A Troisi

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Affiliation: University of Rome Tor Vergata
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Facial expressivity during the clinical interview as a predictor functional disability in schizophrenia. a pilot study
    Alfonso Troisi
    Department of Neurosciences, University of Rome Tor Vergata, via G A Guattani, 00161, Rome, Italy
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 31:475-81. 2007
  2. pmc Variation in the μ-opioid receptor gene (OPRM1) moderates the influence of early maternal care on fearful attachment
    Alfonso Troisi
    Department of Neurosciences, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Via Montpellier 1, 00133 Rome, Italy
    Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 7:542-7. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Psychoactive drug use: Expand the scope of outcome assessment
    Alfonso Troisi
    Department of Neuroscience, University of Rome Tor Vergata, 00133 Rome, Italy http web uniroma2 it medicinait php
    Behav Brain Sci 34:324-5. 2011
  4. ncbi request reprint The relationship between anger and depression in a clinical sample of young men: the role of insecure attachment
    Alfonso Troisi
    Department of Neurosciences, University of Rome Tor Vergata, via Guattani 14, 00161 Rome, Italy
    J Affect Disord 79:269-72. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint The concept of alternative strategies and its relevance to psychiatry and clinical psychology
    Alfonso Troisi
    Department of Neurosciences, University of Tor Vergata, via Guattani 14, 00161 Rome, Italy
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 29:159-68. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Early separation anxiety and adult attachment style in women with eating disorders
    Alfonso Troisi
    Department of Neurosciences, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy
    Br J Clin Psychol 44:89-97. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Plasma ghrelin in anorexia, bulimia, and binge-eating disorder: relations with eating patterns and circulating concentrations of cortisol and thyroid hormones
    Alfonso Troisi
    Department of Neurosciences, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy
    Neuroendocrinology 81:259-66. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Apolipoprotein A-I/apolipoprotein B ratio and aggression in violent and nonviolent young adult males
    Alfonso Troisi
    Department of Neurosciences, University of Rome Tor Vergata, via Guattani 14, 00161 Rome, Italy
    J Psychiatr Res 40:466-72. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Body dissatisfaction in women with eating disorders: relationship to early separation anxiety and insecure attachment
    Alfonso Troisi
    Department of Neuroscience, University of Rome Tor Vergata, via Guattani 14, 00161 Rome, Italy
    Psychosom Med 68:449-53. 2006
  10. doi request reprint Cholesterol in coronary heart disease and psychiatric disorders: same or opposite effects on morbidity risk?
    Alfonso Troisi
    Department of Neurosciences, University of Tor Vergata, via Guattani 14, 00161 Rome, Italy
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 33:125-32. 2009

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  1. ncbi request reprint Facial expressivity during the clinical interview as a predictor functional disability in schizophrenia. a pilot study
    Alfonso Troisi
    Department of Neurosciences, University of Rome Tor Vergata, via G A Guattani, 00161, Rome, Italy
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 31:475-81. 2007
    ..One clinical implication of this finding is that remediation training programs designed to improve nonverbal communication could also serve as a useful adjunct for improving work and social functioning in patients with schizophrenia...
  2. pmc Variation in the μ-opioid receptor gene (OPRM1) moderates the influence of early maternal care on fearful attachment
    Alfonso Troisi
    Department of Neurosciences, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Via Montpellier 1, 00133 Rome, Italy
    Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 7:542-7. 2012
    ....
  3. doi request reprint Psychoactive drug use: Expand the scope of outcome assessment
    Alfonso Troisi
    Department of Neuroscience, University of Rome Tor Vergata, 00133 Rome, Italy http web uniroma2 it medicinait php
    Behav Brain Sci 34:324-5. 2011
    ..An evolutionary analysis requires a much wider focus...
  4. ncbi request reprint The relationship between anger and depression in a clinical sample of young men: the role of insecure attachment
    Alfonso Troisi
    Department of Neurosciences, University of Rome Tor Vergata, via Guattani 14, 00161 Rome, Italy
    J Affect Disord 79:269-72. 2004
    ..Even though the relevance of insecure attachment in the etiology of dysfunctional anger is indicated by a number of findings, few studies have examined the relationship between anger and depression from the perspective of attachment theory...
