Federico Bianchi di Castelbianco

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90 Italian children (72 boys, 18 girls) with a diagnosis of infantile autism (age range = 2.5-16.5 yr.) were assessed with a non-verbal intelligence test (Leiter-R). The test was repeated 3 times in four years. The measures used were IQ and Fluid Reasoning (FR), as evaluation of inductive and deductive reasoning, and the Autism Diagnostic Observation(More)
Nerve growth factor (NGF) and brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) are members of a family of structurally related secreted proteins, termed neurotrophins, which promote and regulate the survival of many kinds of neurons in the peripheral nervous system. Aim of the study is to dose the serum level of NGF and BDNF in 8 patients affected by sensorineural(More)
The difficulty an adult has in identifyng a pathology and distinguishing it from a pseudo-pathology in adolescence, is examined. Adults have the task of determining the uneasiness of the adolescent but very often they are conditioned by their own point of view. Moreover, it can often happen that parents consider a strange behaviour as pathologic symptoms(More)
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