Paul Rinaldi

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HIV-1 (Human immunodeficiency virus) infection of the brain causes delays in auditory event-related potential (ERP) components. We recorded auditory ERPs from 38 former parenteral drug users (PDUs) at three stages of HIV-1 infection: seronegative; seropositive; stage II; and seropositive, stage IV. There were five response conditions: Go Nogo, Count, Simple(More)
BACKGROUND Predictors of smoking cessation (SC) treatment outcome were explored in a multisite clinical trial of SC treatment at community-based, outpatient, substance abuse rehabilitation programs affiliated with the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network. OBJECTIVES To explore baseline demographic and clinical predictors of abstinence(More)
To evaluate whether probands from a clinical sample diagnosed as having DSM-III schizotypal and/or paranoid personality disorder have a familial relationship to the schizophrenia-related disorders, the morbid risk for schizophrenia-related disorders and other psychiatric disorders were evaluated in the first-degree relatives of patients with schizotypal(More)
This study compared the frequency and types of dissociative experiences reported by detoxified alcoholics and drug abusers, and examined the relationship between dissociation and recent and lifetime use of alcohol, cannabis, cocaine, and heroin. One hundred thirty-eight self-referred male veterans detoxified from alcohol (N=62) and drugs (N=76) on inpatient(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate exercise as a treatment for stimulant use disorders. METHODS The STimulant Reduction Intervention using Dosed Exercise (STRIDE) study was a randomized clinical trial conducted in 9 residential addiction treatment programs across the United States from July 2010 to February 2013. Of 497 adults referred to the study, 302 met all(More)
The prolactin (PRL) response to the administration of serotonin (5HT) agonists is an index of central nervous system 5HT activity. This index is blunted in association with hostile aggression in personality and depressive disorder patients without substance abuse. We tested whether the PRL response to the oral administration of the partial 5HT agonist(More)
The Authors report the results of a study intended to asses the prevalence of obesity in Terni's medical department. Body mass index (BMI) was used as a measure of obesity: it can easily be calculated from weight and height (W/H2) for any individual. A sample of 1195 patients (569 males and 626 females) was studied; obesity was found in 30% of the females(More)
The prolactin response to the administration of serotonin agonists is an index of central nervous system serotonin (5HT) activity. This index is blunted in association with hostile aggression in personality-disordered individuals without substance abuse. We tested whether prolactin response to the partial 5HT agonist meta-chlorophenylpiperazine (MCPP) (0.35(More)
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