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Benzodiazepines: it's time to return to the evidence.

Edward Silberman, Richard Balon, Vladan Starcevic, Richard Shader, Fiammetta Cosci, Giovanni A Fava, Antonio E Nardi, Carl Salzman, Nicoletta Sonino,

SUMMARY:We propose that discussions of benzodiazepines in the current psychiatric literature have become negatively biased and have strayed from the scientific evidence base. We advocate returning to the evidence in discussing benzodiazepines and adhering to clear definitions and conceptual rigour in commentary about them. ... Read more >>

Br J Psychiatry (The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science)
[2020, :1-3]

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Allostatic Load and Its Impact on Health: A Systematic Review.

Jenny Guidi, Marcella Lucente, Nicoletta Sonino, Giovanni A Fava,

INTRODUCTION:Allostatic load refers to the cumulative burden of chronic stress and life events. It involves the interaction of different physiological systems at varying degrees of activity. When environmental challenges exceed the individual ability to cope, then allostatic overload ensues. Allostatic load is identified by the use of biomarkers and clinical ... Read more >>

Psychother Psychosom (Psychotherapy and psychosomatics)
[2020, :1-17]

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Psychotherapy in recurrent depression: efficacy, pitfalls, and recommendations.

Fiammetta Cosci, Jenny Guidi, Giovanni Mansueto, Giovanni A Fava,

INTRODUCTION:Most people who seek treatment for depression experience relapse or recurrence, thus prevention represents a very important way to reduce suffering and burdens associated with this illness. AREAS COVERED:Preventive psychological interventions after depression remission include maintenance psychotherapy after an initial course of psychological treatment and the sequential model, i.e. the ... Read more >>

Expert Rev Neurother (Expert review of neurotherapeutics)
[2020, :1-7]

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Sequential Combination of Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment and Well-Being Therapy in Depressed Patients with Acute Coronary Syndromes: A Randomized Controlled Trial (TREATED-ACS Study).

Chiara Rafanelli, Sara Gostoli, Sara Buzzichelli, Jenny Guidi, Laura Sirri, Pamela Gallo, Enrica Marzola, Serena Bergerone, Gaetano Maria De Ferrari, Renzo Roncuzzi, Giuseppe Di Pasquale, Giovanni Abbate-Daga, Giovanni A Fava,

INTRODUCTION:Randomized controlled trials (RCT) of psychotherapeutic interventions have addressed depression and demoralization associated with acute coronary syndromes (ACS). The present trial introduces psychological well-being, an increasingly recognized factor in cardiovascular health, as a therapeutic target. OBJECTIVE:This study was designed to determine whether the sequential combination of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and ... Read more >>

Psychother Psychosom (Psychotherapy and psychosomatics)
[2020, :1-12]

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Reply to Alacreu-Crespo et al.

Giovanni A Fava, Elena Tomba, Eva-Lotta Brakemeier, Danilo Carrozzino, Fiammetta Cosci, Ajándék Eőry, Tommaso Leonardi, Isabel Schamong, Jenny Guidi,

Psychother Psychosom (Psychotherapy and psychosomatics)
[2020, 89(5):324-325]

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The Deceptive Manifestations of Treatment Resistance in Depression: A New Look at the Problem.

Giovanni A Fava, Fiammetta Cosci, Jenny Guidi, Chiara Rafanelli,

Psychother Psychosom (Psychotherapy and psychosomatics)
[2020, 89(5):265-273]

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The Hamilton Rating Scales for Depression: A Critical Review of Clinimetric Properties of Different Versions.

Danilo Carrozzino, Chiara Patierno, Giovanni A Fava, Jenny Guidi,

The format of the original Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression (HAM-D) was unstructured: only general instructions were provided for rating individual items. Over the years, a number of modified versions of the HAM-D have been proposed. They differ not only in the number of items, but also in modalities of ... Read more >>

Psychother Psychosom (Psychotherapy and psychosomatics)
[2020, 89(3):133-150]

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The rise and fall and rise of benzodiazepines: a return of the stigmatized and repressed.

