Valentina Meuti

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AIMS This study investigates the prevalence of post partum depression (PPD) in a sample of Roman women, and the role of socio-demographic variables, personality structure and maternal attachment patterns, in order to identify primary and secondary prevention strategies. METHODS Data were collected in two phases. During the third trimester of pregnancy, a(More)
BACKGROUND To assess personality characteristics of women who develop perinatal depression. METHODS The study started with a screening of a sample of 453 women in their third trimester of pregnancy, to which was administered a survey data form, the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) and the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory 2 (MMPI-2).(More)
The post partum depression (PPD) is a severe risk factor for the emotional and cognitive development of offspring. The Authors describe the relationship between mother with PPD and her two-year old child. The mother repeats patterns of parental care experienced during her own childhood.
AIM Investigate the prevalence of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression and somatizations in a sample of immigrants visited in a transcultural primary care service. The relationship among psychopathological symptoms, pre-migratory events and post-migration living difficulties is also considered. METHODS We studied 101 outpatients,(More)
Postpartum depression is a frequent and disabling condition whose pathophysiology is still unclear. In recent years, the study of the neural correlates of mental disorders has been increasingly approached using magnetic resonance techniques. In this review we synthesize the results from studies on postpartum depression in the context of structural,(More)
Background. This study aims to verify if the presence and severity of perinatal depression are related to any particular pattern of attachment. Methods. The study started with a screening of a sample of 453 women in their third trimester of pregnancy, who were administered a survey data form, the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) and the(More)
Recently, new findings in epigenetic science switched the focus from the observation of physiological intragenomic dynamics to the idea of an environmental co-construction of phenotypic expression. In psichodynamic field, objectual relations and attachement theoreticians emphasized the interpersonal dimension of individual development, focusing the(More)
AIM This study aims to investigate the influence of the "romantic attachment" style, stressful life events, social factors on the risk of developing a depression during pregnancy and on the severity of depressive symptoms. METHODS The study started with a screening on a sample of 453 women, during their third trimester of pregnancy, to which has been(More)
AIM The case study of a young woman affected by moderate mental retardation and somatoform disorder not otherwise specified, with globus pharyngeus, is reported. The purpose is to show how an articulated diagnosis and treatment of individuals with mental retardation and comorbid psychopathology may produce syndromal and functional recovery. METHODS(More)
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