G Fertonani

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1. Substance abusers subtypes have been identified considering underlying psychobiological disorder, familial factors, age of onset, legal problems and drug of choice. 2. In the present study the authors submitted 98 male heroin addicted individuals (age 19-28 y) to the Buss Durkee Hostility Inventory (Italian version) and a structured interview concerning(More)
The capacity of flumazenil to reverse benzodiazepine agonist effects has been widely demonstrated. In contrast, the role of flumazenil in precipitating withdrawal symptoms is unclear in humans: the inability of RO 15-1788 to induce benzodiazepine withdrawal seems to be related to the duration of exposure to the GABAergic drugs. In the present experiment we(More)
The function of the central serotonergic system was examined indirectly through the measurement of prolactin (PRL) and cortisol responses to fenfluramine challenges in 27 heroin addicts 2 months after detoxification and in nine healthy volunteers. Heroin abusers included nine addicts with comorbid depressive disorders (Group A), nine with aggressive(More)
Correlations between aggressiveness and its components and plasma concentrations of norepinephrine (NE), epinephrine (EPI), testosterone (T), cortisol (Cort) and prolactin (Prl) were studied in 158 physically and psychologically healthy male volunteers. Global aggressiveness, examined directly in the probands by the Buss-Durkee Hostility Inventory (BDHI),(More)
Good results in detoxification methods have been reached using both together clonidine and opiate receptors antagonists. One hundred fifty-two heroin-abusing patients were studied evaluating withdrawal symptoms after therapy with (a) clonidine only, (b) clonidine and naltrexone, (c) clonidine and naloxone, and (d) placebos. Treatment results, emotional and(More)
Seventy physically healthy 14-year-old adolescents, 40 boys and 30 girls, were evaluated psychologically and endocrinologically. After the psychological tests (Anxiety Score Test for Adolescents, Rosenzweig, Pictures Frustration Test for Children), subjects were divided into group A, with low anxiety/sense of guilt and high self-esteem/tolerance to(More)
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