Marianna Mazza

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Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants in neurological and psychiatric diseases: an overview
    Marianna Mazza
    Institute of Psychiatry and Psychology, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 31:12-26. 2007
  2. pmc Sleep modifications in acute transient global amnesia
    Giacomo Della Marca
    Institute of Neurology, Department of Neurosciences, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    J Clin Sleep Med 9:921-7. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Treatment of prurigo nodularis with pregabalin
    M Mazza
    Department of Neurosciences, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Roma, Roma, Italy
    J Clin Pharm Ther 38:16-8. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Description and validation of a questionnaire for the detection of meteoropathy and meteorosensitivity: the METEO-Q
    Marianna Mazza
    Department of Neurosciences, Institute of Psychiatry and Psychology, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    Compr Psychiatry 53:103-6. 2012
  5. ncbi request reprint Mood, hormones and quality of life
    M Mazza
    Institute of Psychiatry and Psychology, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Clin Ter 159:105-9. 2008
  6. doi request reprint Effect of aripiprazole on self-reported anhedonia in bipolar depressed patients
    Marianna Mazza
    Institute of Psychiatry and Psychology, Bipolar Disorders Unit, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Psychiatry Res 165:193-6. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint Beneficial acute antidepressant effects of aripiprazole as an adjunctive treatment or monotherapy in bipolar patients unresponsive to mood stabilizers: results from a 16-week open-label trial
    Marianna Mazza
    Catholic University of Sacred Heart of Rome, Institute of Psychiatry and Psychology, Bipolar Disorders Unit, Via Ugo De Carolis, 48 00136 Roma, Italy
    Expert Opin Pharmacother 9:3145-9. 2008
  8. doi request reprint Non-Epileptic Seizures (NES) are predicted by depressive and dissociative symptoms
    Marianna Mazza
    Institute of Psychiatry and Psychology, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Via Ugo De Carolis, 48 00136 Roma, Italy
    Epilepsy Res 84:91-6. 2009
  9. doi request reprint What is the effect of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors on temperament and character in patients with fibromyalgia?
    Marianna Mazza
    Institute of Psychiatry, Catholic University of Sacred Heart of Rome, Largo F Vito 1, Rome 00168, Italy
    Compr Psychiatry 50:240-4. 2009
  10. doi request reprint Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors provide significant lower re-hospitalization rates in patients recovering from acute coronary syndromes: evidence from a meta-analysis
    Marianna Mazza
    Institute of Psychiatry and Psychology, Catholic University of Sacred Heart of Rome, Via Ugo De Carolis 48, Rome, Italy
    J Psychopharmacol 24:1785-92. 2010

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  1. ncbi request reprint Omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants in neurological and psychiatric diseases: an overview
    Marianna Mazza
    Institute of Psychiatry and Psychology, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 31:12-26. 2007
    ..Recently, clinical trials of several neurodegenerative diseases have increasingly targeted the evaluation of the effectiveness of various antioxidants...
  2. pmc Sleep modifications in acute transient global amnesia
    Giacomo Della Marca
    Institute of Neurology, Department of Neurosciences, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    J Clin Sleep Med 9:921-7. 2013
    ....
  3. doi request reprint Treatment of prurigo nodularis with pregabalin
    M Mazza
    Department of Neurosciences, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Roma, Roma, Italy
    J Clin Pharm Ther 38:16-8. 2013
    ..Pregabalin is one of the possible treatments for PN but its safety and efficacy are not well defined. We aimed to assess the efficacy of pregabalin in patients with PN...
  4. doi request reprint Description and validation of a questionnaire for the detection of meteoropathy and meteorosensitivity: the METEO-Q
    Marianna Mazza
    Department of Neurosciences, Institute of Psychiatry and Psychology, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    Compr Psychiatry 53:103-6. 2012
    ..There is a growing interest for the effects of weather changes on both healthy and psychiatric individuals. This study aims to validate a short questionnaire (METEO-Q) for the detection of meteoropathy and meteorosensitivity...
  5. ncbi request reprint Mood, hormones and quality of life
    M Mazza
    Institute of Psychiatry and Psychology, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Clin Ter 159:105-9. 2008
    ....
  6. doi request reprint Effect of aripiprazole on self-reported anhedonia in bipolar depressed patients
    Marianna Mazza
    Institute of Psychiatry and Psychology, Bipolar Disorders Unit, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Psychiatry Res 165:193-6. 2009
    ..Only 16% of patients experienced side effects (akathisia, headache). Future studies should investigate the specificity of anti-anhedonic and anti-depressant properties of aripiprazole in bipolar patients...
