Maria J Portella

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Publications

  1. doi request reprint Pindolol augmentation enhances response outcomes in first depressive episodes
    Maria J Portella
    Department of Psychiatry, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona UAB, Barcelona, Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Salud Mental, CIBERSAM, Spain
    Eur Neuropsychopharmacol 19:516-9. 2009
  2. ncbi request reprint Can we really accelerate and enhance the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor antidepressant effect? A randomized clinical trial and a meta-analysis of pindolol in nonresistant depression
    Maria J Portella
    Department of Psychiatry, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Salud Mental, CIBERSAM, Avenue Sant Antoni Maria Claret, 167, 08025 Barcelona, Spain
    J Clin Psychiatry 72:962-9. 2011
  3. ncbi request reprint [Slow processing in borderline personality disorder: the emotional Stroop paradigm]
    Maria J Portella
    Instituto de Investigacion, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Barcelona Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Salud Mental CIBERSAM, Spain
    Actas Esp Psiquiatr 39:356-62. 2011
  4. pmc Hippocampal abnormalities of glutamate/glutamine, N-acetylaspartate and choline in patients with depression are related to past illness burden
    Javier de Diego-Adeliño
    Department of Psychiatry, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona UAB, Institut d Investigació Biomèdica Sant Pau IIB Sant Pau, Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Salud Mental CIBERSAM, Barcelona, Spain
    J Psychiatry Neurosci 38:107-16. 2013
  5. doi request reprint A short duration of untreated illness (DUI) improves response outcomes in first-depressive episodes
    Javier de Diego-Adeliño
    Department of Psychiatry, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona UAB, Barcelona, Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Salud Mental, CIBERSAM, Spain
    J Affect Disord 120:221-5. 2010
  6. ncbi request reprint Hippocampal dysfunction in cured Cushing's syndrome patients, detected by (1) H-MR-spectroscopy
    Eugenia Resmini
    Endocrinology Medicine Department, Hospital Sant Pau, Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Enfermedades Raras CIBER ER, Unidad 747, IIB Sant Pau, ISCIII and Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona UAB, Barcelona, Spain
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 79:700-7. 2013
  7. ncbi request reprint A psychometric analysis of the Clinically Useful Depression Outcome Scale (CUDOS) in Spanish patients
    Joan Trujols
    Servei de Psiquiatria, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Institut d Investigació Biomèdica Sant Pau IIB Sant Pau, Barcelona, Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Salud Mental CIBERSAM, Spain Electronic address
    J Affect Disord 151:920-3. 2013
  8. ncbi request reprint Psychometric properties of the original Inflammatory Bowel Disease Questionnaire, a Spanish version
    Angela Vidal
    Department of Clinical Psychology, Hospital Clinic de Barcelona, Institut Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer, Barcelona, Spain
    Gastroenterol Hepatol 30:212-8. 2007
  9. doi request reprint Density of striatal D2 receptors in untreated first-episode psychosis: an I123-IBZM SPECT study
    Iluminada Corripio
    Department of Psychiatry, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Barcelona, Spain
    Eur Neuropsychopharmacol 21:861-6. 2011
  10. ncbi request reprint Neuropsychological prediction of recovery in late-onset major depression
    Teodor Marcos
    Clinical Psychology Department, Institut Clínic de Psiquiatría y Psicología, Hospital Clinic de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 20:790-5. 2005

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  1. doi request reprint Pindolol augmentation enhances response outcomes in first depressive episodes
    Maria J Portella
    Department of Psychiatry, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona UAB, Barcelona, Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Salud Mental, CIBERSAM, Spain
    Eur Neuropsychopharmacol 19:516-9. 2009
    ..Interestingly, none of these effects were observed in the subsample of recurrent patients. The results suggest that Pindolol augmentation accelerates and enhances the action of SSRI at the beginning of the illness...
  2. ncbi request reprint Can we really accelerate and enhance the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor antidepressant effect? A randomized clinical trial and a meta-analysis of pindolol in nonresistant depression
    Maria J Portella
    Department of Psychiatry, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Salud Mental, CIBERSAM, Avenue Sant Antoni Maria Claret, 167, 08025 Barcelona, Spain
    J Clin Psychiatry 72:962-9. 2011
    ..Additionally, we aimed at elucidating whether pindolol benefits emerge, particularly in a population with nonresistant depression...