Richard Balon, Vladan Starcevic, Edward Silberman, Fiammetta Cosci, Steven Dubovsky, Giovanni A Fava, Antonio E Nardi, Karl Rickels, Carl Salzman, Richard I Shader, Nicoletta Sonino,

Braz J Psychiatry (Revista brasileira de psiquiatria (Sao Paulo, Brazil : 1999))
[2020, 42(3):243-244]

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Kellner's Symptom Questionnaire, a Highly Sensitive Patient-Reported Outcome Measure: Systematic Review of Clinimetric Properties.

Giada Benasi, Giovanni A Fava, Chiara Rafanelli,

INTRODUCTION:Patient-reported outcomes (PROs) are of increasing importance in clinical medicine. However, their evaluation by classic psychometric methods carries considerable limitations. The clinimetric approach provides a viable framework for their assessment. OBJECTIVE:The aim of this paper was to provide a systematic review of clinimetric properties of the Symptom Questionnaire (SQ), a ... Read more >>

Psychother Psychosom (Psychotherapy and psychosomatics)
[2020, 89(2):74-89]

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The pursuit of euthymia.

Giovanni A Fava, Jenny Guidi,

Psychiatrists often consider the positive characteristics displayed by a patient in their clinical judgment, yet current assessment and treatment strategies are shifted on the side of psychological dysfunction. Euthymia is a transdiagnostic construct referring to the presence of positive affects and psychological well-being, i.e., balance and integration of psychic forces ... Read more >>

World Psychiatry (World psychiatry : official journal of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA))
[2020, 19(1):40-50]

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The Decline of Pluralism in Medicine: Dissent Is Welcome.

Giovanni A Fava,

Psychother Psychosom (Psychotherapy and psychosomatics)
[2020, 89(1):1-5]

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Mental Pain as a Transdiagnostic Patient-Reported Outcome Measure.

Giovanni A Fava, Elena Tomba, Eva-Lotta Brakemeier, Danilo Carrozzino, Fiammetta Cosci, Ajándék Eöry, Tommaso Leonardi, Isabel Schamong, Jenny Guidi,

Patient-reported outcomes (PROs) refer to any report coming directly from patients about how they function or feel in relation to a health condition or its therapy. PROs have been applied in medicine for the assessment of the impact of clinical phenomena. Self-report scales and procedures for assessing physical pain in ... Read more >>

Psychother Psychosom (Psychotherapy and psychosomatics)
[2019, 88(6):341-349]

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Understanding and Managing Withdrawal Syndromes After Discontinuation of Antidepressant Drugs.

Giovanni A Fava, Fiammetta Cosci,

Withdrawal symptoms commonly occur during tapering and/or after discontinuation of antidepressant drugs, particularly selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors. Withdrawal symptomatology does not necessarily subside within a few weeks and may be associated with other manifestations of behavioral toxicity (loss of treatment efficacy, refractoriness, switch into mania/hypomania, or ... Read more >>

J Clin Psychiatry (The Journal of clinical psychiatry)
[2019, 80(6):]

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The challenge of measurement in psychiatry: the lifetime accomplishments of Per Bech (1942-2018).

Marcelo P Fleck, Danilo Carrozzino, Giovanni A Fava,

Braz J Psychiatry (Revista brasileira de psiquiatria (Sao Paulo, Brazil : 1999))
[2019, 41(5):369-372]

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Addressing Clinical Challenges of Antidepressant Discontinuation.

Giovanni A Fava, Fiammetta Cosci,

Am J Psychiatry (The American journal of psychiatry)
[2019, 176(6):487-488]

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Clinical characterization of allostatic overload.

Giovanni A Fava, Bruce S McEwen, Jenny Guidi, Sara Gostoli, Emanuela Offidani, Nicoletta Sonino,

Allostatic load reflects the cumulative effects of stressful experiences in daily life and may lead to disease over time. When the cost of chronic exposure to fluctuating or heightened neural and systemic physiologic responses exceeds the coping resources of an individual, this is referred to as "toxic stress" and allostatic ... Read more >>

Psychoneuroendocrinology (Psychoneuroendocrinology)
[2019, 108:94-101]

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Iatrogenic Factors in Psychopathology.

Giovanni A Fava, Chiara Rafanelli,

Psychother Psychosom (Psychotherapy and psychosomatics)
[2019, 88(3):129-140]

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Reply to the Letter to the Editor: "Is A Single-Item Measure of Self-Rated Mental Health Useful from a Clinimetric Perspective?"