  5. ncbi request reprint The concept of alternative strategies and its relevance to psychiatry and clinical psychology
    Alfonso Troisi
    Department of Neurosciences, University of Tor Vergata, via Guattani 14, 00161 Rome, Italy
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 29:159-68. 2005
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Early separation anxiety and adult attachment style in women with eating disorders
    Alfonso Troisi
    Department of Neurosciences, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy
    Br J Clin Psychol 44:89-97. 2005
    ..To ascertain whether women with eating disorders have a higher frequency of separation anxiety symptoms in childhood, and a higher prevalence of insecure styles of adult attachment, compared with healthy women...
  7. ncbi request reprint Plasma ghrelin in anorexia, bulimia, and binge-eating disorder: relations with eating patterns and circulating concentrations of cortisol and thyroid hormones
    Alfonso Troisi
    Department of Neurosciences, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy
    Neuroendocrinology 81:259-66. 2005
    ..Based on these data, we suggest that, in women with eating disorders, ghrelin concentrations best reflect nutritional status rather than specific patterns of disordered eating behavior...
  8. ncbi request reprint Apolipoprotein A-I/apolipoprotein B ratio and aggression in violent and nonviolent young adult males
    Alfonso Troisi
    Department of Neurosciences, University of Rome Tor Vergata, via Guattani 14, 00161 Rome, Italy
    J Psychiatr Res 40:466-72. 2006
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint Body dissatisfaction in women with eating disorders: relationship to early separation anxiety and insecure attachment
    Alfonso Troisi
    Department of Neuroscience, University of Rome Tor Vergata, via Guattani 14, 00161 Rome, Italy
    Psychosom Med 68:449-53. 2006
    ..The present study analyzed the association among early separation anxiety, insecure attachment, and body dissatisfaction in a clinical sample of 96 women with anorexia nervosa (n = 31) or bulimia nervosa (n = 65)...
  10. doi request reprint Cholesterol in coronary heart disease and psychiatric disorders: same or opposite effects on morbidity risk?
    Alfonso Troisi
    Department of Neurosciences, University of Tor Vergata, via Guattani 14, 00161 Rome, Italy
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 33:125-32. 2009
    ..A major task of future research is to identify these vulnerable individuals...
  11. doi request reprint Social hedonic capacity is associated with the A118G polymorphism of the mu-opioid receptor gene (OPRM1) in adult healthy volunteers and psychiatric patients
    Alfonso Troisi
    University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy
    Soc Neurosci 6:88-97. 2011
    ..The results reported here are in agreement with the brain opioid hypothesis of social attachment and the established role of opioid transmission in mediating affiliative behavior...
  12. doi request reprint Low cholesterol is a risk factor for attentional impulsivity in patients with mood symptoms
    Alfonso Troisi
    Department of Neurosciences, University of Rome Tor Vergatta, Rome, Italy
    Psychiatry Res 188:83-7. 2011
    ..Considering that attentional impulsivity is a demonstrated risk factor for suicide, patients presenting with low cholesterol and mood symptoms may warrant increased clinical attention and surveillance...
  13. ncbi request reprint Deception through self-deception: Take a look at somatoform disorders
    Alfonso Troisi
    Department of Neuroscience, University of Rome Tor Vergata, 00161 Rome, Italy
    Behav Brain Sci 34:39-40. 2011
    ..The evolutionary hypothesis that self-deception improves the deception of others can explain such a combination of unconscious and intentional production of physical symptoms...
  14. ncbi request reprint Hostility during admission interview as a short-term predictor of aggression in acute psychiatric male inpatients
    Alfonso Troisi
    Department of Neurosciences, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy
    J Clin Psychiatry 64:1460-4. 2003
    ..The goal of this prospective study was to assess the predictive utility of hostility during admission interview...
  15. ncbi request reprint Sexual disorders in the context of Darwinian psychiatry
    A Troisi
    Department of Neurosciences, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 26:54-7. 2003
    ..Clinical data support these predictions...
  16. ncbi request reprint Serum cholesterol levels and mood symptoms in the postpartum period
    Alfonso Troisi
    Department of Neurosciences, University of Rome Tor Vergata, via G A Guattani 14, 00161, Rome, Italy
    Psychiatry Res 109:213-9. 2002
    ..34, P=0.02). This study confirms that the physiological fall in blood lipids in the postpartum period can be a useful model to test the relationship between serum cholesterol levels and mood...
