Valdo Ricca

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Affiliation: University of Florence
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. doi 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
  2. doi 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
  3. doi 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
  4. doi 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
  5. ncbi Psychopathological traits and 5-HT2A receptor promoter polymorphism (-1438 G/A) in patients suffering from Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa
    Valdo Ricca
    Department of Neurological and Psychiatric Sciences, Psychiatry Unit, University of Florence, Viale Morgagni, 85, 50134, Italy
    Neurosci Lett 365:92-6. 2004
  6. doi 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
  7. doi 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
  8. doi 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
  9. doi 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
  10. doi Sociodemographic and clinical features of gender identity disorder: an Italian multicentric evaluation
    Alessandra D Fisher
    Andrology Unit, Department of Clinical Physiopathology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    J Sex Med 10:408-19. 2013

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  1. doi 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
    ....
  2. doi 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...
  3. doi 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...
  4. doi 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...
  5. ncbi Psychopathological traits and 5-HT2A receptor promoter polymorphism (-1438 G/A) in patients suffering from Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa
    Valdo Ricca
    Department of Neurological and Psychiatric Sciences, Psychiatry Unit, University of Florence, Viale Morgagni, 85, 50134, Italy
    Neurosci Lett 365:92-6. 2004
    ..003 and P = 0.010, respectively) scores and greater overall severity of the ED psychopathology (EDE total score) (P = 0.012). The obtained preliminary data suggest the use of dimensional psychopathological measures in ED genetic studies...
  6. doi 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...
  7. doi 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...
  8. doi 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...
  9. doi 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)...
  10. doi Sociodemographic and clinical features of gender identity disorder: an Italian multicentric evaluation
    Alessandra D Fisher
    Andrology Unit, Department of Clinical Physiopathology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    J Sex Med 10:408-19. 2013
    ..Currently, no descriptive studies focusing on MtFs and FtMs attending an Italian clinic are available...
  11. doi 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...
  12. doi 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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  13. ncbi 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...
  14. doi 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
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  15. doi Generalized anxiety disorder: is there any specific symptom?
    Carlo Faravelli
    Department of Psychology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Compr Psychiatry 53:1056-62. 2012
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  16. doi 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...
  17. doi 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...
  18. doi 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...
  19. ncbi 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...
  20. doi Risk factors associated with primary and secondary reduced libido in male patients with sexual dysfunction
    Giovanni Corona
    Sexual Medicine and Andrology Unit, Department of Clinical Physiopathology, University of Florence, Viale Pieraccini 6, Florence, Italy
    J Sex Med 10:1074-89. 2013
    ..Reduced libido is a symptom referring more to a reduction in sexual drive for sexual activity...
  21. ncbi Eating disorders and body image disturbances among ballet dancers, gymnasium users and body builders
    Claudia Ravaldi
    Psychiatry Unit, Department of Neurology and Psychiatry, Florence University Medical School, Florence, Italy
    Psychopathology 36:247-54. 2003
    ..Eating disorders are frequent among elite performers of certain sports or physical activities; however, little is known about non-professional performers...
  22. doi Hypoprolactinemia: a new clinical syndrome in patients with sexual dysfunction
    Giovanni Corona
    Andrology Unit, Department of Clinical Physiopathology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    J Sex Med 6:1457-66. 2009
    ..The physiological role of prolactin (PRL) in male sexual behavior is poorly understood. Conversely, the association between PRL pathological elevation in both reproductive and sexual behavior is well defined...
  23. doi Severe depressive symptoms and cardiovascular risk in subjects with erectile dysfunction
    Elisa Bandini
    University of Florence Andrology Unit, Department of Clinical Physiopathology, Florence, Italy
    J Sex Med 7:3477-86. 2010
    ..Erectile dysfunction (ED) and mood depression are often associated and both are correlated with an increased risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality...
  24. doi "It takes two to tango": the relational domain in a cohort of subjects with erectile dysfunction (ED)
    Valentina Boddi
    Department of Physiopathology, Andrology Unit, Florence, Italy
    J Sex Med 9:3126-36. 2012
    ..We previously established a pathological threshold for SIEDY Scale 1 and 3...
  25. doi 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...
  26. ncbi 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...
  27. ncbi 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...
  28. ncbi Effect of hyperprolactinemia in male patients consulting for sexual dysfunction
    Giovanni Corona
    Andrology Unit, Department of Clinical Physiopathology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    J Sex Med 4:1485-93. 2007
    ..The physiological role of prolactin (PRL) in male sexual function has not been completely clarified...
  29. doi 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...
