Nicola Vendittelli

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OBJECTIVE Social cognition and Problem Solving (PS) impairments are common characteristics in patients with schizophrenia. Experimental neuropsychological findings support the hypothesis that schizophrenia is characterized by a broad range of heterogeneous cognitive impairments. Since that time Problem Solving Training has been employed as a core strategy(More)
OBJECTIVES The goals of this study were to evaluate the effectiveness of manualized cognitive-behavioral group therapy (CBGT) integrated into routine care on a psychiatric inpatient unit and to compare the impact of the intervention on patients with the following diagnoses: schizophrenia, major depression, bipolar disorder, or personality disorders. The(More)
OBJECTIVE To measure the effectiveness of manualized cognitive-behavioural group therapy (CBGT) when it is integrated into the routine care on a general hospital psychiatric inpatient unit. METHODS A pre-post design is used to measure the "process", "results" and "outcome" indicators in the year before CBGT was introduced (2001) in contrast to the(More)
The use of Cognitive-Behavioral Group Intervention (CBGI) in Psychiatric Ward (SPDC) in Italy began in the year 2000 and it became more and more popular in different geographic areas of our country. In this paper we briefly describe the intervention, the theoretical framework, the effectiveness and efficiency in Italy as well as in the international(More)
Lithium, a monovalent cation used mainly in the management of certain psychiatric disorders, appears to act on thyroid function and to interfere with T3 and T4 secretion. The authors have followed 10 patients treated with lithium salts for two years and have monitored some parameters of thyroid function. Clinical and laboratory signs of hypothyroidism(More)
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