Andrea Cantisani

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Social anxiety disorder (SAD) is characterised by fear of scrutiny by other people, avoidance of social situations and vegetative/motor symptomatology. The correlation between reduced striatal dopaminergic (DA) function, SAD motor symptoms and the high occurrence of SAD in patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD), suggests a link between SAD and movement(More)
Frontal alpha band asymmetry (FAA) is a marker of altered reward processing in major depressive disorder (MDD), associated with reduced approach behavior and withdrawal. However, its association with brain metabolism remains unclear. The aim of this study was to investigate FAA and its correlation with resting-state cerebral blood flow (rCBF). We(More)
BACKGROUND In old age, depressive syndromes often affect people with chronic medical illnesses, cognitive impairment, and disability, which can worsen the outcomes of other medical disorders and promote disability. Repetitive magnetic transcranial stimulation (rTMS) is a simple and effective treatment in patients with treatment-resistant depression.(More)
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a neuropsychiatric disorder affecting approximately 1-3% of the population. OCD is probably an etiologically heterogeneous condition. Individuals with OCD frequently have additional psychiatric disorders concomitantly or at some time during their lifetime. Recently, some authors proposed an OCD sub-classification based(More)
BACKGROUND Piracetam has neuroprotective and antithrombotic effects which may help to reduce death and disability in people with acute stroke. OBJECTIVES The objective of this review was to assess the effects of piracetam in acute presumed ischaemic stroke. SEARCH STRATEGY We searched the Cochrane Stroke Review Group Trials Register (last searched April(More)
The clinical relevance of anxiety disorders in schizophrenia has been neglected for a long time and has only recently become the subject of a systematic investigation, although its consequences may have a very negative impact on the outcome and considerably worsen the trajectory of the disease. This could be originally related to the hierarchical(More)
INTRODUCTION Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a chronic and disabling neuropsychiatric disorder with a lifetime prevalence of approximately 1 - 2% and a rate of treatment resistance of 40%. Other disorders have been related to OCD and have been grouped together in a separate DSM-5 chapter, hypothesizing the existence of an 'OC spectrum', showing a(More)
OBJECTIVE Psychomotor abnormalities characterize both unipolar (UP) depression and bipolar (BP) depression. We aimed to assess their neurobiological correlates in terms of motor activity (AL) and resting-state cerebral blood flow (rCBF) and investigate their association in BP, UP, and healthy controls (HC). METHOD We enrolled 42 depressed patients (22 BP,(More)
BACKGROUND Psychomotor disturbances are a main clinical feature of major depressive disorder (MDD) but little is known about their EEG signature. One of the most replicated EEG findings in MDD is resting frontal asymmetry in the alpha band (FAA), which is thought to be a correlate of withdrawal behavior and reduced approach motivation. The purpose of this(More)
In the present paper, COSMO-SkyMed high-resolution data acquired on the southern Basilicata region (Italy) are used for flood hazard monitoring. We concentrate on the flood event of Nov. 2-4, 2010, for which multi-temporal SAR data were available over the Bradano River downstream area in the same acquisition geometry, which allows interferometric(More)