Cristiana Nisita

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BACKGROUND Although recent studies have shown high rates of current and lifetime depression in HIV-infected patients, there is little systematic data on the occurrence of bipolarity in these patients. METHOD We compared 46 HIV patients with index major depressive episode (MDE) to an equal number of age- and sex-matched seronegative MDE patients, and(More)
Several studies have reported high comorbidity between psychiatric and sexual disorders, particularly between anxiety and mood disorders and sexual dysfunction. The goal of the present study is to examine the comorbidity between premature ejaculation and Axis I psychiatric disorders. Of 242 males referred to an outpatient clinic of sexology between November(More)
Clomipramine and imipramine treatments were compared in a sample of 152 panic disorders. Diagnosis was according to the positive criteria of DSM-III-R, but without exclusion of comorbid affective or personality disorders. The 2-year design provides non-blind treatment under typical clinical practice conditions, and it includes random assignment, periodic(More)
This report presents systematic clinical data regarding psychiatric diagnoses, personal and family psychiatric histories, and symptomatologic aspects of 90 consecutive human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-seropositive and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) patients, of whom slightly less than two thirds were at risk due to intravenous drug abuse. In(More)
The authors reviewed pharmacologic treatment of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), particularly treatment with benzodiazepine agents, and compared the antianxiety effects and dependence risks of these agents with those of nonGABAergic compounds such as buspirone--a new psychotropic drug--in the treatment of chronic anxiety. Forty outpatients who met(More)
We evaluated in an open trial the safety and effectiveness of a high-potency neuroleptic (bromperidol) for the treatment of AIDS-related organic mental syndromes. Eleven (nine men and two women) seropositive patients with psychotic features were included; six were intravenous drug users (IVDU) and five were not IVDU (NON-IVDU). On the basis of the(More)
AIM Psychological and/or psychiatric disorders (PSY) and functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGID) are often linked. Pelvic floor dyssynergia (PFD) is one of the most frequent FGID, but few studies have investigated its possible relationship with PSY. The aim of the present study was to evaluate whether an increased prevalence of PSY, and of what types,(More)
We compared 40 outpatients with "pure" generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) with 152 panic disordered patients with varying degrees of phobic avoidance, and 241 primary major depressives with single and recurrent episodic patterns. Despite sociodemographic and symptomatologic overlaps with these comparison groups, GAD emerged as a relatively distinct(More)
Among HIV patients treated for AIDS-related adjustment, major depressive disorders and other affective disorders, we assessed in an open study the feasibility of using a serotonergic antidepressant (fluvoxamine). Thirty-five seropositive patients with the above conditions (22 men and 13 women) were followed over a minimum period of four weeks. At the end of(More)