Chiara Borri

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OBJECTIVE Recent studies indicate that the prevalence and 12-month incidence of mental disorders during pregnancy are similar to those of age-matched nonpregnant women. The aim of this study is to assess the prevalence, sociodemographic correlates, and functional impairment associated with Axis I disorders in women at the third month of pregnancy. METHOD(More)
OBJECTIVE Perinatal depression is a particular challenge to clinicians, and its prevalence estimates are difficult to compare across studies. Furthermore, to our knowledge, there are no studies that systematically assessed the incidence of perinatal depression. The aim of this study is to estimate the prevalence, incidence, recurrence, and new onset of(More)
The aims of this study were to identify the frequency of the risk factors for postpartum depression (PPD) listed in the Postpartum Depression Predictors Inventory-Revised (PDPI-R) during pregnancy and 1 month after delivery and to determine the predictive validity of the PDPI-R. The study used a prospective cohort design. Women completed the PDPI-R at the(More)
The aim of this study was to assess suicidality in a non-clinical sample during the perinatal period and to report suicidality rates in women with major or minor depressive episode (MmD), assessed with the SCID, during the perinatal period. Women (1,066) were recruited at the third month of pregnancy and followed until the 12th month postpartum (N = 500).(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effectiveness of haloperidoll as an adjunctive treatment for resistant anorexia nervosa restricting subtype (AN-R). METHOD Thirteen outpatients with treatment-resistant AN-R were treated for 6 months with haloperidol in addition to standard treatment. Treatment resistance was defined as persistent and resistant anorectic symptoms(More)
OBJECTIVE Literature underlines that the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) is the most common measure to assess postpartum depression (PPD) worldwide and suggests that the rate of false positives is high. Furthermore, the EPDS does not distinguish between depression and anxiety. This study describes different definitions of PPD and whether(More)
BACKGROUND Although the role of anxiety disorders on the development of Post-partum Depression (PPD) have already been studied in literature, that of individual anxiety disorders has not received specific attention. The aim of this study is to investigate the role of Panic Disorder (PD) and family history for PD as risk factors for PPD. METHODS Six(More)
INTRODUCTION Peripheral venous catheters (PVC) may cause complications, specifically local. Their management varies across health care workers and wards, and guidelines recommendations are often weak and based on experts' opinion. AIM To measure the incidence of PVCs phlebitis, occlusions, accidental removal and infiltrations and their predictive factors(More)
In comparing 101 psychotic patients subtyped by DSM-III criteria into paranoia, schizophrenia, schizoaffective, and affective disorders, we failed to distinguish them on the basis of delusional and hallucinatory experiences. These 'productive', 'positive' or 'irritative' symptoms--which the literature tends to link with temporolimbic dysfunction--did not(More)
Among the 984 patients suffering from thyroid pathology observed in our Department between 1956 and 1964, we took into consideration the 184 patients who having been diagnosed as having a normally functioning goitre, were not given any treatment. We chose 88 patients living in our region, under 60 years old: 55 of these were included in our study. The long(More)