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Behavioral, Psychotic, and Anxiety Disorders in Epilepsy: Etiology, Clinical Features, and Therapeutic Implications
This chapter deals with some aspects of psychiatric disturbances in people with epilepsy. Because depression and its treatment are extensively described later in this issue, they are not discussedExpand
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Styles of coping with cancer: The Italian version of the Mini‐Mental Adjustment to Cancer (Mini‐MAC) scale
Mental adjustment to cancer has been explored in a large body of the literature by using the Mental Adjustment to Cancer (MAC) scale. Problems in the factor structure of the scale and the need forExpand
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Attitudes toward caring for dying patients: An overview among Italian nursing students and preliminary psychometrics of the FATCOD-B scale
Background : Extensive research indicated that nursing students at the end of their curricula feel unprepared to care for the dying. Therefore, studies on nursing students’ attitudes to caring forExpand
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Measurement properties and confirmatory factor analysis of the Jefferson Scale of Empathy in Italian medical students
Medical educators agree that empathy is essential for physicians’ professionalism and most studies on the patient-physician relationship demonstrate that this attitude has a key role in improvingExpand
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Gray matter alterations in chronic pain: A network-oriented meta-analytic approach
Several studies have attempted to characterize morphological brain changes due to chronic pain. Although it has repeatedly been suggested that longstanding pain induces gray matter modifications,Expand
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Objective and self-reported cognitive dysfunction in breast cancer women treated with chemotherapy: a prospective study.
The objective of this study is to investigate if changes in cognitive functions can be recognised in patients undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer. Forty women with breast cancer and withoutExpand
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Are Fibromyalgia Patients Cognitively Impaired? Objective and Subjective Neuropsychological Evidence
Patients with fibromyalgia (FM) syndrome often report a cluster of cognitive disorders that strongly interferes with their work and daily life, but the relationship between impaired cognitiveExpand
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Alexithymia and psychological distress in fibromyalgia: prevalence and relation with quality of life.
OBJECTIVES Fibromyalgia (FM) is a chronic syndrome characterised by widespread musculoskeletal pain associated with other symptoms like fatigue, stiffness, non-restorative sleep and psychologicalExpand
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Screening for distress in cancer patients
Routine screening for distress is internationally recommended as a necessary standard for good cancer care, given its high prevalence and negative consequences on quality of life. The objective ofExpand
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Quantification of the risk of poststroke depression: the Italian multicenter observational study DESTRO
Objective:  The Italian multicenter observational study depression in stroke (DESTRO) aimed to identify risk factors for poststroke depression (PSD) and quantify the likelihood of it arising inExpand
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