Francesca Struglia

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The aim of the study was to assess the relationship among decision-making (DM) ability (as measured by the Iowa Gambling Task [IGT]), impulsivity, and temperament and character traits in a long-term abstinent alcohol-dependent sample. Twenty-six abstinent alcohol-dependent subjects, referred to a Drug Addiction Unit of the National Health Service of(More)
Abnormal decision-making (DM) performance has been reported in several neurobehavioral disorders such as schizophrenia, addiction, and obsessive compulsive disorders. The exploration of DM correlates in terms of symptom formation may add more knowledge about the meanings of DM performance in schizophrenia. We examined the Iowa Gambling Task (IGT) and its(More)
This study evaluated the correspondence between measures of two competing theories of personality, the five-factor model as measured by the Big Five Questionnaire (BFQ), and Cloninger's psychobiological theory measured by the Temperament and Character Inventory-Revised (TCI-R). A sample of 900 Italian participants, balanced with respect to sex (393 men and(More)
The term decision making indicates aspects of the executive functions related to the ability to modulate the reward and punishment perception, in order to operate advantageous choices. From the clinical point of view it appears a transnosographic trait that may influence the suicide risk and aggressive acts, increase interpersonal difficulties and modulate(More)
Objective. Temperament conventionally refers to stable behavioural and emotional reactions that appear early in life and are influenced in part by genetic constitution. Few studies compared temperamental traits in anxiety and mood disorders even though some authors suggested a clinical and neurobiological continuum between them. The aim of the study was to(More)
BACKGROUND A number of reports showed en encouraging remediation in some patients' executive deficits thanks to the use of 'information processing strategies'. Moreover the impact of antipsychotics on cognitive functions of the schizophrenics is an important issue, especially if an integrated psychosocial treatment is needed. The aim of this paper is to(More)
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