  3. ncbi request reprint [Slow processing in borderline personality disorder: the emotional Stroop paradigm]
    Maria J Portella
    Instituto de Investigacion, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Barcelona Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Salud Mental CIBERSAM, Spain
    Actas Esp Psiquiatr 39:356-62. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the emotional bias in patients with BPD by means of an emotional Stroop paradigm...
  4. pmc Hippocampal abnormalities of glutamate/glutamine, N-acetylaspartate and choline in patients with depression are related to past illness burden
    Javier de Diego-Adeliño
    Department of Psychiatry, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona UAB, Institut d Investigació Biomèdica Sant Pau IIB Sant Pau, Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Salud Mental CIBERSAM, Barcelona, Spain
    J Psychiatry Neurosci 38:107-16. 2013
    ..The aim of our study was to investigate metabolite abnormalities in the hippocampus associated with past depressive illness burden...
  5. doi request reprint A short duration of untreated illness (DUI) improves response outcomes in first-depressive episodes
    Javier de Diego-Adeliño
    Department of Psychiatry, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona UAB, Barcelona, Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Salud Mental, CIBERSAM, Spain
    J Affect Disord 120:221-5. 2010
    ..We sought to determine the effect of the duration of untreated episode (DUE) on 1) rates of response to treatment, 2) time to attain a sustained response and 3) rates of remission of MDD, dealing specially with first-depressive episodes...
  6. ncbi request reprint Hippocampal dysfunction in cured Cushing's syndrome patients, detected by (1) H-MR-spectroscopy
    Eugenia Resmini
    Endocrinology Medicine Department, Hospital Sant Pau, Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Enfermedades Raras CIBER ER, Unidad 747, IIB Sant Pau, ISCIII and Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona UAB, Barcelona, Spain
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 79:700-7. 2013
    ..Chronic exposure to endogenous hypercortisolism in Cushing's syndrome (CS) is associated with negative effects on memory and hippocampal volumes, even after biochemical cure...
  7. ncbi request reprint A psychometric analysis of the Clinically Useful Depression Outcome Scale (CUDOS) in Spanish patients
    Joan Trujols
    Servei de Psiquiatria, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Institut d Investigació Biomèdica Sant Pau IIB Sant Pau, Barcelona, Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Salud Mental CIBERSAM, Spain Electronic address
    J Affect Disord 151:920-3. 2013
    ..This study was aimed at exploring the psychometric properties of the Spanish version of the Clinically Useful Depression Outcome Scale (CUDOS) in a clinical sample...
  8. ncbi request reprint Psychometric properties of the original Inflammatory Bowel Disease Questionnaire, a Spanish version
    Angela Vidal
    Department of Clinical Psychology, Hospital Clinic de Barcelona, Institut Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer, Barcelona, Spain
    Gastroenterol Hepatol 30:212-8. 2007
    ....
  9. doi request reprint Density of striatal D2 receptors in untreated first-episode psychosis: an I123-IBZM SPECT study
    Iluminada Corripio
    Department of Psychiatry, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Barcelona, Spain
    Eur Neuropsychopharmacol 21:861-6. 2011
    ..In this regard, the results may provide a new view in the approach of early and personalized treatment in the debut of a psychosis...
  10. ncbi request reprint Neuropsychological prediction of recovery in late-onset major depression
    Teodor Marcos
    Clinical Psychology Department, Institut Clínic de Psiquiatría y Psicología, Hospital Clinic de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 20:790-5. 2005
    ..To assess antidepressant response in late-onset major depression in relation to neuropsychological domains: attention, memory and planning...
  11. ncbi request reprint Health-related quality of life in inflammatory bowel disease patients: the role of psychopathology and personality
    Angela Vidal
    Department of Clinical Psychology, Hospital Clinic de Barcelona, CIBER EHD, Institut Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer, Barcelona, Spain
    Inflamm Bowel Dis 14:977-83. 2008
    ....
  12. doi request reprint Patient satisfaction with methadone maintenance treatment: the relevance of participation in treatment and social functioning
    Joan Trujols
    Unitat de Conductes Addictives, Servei de Psiquiatria, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Institut d Investigació Biomèdica Sant Pau, Sant Antoni Maria Claret 167, 08025 Barcelona, Spain
    Drug Alcohol Depend 123:41-7. 2012
    ..Patients' satisfaction with methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) is a key measure of treatment quality. The main objective of the present study is to identify independent factors that contribute significantly to satisfaction with MMT...