  7. ncbi request reprint Beneficial acute antidepressant effects of aripiprazole as an adjunctive treatment or monotherapy in bipolar patients unresponsive to mood stabilizers: results from a 16-week open-label trial
    Marianna Mazza
    Catholic University of Sacred Heart of Rome, Institute of Psychiatry and Psychology, Bipolar Disorders Unit, Via Ugo De Carolis, 48 00136 Roma, Italy
    Expert Opin Pharmacother 9:3145-9. 2008
    ..The aim of this open-label trial is to give more evidence of the clinical effectiveness and tolerability of aripiprazole in acute bipolar depression...
  8. doi request reprint Non-Epileptic Seizures (NES) are predicted by depressive and dissociative symptoms
    Marianna Mazza
    Institute of Psychiatry and Psychology, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Via Ugo De Carolis, 48 00136 Roma, Italy
    Epilepsy Res 84:91-6. 2009
    ....
  9. doi request reprint What is the effect of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors on temperament and character in patients with fibromyalgia?
    Marianna Mazza
    Institute of Psychiatry, Catholic University of Sacred Heart of Rome, Largo F Vito 1, Rome 00168, Italy
    Compr Psychiatry 50:240-4. 2009
    ....
  10. doi request reprint Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors provide significant lower re-hospitalization rates in patients recovering from acute coronary syndromes: evidence from a meta-analysis
    Marianna Mazza
    Institute of Psychiatry and Psychology, Catholic University of Sacred Heart of Rome, Via Ugo De Carolis 48, Rome, Italy
    J Psychopharmacol 24:1785-92. 2010
    ..These data suggest that antidepressant therapy with SSRIs, given its efficacy and safety, should be routinely considered in patients with a recent ACS and depression symptoms...
  11. doi request reprint Primary cerebral blood flow deficiency and Alzheimer's disease: shadows and lights
    Marianna Mazza
    Department of Neurosciences, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    J Alzheimers Dis 23:375-89. 2011
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  12. doi request reprint Factors associated with the course of symptoms in bipolar disorder during a 1-year follow-up: depression vs. sub-threshold mixed state
    Marianna Mazza
    Department of Neurosciences, Institute of Psychiatry and Psychology, Bipolar Disorders Unit, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Nord J Psychiatry 65:419-26. 2011
    ..Mixed mood states, even in their sub-threshold forms, may significantly affect the course and outcome of bipolar disorder (BD)...
  13. ncbi request reprint Effect of levetiracetam on depression and anxiety in adult epileptic patients
    Marianna Mazza
    Institute of Psychiatry and Psychology, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Rome, Via Ugo De Carolis, 48 00136 Rome, Italy
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 32:539-43. 2008
    ..Interictal depression is common in patients with epilepsy and it significantly impacts quality of life. Some studies indicate that levetiracetam (LEV) may have mood stabilizing properties...
  14. ncbi request reprint A treatment protocol for suicidal patients in a day hospital setting: preliminary results
    Marianna Mazza
    Institute of Psychiatry and Psychology, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Rome, Largo F Vito 1, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Psychiatry Res 143:307-10. 2006
    ..Of 70 subjects admitted for a suicide attempt to the "A. Gemelli" Hospital in Rome, eight (11.4%) dropped out, 62 (88.5%) completed the study, and 15 (24.19%) showed suicidal ideation within 1 year. No patients completed suicide...
  15. ncbi request reprint [Psychopathology in epilepsy and pseudoepilepsy: preliminary results in our experience]
    M Mazza
    Istituto di Psichiatria e Psicologia, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Roma, Italia
    Clin Ter 157:219-23. 2006
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  16. ncbi request reprint Ginkgo biloba and donepezil: a comparison in the treatment of Alzheimer's dementia in a randomized placebo-controlled double-blind study
    M Mazza
    Department of Psychiatry, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Eur J Neurol 13:981-5. 2006
    ..In addition, this study contributes to establish the efficacy and tolerability of the Ginkgo biloba special extract E.S. in the dementia of the Alzheimer type with special respect to moderately severe stages...
  17. ncbi request reprint Oxcarbazepine in bipolar disorder: a critical review of the literature
    Marianna Mazza
    Institute of Psychiatry, Bipolar Disorders Unit, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Expert Opin Pharmacother 8:649-56. 2007
    ..OXC can be particularly useful as an add-on treatment in bipolar disorder patients for whom previous treatments have failed, or in patients who have difficulty tolerating adequate dosages of standard approved treatments...
  18. ncbi request reprint Neuroendocrinology of mood disorders
    M Mazza
    Institute of Psychiatry and Psychology, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Clin Ter 155:537-41. 2004
    ..Consideration and evaluation of endocrine status result important in psychiatric patients, both to ensure proper diagnosis and adequate treatment...
