Antonella D'Amato

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BACKGROUND Although it is acknowledged that obsessive-compulsive (OC) patients may be slower than healthy controls in performing neuropsychological tests, speed has usually been treated as a confounding variable. It is possible, however, that the slower performance of OC patients is itself the result of a dysfunction of specific neural circuits (in(More)
The present study explored the frequency of neuromorphological, neurological and neuropsychological abnormalities in 13 patients with an ICD-8/9 diagnosis of simple schizophrenia, also fulfilling DSM-IV criteria for 'simple deteriorative disorder', and in 13 matched patients with an ICD-8/9 diagnosis of a subtype of schizophrenia other than simple(More)
The authors report the case of a patient arrived in psychiatric ambulatory with a panic-like symptomatology. The patient refers that the symptomatology appeared after taking sibutramine. She took it with the intent to lose weight. After the disturbance beginning, the patient interrupted the sibutramine treatment but the psychiatric symptomatology didn't(More)
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