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Clinical Psychology and Psycho-Oncology



The team activity is finalized to study the biological, social and psychological factors that cause the take charge, management and treatment of emotional symptoms (anxiety, depression, stress, fatigue) in patients suffering major organic disease (oncologic, pain and cardiocerebrovascular disease).


Group’s ERC Sectors:

LS7_3 - Pharmacology, pharmacogenomics, drug discovery and design, drug therapy

LS7_8 - Health services, health care research


Castelli L, Castelnuovo G, Torta R. (2015) Editorial: PsychOncology: clinical psychology for cancer patients-Cancer: the key role of clinical psychology. Frontiers in psychology 6 947 [DOI  PMID]

Bovero A, Leombruni P, Miniotti M, Rocca G, Torta R. (2015) Spirituality, quality of life, psychological adjustment in terminal cancer patients in hospice. European journal of cancer care [DOI  PMID]

Leombruni P, Miniotti M, Colonna F, Sica C, Castelli L, Bruzzone M, Parisi S, Fusaro E, Sarzi-Puttini P, Atzeni F, Torta RG. (2015) A randomised controlled trial comparing duloxetine and acetyl L-carnitine in fibromyalgic patients: preliminary data. Clinical and experimental rheumatology 33(1 Suppl 88) S82-5 [PMID]

Civilotti C, Castelli L, Binaschi L, Cussino M, Tesio V, Di Fini G, Veglia F, Torta R. (2015) Dissociative symptomatology in cancer patients. Frontiers in psychology 6 118 [DOI  PMID]

Leombruni P, Loera B, Miniotti M, Zizzi F, Castelli L, Torta R. (2015) Confirmatory factor analysis of the Frommelt Attitude Toward Care of the Dying Scale (FATCOD-B) among Italian medical students. Palliative & supportive care 1-8 [DOI  PMID]

Di Tella M, Castelli L, Colonna F, Fusaro E, Torta R, Ardito RB, Adenzato M. (2015) Theory of mind and emotional functioning in fibromyalgia syndrome: an investigation of the relationship between social cognition and executive function. PloS one 10(1) e0116542 [DOI  PMID]

Leombruni P, Di Lillo M, Miniotti M, Picardi A, Alessandri G, Sica C, Zizzi F, Castelli L, Torta R. (2014) Measurement properties and confirmatory factor analysis of the Jefferson Scale of Empathy in Italian medical students. Perspectives on medical education 3(6) 419-30 [DOI  PMID]

Tesio V, Torta DM, Colonna F, Leombruni P, Ghiggia A, Fusaro E, Geminiani GC, Torta R, Castelli L. (2015) Are fibromyalgia patients cognitively impaired? Objective and subjective neuropsychological evidence. Arthritis care & research 67(1) 143-50 [DOI  PMID]

Leombruni P, Miniotti M, Zizzi F, Sica C, Bovero A, Castelli L, Torta R. (2014) Attitudes of Medical Students Toward the Care of the Dying in Relation to Personality Traits: Harm Avoidance and Self-Directedness Make a Difference. The American journal of hospice & palliative care [DOI  PMID]

Torta R, Pennazio F, Ieraci V. (2014) Anxiety and depression in rheumatologic diseases: the relevance of diagnosis and management. Reumatismo 66(1) 92-7 [PMID]

Cauda F, Palermo S, Costa T, Torta R, Duca S, Vercelli U, Geminiani G, Torta DM. (2014) Gray matter alterations in chronic pain: A network-oriented meta-analytic approach. NeuroImage. Clinical 4 676-86 [DOI  PMID]

Aguglia E, Biggio G, Signorelli MS, Mencacci C. (2014) Italian Study on Depressive Disorders (STudio Italiano MAlattia Depressiva, or STIMA-D): a nationwide snapshot of the status of treatment for major depression. Pharmacopsychiatry 47(3) 105-10 [DOI  PMID]

Castelli L, Tonello D, D'Agata F, Caroppo P, Baudino B, Zotta M, Cauda S, Pinessi L, Mortara P, Grassi L, Bisi G, Torta R. (2015) The Neurobiological Basis of the Distress Thermometer: A PET Study in Cancer Patients. Stress and health : journal of the International Society for the Investigation of Stress 31(3) 197-203 [DOI  PMID]

Tesio V, Molinaro S, Castelli L, Andriani M, Fanelli AL, Marra S, Torta R. (2014) Screening of depression in cardiac patients: is the HADS an effective tool? International journal of cardiology 172(2) e344-5 [DOI  PMID]

Castelli L, De Santis F, De Giorgi I, Deregibus A, Tesio V, Leombruni P, Granieri A, Debernardi C, Torta R. (2013) Alexithymia, anger and psychological distress in patients with myofascial pain: a case-control study. Frontiers in psychology 4 490 [DOI  PMID]

Torta RG, Ieraci V. (2013) Pharmacological management of depression in patients with cancer: practical considerations. Drugs 73(11) 1131-45 [DOI  PMID]

Leombruni P, Miniotti M, Torta RG. (2013) Personality and attitudes towards dying patients: an Italian pilot study among medical students. Medical teacher 35(9) 790 [DOI  PMID]

Alciati A, Sarzi-Puttini P, Batticciotto A, Torta R, Gesuele F, Atzeni F, Angst J. (2012) Overactive lifestyle in patients with fibromyalgia as a core feature of bipolar spectrum disorder. Clinical and experimental rheumatology 30(6 Suppl 74) 122-8 [PMID]