  19. ncbi request reprint Epilepsy and depression: risk factors for suicide?
    M Mazza
    Institute of Psychiatry and Psychology, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Clin Ter 155:425-7. 2004
    ....
  20. ncbi request reprint Sleep disorders in the elderly
    M Mazza
    Istituto di Psichiatria e Psicologia, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Roma, Italia
    Clin Ter 155:391-4. 2004
    ..This review describes all these common sleep problems in the older population and their possible treatment...
  21. ncbi request reprint Day hospital treatment for mood disorders
    Marianna Mazza
    Department of Psychiatry, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Psychiatr Serv 55:436-8. 2004
    ..The study participants reported a significant reduction in symptoms as well as improvements in social adaptation and overall functioning...
  22. doi request reprint Bipolar disorder: "pure" versus mixed depression over a 1-year follow-up
    Marianna Mazza
    Department of Neurosciences, Institute of Psychiatry and Psychology, Bipolar Disorders Unit, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Int J Psychiatry Clin Pract 16:113-20. 2012
    ..To compare two samples of Bipolar (BD) patients presenting "pure" (D) and mixed (Mx) depression to assess any difference in terms of clinical outcome, social functioning and quality of life during a 1-year follow-up...
  23. ncbi request reprint Oxcarbazepine improves mood in patients with epilepsy
    Marianna Mazza
    Institute of Psychiatry and Psychology, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Via Ugo De Carolis 48, 00136 Rome, Italy
    Epilepsy Behav 10:397-401. 2007
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  24. doi request reprint Behavioural addictions in bipolar disorder patients: role of impulsivity and personality dimensions
    Marco Di Nicola
    Institute of Psychiatry, Bipolar Disorder Unit, Catholic University Medical School, Rome, Italy
    J Affect Disord 125:82-8. 2010
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  25. doi request reprint Role of substance abuse comorbidity and personality on the outcome of depression in bipolar disorder: harm avoidance influences medium-term treatment outcome
    Laura Mandelli
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Psychopathology 45:174-8. 2012
    ..Though several limitations characterize the present study, neurotic personality traits seem to be associated with a slower recovery from depressive symptoms in BD, independently from their initial severity...
  26. doi request reprint Further evidence supporting the influence of brain-derived neurotrophic factor on the outcome of bipolar depression: independent effect of brain-derived neurotrophic factor and harm avoidance
    Laura Mandelli
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Bologna, Viale C Pepoli 5, Bologna, Italy
    J Psychopharmacol 24:1747-54. 2010
    ..Given that many factors may influence response to pharmacological treatments, studies that consider personality and other individual characteristics are warranted also in pharmacogenetic investigations...
  27. doi request reprint Clinical features, response to treatment and functional outcome of bipolar disorder patients with and without co-occurring substance use disorder: 1-year follow-up
    Marianna Mazza
    Department of Psychiatry, Bipolar Disorders Unit, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    J Affect Disord 115:27-35. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine clinical and psychopathological features of BP with and without comorbid SUD in a real-world setting...
  28. doi request reprint Duloxetine for premenstrual dysphoric disorder: a pilot study
    Marianna Mazza
    Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Institute of Psychiatry and Psychology, Mood Disorders Unit, Via Ugo De Carolis, 48 00136 Rome, Italy
    Expert Opin Pharmacother 9:517-21. 2008
    ..Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) is a complex clinical syndrome that is notoriously difficult to treat. The purpose of the present study was to provide preliminary data on the effectiveness of duloxetine in PMDD...
  29. doi request reprint Affective temperaments and psychopathological dimensions of personality in bipolar and cyclothymic patients
    Desiree Harnic
    Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Behav Med 39:17-23. 2013
    ..BD and cyclothymic patients differed significantly in temperament and personality, differences that may have important implications for treatment...
  30. doi request reprint Further evidence supporting the association between 5HTR2C gene and bipolar disorder
    Marianna Mazza
    Department of Psychiatry, Catholic University, Gemelli Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Psychiatry Res 180:151-2. 2010
    ..0036). Thus, 5HTR2C may have a role in BD. Further investigation is required to understand its involvement in co-morbidity for substance use disorders (SUDs)...
  31. doi request reprint Depression and the cardiovascular system: increasing evidence of a link and therapeutic implications
    Giuseppe Marano
    Department of Neuroscience, Institute of Psychiatry and Psychology, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther 7:1123-47. 2009
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  32. doi request reprint Efficacy and safety of pregabalin in alcohol dependence
    Giovanni Martinotti
    Department of Psychiatry, Catholic University Medical School, Rome, Italy
    Adv Ther 25:608-18. 2008
    ..Reduction of cravings, psychiatric symptom improvements, and the evaluation of safety parameters were the secondary endpoints...
