Marta Valdagno

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OBJECTIVES Seasonal trends were demonstrated in reproduction and sexual activity. Through the secretion ofmelatonin the pineal gland plays an important role in the neuroendocrine control of sexual function and reproductive physiology. We hypothesized that inhibition of the pineal gland activity through a light treatment may favorably affect sexual function.(More)
BACKGROUND The objective of this study is to evaluate abnormal light-related behavior in patients with panic disorder (PD). METHODS We administered the Photosensitivity Assessment Questionnaire to 30 subjects with PD and to 40 healthy subjects. The Photosensitivity Assessment Questionnaire is a self-report questionnaire that evaluates two dimensions of(More)
Telepsychiatry, thanks to the continuous advance of technologies, is an area with excellent prospects to become an effective tool for assistance in psychiatry. Many studies evaluated the effectiveness of telepsychiatry in different psychiatric disorders like anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders and depression. Results showed that telepsychiatry seems to(More)
AIM Pregnancy is considered a high-risk period for the development of a depressive disorder in women, particularly in those with a pre-existing affective disorder. The use of antidepressants in pregnancy may be responsible for congenital malformations and neonatal toxicity. The aim of the study is to review the literature examining the various(More)
BACKGROUND The aims of this study were to assess photosensitivity (photophobia and photophilia) in panic disorder (PD) patients compared to healthy controls, and to evaluate the correlation between photosensitivity and panic-agoraphobic spectrum self-report (PAS-SR) scores. METHODS The PAS-SR and Photosensitivity Assessment Questionnaires were(More)
BACKGROUND Research evidence on the effects of integrated multifaceted lifestyle interventions for depression is scanty. The aim of the present study is to report on the development, acceptability and efficacy of a standardized healthy lifestyle intervention, including exercise, eating habits, sleep hygiene and smoking cessation in preventing relapses. (More)
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