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ReMind the Body



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SH4_3 - Neuropsychology and clinical psychology



ReMind the Body è un gruppo di ricerca interdisciplinare che si occupa dello studio degli aspetti psicologici nelle patologie mediche e nei disturbi psicologici con componente somatica. Gli studi sono condotti all'interno delle aree della psicologia clinica, della neuropsicologia clinica e della psicosomatica.


Tematiche di ricerca

Il ruolo dei fattori psicologici nella Sindrome Fibromialgica e in altre sindromi da dolore cronico.

  1. Di Tella M, Ghiggia A, Testa S, Castelli L, Adenzato M. (2019) The Fear of Pain Questionnaire: Factor structure, validity and reliability of the Italian translation. PLoS One. 25;14(1):e0210757.
  2. Tesio V, Di Tella M, Ghiggia A, Romeo A, Colonna F, Fusaro E, Geminiani GC and Castelli L (2018) Alexithymia and Depression Affect Quality of Life in Patients With Chronic Pain: A Study on 205 Patients With Fibromyalgia. Front. Psychol. 9:442.
  3. Di Tella ML, Tesio V, Ghiggia A, Romeo A, Colonna F, Fusaro E, Geminiani GC, Bruzzone M, Torta R, Castelli L. (2018) Coping strategies and perceived social support in fibromyalgia syndrome: Relationship with alexithymia. Scand J Psychol. 59(2):167-176.
  4. Di Tella ML, Enrici I, Castelli L, Colonna F, Fusaro E, Ghiggia A, Romeo A, TesioV, Adenzato M. (2018) Alexithymia, not fibromyalgia, predicts the attribution of pain to anger-related facial expressions. J Affect Disord. 8;227:272-279.
  5. Ghiggia A, Torta R, Tesio V, Di Tella M, Romeo A, Colonna F, Geminiani GC, Fusaro E, Batticciotto A, Castelli L. (2017). Psychosomatic syndromes in fibromyalgia. Clin Exp Rheumatol. 35 Suppl 105(3):106-111.
  6. Ghiggia A, Romeo A, Tesio V, Tella MD, Colonna F, Geminiani GC, Fusaro E, Castelli L. (2017) Alexithymia and depression in patients with fibromyalgia: When the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Psychiatry Res. 255:195-197.
  7. Romeo A, Tesio V, Castelnuovo G, Castelli L. (2017) Attachment Style and Chronic Pain: Toward an Interpersonal Model of Pain. Front Psychol. 24;8:284.
  8. Di Tella M, Ghiggia A, Tesio V, Romeo A, Colonna F, Fusaro E, Torta R, Castelli L. (2017) Pain experience in Fibromyalgia syndrome: the role of alexithymia and psychological distress. Journal of Affective Disorders. 208: 87-93.
  9. Di Tella M, Castelli L. (2016) Alexithymia in Chronic Pain Disorders. Curr Rheumatol  Rep 18(7):41, 1-9.
  10. Torta R Tesio V, Ieraci V, Castelli L, Zizzi FB. (2016). Fibro-fog. Clin Exp Rheumatol. 34(2 Suppl 96):6-8.
