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      Franco Benazzi

      Hecker Psychiatric Research Center, Forlì, Italy | Hecker Psychiatry Research Center, Forli, Italy. FrancoBenazzi@FBenazzi.it | Department of Psychiatry, University of Szeged, ...



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      Hecker Psychiatric Research Center, Forlì, Italy


      Hecker Psychiatry Research Center, Forli, Italy.

      Department of Psychiatry, University of Szeged, Hungary

      University of California at San Diego, San Diego, Calif, USA.


      Hecker Psychiatry Research Center at Forli, Forli, Italy

      Psychiatric Hospital, Zurich University, Lenggstrasse 31, P.O. Box 1931, 8032, Zurich, Switzerland

      University of California at San Diego, United States


      Psychiatry Research Center, Forli, Italy

      University of California at San Diego, Collaborating Center, La Jolla, CA, USA


      Hecker Psychiatry Research Center, Forli (Italy)

      Outpatient Psychiatry Center, Ravenna, Italy

      University of California at San Diego (USA)


      Hecker Psychiatry Research Center, a University of California at San Diego, USA

      Outpatient Psychiatry Center (Ravenna and Forli, Italy) and the Department of Psychiatry, National Health Service, Forli, Italy

      Department of Psychiatry, University of Szeged, Szeged 6725, Hungary


      University of California at San Diego Collaborating Center (USA)

      E. Hecker Outpatient Psychiatry Center, Ravenna and Department of Psychiatry, National Health Service, Forli, Italy



      Franco Benazzi: Influence Statistics

      Sample of concepts for which Franco Benazzi is among the top experts in the world.
      Concept World rank
      functioning scale prevalence #1
      semistructured interview #1
      typical bipolar variables #1
      nonatypical bipolar #1
      254 mdd #1
      unipolar chronic #1
      bipolar outpatients bipolar #1
      bpd bpii #1
      overactivity mdd #1
      definition mixed #1
      mood talkativeness #1
      718 bipolar patients #1
      angst scid #1
      inability pessimistic thoughts #1
      405‐patient case aim #1
      sleep talkativeness #1
      bpfh mde #1
      independent variable bipolar #1
      bpd diagnosis bdii #1
      age 281 #1
      interviewed psychoactive #1
      bipolar definition #1
      akiskal benazzi disord #1
      classic diagnostic validators #1
      trait mood swings #1
      scidcv bpt #1
      bipolar disorder dms #1
      outpatients private #1
      bipolar dmx #1
      mdd categorical distinction #1
      recalled hypomania #1
      impulsivity dimension bpii #1
      lower psychiatric comorbidity #1
      cycling lamotrigine #1
      increased goal #1
      448case study #1
      concurrent dmx3 #1
      iml residual #1
      dsmivtr melancholic mde #1
      mdq hypomania #1
      diagnosis hypomanic #1
      hypomania mania unipolar #1
      mde bipolar disorder #1
      structured scid #1
      balanced combination #1
      bipolar clear grading #1
      bipolar unipolar females #1
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      Prominent publications by Franco Benazzi

      KOL-Index: 19196

      PURPOSE: The study aim was to test different definitions of mixed depression, defined as a depression with concurrent hypomanic symptoms.

      METHODS: Consecutive 245 non-tertiary care outpatients with bipolar II disorder (BP-II) and 189 non-tertiary care outpatients with major depressive disorder (MDD) were interviewed (off psychoactive drugs) using the Structured Clinical Interview for Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition Axis I Disorders-Clinician Version, ...

      Known for Mixed Depression | Hypomanic Symptoms | Psychomotor Agitation | Mdd Depressive Disorder | Mde Bpii
      KOL-Index: 18215

      BACKGROUND: Polarity is the pillar of the current categorical unipolar-bipolar division of mood disorders. However, genetic studies on these polarity-based phenotypes have been largely inconclusive. Recent clinical and epidemiological studies seem to support more of a continuum than a splitting of mood disorders. A reshaping of the classification of mood disorders thus seems required. Age-at-onset and recurrence have been suggested to be more clinically and genetically useful in the ...

