Arturo Campana

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Many clinical and research findings converge to indicate that frontal lobe, basal ganglia, and related neuronal connections are primarily involved in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection; frontal lobe, mainly the prefrontal cortex, has a specialized role in working memory processes. This study focused on neuropsychological evaluation of the spatial(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the WCST, a task linked to the frontal (prefrontal) cortex, in normal twins to detect an inherited component of frontal lobe function. The WCST scores of 15 monozygotic (MZ) twin pairs, 9 dizygotic (DZ) twin pairs, and 15 unrelated control pairs were used to compute genetic estimates. No significant differences were(More)
Several researchers have underscored the importance of precise characterization of eye-tracking dysfunction (ETD) in patients with schizophrenia. This biological trait appears to be useful in estimating the probability of genetic recombination in an individual, so it may be helpful in linkage studies. This article describes a nonlinear computational model(More)
This study used eye tracking movement tests to examine the relationships between frontal field functions and clinical features. Smooth pursuit and voluntary saccadic eye movements were recorded and analyzed in 34 delusional disorder (DD) patients and in 40 normal subjects. The DD group differed significantly from the group of normal subjects in some eye(More)
The authors obtained a frontal functions profile for 81 schizophrenic patients using six neuropsychological tests that evaluate the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex functions, i.e., working memory, executive functions, and strategic performance. They then analyzed the test performances with a cluster analysis, which produced a four-cluster solution. The(More)
OBJECTIVE Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for the treatment of Social Phobia has proved effective through several controlled trials and meta-analyses. In spite of this the CBT has not spread in clinical field yet. Therefore our aim was to verify the effectiveness of the CBT in a public mental health service and to compare our results with those described by(More)
A total of 64 psychiatric patients were tested with the Italian version of the Karolinska Psychodynamic Profile in order to investigate interobserver and test-retest reliability. The mean inter-observer agreement coefficients (rho) ranged from 0.75 to 0.80 with less experienced psychiatrists, while the mean rho value was higher (0.96) with more experienced(More)
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