Gabriela Alina Talamba

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Anxiety disorders are among the most common of all mental disorders and their pathogenesis is a major topic in psychiatry, both for prevention and treatment. Early stressful life events and alterations of hypothalamic pituitary adrenal (HPA) axis function seem to have a significant role in the onset of anxiety. Existing data appear to support the mediating(More)
AIM In children, adolescents and subjects with intellectual disability (ID), psychotropic drugs are being used in large and increasing quantities. The aim of this article is to review efficacy and safety evidences of psychotropic drugs use in the above-mentioned patients. METHODS A literature search on this argument was conducted on Medline electronic(More)
AIM Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD) represents one of the most frequent psychiatric disorders. The results of a systematic review of the literature published until January 2010 on the neurobiology of SAD are reported, giving prominence to functional neuroimaging (fNI) findings. METHODS A literature search of neuroimaging and neurobiology studies of SAD was(More)
BACKGROUND In the study of the relationship between sexuality and psychopathology, female sexual functioning appears to be relatively poorly explored. In addition, most studies have been conducted on clinical samples, so that the question of whether non-clinically relevant psychopathological symptoms may have a negative impact on women's sexual response(More)
AIM The aim of the present study is to explore the sexual functioning of an Eating Disorders (ED) sample composed by Anorexia Nervosa (AN), Bulimia Nervosa (BN) and Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified (EDNOS) patients. METHODS 98 patients (AN: 23; BN: 14; EDNOS: 61) have been compared with 88 health subjects. All participants have filled in the(More)
Stressful life events and dysfunctional Hypothalamic Pituitary Adrenal (HPA) axis have been implicated in the pathogenesis of psychiatric disorders, including anxiety disorders. This paper attempts to review the existing literature on childhood traumata, recent life events, HPA axis functioning and their relationship in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Panic(More)
BACKGROUND To present real-world evidence on the differences between long-acting injectable (LAI) and oral antipsychotic maintenance treatment (AMT) in terms of subjective well-being, attitudes towards drug and quality of life in a sample of remitted schizophrenic subjects. METHODS Twenty outpatients with remitted schizophrenia treated with either(More)
OBJECTIVE To present real-world preliminary evidence on the specific effects of switching from oral to long-acting injectable (LAI) antipsychotic treatment on patient's subjective experience and quality of life (QoL) in a sample of clinically stable psychotic subjects. METHODS Twenty-six clinically stable adult schizophrenic and schizoaffective(More)
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