  11. Castelnuovo G, Giusti EM, Manzoni GM, Saviola D, Gatti A, Gabrielli S, Lacerenza M, Pietrabissa G, Cattivelli R, Spatola CA, Corti S, Novelli M, Villa V, Cottini A, Lai C, Pagnini F, Castelli L, et al. (2016). Psychological Considerations in the Assessment and Treatment of Pain in Neurorehabilitation and Psychological Factors Predictive of Therapeutic Response: Evidence and Recommendations from the Italian Consensus Conference on Pain in Neurorehabilitation. Frontiers in Psychology 7: 468.
  12. Leombruni P, Zizzi F, Miniotti M, Colonna F, Castelli L, Fusaro E and Torta R (2016). Harm Avoidance and Self-Directedness Characterize Fibromyalgic Patients and the Symptom Severity. Frontiers in Psychology 7: 579.
  13. Castelli L and Tesio V (2016) Commentary: Mindfulness training for reducing anger, anxiety, and depression in fibromyalgia patients. Front. Psychol. 7:740.
  14. Castelnuovo G, Giusti EM, Manzoni GM, Saviola D, Gatti A, Gabrielli S,Lacerenza M, Pietrabissa G, Cattivelli R, Spatola CA, Corti S, Novelli M, Villa V, Cottini A, Lai C, Pagnini F, Castelli L, et al. (2016) Psychological Treatments and Psychotherapies in the Neurorehabilitation of Pain: Evidences and Recommendations from the Italian Consensus Conference on Pain in Neurorehabilitation. Frontiers in Psychology 7: 115.
  15. Di Tella M, Castelli L, Colonna F, Fusaro E, Torta R, Ardito RB, Adenzato M. (2015) Theory of Mind and Emotional Functioning in Fibromyalgia Syndrome: An Investigation of the Relationship between Social Cognition and Executive Function. PLoS One. 16;10(1):e0116542.
  16. Tesio V, Torta DM, Colonna F, Leombruni P, Ghiggia A, Fusaro E, Geminiani GC, Torta R, Castelli L. (2015). Are Fibromyalgia patients cognitively impaired? Objective and subjective neuropsychological evidence. Arthritis Care Res. 67(1): 143-50.
  17. Di Tella M & Castelli L. (2013). Alexithymia and fibromyalgia: clinical evidence. Frontiers in Psychology, 4:909.
  18. Castelli L, De Santis F, De Giorgi I, Deregibus A, Tesio V, Leombruni P, Granieri A, Debernardi C, Torta R.  (2013)  "Alexithymia, anger and psychological distress in patients with myofascial pain: a case-control study. Frontiers in Psychology, 4:490. 
  19. Castelli L, Tesio V, Colonna F, Molinaro S, Leombruni P, Bruzzone M, Fusaro E, Sarzi-Puttini P, Torta R. (2012) Alexithymia and psychological distress in fibromyalgia: prevalence and relation with quality of life. Clin Exp Rheumatol. 30(6 Suppl 74):70-7.
  20. Perozzo P, Savi L, Castelli L, Valfrè W, Lo Giudice R, Gentile S, Rainero I, Pinessi L (2005) "Anger and emotional distress in patients with migraine and tension-type headache". The Journal of Headache and Pain 6(5): 392-399.     

