Roberto Pedone

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The Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) is a rapid screening battery, also including subtests to assess frontal functions such as set-shifting, abstraction and cognitive flexibility. MoCA seems to be useful to identify non-amnestic mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and subcortical dementia; it has high sensitivity and specificity in distinguishing MCI from(More)
The subjective experience of patients suffering from narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) has been studied using various methods. However, there has not been an analysis of psychotherapy session transcripts. It is much more likely that the facets of experience surface in this context than during a single interview or in a self-administered questionnaire.(More)
Metacognitive impairment is crucial to explaining difficulties in life tasks of patients with personality disorders (PDs). However, several issues remain open. There is a lack of evidence that metacognitive impairments are more severe in patients with PDs. The relationship between severity of PD pathology and the extent of metacognitive impairment has not(More)
BACKGROUND Metacognition is a multi-facet psychological construct; deficits in metacognitive abilities are associated to low social functioning, low quality of life, psychopathology, and symptoms. The aim of this study was to describe and develop a valid and reliable interview for assessing metacognition. METHODS The semi-structured interview, based on(More)
The authors analyzed the successful case of Lisa, a client with major depression, using the Metacognitive Assessment Scale (MAS). Consistently with the literature on depression, the authors hypothesize that Lisa's ability to reflect on mental states--here metacognition--is marginally affected. The authors found that Lisa was better at describing her own(More)
0747-5632/$ see front matter 2010 Published by doi:10.1016/j.chb.2010.08.002 ⇑ Corresponding author. Tel.: +39 0823 274775. E-mail addresses: augusto.gnisci@unina2.it (A. Gni it (M. Perugini). This study aims to validate the structure of the Use, Abuse and Dependence on the Internet (UADI) inventory on a sample of 1056 high school (n = 820) and university(More)
This study uses the Grid of Problematic States (GPS) to examine Lisa's case, one of the most successful in the York Psychotherapy Depression Project. This study tried to assess whether the contents of mental experience form stable clusters consistent with a diagnosis of depression. It was possible with the GPS to pinpoint problematic states typical of(More)