ncbi request reprint Depression and the existential domain in the assessment of quality of life in HIV outpatients with the McGill questionnaire
    P Leombruni
    Psychiatry Section, Neuroscience Department, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    Panminerva Med 51:197-203. 2009
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  72. ncbi request reprint Nonresponder anorectic patients after 6 months of multimodal treatment: predictors of outcome
    S Fassino
    Department of Neurosciences, Psychiatry Section, Service for Eating Disorders, Turin University, V Cherasco 11, 10126, Turin, Italy
    Eur Psychiatry 16:466-73. 2001
    ..The present data suggest focusing pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy, even family counseling, with a progression more strictly related to the current personality functioning level and psychopathology of each patient...
  73. doi request reprint Brain volumetric abnormalities in patients with anorexia and bulimia nervosa: a voxel-based morphometry study
    Federico Amianto
    Psychiatry Section, Department of Neurosciences, University of Turin, Italy
    Psychiatry Res 213:210-6. 2013
    ....
  74. pmc Treatment of obese patients with binge eating disorder using topiramate: a review
    Paolo Leombruni
    Department of Neurosciences, Psychiatry Section, University, of Torino, Centre for Eating, Disorders and Obesity, Torino, Italy
    Neuropsychiatr Dis Treat 5:385-92. 2009
    ..Although the evidence is preliminary, topiramate appears to be a relatively safe and effective treatment for obese subjects with BED. Limitations of the studies and future directions for research are discussed...
  75. ncbi request reprint Psychological investigation in female patients suffering from urinary incontinence
    G Chiara
    University of Turin, Italy
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 9:73-7. 1998
    ..Such patients tend to develop psychosomatic reactions that may contribute to the severity of their symptoms...
  76. ncbi request reprint Eating disorders and the Internet: cure and curse
    G Abbate Daga
    Eating Disorders Center, Department of Neurosciences, Psychiatric Institute, University of Turin, 10126 Turino, Italy
    Eat Weight Disord 11:e68-71. 2006
    ..The aim of this report is to suggest the general features and potential clinical implications of "pro-Ana" websites and those concerning the treatment of EDs...
  77. ncbi request reprint Day hospital programmes for eating disorders: a review of the similarities, differences and goals
    G Abbate-Daga
    Eating Disorders Centre, Neurosciences Department, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    Eat Weight Disord 14:e31-41. 2009
    ..Further investigation is required to make DH treatment programmes measurable and comparable...
  78. ncbi request reprint The adrenal sensitivity to ACTH stimulation is preserved in anorexia nervosa
    F Lanfranco
    Division of Endocrinology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 27:436-41. 2004
    ..On the other hand, a reduced sensitivity to ACTH of the glomerularis adrenal zone in patients with AN is suggested by the lack of aldosterone response to the lowest corticotropin dose...
  79. doi request reprint Self-esteem and personality in subjects with and without body dysmorphic disorder traits undergoing cosmetic rhinoplasty: preliminary data
    G Pecorari
    First ENT Division of Turin University, Turin, Italy
    J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 63:493-8. 2010
    ..BDD occurs in about 5% of patients who seek cosmetic surgery, and rhinoplasty is the most frequently sought treatment. A correlation exists between individuals' self-esteem and demand for cosmetic surgery...
  80. ncbi request reprint The psychopharmacotherapy of anorexia nervosa: clinical, neuroendocrine and metabolic aspects
    G Abbate Daga
    Division of Psychiatry, Department of Neurosciences, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 27:975-81. 2004
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  81. ncbi request reprint A 12-month comparison of brief psychodynamic psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy treatment in subjects with generalised anxiety disorders in a community setting
    Andrea Ferrero
    Mental Health Department, ASL 7 of Chivasso, V Don Paviolo 5, 10036 Settimo T se TO, Italy
    Eur Psychiatry 22:530-9. 2007
    ..A logistic regression model predicted anxiety remission only by CGI at T1. This paper discusses these results in relation to the use of brief psychotherapy within community mental health services...
  82. ncbi request reprint Olanzapine therapy in anorexia nervosa: psychobiological effects
    Francesca Brambilla
    Department Mental Health, Sacco Hospital, Milan, Italy
    Int Clin Psychopharmacol 22:197-204. 2007
    ..No correlations were observed between homovanilic acid concentrations and psychopathological parameters. The pharmacological treatment can significantly improve specific aspects of anorexia nervosa...
  83. ncbi request reprint The effect of inpatient cognitive-behavioral therapy for eating disorders on temperament and character
    Riccardo Dalle Grave
    Department of Eating and Weight Disorder, Villa Garda Hospital, Garda, Verona, Italy
    Behav Res Ther 45:1335-44. 2007
    ..These results are relevant for future studies based on TCI...
  84. ncbi request reprint [Clinical and sociodemographic features associated with the high and prolonged utilization of resources by outpatients of a community psychiatric service]
    Andrea Ferrero
    Epidemiol Psichiatr Soc 17:82-7. 2008