Giovanni Dominici

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Suicide is an escalating public health problem, and alcohol use has consistently been implicated in the precipitation of suicidal behavior. Alcohol abuse may lead to suicidality through disinhibition, impulsiveness and impaired judgment, but it may also be used as a means to ease the distress associated with committing an act of suicide. We reviewed(More)
BACKGROUND Homeopathic pathogenetic trials (provings) are fundamental to homeopathy. Since most of the data from available provings have not been statistically evaluated, it is unclear how specific reported symptoms are and how they differ from those reported by people taking placebo. METHOD We combine and analyse data from two different homeopathic(More)
BACKGROUND Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a medical treatment that is most effective for mood disorders (Bipolar Disorder and Major Depression). It has also been shown to be an effective treatment for schizophrenia accompanied by catatonia, extreme depression, mania and other affective components. ECT is currently under-used in many psychiatric settings(More)
The aim of this study was to explore the impact of mental illness among patients with migraine. We performed MedLine and PsycINFO searches from 1980 to 2008. Research has systematically documented a strong bidirectional association between migraine and psychiatric disorders. The relationship between migraine and psychopathology has often been clinically(More)
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is frequently associated with suicidal ideation and suicide attempts. Suicide is an important cause of death in veterans, and the risk for intentional death continues to be high many years after service. The aim of the present study was to investigate whether there is a relationship between PTSD and suicidal behavior(More)
INTRODUCTION Migraine is a serious illness that needs correct treatment for acute attacks and, in addition, a treatment prophylaxis, since patients with migraine suffer during acute attacks and also between attacks. METHODS A systematic review of the most relevant clinical trials of migraine headache and its epidemiology, pathophysiology, comorbidity, and(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of the present study was to investigate the association between burnout and hopelessness in medical doctors. MATERIALS AND METHODS We conducted an investigation of 133 medical doctors working either in a hospital setting or in general practice to explore the relationship between the level of burnout and hopelessness, a psychometric(More)
Suicide completion is a leading cause of death for children, adolescents, and young adults. There is evidence that the suicide rate for those aged 15 to 24 years has tripled since 1950, and suicide is now the second or third leading cause of death in this age group. Recent studies indicate that the incidence of suicide attempts among adolescents may exceed(More)
The aim of the present review was to examine objective and subjective burdens in primary caregivers (usually family members) of patients with bipolar disorder (BD) and to list which symptoms of the patients are considered more burdensome by the caregivers. In order to provide a critical review about caregiver's burden in patients with bipolar disorder, we(More)
PURPOSE The study aims to compare the current suicidal risk of mood disorder patients who had just attempted suicide, as compared with those who had not attempted suicide, admitted to an emergency department (ED), and then hospitalized in a psychiatric unit. METHOD One hundred sixty-one mood disorder patients admitted to the ED were studied. A total of(More)