      Known for Mood Disorders | Age Onset | Bipolar Disorder | Mania Hypomania | 21 Years
      KOL-Index: 17180

      BACKGROUND: The nosologic status of agitated depression is unresolved. Are they unipolar (UP) or bipolar (BP)? Are they mixed states? Even more controversial is the notion that antidepressants might play some role in the suicidality of such patients (Akiskal and Mallya, 1987) [Akiskal, H.S., Mallya, G., 1987. Criteria for the "soft" bipolar spectrum: treatment implications. Psychopharmacol Bull. 23, 68-73].

      METHODS: After excluding all patients with history of hypomanic episodes ...

      Known for Agitated Depression | Depressive Mixed | Suicidal Ideation | Racing Thoughts | Dmx Patients
      KOL-Index: 15674

      BACKGROUND: Depressive mixed state (DMX), defined by hypomanic features during a major depressive episode (MDE) is under-researched. Accordingly, study aims were to find DMX prevalence in unipolar major depressive disorder (MDD) and bipolar II depressive phase, to delineate the most common hypomanic signs and symptoms during DMX, and to assess their sensitivity and specificity for the diagnosis of DMX and bipolar II.

      METHODS: 161 unipolar and bipolar II MDE psychotropic drug- and ...

      Known for Depressive Episode | Dmx Bipolar | Sensitivity Specificity | Unipolar Mdd | Symptoms Mde
      KOL-Index: 14531

      BACKGROUND: Depression with anger may be more common in bipolar disorders. The aim of the study was to assess whether major depressive disorder (MDD) with anger could be included in the bipolar spectrum, by comparing it to MDD without anger and to bipolar II disorder.

      METHODS: Consecutive outpatients (281 bipolar II disorder and 202 MDD) presenting for major depressive episode (MDE) treatment were interviewed with the DSM-IV structured clinical interview. Clinical variables used to ...

      Known for Bipolar Spectrum | Depressive Disorder | Mdd Mde | Major Diagnosis | Depression Anger
      KOL-Index: 14288

      OBJECTIVES: To ascertain rates of panic, obsessive-compulsive (OCD) and social phobic disorders among adolescents with bipolar disorder (BP), unipolar major depressive disorder (MDD) and psychiatric comparison patients, to assess their relationships to suicidality, psychosis, comorbidity patterns and familiality.

      METHODS: The first author (SCD) interviewed 313 Latino adolescents using a structured interview based on the SCID. Family history was ascertained by live interview or interview ...

      Known for Anxiety Disorders | Social Phobia | Panic Disorder | Adolescent Bipolar | Mdd Patients
      KOL-Index: 14030

      PURPOSE: As psychotic agitated depression is now a well-described form of mixed state during the course of bipolar I disorder, we sought to investigate the diagnostic validity of a new definition for agitated (mixed) depression in bipolar II (BP-II) and major depressive disorder (MDD).

      MATERIALS AND METHODS: Three hundred and thirty six consecutive outpatients presenting with major depressive episodes (MDE) but without history of mania were evaluated with the Structured Clinical ...

      Known for Mixed Depression | Depressive Disorder | Mdd Patients | Psychomotor Agitation | Crowded Thoughts
      KOL-Index: 13234

      Recent studies showed that depressive mixed state (DMX) (major depressive episode [MDE] with few hypomanic symptoms) was common among depressed outpatients. The aim of the present study was to find a clinicallly useful definition of DMX. A useful definition could be one increasing the probability of making the correct diagnosis of bipolar II. Different definitions of DMX were tested by comparing the sensitivity, specificity, and predictive power for the diagnosis of bipolar II. Three ...