  17. ncbi request reprint Darwinian psychiatry and the concept of mental disorder
    Alfonso Troisi
    Department of Neurosciences, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy
    Neuro Endocrinol Lett 23:31-8. 2002
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  18. ncbi request reprint Ethological research in clinical psychiatry: the study of nonverbal behavior during interviews
    A Troisi
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 23:905-13. 1999
    ..Although the impact of ethology on clinical psychiatry is still limited, recent developments in the fields of ethological and Darwinian psychiatry can revitalize the interest of clinical psychiatrists for ethology...
  19. ncbi request reprint Displacement activities as a behavioral measure of stress in nonhuman primates and human subjects
    Alfonso Troisi
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Rome Tor Vergata, via Guattani, 14, 00161 Rome, Italy
    Stress 5:47-54. 2002
    ..The measurement of displacement activities may be a useful complement to the physiological and psychological studies aimed at analyzing the correlates and consequences of stress...
  20. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in vulnerability to social stress: a Darwinian perspective
    A Troisi
    Cattedra di Psichiatria, Universita di Roma Tor Vergata, via Guattani, 14, 00161, Rome, Italy
    Physiol Behav 73:443-9. 2001
    ..Clinical data from patients suffering from depression triggered by social stress are reviewed to test predictions derived from these theories...
  21. ncbi request reprint Season of birth, gender and negative symptoms in schizophrenia
    A Troisi
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy
    Eur Psychiatry 16:342-8. 2001
    ..These results suggest that gender plays a role in modulating the effect of the season of birth on symptoms of schizophrenia...
  22. ncbi request reprint Age specificity of the relationship between serum cholesterol and mood in obese women
    A Troisi
    Cattedra di Psichiatria, Universita di Roma Tor Vergata, via G A Guattani, 14, 00161, Rome, Italy
    Physiol Behav 72:409-13. 2001
    ..The results of this study suggest that preventive programs or drug treatments for reducing cholesterol levels in elderly obese women should include a careful evaluation of mood state...
  23. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in depression: an ethological study of nonverbal behavior during interviews
    A Troisi
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
    J Psychiatr Res 33:243-50. 1999
    ..These results are discussed in view of clinical data indicating a relationship between gender, style of social interaction and response to antidepressant drugs...
  24. ncbi request reprint Early maternal rejection and later social anxiety in juvenile and adult Japanese macaques
    G Schino
    Dipartimento di Genetica e Biologia Molecolare, Universita La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    Dev Psychobiol 38:186-90. 2001
    ..Although based on correlational data, these results suggest that in macaques maternal rejection can promote offspring independence and the development of a less anxious personality...
  25. doi request reprint Frequency and clinical correlates of adult separation anxiety in a sample of 508 outpatients with mood and anxiety disorders
    S Pini
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pisa, Italy
    Acta Psychiatr Scand 122:40-6. 2010
    ..To evaluate the frequency and clinical correlates of adult separation anxiety disorder in a large cohort of patients with mood and anxiety disorders...
  26. ncbi request reprint Psychiatric symptoms in male cannabis users not using other illicit drugs
    A Troisi
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
    Addiction 93:487-92. 1998
    ..To assess the prevalence of DSM-III-R axes I and II disorders and the severity of psychiatric symptoms in cannabis users who did not use other illicit drugs...
  27. ncbi request reprint Paranoid/belligerence and neuroleptic dosage in newly admitted schizophrenic patients
    A Troisi
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
    J Clin Psychopharmacol 17:84-7. 1997
    ..These findings suggest that clinicians' strategy of increasing neuroleptic dosage at the manifestation of hostility is not limited to assaultive or uncooperative schizophrenic patients who are on very high dosages of neuroleptics...
  28. ncbi request reprint Insecure attachment and alexithymia in young men with mood symptoms
    A Troisi
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
    J Nerv Ment Dis 189:311-6. 2001
    ..These data suggest a role for early developmental factors in the etiology of alexithymia..
