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Executive dysfunction and avoidant personality trait in myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM-1) and in proximal myotonic myopathy (PROMM/DM-2)
A previous study in proximal myotonic myopathy (PROMM/DM-2) and myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM-1) using brain positron emission tomography demonstrated a reduced cerebral blood flow in the frontal andExpand
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[18F]FDG PET study in obsessive-compulsive disorder. A clinical/metabolic correlation study after treatment.
BACKGROUND We used [18F]FDG and PET in patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) to evaluate cerebral metabolic involvement before and after treatment with serotonin-specific reuptakeExpand
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Microbiota in anorexia nervosa: The triangle between bacterial species, metabolites and psychological tests
Anorexia nervosa (AN) is a psychiatric disease with devastating physical consequences, with a pathophysiological mechanism still to be elucidated. Metagenomic studies on anorexia nervosa haveExpand
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The selective breakdown of frontal functions in patients with obsessive–compulsive disorder and in patients with schizophrenia: A double dissociation experimental finding
In an our recent preliminary study, we reported the neuropsychological finding of a double dissociation in the frontal lobe functioning between 25 OCD patients and 25 schizophrenics. The first groupExpand
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Increased right caudate nucleus size in obsessive-compulsive disorder: Detection with magnetic resonance imaging
Magnetic resonance images were used to measure the volume of the head of the caudate nucleus in 20 patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder and 16 normal control subjects. The obsessive-compulsiveExpand
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Cytokines production in chronic schizophrenia patients with or without paranoid behaviour
1. Several immunological abnormalities have been found in schizophrenia but their significance still remains largely unknown. In this study the authors analyzed mitogen-stimulated interleukin (IL)-2,Expand
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Burnout among psychiatrists in Milan: a multicenter survey.
OBJECTIVES This study evaluated the prevalence of job burnout and estimated psychiatric morbidity and job satisfaction among psychiatrists in Milan. Also investigated were the contributions ofExpand
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Deep-brain stimulation of the nucleus accumbens in obsessive compulsive disorder: clinical, surgical and electrophysiological considerations in two consecutive patients
Obsessive compulsive disorder is a highly disabling pathological condition which in the most severe and drug-resistant form can severely impair social, cognitive and interpersonal functioning.Expand
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The Wisconsin Card Sorting Test (WCST) performance in normal subjects: a twin study.
The aim of this study was to evaluate the WCST, a task linked to the frontal (prefrontal) cortex, in normal twins to detect an inherited component of frontal lobe function. The WCST scores of 15Expand
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Frontal-Lobe Dysfunction in Schizophrenia and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder - A Neuropsychological Study
Converging evidence suggests there is a specific role of dorso-lateral-prefrontal cortex (DLPC) in schizophrenic disorders and of orbito-frontal cortex (OFC) in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).Expand
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