Adalgisa Soriani

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We report on the utility of a new instrument to identify subtypes of major depressive episodes with special reference to pseudo-unipolar conditions. By incorporating reliable measures of depressive and hyperthymic temperamental characteristics in subtype definitions, we achieve the sharpest possible demarcation between unipolar and bipolar disorders. The(More)
Although theoretical explanations for comorbidity in panic disorder (PD) abound in the literature, the complex clinical challenges of these patients have been neglected, especially where panic, obsessive-compulsive and 'soft' bipolar (e.g., hypomanic, cyclothymic and hyperthymic) conditions might co-exist. The aim of the present study has been to(More)
Systematic and detailed psychopathological examination of 400 consecutive primary major depressives failed to confirm common clinical stereotypes which ascribe greater somatisation, hypochondriasis, agitation, psychotic tendencies, and chronicity to old age. Those above 65 were more likely to suffer from single episodes of depression that were often(More)
This paper focuses on the classification of mood disorders. Data are reported from 227 outpatients who met DSM-III-R criteria for Major Depressive Episode. Each patient was evaluated by the Semistructured Interview for Depression (SID), which was developed and organized according to a decision tree model. The SID was used both to identify the sample with(More)
Of 687 consecutive inpatients and outpatients with primary major depressive illness, 213 (31%) were categorized as single episode (SE) by DSM-III-R criteria. Systematic evaluation of familial, sociodemographic, temperamental and symptomatological characteristics permitted the nearly equal division of SE into two categories: a. early-onset (< 45 years)(More)
Currently, the pharmacologic treatment of depression is undergoing significant changes that are aimed not only at resolving the acute episode but also at preventing relapse and enhancing the quality of life once full remission is achieved. In addition, the clinical observation of soft residual symptomatology after "full-blown" episodes and of the features(More)
Of 687 consecutive inpatients and outpatients with primary major depressive illness, 213 (31%) were categorized as single episode (SE) by DSM-III-R criteria. Systematic evaluation of familial, sociodemographic, temperamental and symptomatological characteristics permitted the nearly equal division of SE into two categories: a. early-onset (<45 years) “first(More)
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