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Personality Disorders



The group is dedicated to research on severe personality disorders, particularly on BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder). Research fields include fundamental psychopathological dimensions of these disorders, their clinical characterization, identification of therapeutic strategies targeted to specific dimensions or symptomatic clusters. Pharmacotherapy studies are oriented on mood stabilizers, second generation antipsychotics and non-conventional agents, such as polyunsaturated fatty acids. On the other side, psychotherapy research has focused on the application of an adaptation of interpersonal psychotherapy to the borderline personality disorder. The group is also studying an interpersonal counseling for family members. Clinical research on personality disorders also aims to examine the relationship between this pathology and oncological and autoimmune diseases. The group also targets to study brain imagingcorrelations of some of the nuclear psychopathological alterations of personality disorders.


Group’s ERC Sectors:

LS5_10 - Neuroimaging and computational neuroscience

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

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

SH4_4 - Cognitive and experimental psychology: perception, action, and higher cognitive processes


Bellino S, Bozzatello P, Bogetto F. (2015) Combined treatment of borderline personality disorder with interpersonal psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy: predictors of response. Psychiatry research 226(1) 284-8 [DOI  PMID]

Bellino S, Bozzatello P, De Grandi E, Bogetto F. (2014) [Interpersonal psychotherapy: a model of intervention for borderline personality disorder]. Rivista di psichiatria 49(4) 158-63 [DOI  PMID]

Matsumoto Y, Fabbri C, Pellegrini S, Porcelli S, Politi P, Bellino S, Iofrida C, Mariotti V, Melissari E, Menchetti M, Martinelli V, Cappucciati M, Bozzatello P, Brignolo E, Brambilla P, Balestrieri M, Serretti A. (2014) Serotonin transporter gene: a new polymorphism may affect response to antidepressant treatments in major depressive disorder. Molecular diagnosis & therapy 18(5) 567-77 [DOI  PMID]

Bellino S, Bozzatello P, Rocca G, Bogetto F. (2014) Efficacy of omega-3 fatty acids in the treatment of borderline personality disorder: a study of the association with valproic acid. Journal of psychopharmacology (Oxford, England) 28(2) 125-32 [DOI  PMID]

Serretti A, Fabbri C, Pellegrini S, Porcelli S, Politi P, Bellino S, Menchetti M, Mariotti V, Demi C, Martinelli V, Cappucciati M, Bozzatello P, Brignolo E, Brambilla P, Pae CU, Balestrieri M, De Ronchi D. (2013) No effect of serotoninergic gene variants on response to interpersonal counseling and antidepressants in major depression. Psychiatry investigation 10(2) 180-9 [DOI  PMID]

Bellino S, Bozzatello P, Rinaldi C, Bogetto F. (2011) Paliperidone ER in the Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder: A Pilot Study of Efficacy and Tolerability. Depression research and treatment 2011 680194 [DOI  PMID]

Bellino S, Rinaldi C, Bozzatello P, Bogetto F. (2011) Pharmacotherapy of borderline personality disorder: a systematic review for publication purpose. Current medicinal chemistry 18(22) 3322-9 [PMID]

Bellino S, Fenocchio M, Zizza M, Rocca G, Bogetti P, Bogetto F. (2011) Quality of life of patients who undergo breast reconstruction after mastectomy: effects of personality characteristics. Plastic and reconstructive surgery 127(1) 10-7 [DOI  PMID]

Menchetti M, Bortolotti B, Rucci P, Scocco P, Bombi A, Berardi D. (2010) Depression in primary care: interpersonal counseling vs selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. The DEPICS Study. A multicenter randomized controlled trial. Rationale and design. BMC psychiatry 10 97 [DOI  PMID]

Bellino S, Rinaldi C, Bogetto F. (2010) Adaptation of interpersonal psychotherapy to borderline personality disorder: a comparison of combined therapy and single pharmacotherapy. Canadian journal of psychiatry. Revue canadienne de psychiatrie 55(2) 74-81 [PMID]

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