  29. ncbi request reprint Relationship with the mother modulates the response of yearling Japanese macaques (Macaca fuscata) to the birth of a sibling
    G Schino
    Cattedra di Psichiatria, Universita di Roma Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy
    J Comp Psychol 115:392-6. 2001
    ..Security of the attachment relationship with the mother may be the factor mediating the link between the time in contact and the yearling's response to the birth of a sibling...
  30. ncbi request reprint Serum cholesterol and impulsivity in a large sample of healthy young men
    Flavio Pozzi
    Department of Internal Medicine, Unit of Endocrinology, University of Tor Vergata, Via di Tor Vergata 135, 00133, Rome, Italy
    Psychiatry Res 120:239-45. 2003
    ..Taken together, these findings suggest that, in healthy young men, a relationship between cholesterol and impulsivity emerges only when the statistical analysis focuses on subjects with very low levels of cholesterol...
  31. doi request reprint Early trauma and adult obesity: is psychological dysfunction the mediating mechanism?
    Alberto D'Argenio
    Obesity Center, INI Istituto Neurotraumatologico Italiano, Grottaferrata, Rome, Italy
    Physiol Behav 98:543-6. 2009
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  32. ncbi request reprint Depressive symptoms and insecure attachment as predictors of disability in a clinical population of patients with episodic and chronic migraine
    Paolo Rossi
    Headache Clinic, INI Grottaferrata, and Department of Neuroscience, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
    Headache 45:561-70. 2005
    ....
  33. ncbi request reprint Decreased plasma adiponectin concentration in major depression
    Roberto Leo
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Rome Tor Vergata, School of Medicine, Rome, Italy
    Neurosci Lett 407:211-3. 2006
    ..83, P<0.001). This study shows decreased plasma adiponectin concentrations in major depression patients and relates adiponectinemia reduction to major depression severity...
  34. ncbi request reprint Grooming and aggression in captive Japanese macaques
    Gabriele Schino
    Istituto di Scienze e Tecnologie della Cognizione, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Rome, Italy
    Primates 46:207-9. 2005
    ..These results are interpreted in light of the conflicting processes that are likely to underlie macaque social choices...
  35. ncbi request reprint Association between enhanced soluble CD40 ligand and proinflammatory and prothrombotic states in major depressive disorder: pilot observations on the effects of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor therapy
    Roberto Leo
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Rome Tor Vergata, School of Medicine, Rome, Italy
    J Clin Psychiatry 67:1760-6. 2006
    ....
  36. doi request reprint Nonverbal behavior during standardized interviews in patients with schizophrenia spectrum disorders
    Martin Brune
    Centre for Psychiatry, Psychotherapy, Psychosomatics and Preventative Medicine, University of Bochum, Germany
    J Nerv Ment Dis 196:282-8. 2008
    ..Culture-specific nonverbal expressivity seems to play an additional (minor) role in distinguishing patients from healthy controls...
  37. ncbi request reprint Acute psychosocial challenge and cardiac autonomic response in women: the role of estrogens, corticosteroids, and behavioral coping styles
    M Angeles Pico-Alfonso
    Department of Evolutionary and Functional Biology, Stress Physiology Laboratory, University of Parma, Italy
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 32:451-63. 2007
    ..Therefore, the objective assessment of the individual behavioral profile via the analysis of non-verbal communication patterns might represent a powerful tool for identifying subjects with higher risk of cardiac events...
  38. ncbi request reprint Cardiac autonomic reactivity and salivary cortisol in men and women exposed to social stressors: relationship with individual ethological profile
    Andrea Sgoifo
    Department of Evolutionary and Functional Biology, University of Parma, Parco Area delle Science 11 A, Parma, Italy
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 27:179-88. 2003
    ..These results support the hypothesis of a close relationship between the degree of physiological arousal and the style of behavioral adaptation to social stressors...
  39. ncbi request reprint Neonatal abandonment in Japanese macaques
    Gabriele Schino
    Istituto di Scienze e Tecnologie della Cognizione, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, 00197 Rome, Italy
    Am J Phys Anthropol 126:447-52. 2005
    ..These results are partially consistent with adaptive hypotheses predicting maternal divestment under unfavorable conditions, and with proximate explanations linking abandonment to inexperience and stress...