Rodolfo Canestrari

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OBJECTIVE The authors' goal was to determine whether cognitive behavioral treatment of residual symptoms of depression might have a significant effect on relapse rate. METHOD A 6-year follow-up assessment was conducted of 40 patients with primary major depressive disorder who had been successfully treated with antidepressants and were randomly assigned to(More)
OBJECTIVE The authors' goal was to determine whether cognitive behavioral treatment of residual symptoms of depression might have a significant effect on relapse rate. METHOD In an earlier study, 40 patients with primary major depressive disorder who had been successfully treated with antidepressant drugs were randomly assigned to either cognitive(More)
Prodromal symptomatology was investigated, by means of a modified version of Paykel's Clinical Interview for Depression, in 15 outpatients at their first episode of primary major depressive disorder. Compared to normals, generalized anxiety and irritability were significantly more frequent. Impaired work and interests, fatigue, initial and delayed insomnia(More)
Prodromal symptoms were investigated in 30 patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder. The large majority of patients (93%) reported at least one prodromal symptom before disease onset. Generalized anxiety, irritability, indecision, phobic and somatic anxiety occurred in about half of patients. Also common were depressive symptoms such as fatigue, lowered(More)
Ten consecutive patients suffering from DSM-III-R social phobia were treated by homework exposure assignments, without therapist-aided exposure or other cognitive-behavioral methods. The 7 patients who completed therapy displayed highly significant decreases in social phobic symptoms and anxiety. Such improvements were maintained on a 1-year follow-up.
In vivo exposure homework was applied to a consecutive series of 30 outpatients suffering from DSM-IIIR panic disorder with agoraphobia. Assessment of the characteristics of panic attacks (the prodromal phase immediately preceding the attack, acute peak anxiety, and the residual phase immediately afterwards) was done by an independent rater before(More)
OBJECTIVE Cognitive behavioral treatment has been used extensively in the acute phase of depression. The purpose of this study was to determine the applicability and effectiveness of this treatment modality in addressing the residual symptoms of primary major depressive illness. METHOD The subjects were 40 patients with major depressive disorder who were(More)
Of 20 patients suffering from panic disorder with agoraphobia, 18 reported experiencing agoraphobic avoidance, generalized anxiety, and/or hypochondriacal fears and beliefs before the first panic attack. The prevalence of these symptoms in the patients was significantly higher than the prevalence in 20 healthy control subjects. The results indicate that(More)