Erika Paradiso

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Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is a somatoform disorder characterized by an excessive concern with an imagined or slight defect in appearance. BDD has been particularly studied in cosmetic surgery settings. The object of the present study is to investigate the relationship between personality disorders and dysmorphic symptoms in a group of 66 patients(More)
OBJECTIVE Second-generation antipsychotics with a favorable tolerability profile have offered new treatment options for patients with borderline personality disorder. Sparse data are available on the use of quetia-pine in treating this disorder. The aim of the present study is to investigate efficacy and tolerability of quetia-pine in a group of patients(More)
BACKGROUND According to available studies concerning treatment of patients with borderline personality disorder, mood stabilizers have been found effective in controlling core symptoms of borderline pathology, in particular impulsive behavior and mood instability. Oxcarbazepine, an anticonvulsant structurally related to carbamazepine, has been tested in(More)
BACKGROUND Basilar-type migraine (BM) is the most common migraine "variant," representing 3-19% of migraine in children.BMis characterized by attacks of dizziness, vertigo, visual disturbances, ataxia, and/or diplopia, followed by migraine headache. OBJECTIVE The objective of this study is to assess the efficacy and safety of topiramate for prophylaxis of(More)
Borderline personality disorder is a pervasive pattern of instability of interpersonal relationships, affects and self-image, as well as marked impulsivity. Although psychotherapy is needed to attain lasting improvements in a patient's personality and overall functioning, practice guidelines state that pharmacotherapy is indicated to manage state symptoms(More)
BACKGROUND A number of studies investigated the relationships of age at onset with clinical presentation and cognitive performance of schizophrenic patients. The aim of the present study was to assess demographic and clinical characteristics; psychopathologic, social functioning, and quality-of-life ratings; and neuropsychological measures in a sample of(More)
OBJECTIVE Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is characterized by a high frequency of comorbidity with major depressive disorder (MDD). This study aimed to compare the clinical characteristics of 2 groups of patients with MDD: those with concomitant BPD and those with other concomitant personality disorders. METHODS We assessed 119 outpatients, using a(More)
Information is available on aripiprazole as a treatment for borderline personality disorder (BPD), but no data have yet been presented concerning the use of this drug as an adjunctive treatment for drug-resistant BPD patients. This study investigates aripiprazole augmentation of ongoing sertraline therapy in drug-resistant BPD patients. Twenty-one(More)
Guidelines of the American Psychiatric Association for borderline personality disorder (BPD) indicate selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and the serotonin and noradrenaline reuptake inhibitor (SNRI) venlafaxine for treating affective dysregulation and impulsive behavioural dyscontrol symptoms. The SNRI duloxetine has been studied in patients with major(More)