Elda Andriola
Libera Università Maria SS. Assunta
PsychiatryInterleukin 6PsychopathologyInternal medicineThe ImaginaryDevelopmental psychologyPsychologyAntibodyExploratory factor analysisPsychometricsPersonality Assessment InventoryReward dependenceTumor necrosis factor alphaPersonalityInterleukin 10Interleukin 4Multivariate analysis of varianceImmunologyBipolar disorderNovelty seekingHarm avoidanceStrengths and Difficulties QuestionnaireInflammationDissociative identity disorderTest (assessment)CytokineTemperament and Character InventoryDissociativeDepression (differential diagnoses)PregnancyBipolar disorder in childrenBeck Depression InventoryConduct disorderImpulsivityPersistence (psychology)DreamtimeAttention deficit hyperactivity disorderInterferon gammaPathogenesisCooperativenessBig Five personality traitsPopulationHealthy controlPediatric bipolar disorderSerum cytokineLabor analgesiaMaternal satisfactionSymptom severityDescriptive statisticsFamily medicineMultilevel modelFantasyTemperamentClinical psychologyMedicineCoping (psychology)Rating scaleImmune systemMechanism (biology)
Publications 10
#1Maria Grazia Melegari (Sapienza University of Rome)H-Index: 6
#2Daniela Barni (Libera Università Maria SS. Assunta)H-Index: 13
Last. Elda Andriola (Libera Università Maria SS. Assunta)H-Index: 5
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Coping skills represent cognitive, emotional, and behavioral resources to overcome developmental challenges and tasks. Based on Cloninger's model of personality, the main aim of this study was to analyze the relation among temperament, character, and coping skills in nonclinical pre- and early adolescents by also considering adolescents' gender and age. One hundred and thirty-eight Italian pre- and early adolescents (52.2% boys and 47.8% girls), aged between 10-14 years (M = 12.33 ± 0.87 SD), fi...
#1Renato DonfrancescoH-Index: 12
#2Claudio VezzaniH-Index: 8
Last. Michela Di TraniH-Index: 11
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#1Renato DonfrancescoH-Index: 12
#2Paola Nativio (Sapienza University of Rome)H-Index: 8
Last. Michela Di Trani (Sapienza University of Rome)H-Index: 11
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Objective: We investigated whether ADHD children who are positive to Purkinje cell antibodies display pro-inflammatory activity associated with high cytokine serum levels. Method: Fifty-eight ADHD outpatients were compared with 36 healthy, age- and sex-matched children. Forty-five of the ADHD children were positive to anti-Yo antibodies, whereas 34 of the control children were negative. Interleukin 4 (IL-4), IL-6, IL-10, IL-17, tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNFα), and interferon gamma (IFNγ) cyto...
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#1Renato Donfrancesco (Roma Tre University)H-Index: 12
#2Claudio Vezzani (UniFI: University of Florence)H-Index: 8
Last. Michela Di Trani (Sapienza University of Rome)H-Index: 11
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Fantasy in children is a precocious and important skill. In normal subjects some imaginative events, very close to hallucinations (perception-like experiences), have been found. Therefore, a better knowledge on both fantasy and the difference between imagination and the external world is needed. The aims of this study are: a) to validate a new questionnaire for fantasy in children and adolescents; b) to test its clinical application in ADHD children. 1.707 subjects aged 8-18 years were enrolled:...
#1Renato DonfrancescoH-Index: 12
#2Michela Di Trani (Sapienza University of Rome)H-Index: 11
Last. Melissa P. DelBello (UC: University of Cincinnati)H-Index: 79
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Objective: To explore the impact of early-onset bipolar disorder (pediatric bipolar disorder [PBD]) on ADHD. Method: We compared ADHD symptom severity, ADHD subtype distribution, and rates of comorbid and familial psychiatric disorders between 49 ADHD children with comorbid PBD and 320 ADHD children without PBD. Results: Children with ADHD and PBD showed higher scores in the Hyperactive and Inattentive subscales of the ADHD Rating Scale, than children with ADHD alone. The frequency of combined s...
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#1Renato Donfrancesco (Roma Tre University)H-Index: 12
#2Paola Nativio (Sapienza University of Rome)H-Index: 8
Last. Michela Di Trani (Sapienza University of Rome)H-Index: 11
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BACKGROUND: Inflammation may represent a common underlying mechanism in a wide range of diseases, including neuropsychiatric disorders. Cytokine involvement has been investigated in some studies on patients with childhood neuropsychiatric diseases. The aim of this study was to determine whether cytokines are involved in ADHD to provide a rationale for immune-based therapeutic strategies in this disorder. METHODS: Sixty children were studied: 34 consecutive drug-naive children with ADHD (30 males...
10 Citations
Abstract Some clinical studies on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have been found to overlap those of studies on personality, particularly those on the Novelty Seeking trait (NS) as measured by the Junior Temperament and Character Inventory (JTCI). The aim of this study was to evaluate the potential role of NS in clinical research on ADHD. We enroled 146 ADHD children (125 boys; mean age=9.61, S.D.=2.50) and 223 age- and gender-matched control children (178 boys; mean age=9.41, S...
24 CitationsSource
#1S. StirparoH-Index: 1
#2M. Di TraniH-Index: 1
Last. G. CapognaH-Index: 1
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#1Elda AndriolaH-Index: 5
#2Renato DonfrancescoH-Index: 12
Last. Claud R. Cloninger (WashU: Washington University in St. Louis)H-Index: 1
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The Junior Temperament and Character Inventory (JTCI) has been developed for the assessment of the personality in individuals 6 to 14 years old according to the psychobiological model of Cloninger. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the psychometric properties of an Italian version of JTCI. The sample included 459 subjects ranging in age from 6 to 15.9 years. Starting from the original parent version, an Italian version of JTCI was developed and administered to parents recruited in pri...
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Several studies assessed the relationship between depression and dimensions of temperament/character using the Cloninger's model of personality and the TCI-R. The aim of this study is clarify the relation between depression and personality in men and women who are expecting a baby. The Temperament and Character Inventory—Revised Form and the Beck Depression Inventory were administered to 65 pregnant women and 37 husbands during the last quarter of pregnancy. ANOVAs showed that pregnant women had...
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