  13. doi request reprint Differences in attention and impulsivity between borderline personality disorder and bipolar disorder
    Albert Feliu-Soler
    Department of Psychiatry, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Salud Mental CIBER SAM, Institut d Investigació Biomèdica Sant Pau IIB Sant Pau, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona UAB, Spain Electronic address
    Psychiatry Res 210:1307-9. 2013
    ..Differential cognitive outcomes on the Continuous Performance Test-II were observed between disorders, and also when compared to healthy controls. ..
  14. ncbi request reprint Normalization of frontal cerebral perfusion in remitted elderly major depression: a 12-month follow-up SPECT study
    Victor Navarro
    Clinical Institute of Psychiatry and Psychology, Hospital Clinic, Barcelona, Spain
    Neuroimage 16:781-7. 2002
    ..These findings are consistent with the hypothesis that certain neuroanatomic regions of the central nervous system may be functionally and reversibly involved in unipolar major depression, particularly in the late-onset subgroup...
  15. ncbi request reprint Effects of illness duration and treatment resistance on grey matter abnormalities in major depression
    Maria Serra-Blasco
    Department of Psychiatry, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Institut d Investigacions Biomèdiques de Sant Pau IIB Sant Pau, Spain
    Br J Psychiatry 202:434-40. 2013
    ..Findings of brain structural changes in major depressive disorder are still inconsistent, partly because some crucial clinical variables have not been taken into account...
  16. doi request reprint The role of striatal dopamine D2 receptors in the occurrence of extrapyramidal side effects: iodine-123-iodobenzamide single photon emission computed tomography study
    Iluminada Corripio
    Department of Psychiatry, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Psychiatry Res 201:73-7. 2012
    ..The findings suggest that higher D2RO is related to appearance of EPS. Occupancy in the group with EPS was in agreement with previous studies that suggested a high degree of D2RO is necessary for the occurrence of EPS...
  17. doi request reprint Effects of the dialectical behavioral therapy-mindfulness module on attention in patients with borderline personality disorder
    Joaquim Soler
    Department of Psychiatry, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, St Antoni Mª Claret 167, 08025, Barcelona, Spain
    Behav Res Ther 50:150-7. 2012
    ..This is probably the first study so far assessing the effects of this single DBT module in patients with BPD. The results suggest a positive effect of such intervention on attention and impulsivity variables...
  18. doi request reprint Stages of change in dialectical behaviour therapy for borderline personality disorder
    Joaquim Soler
    Servei de Psiquiatria, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Br J Clin Psychol 47:417-26. 2008
    ..The study aims at evaluating the suitability of applying the transtheoretical model (TTM) stage-of-change construct to the treatment with dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) of borderline personality disorder (BPD)...
  19. doi request reprint Direct experience and the course of eating disorders in patients on partial hospitalization: a pilot study
    Joaquim Soler
    Department of Psychiatry, Santa Creu i Sant Pau Hospital, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain
    Eur Eat Disord Rev 21:399-404. 2013
    ..Our results suggest that a Direct Experience processing approach is associated with better ED outcomes. Future studies should be carried out to clarify the repercussion of mindfulness training on EDs...
  20. doi request reprint Ventromedial prefrontal spectroscopic abnormalities over the course of depression: a comparison among first episode, remitted recurrent and chronic patients
    Maria J Portella
    Department of Psychiatry, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Salud Mental, Institut d Investigació Biomèdica, Sant Antoni M a Claret, 167, 08025 Barcelona, Spain
    J Psychiatr Res 45:427-34. 2011
    ..50; p = 0.001). Our data suggest that abnormalities in Glu, Cho and total-NAA levels are consistently related to the course of MDD, supporting the hypothesis that cellular changes would take place in vmPFC over time...
  21. ncbi request reprint Deep brain stimulation of the subcallosal cingulate gyrus: further evidence in treatment-resistant major depression
    Dolors Puigdemont
    Department of Psychiatry, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Salud Mental CIBERSAM, Institut d Investigació Biomèdica Sant Pau IIB Sant Pau, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona UAB, Sant Antoni M Claret, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Int J Neuropsychopharmacol 15:121-33. 2012
    ..DBS fully remitted 50% of the patients at 1 yr, supporting its validity as a new therapeutic strategy for TRD. ..