  30. ncbi 5-HT2A receptor gene polymorphism and eating disorders
    Valdo Ricca
    Department of Neurological and Psychiatric Sciences, University of Florence, Viale Morgagni, 85, 50134 Florence, Italy
    Neurosci Lett 323:105-8. 2002
    ..Moreover, the evaluation of 148 patients with anorexia nervosa and 86 patients with bulimia nervosa revealed an association of the A allele with both these disorders...
  31. doi 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
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  32. doi 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...
  33. doi Dimensional profiles of male to female gender identity disorder: an exploratory research
    Alessandra D Fisher
    University of Florence, Andrology Unit, Department of Clinical Physiopathology, Florence, Italy
    J Sex Med 7:2487-98. 2010
    ..Male-to-Female Gender Identity Disorder (MtF GID) is a complex phenomenon that could be better evaluated by using a dimensional approach...
  34. ncbi 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...
  35. doi 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
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  36. doi 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
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  37. ncbi 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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  38. ncbi 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...
  39. doi Are psychopathological features relevant predictors of glucose control in patients with type 2 diabetes? A prospective study
    Francesco Rotella
    Diabetes Agency, Careggi Teaching Hospital and University of Florence, Largo Brambilla 3, 50134 Florence, Italy
    Acta Diabetol 49:S179-84. 2012
    ..These areas should be adequately explored for obtaining an overall picture of the psychological determinants of appropriate metabolic control in diabetes...
  40. 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...
  41. ncbi Case-control and combined family trios analysis of three polymorphisms in the ghrelin gene in European patients with anorexia and bulimia nervosa
    Elena Cellini
    Department of Neurology and Psychiatric Sciences, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Psychiatr Genet 16:51-2. 2006
  42. 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
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  43. ncbi Assessment of the relational factor in male patients consulting for sexual dysfunction: the concept of couple sexual dysfunction
    Giovanni Corona
    Andrology Unit, Department of Clinical Physiopathology, Diabetes Section, Viale Pieraccini 6, Florence, Italy
    J Androl 27:795-801. 2006
    ..Resolving, or at least ameliorating, the relational background and the sexual framework might help in treating male sexual dysfunction...
  44. doi Fit and motivated: outcome predictors in patients starting a program for lifestyle change
    Barbara Cresci
    Endocrinology Unit, AOU Careggi, Florence, Italy
    Obes Facts 6:279-87. 2013
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  45. ncbi Anorexia nervosa and the risk of sudden death
    Alfredo Vannacci
    Am J Med 112:327-8. 2002
  46. ncbi Psycho-biological correlates of free-floating anxiety symptoms in male patients with sexual dysfunctions
    Giovanni Corona
    Andrology Unit, Department of Clinical Physiopathology, Viale Pieraccini 6, 50139 Florence, Italy
    J Androl 27:86-93. 2006
    ..05) related to ASs. In conclusion, in patients with ED-based sexual problems, ASs are correlated to many relational and life stressors. Conversely, organic problems are not necessarily associated with MHQ-A score...
  47. doi Association of NTRK3 and its interaction with NGF suggest an altered cross-regulation of the neurotrophin signaling pathway in eating disorders
    Josep Maria Mercader
    Genes and Disease Program, Center for Genomic Regulation, 08003 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Hum Mol Genet 17:1234-44. 2008
    ..The reported data, in addition to the previous reported findings for BDNF and NTRK2, point neurotrophin signaling genes as key regulators of eating behavior and their altered cross-regulation as susceptibility factors for EDs...
  48. ncbi Association of BDNF with restricting anorexia nervosa and minimum body mass index: a family-based association study of eight European populations
    Marta Ribases
    Genes and Disease Program, Center for Genomic Regulation, Barcelona Biomedical Research Park, Barcelona, Spain
    Eur J Hum Genet 13:428-34. 2005
    ..These results support the involvement of BDNF in eating behaviour and further suggest its participation in the genetic susceptibility to ED, mainly ANR and low minBMI...
  49. ncbi Association of BDNF with anorexia, bulimia and age of onset of weight loss in six European populations
    Marta Ribases
    Genes and Disease Program, Center for Genomic Regulation, Barcelona Biomedical Research Park, Barcelona, Spain
    Hum Mol Genet 13:1205-12. 2004
    ..These are the first two variants associated with the pathophysiology of ED in different populations and support a role for BDNF in the susceptibility to aberrant eating behaviors...
  50. ncbi [Cardiac complications of anorexia nervosa]
    Claudia Ravaldi
    Recenti Prog Med 94:267-70. 2003
    ..The principal risk factors are duration of illness > 10 years, chronic hypokalemia, plasmatic albumin chronically < 3.6 g/dl and absolute QT > or = 600 ms...