      Known for Bipolar Diagnosis | Sensitivity Specificity | Depressive Mixed State | Racing Thoughts | Hypomanic Symptoms
      KOL-Index: 12465

      BACKGROUND: "Hostile depression" has unofficially long been described as a depressive subtype, but since DSM-III, the affect has been made a defining characteristic of borderline personality disorder. The related affect of irritability in DSM-IV-TR subsumes various hostile nuances and is included in the stem question for mood disorders--especially for hypomanic episodes; in children, it is nonetheless a sign of depression. Then, there is the unofficial more general concept of depression ...

      Known for Hostile Depression | Bipolar Depressive | Statistical Manual | Bpii Mdd | Personality Disorder

      Bipolar II Disorder

      KOL-Index: 12448

      Bipolar II disorder (BP-II) is defined, by DSM-IV, as recurrent episodes of depression and hypomania. Hypomania, according to DSM-IV, requires elevated (euphoric) and/or irritable mood, plus at least three of the following symptoms (four if mood is only irritable): grandiosity, decreased need for sleep, increased talking, racing thoughts, distractibility, overactivity (an increase in goal-directed activity), psychomotor agitation and excessive involvement in risky activities. This ...

      Known for Bpii Hypomania | Bipolar Disorder | Mixed Depression | Controlled Studies | Major Diagnosis
      KOL-Index: 12366

      Underdiagnosis and misdiagnosis of bipolar-II disorder (BP-II) as a major depressive disorder (MDD) are frequently reported. The study aim was to find which symptoms of depression could be possible cross-sectional markers of BP-II, in order to reduce underdiagnosing BP-II.

      METHODS: Consecutive 379 BP-II and 271 MDD major depressive episode (MDE) outpatients were interviewed with the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV, the Hypomania Interview Guide, and the Family History Screen, by ...

      Known for Sensitivity Specificity | Psychomotor Agitation | Mdd Bpii | Mixed Depression | Mde Symptoms
      KOL-Index: 12030

      BACKGROUND: History of high depressive recurrence (without history of mania/hypomania) has been proposed as a mood subtype close to bipolar disorders. Herein we test whether this is the best approach to this question.

      METHODS: We systematically evaluated consecutive 224 Major Depressive (MDD) and 336 Bipolar II Disorders (BP-II) outpatients in a private practice, by the SCID for DSM-IV (modified for better probing hypomania by Akiskal and Benazzi [Akiskal, H.S., Benazzi, F., 2005. ...

      Known for Major Depressive | Age Onset | Bipolar Disorders | Mixed Depression | Mdd Bpii
      KOL-Index: 11740

      OBJECTIVES: The aims of this cross-sectional pilot study were to ascertain the rates of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among adolescents with bipolar disorder (BPD) and major depressive disorder (MDD) relative to a comparison group comprised of non-affectively ill patients, and to determine whether PTSD is related to suicidal ideation and attempts. The impetus for the study was born of clinical impressions derived in the course of routine clinical practice.

      METHODS: Patients were ...

      Known for Bipolar Disorder | Bpd Mdd | Traumatic Stress | Patients Ptsd | Suicidal Ideation
      KOL-Index: 11675

      BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between mixed states and suicidality among adolescent outpatients presenting with a DSM-IV defined major depressive episode (MDE).

      METHODS: Two-hundred and forty-seven adolescents meeting the criteria for MDE were screened for the presence of concurrent, intra-MDE hypomania/mania (i.e., mixed states). All patients were asked whether they had current suicidal ideation or had recently attempted any self-destructive ...

      Known for Mixed States | Suicide Attempt | Suicidal Ideation | Depressive Disorder | Adolescents Bipolar

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      Franco Benazzi:Expert Impact

      Concepts for whichFranco Benazzihas direct influence:Bipolar disorder,  Mixed depression,  Hypomanic symptoms,  Private practice,  Depressive disorder,  Agitated depression,  Mood disorders,  Mdd bpii.

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      Concepts related to the work of other authors for whichfor which Franco Benazzi has influence:Bipolar disorder,  Suicidal ideation,  Atypical depression,  Major depressive,  Mixed states.



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