Grassi L, Johansen C, Annunziata MA, Capovilla E, Costantini A, Gritti P, Torta R, Bellani M. (2013) Screening for distress in cancer patients: a multicenter, nationwide study in Italy. Cancer 119(9) 1714-21 [DOI  PMID]

Mercadante S, Adile C, Torta R, Varetto A, Fulfaro F, Giarratano A, Casuccio A. (2013) Meaningful cut-off pain intensity for breakthrough pain changes in advanced cancer patients. Current medical research and opinion 29(1) 93-7 [DOI  PMID]

Baudino B, D'agata F, Caroppo P, Castellano G, Cauda S, Manfredi M, Geda E, Castelli L, Mortara P, Orsi L, Cauda F, Sacco K, Ardito RB, Pinessi L, Geminiani G, Torta R, Bisi G. (2012) The chemotherapy long-term effect on cognitive functions and brain metabolism in lymphoma patients. The quarterly journal of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging : official publication of the Italian Association of Nuclear Medicine (AIMN) [and] the International Association of Radiopharmacology (IAR), [and] Section of the Society of Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry and Biology 56(6) 559-68 [PMID]

Castelli L, Tesio V, Colonna F, Molinaro S, Leombruni P, Bruzzone M, Fusaro E, Sarzi-Puttini P, Torta R. (2012) Alexithymia and psychological distress in fibromyalgia: prevalence and relation with quality of life. Clinical and experimental rheumatology 30(6 Suppl 74) 70-7 [PMID]

Perugi G, Fornaro M, Maremmani I, Canonico PL, Carbonatto P, Mencacci C, Muscettola G, Pani L, Torta R, Vampini C, Parazzini F, Dumitriu A, Angst J. (2012) Discriminative hypomania checklist-32 factors in unipolar and bipolar major depressive patients. Psychopathology 45(6) 390-8 [DOI  PMID]

Torta RG. (2012) Antidepressant up-titration: pharmacological and psychological considerations. Expert opinion on drug safety 11(5) 685-8 [DOI  PMID]

Leombruni P, Miniotti M, Bovero A, Castelli L, Torta RG. (2012) Second-year Italian medical students' attitudes toward care of the dying patient: an exploratory study. Journal of cancer education : the official journal of the American Association for Cancer Education 27(4) 759-63 [DOI  PMID]

Torta R, Ieraci V. (2012) Migraine and depression comorbidity: antidepressant options. Neurological sciences : official journal of the Italian Neurological Society and of the Italian Society of Clinical Neurophysiology 33 Suppl 1 S117-8 [DOI  PMID]

Biglia N, Bounous VE, Malabaila A, Palmisano D, Torta DM, D'Alonzo M, Sismondi P, Torta R. (2012) Objective and self-reported cognitive dysfunction in breast cancer women treated with chemotherapy: a prospective study. European journal of cancer care 21(4) 485-92 [DOI  PMID]

Torta R, Leombruni P, Borio R, Castelli L. (2011) Duloxetine for the treatment of mood disorder in cancer patients: a 12-week case-control clinical trial. Human psychopharmacology 26(4-5) 291-9 [DOI  PMID]

Maremmani I, Perugi G, Rovai L, Maremmani AG, Pacini M, Canonico PL, Carbonato P, Mencacci C, Muscettola G, Pani L, Torta R, Vampini C, Akiskal HS. (2011) Are "social drugs" (tobacco, coffee and chocolate) related to the bipolar spectrum? Journal of affective disorders 133(1-2) 227-33 [DOI  PMID]

Fornaro M, Maremmani I, Canonico PL, Carbonatto P, Mencacci C, Muscettola G, Pani L, Torta R, Vampini C, Parazzini F, Dumitriu A, Perugi G. (2011) Prevalence and diagnostic distribution of medically unexplained painful somatic symptoms across 571 major depressed outpatients. Neuropsychiatric disease and treatment 7 217-21 [DOI  PMID]

Amodeo L, Castelli L, Leombruni P, Cipriani D, Biancofiore A, Torta R. (2012) Slow versus standard up-titration of paroxetine for the treatment of depression in cancer patients: a pilot study. Supportive care in cancer : official journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer 20(2) 375-84 [DOI  PMID]

Perugi G, Canonico PL, Carbonato P, Mencacci C, Muscettola G, Pani L, Torta R, Vampini C, Fornaro M, Parazzini F, Dumitriu A. (2011) Unexplained somatic symptoms during major depression: prevalence and clinical impact in a national sample of Italian psychiatric outpatients. Psychopathology 44(2) 116-24 [DOI  PMID]

Castelli L, Binaschi L, Caldera P, Mussa A, Torta R. (2011) Fast screening of depression in cancer patients: the effectiveness of the HADS. European journal of cancer care 20(4) 528-33 [DOI  PMID]

Airoldi M, Garzaro M, Raimondo L, Pecorari G, Giordano C, Varetto A, Caldera P, Torta R. (2011) Functional and psychological evaluation after flap reconstruction plus radiotherapy in oral cancer. Head & neck 33(4) 458-68 [DOI  PMID]

Barni S, Maltoni M, Tuveri G, Pronzato P, Cortesi E, Massidda B, Colucci G, Iacono C, Lorusso V, Gridelli C, Aitini E, Simoni L, Torta R. (2011) Attitude of Italian medical oncologists toward palliative care for patients with advanced cancer: results of the SIO project. Supportive care in cancer : official journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer 19(3) 381-9 [DOI  PMID]

Torta RG, Munari J. (2010) Symptom cluster: Depression and pain. Surgical oncology 19(3) 155-9 [DOI  PMID]

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