Crescita Post-Traumatica e Distress psicologico nel paziente oncologico. 

  1. Romeo A, Ghiggia A, Tesio V, di Tella M, Torta R, Castelli L. (2017) Post-traumatic growth, distress and attachment style among women with breast cancer. J PsychosocOncol. 35(3):309-322.
  2. Ghiggia A, Castelli L, Riva G, Tesio V, Provenzano E, Ravera M, Garzaro M, Pecorari G, Franco P, Potenza I, Rampino M & Torta R. (2017) Psychological distress and coping in nasopharyngeal cancer: an explorative study in Western Europe. Psychology, Health & Medicine 22(4):449-461.
  3. Tesio V, Ribero S, Castelli L, Bassino S, Leombruni P, Caliendo V, Grassi M, Lauro D, Macripò G, Torta RG. (2017) Psychological characteristics of early-stage melanoma patients: a cross-sectional study on 204 patients. Melanoma Res. 27(3):277-280.
  4. Bassino S, Ribero S, Miniotti M, Picardi A, Caliendo V, Castelli L, Torta R, Macripò G, Leombruni P. (2017) Emotional distress and health-related quality of life among cutaneous melanoma follow-up outpatients: the role of self-perception of body image and surgical scarring. Eur J Dermatol. 27(4):435-438.
  5. Castelli L, Tonello D, D'Agata F, Caroppo P, Baudino B, Zotta M, Cauda S, Pinessi L, Mortara P, Grassi L, Bisi G, Torta R  (2015)  "The neurobiological basis of the Distress Thermometer: a PET study in cancer patients."   Stress and Health, 31(3):197-203
  6. Leombruni P, Loera B, Miniotti M, Zizzi F, Castelli L, Torta R. (2015) Confirmatory Factor Analysis of the Frommelt Attitude Toward the Care of the Dying scale (FATCOD-B) among Italian medical students. Palliative and supportive care. 13(5):1391-8.
  7. Leombruni P, Miniotti M, Zizzi F, Sica C, Bovero A, Castelli L, Torta R. Attitudes of Medical Students Toward the Care of the Dying in Relation to Personality Traits: Harm Avoidance and Self-Directedness Make a Difference. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. In press.
  8. Castelli L, Castelnuovo G, Torta R (2015). Editorial: PsychOncology: clinical psychology for cancer patients-Cancer: the key role of clinical psychology. Frontiers in Psychology 6, 947: 1-3.
  9. Civilotti C, Castelli L, Binaschi L, Cussino M, Tesio V, Di Fini G,Veglia F and Torta R (2015) Dissociative symptomatology in cancer patients. Frontiers in Psychology. 6, 118: 1-7
  10. Binaschi L, Castelli L, Varetto A, Leombruni P, Torta T (2013)  "Perception and Expression of Emotional Suffering in Cancer Patients: The Role of Somatic Depressive Symptoms" Europe's Journal of Psychology  9, 597:606.
  11. Castelli L, Binaschi L, Caldera P, Mussa A, Torta R. (2011) Fast screening of depression in cancer patients: the effectiveness of the HADS. European Journal of Cancer Care, 20(4): 528-533. 
  12. Castelli L, Binaschi L, Caldera P, Torta R. (2009) Depression in Lung Cancer Patients: is the HADS an effective screening tool? Supportive Care in Cancer. 17: 1129-1132.  

Gli effetti psicologici e cognitivi della Stimolazione Cerebrale Profonda del Subtalamo nei pazienti con malattia di Parkinson. 