  22. doi request reprint Verbal and visual memory performance and hippocampal volumes, measured by 3-Tesla magnetic resonance imaging, in patients with Cushing's syndrome
    Eugenia Resmini
    Department of Endocrinology, Hospital de Sant Pau, Calle San Antoni Maria Claret 167, 08025 Barcelona, Spain
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 97:663-71. 2012
    ..Cushing's syndrome (CS) affects cognition and memory...
  23. doi request reprint Physiological responses induced by emotion-eliciting films
    Cristina Fernandez
    Department of Psychiatry, Santa Creu i Sant Pau Hospital, Barcelona, Spain
    Appl Psychophysiol Biofeedback 37:73-9. 2012
    ..The findings suggest that physiological activation would be more easily induced by emotion-eliciting films that tap into emotions with higher subjective arousal such as anger and fear...
  24. doi request reprint Patient-reported outcome measures: are they patient-generated, patient-centred or patient-valued?
    Joan Trujols
    Unitat de Conductes Addictives, Servei de Psiquiatria, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Institut d Investigació Biomèdica Sant Pau IIB Sant Pau, Barcelona, Spain
    J Ment Health 22:555-62. 2013
    ..This interest has resulted in the increasing use of patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) in both clinical trials and usual clinical practice...
  25. doi request reprint Satisfaction with methadone as a medication: psychometric properties of the Spanish version of the treatment satisfaction questionnaire for medication
    Joan Trujols
    Unitat de Conductes Addictives, Servei de Psiquiatria, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Barcelona, Spain
    J Clin Psychopharmacol 32:69-74. 2012
    ..Notwithstanding, more research is needed not only to assess the generalizability of these findings but also to provide pieces of evidence for other psychometric properties, especially the TSQM predictive validity...
  26. ncbi request reprint Cognitive status of psychiatric patients under maintenance electroconvulsive therapy: a one-year longitudinal study
    Lorena Rami
    Clinic Institute of Psychiatry and Psychology, Hospital Clinic, Barcelona, Spain
    J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci 16:465-71. 2004
    ..Global cognitive measures showed no significant difference in scores over time. Our results concur with those described in case reports and suggest that there is no significant association between cognitive decline and M-ECT...
  27. doi request reprint Hostility and childhood sexual abuse as predictors of suicidal behaviour in Borderline Personality Disorder
    Liliana Ferraz
    Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Salud Mental, CIBERSAM Servicio de Psiquiatría, Institut d Investigació Biomèdica Sant Pau IIB Sant Pau, Barcelona Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona UAB, Spain Psychopathology and Neuropsychology Research Unit, Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra, Barcelona, Spain Electronic address
    Psychiatry Res 210:980-5. 2013
    ..Our results support previous findings indicating that high levels of hostility and having suffered sexual abuse during childhood lead to an increased risk for suicidal behaviour in BPD. ..
  28. ncbi request reprint Frontal cerebral perfusion after antidepressant drug treatment versus ECT in elderly patients with major depression: a 12-month follow-up control study
    Victor Navarro
    Department of Nuclear Medicine, Hospital Clinic, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    J Clin Psychiatry 65:656-61. 2004
    ..Little is known about the evolution of brain perfusion alterations in patients with major depression, and still less about the changes in functional neuroimage produced by different antidepressant biological treatments...
  29. ncbi request reprint Life events and inflammatory bowel disease relapse: a prospective study of patients enrolled in remission
    Angela Vidal
    Department of Clinical Psychology, Hospital Clinic de Barcelona, Institute Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer, Barcelona, Spain
    Am J Gastroenterol 101:775-81. 2006
    ....
  30. doi request reprint Cannabis use and striatal D2 receptor density in untreated first-episode psychosis: an in vivo SPECT study
    Gemma Safont
    Department of Psychiatry, Hospital Universitari Mutua Terrassa, Universitat de Barcelona UB, Plaça Dr Robert, 5 08221, Terrassa, Barcelona, Spain
    Schizophr Res 129:169-71. 2011
    ..Healthy controls showed the lowest D2R binding ratios. No differences were found in S/F ratios between users and non-users, suggesting similar dopaminergic mechanisms underlying psychotic symptoms in both groups...
  31. ncbi request reprint Prognostic value of frontal functional neuroimaging in late-onset severe major depression
    Victor Navarro
    Clinical Institute of Psychiatry and Psychology, Hospital Clinic, Barcelona, Spain
    Br J Psychiatry 184:306-11. 2004
    ..There is growing evidence of a relationship between frontal neuroimaging and neuropsychological abnormalities and the physiopathology and course of late-onset major depression...