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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders and Anxiety Disorders



The research focuses mainly on clinical characterization and treatment of obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders (including Hoarding Disorder) and anxiety disorders:

• epidemiology, with particular reference to the prevalence in adolescents;

• onset: phenotypic subtyping of the disorder by onset age (symptoms and disorder).

• familiarity and phenomenological expressiveness differences between familiar and non familiar forms;

• long-term treatment, and prognostic factors of remission and relapse;

• treatment of resistant forms, especially with atypical antipsychotics and cognitive-behavioral therapy;

• strategies to reduce latency of action of serotonergic antidepressants;

• involvement of family members and their quality of life: a psychoeducational intervention addressed to the family has been developed; its effectiveness both for family members and patients is being verified;

• studies of Neuroimmunology: comorbidity between neurological symptoms and surveys on anti-CNS antibodies presence in the  in adult;

• prevalence of the metabolic syndrome;

• influence of affective temperaments on the clinical expression of the disease and study of the relationship between obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders and anxiety disorders, on the one hand, and bipolar disorders, on the other hand.


Group’s ECR Sectors:

LS5_12 - Psychiatric disorders (e.g. schizophrenia, autism, Tourette’s syndrome, obsessive compulsive disorder, depression, bipolar disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder


Albert U, De Cori D, Aguglia A, Barbaro F, Bogetto F, Maina G. (2015) Increased uric acid levels in bipolar disorder subjects during different phases of illness. Journal of affective disorders 173 170-5 [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]

Albert U, De Cori D, Bogetto F, Maina G. (2014) Hypomania associated with adjunctive low-dose aripiprazole: two case reports and a brief review of the literature.Psychiatria Danubina 26(1) 80-3 [PMID]

Albert U, De Cori D, Blengino G, Bogetto F, Maina G. (2014) [Lithium treatment and potential long-term side effects: a systematic review of the literature]. Rivista di psichiatria 49(1) 12-21 [DOI  PMID]

Albert U, De Cori D, Aguglia A, Barbaro F, Lanfranco F, Bogetto F, Maina G. (2013) Lithium-associated hyperparathyroidism and hypercalcaemia: a case-control cross-sectional study. Journal of affective disorders 151(2) 786-90 [DOI  PMID]

Albert U, Aguglia A, Chiarle A, Bogetto F, Maina G. (2013) Metabolic syndrome and obsessive-compulsive disorder: a naturalistic Italian study. General hospital psychiatry35(2) 154-9 [DOI  PMID]

Albert U, Barbaro F, Aguglia A, Maina G, Bogetto F. (2012) [Combined treatments in obsessive-compulsive disorder: current knowledge and future prospects]. Rivista di psichiatria 47(4) 255-68 [DOI  PMID]

Albert U, Aguglia A, Bogetto F, Cieri L, Daniele M, Maina G, Necci R, Parena A, Salvati L, Tundo A. (2012) Effectiveness of cognitive-behavioral therapy addition to pharmacotherapy in resistant obsessive-compulsive disorder: a multicenter study. Psychotherapy and psychosomatics 81(6) 383-5 [DOI  PMID]

Rosso G, Albert U, Asinari GF, Bogetto F, Maina G. (2012) Stressful life events and obsessive-compulsive disorder: clinical features and symptom dimensions. Psychiatry research 197(3) 259-64 [DOI  PMID]

D'Ambrosio V, Albert U, Bogetto F, Maina G. (2010) Obsessive-compulsive disorder and cyclothymic temperament: an exploration of clinical features. Journal of affective disorders 127(1-3) 295-9 [DOI  PMID]

Albert U, Bogetto F, Maina G, Saracco P, Brunatto C, Mataix-Cols D. (2010) Family accommodation in obsessive-compulsive disorder: Relation to symptom dimensions, clinical and family characteristics. Psychiatry research 179(2) 204-11 [DOI  PMID]

Albert U, Maina G, Bogetto F, Chiarle A, Mataix-Cols D. (2010) Clinical predictors of health-related quality of life in obsessive-compulsive disorder. Comprehensive psychiatry 51(2) 193-200 [DOI  PMID]

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