Giovanni A Fava, Danilo Carrozzino, Lone Lindberg, Elena Tomba,

Psychother Psychosom (Psychotherapy and psychosomatics)
[2019, 88(3):179]

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The Journal's Mission.

Giovanni A Fava, Fiammetta Cosci, Carmen Berrocal Montiel, Elena Tomba,

Psychother Psychosom (Psychotherapy and psychosomatics)
[2019, 88(1):1-4]

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The Clinimetric Approach to Psychological Assessment: A Tribute to Per Bech, MD (1942-2018).

Giovanni A Fava, Danilo Carrozzino, Lone Lindberg, Elena Tomba,

Psychother Psychosom (Psychotherapy and psychosomatics)
[2018, 87(6):321-326]

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Withdrawal Symptoms after Serotonin-Noradrenaline Reuptake Inhibitor Discontinuation: Systematic Review.

Giovanni A Fava, Giada Benasi, Marcella Lucente, Emanuela Offidani, Fiammetta Cosci, Jenny Guidi,

BACKGROUND:Serotonin-noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors (SNRI) are widely used in medical practice. Their discontinuation has been associated with a wide range of symptoms. The aim of this paper is to identify the occurrence, frequency, and features of withdrawal symptoms after SNRI discontinuation. METHODS:PRISMA guidelines were followed to conduct a systematic review. Electronic ... Read more >>

Psychother Psychosom (Psychotherapy and psychosomatics)
[2018, 87(4):195-203]

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The Prescription of Benzodiazepines for Panic Disorder: Time for an Evidence-Based Educational Approach.

Antonio E Nardi, Fiammetta Cosci, Richard Balon, Steven J Weintraub, Rafael C Freire, John H Krystal, Thomas Roth, Edward K Silberman, Nicoletta Sonino, Giovanni A Fava, Vladan Starcevic, Steven L Dubovsky, Carl Salzman, Karl Rickels, David J Greenblatt, Richard I Shader, Guy Chouinard, ,

J Clin Psychopharmacol (Journal of clinical psychopharmacology)
[2018, 38(4):283-285]

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Discontinuing Antidepressant Drugs: Lesson from a Failed Trial and Extensive Clinical Experience.

Giovanni A Fava, Carlotta Belaise,

Psychother Psychosom (Psychotherapy and psychosomatics)
[2018, 87(5):257-267]

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Methodological Recommendations for Trials of Psychological Interventions.

Jenny Guidi, Eva-Lotta Brakemeier, Claudi L H Bockting, Fiammetta Cosci, Pim Cuijpers, Robin B Jarrett, Michael Linden, Isaac Marks, Charles S Peretti, Chiara Rafanelli, Winfried Rief, Silvia Schneider, Ulrich Schnyder, Tom Sensky, Elena Tomba, Carmelo Vazquez, Eduard Vieta, Stephan Zipfel, Jesse H Wright, Giovanni A Fava,

Recent years have seen major developments in psychotherapy research that suggest the need to address critical methodological issues. These recommendations, developed by an international group of researchers, do not replace those for randomized controlled trials, but rather supplement strategies that need to be taken into account when considering psychological treatments. ... Read more >>

Psychother Psychosom (Psychotherapy and psychosomatics)
[2018, 87(5):276-284]

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The association of depression and all-cause and cause-specific mortality: an umbrella review of systematic reviews and meta-analyses.

Myrela O Machado, Nicola Veronese, Marcos Sanches, Brendon Stubbs, Ai Koyanagi, Trevor Thompson, Ioanna Tzoulaki, Marco Solmi, Davy Vancampfort, Felipe B Schuch, Michael Maes, Giovanni A Fava, John P A Ioannidis, André F Carvalho,

BACKGROUND:Depression is a prevalent and disabling mental disorder that frequently co-occurs with a wide range of chronic conditions. Evidence has suggested that depression could be associated with excess all-cause mortality across different settings and populations, although the causality of these associations remains unclear. METHODS:We conducted an umbrella review of systematic ... Read more >>

BMC Med (BMC medicine)
[2018, 16(1):112]

Cited: 8 times

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