  33. doi request reprint Reduced hedonic capacity in euthymic bipolar subjects: a trait-like feature?
    Marco Di Nicola
    Institute of Psychiatry and Psychology, Catholic University Medical School, Rome, Italy
    J Affect Disord 147:446-50. 2013
    ..The aim of our study was to assess hedonic capacity in euthymic bipolar subjects, identifying possible differences compared to remitted unipolar depressed patients and healthy controls...
  34. doi request reprint Sexual behavior in women with bipolar disorder
    Marianna Mazza
    Department of Neurosciences, Institute of Psychiatry and Psychology, Bipolar Disorders Unit, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    J Affect Disord 131:364-7. 2011
    ..The aim of this study is to investigate sexual behavior in women affected by bipolar disorder in order to stimulate interest and debate in this area of care...
  35. pmc Cardiologic side effects of psychotropic drugs
    Giuseppe Marano
    Department of Neurosciences, Institute of Psychiatry, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome 00168, Italy
    J Geriatr Cardiol 8:243-53. 2011
    ..This paper discusses the known cardiovascular complications of psychotropic drugs and analyzes the important implications of antidepressive treatment in patients with previous cardiac history...
  36. doi request reprint Escitalopram 20 mg versus duloxetine 60 mg for the treatment of chronic low back pain
    Marianna Mazza
    Catholic University of Sacred Heart of Rome, Institute of Psychiatry and Psychology, Department of Neurosciences, Via Ugo De Carolis, 48, 00136 Rome, Italy
    Expert Opin Pharmacother 11:1049-52. 2010
    ..The aim of this trial was to examine the efficacy of escitalopram for the treatment of CLBP compared with duloxetine...
  37. ncbi request reprint Bipolar disorder and epilepsy: a bidirectional relation? Neurobiological underpinnings, current hypotheses, and future research directions
    Marianna Mazza
    Institute of Psychiatry, Bipolar Disorders Unit, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Neuroscientist 13:392-404. 2007
    ..Future research on intracellular mechanisms might become decisive for a better understanding of the similarities between these two disorders...
  38. doi request reprint Harm avoidance moderates the influence of serotonin transporter gene variants on treatment outcome in bipolar patients
    Laura Mandelli
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Bologna, Italy
    J Affect Disord 119:205-9. 2009
    ..Given that many factors may influence response to pharmacological treatments, studies that consider personality and other individual characteristics are warranted also in pharmacogenetic investigations...
  39. ncbi request reprint Microstructure of sleep in depressed patients according to the cyclic alternating pattern
    Benedetto Farina
    Institute of Psychiatry, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, via Alexander Fleming 110, 00191, Rome, Italy
    J Affect Disord 77:227-35. 2003
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the microstructure of the EEG sleep of depressed subjects by cyclic alternating pattern (CAP) analysis...
  40. ncbi request reprint Left thalamomegaly in a patient with partial epilepsy
    Giacomo Della Marca
    Department of Neurosciences, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Clin Neurol Neurosurg 110:298-301. 2008
    ..18-FDG PET showed reduced metabolic activity in the upper right temporal gyrus and in the ipsilateral thalamus. Thalamic asymmetry in our patient could be an occasional finding...
  41. doi request reprint Polysomnographic findings in a cohort of chronic insomnia patients with benzodiazepine abuse
    Marianna Mazza
    Institute of Psychiatry, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    J Clin Sleep Med 10:35-42. 2014
    ..To evaluate sleep modifications induced by chronic benzodiazepine (BDZ) abuse...
  42. doi request reprint To be or not to be a bipolar disorder patient: problems with diagnosis
    Marianna Mazza
    Department of Neurosciences, Institute of Psychiatry and Psychology, Bipolar Disorders Unit, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    J Nerv Ment Dis 201:435-7. 2013
    ..To address this potential overdiagnosis, clinicians should carefully and systematically assess whether symptoms are included in diagnostic criteria and include the individual context of the patient...
  43. doi request reprint Is Internet addiction a psychopathological condition distinct from pathological gambling?
    Federico Tonioni
    Psychiatry and Psychology Institute, Catholic University of Sacred Heart of Rome, Italy
    Addict Behav 39:1052-6. 2014
    ..The hypothesis was that IA patients will show greater interpersonal disengagement than PG patients...
  44. ncbi request reprint Efficacy and safety of oxcarbazepine in bipolar disorder
    Marianna Mazza
    Can J Psychiatry 52:272; author reply 272-3. 2007
  45. ncbi request reprint Oxcarbazepine at high dosages for the treatment of alcohol dependence
    Giovanni Martinotti
    Am J Addict 16:247-8. 2007