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Researcher Profile - Vittorio Di Michele

First Name:Vittorio
Last Name:Di Michele
Advanced Degrees:Psychiatrist
Affiliation:National Health Trust
Department:Mental Health
Street Address 1:via Paolini 45
Zip/Postal Code:65124
Email Address:
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Member reports no financial or other potential conflicts of interest. [Last Modified: 15 April 2006]
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Clinical Interests:
Bipolar disorder , Neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g., 22q11 deletion syndromes), Schizophrenia
Research Focus:
Neuroanatomy/Systems Neuroscience, Phenomenology/diagnosis, Genetics, Neurodevelopment, Epidemiology
Work Sector(s):
University, Medical hospital
Top Papers
91)Residential care in Italy: a national survey of non-hospital facility
(de Girolamo G, Picardi A, Micciolo R, Falloon I, Fioritti A Morosini P for the Italian PROGRES Group Brit J Psychiatry 2002, 181,220-225

92) Adjunctive citalopram is effective on hallucinations and depersonalization symptoms: a case report. European Psychiatry, 2004, May 19(3):185
(V. Di Michele, F. Bolino)

93)Factors leading to bad social outcome in subjects with psychosis
(V. Di Michele, F. Bolino)
Epidemiologia e psichiatria sociale,13,3:146-151, 2004

94)The natural course of schizophrenia and psychopathological predictors of outcome.A community based cohort study.
Vittorio Di Michele, Francesca Bolino
Psychopathology 2004;37:98-104
83) Post stroke depression
(V. Di Michele, F. Bolino)
British Journal of Psychiatry, January, vol. 176, 94, 2000
75) Association between cognitive deficits and temporal lobe abnormalities
(V. Di Michele)
American Journal of Psychiatry 152(3):474, 1995
72) Startle reflex habituation and sensory gating in schizophrenic patients
(F. Bolino, V. Di Michele, V. Manna, E. Daneluzzo, L. Di Cicco, M. Casacchia)
Biological Psychiatry, 36,10:670-679, 1994
What are the top three papers (not yours) you have read recently?
An evolutionary theory of schizophrenia. BBS 2004 27, 831-885
Meeting of minds the medial frontal cortex and social cognition.Nature reviews neuroscience april 2006
Interaction beteween decison making and performance monitoring Nature neuroiscience 2004
What is your leading hypothesis?
Social cognition as the neurodevelopmental basis of some schizophrenia spectrum disorder symptoms
What piece of missing evidence would help prove it?
The demonstration that social behavior and cognition is a dimension feature of human thinking. Identification of genes, with evolutionary importance, subserving the cognitive modules related to social cognition
What is your fallback position?
question not understood

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