M. P. Speciale

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UNLABELLED We evaluate whether there are any significant differences in psychopathology between severe obese patients affected by Binge Eating Disorder diagnosed following both the DSM IV TR and the DSM5 criteria, and severe obese patients not having an eating disorder. METHOD 118 severe obese patients seeking treatment at a center for bariatric surgery(More)
OBJECTIVES We aimed to investigate the prevalence of night eating syndrome (NES) in a large cohort of patients with restless legs syndrome (RLS). METHODS Our cross-sectional study included 120 patients examined at the University of Bologna Centre for Sleep Disorders, Bologna, Italy, and met all four International RLS criteria for the diagnosis of RLS.(More)
The diagnostic criteria for the Night Eating Syndrome (NES) published in 2010 require the presence of two core criteria: evening hyperphagia and/or nocturnal awakenings for ingestion of food and three of five diagnostic descriptors. One of the descriptors is as follows: "The belief that one must eat in order to fall asleep". In this study we evaluated(More)
A porous material with large irregular holes is here studied as a hyperelastic continuum with latent microstructure, and the mechanical balance equations are derived from the general ones for a medium with ellipsoidal microstructure. This is done by imposing the kinematical constraint of microstretch bounded to the macrodeformation: in this case, the(More)
PURPOSE Firstly, to see if the decision to have a second helping of food is related to the current evaluation of its palatability or to the predicted pleasure of a second helping of the same food. Secondly, to see if there is any relationship between subjects' BMI, their current or predicted evaluation of food palatability and their decision to have a(More)
PURPOSE The current study evaluated whether or not there were significant differences in psychopathological traits between three groups of individuals. The first was a group of patients seeking bariatric surgery diagnosed as being affected by Binge Eating Disorder (BED), according to the new criteria of the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical(More)
The aim of this study is to investigate the bodily-self in Restrictive Anorexia, focusing on two basic aspects related to the bodily self: autonomic strategies in social behavior, in which others' social desirability features, and social cues (e.g., gaze) are modulated, and interoception (i.e., the sensitivity to stimuli originating inside the body).(More)
In this paper, we consider the balance equations for a continuum with scalar microstructure and propose a general approach to investigate nonlinear wave propagation by means of an asymptotic approach within the theoretical context of wave hierarchies. The evolution equations that are obtained for the leading terms of the asymptotics allow for the(More)
OBJECTIVE Patients affected by Night Eating Syndrome (NES) complain of insomnia, mood, anxiety and overeating, which have all been linked to difficulties in dealing with emotions, but no research has examined the levels of alexithymia among NES patients. We compared the levels of alexithymia among samples of: NES patients, insomniac patients who do not eat(More)
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