  1. Tesio V, Rizzi L, Jiang T, Fronda C, Lanotte M, Castelli L. (2018) Deep brain stimulation of the subthalamic nucleus in Parkinson's disease: Relationship between the electrode trajectory and cognitive decline. Parkinsonism Relat Disord. pii: S1353-8020(18)30531-5. Epub ahead of print.
  2. Enrici I, Mitkova A, Castelli L, Lanotte M, Lopiano L, Adenzato M. (2017) Deep Brain Stimulation of the subthalamic nucleus does not negatively affect social cognitive abilities of patients with Parkinson's disease. Sci Rep. 25;7(1):9413.
  3. Enrici I, Adenzato M, Ardito RB, Mitkova A, Cavallo M, Zibetti M, Lopiano L, Castelli L. (2015) Emotion Processing in Parkinson's Disease: A Three-Level Study on Recognition, Representation, and Regulation. PLoS One. 10(6):e0131470.
  4. Castelli L, Tonello D, Rizzi L, Zibetti M, Lanotte M, Lopiano L. (2014) Alexithymia in patients with Parkinson's disease treated with DBS of the subthalamic nucleus: a case-control study. Frontiers in Psychology. 13; 5: 1168.
  5. Torta D, Vizzari V, Castelli L, Zibetti M, Lanotte M, Lopiano L, Geminiani G. (2012) "Impulsivities and Parkinson's disease: Delay aversion is not worsened by Deep Brain Stimulation of the Subthalamic Nucleus." PLoS ONE, 7(9): e43261.
  6. Castelli L, Rizzi L, Zibetti M, Angrisano S, Lanotte M, Lopiano L. (2010) "Neuropsychological changes 1-year after subthalamic DBS in PD patients:  A prospective controlled study". Parkinsonism & Related Disorders, 16(2): 115-118.
  7. Torta DME, Castelli L, Latini-Corazzini L, Banche A, Lopiano L, Geminiani G. (2010) Dissociation between time reproduction of actions and of intervals in patients with Parkinson's disease. Journal of Neurology 257(8): 1356-1361.
  8. Fassino S, Abbate Daga G, Gramaglia C, Pierò A, Zibetti M, Castelli L, Cinquepalmi A, La Notte M, Lopiano L. (2010) "Novelty-Seeking in Parkinson's Disease Sfter Deep Brain Stimulation of the Subthalamic Nucleus: A Case-Control Study"  Psychosomatics. 51(1): 62-67.
  9. Zibetti M, Rizzi L, Colloca L, Cinquepalmi A, Angrisano S, Castelli L, Lanotte M, Lopiano L. (2010) Probable REM sleep behaviour disorder and STN-DBS outcome in Parkinson's Disease. Parkinsonism & Related Disorders. 16(4):265-269.  
  10. Torta DME, Castelli L,  Zibetti M, Lopiano L, Geminiani G. (2009) On the role of dopamine replacement therapy in decision-making, working memory, and reward in Parkinson's disease: does the therapy-dose matter? Brain and Cognition. 71(2): 84-91.         
  11.  Castelli L, Zibetti M, Rizzi L, Caglio M, Lanotte M, Lopiano L (2008). "Neuropsychiatric symptoms three years after subthalamic DBS in PD patients: a case-control study." Journal of Neurology. 255(10):1515-20.
  12. Tommasi G, Lanotte M, Albert U, Zibetti M, Castelli L, Maina G, Lopiano L. (2008) Transient acute depressive state induced by subthalamic region stimulation. Journal of the Neurological Sciences, 273(1-2):135-8.  
  13. Zibetti M, Pesare M, Cinquepalmi A, Rosso M, Castelli L, Rizzi L, Bergamasco B, Lanotte M, Lopiano L (2009) "Neuro-psychiatric therapy during chronic subthalamic stimulation in Parkinson's disease" Parkinsonism & Related Disorders. 15(2):128-133.  
  14. Castelli L, Perozzo P, Caglio M, Rizzi L, Zibetti M, Lanotte M, Lopiano L (2008)  "Does subthalamic stimulation induce personality modifications in Parkinson's disease?  A Rorschach Test explorative study." Acta Neurologica Belgica, 108(1): 5-8.
  15. Torta DME & Castelli L (2008) "Reward pathways in Parkinson's disease: clinical and theoretical implications." Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences. 62(2): 203-213.   
  16. Castelli L, Lanotte M, Zibetti  M, Caglio M, Rizzi L, Ducati A, Bergamasco B, Lopiano L  (2007) "Apathy and verbal fluency in STN-stimulated PD patients. An observational follow-up study." Journal of Neurology, 254(9):1238-1243.   
  17. Castelli L, Perozzo P, Zibetti M, Crivelli B, Morabito U,  Lanotte M, Cossa F, Bergamasco B, Lopiano L (2006) "Chronic Deep Brain Stimulation of the Subthalamic Nucleus for Parkinson's disease: Effects on cognition, mood, anxiety and personality traits". European Neurology, 55(3):136-144.     
  18.  Castelli L, Perozzo P, Genesia ML, Torre E, Pesare M, Cinquepalmi A, Lanotte M, Bergamasco B, Lopiano L. (2004) "Sexual well being in parkinsonian patients after deep brain stimulation of the subthalamic nucleus." Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry 75(9): 1260-1264.
  19. Perozzo P, Rizzone M, Bergamasco B, Castelli L, Lanotte M,  Tavella A, Torre E, Lopiano L. (2001) "Deep brain stimulation of the subthalamic nucleus in Parkinson's disease: comparison of pre- and postoperative neuropsychological evaluation". Journal of the Neurological sciences, 192(1-2): 9-15.
  20. Perozzo P, Rizzone M, Bergamasco B, Castelli L, Lanotte M, Tavella A, Torre E, Lopiano L. (2001) "Deep brain stimulation of subthalamic nucleus: behavioural modifications and  familiar relations". Neurological sciences, 22(1): 81-82.

Altre pubblicazioni attinenti alla mission del GdR

  1. Tesio V, Marra S, Molinaro S, Torta R, Gaita F, Castelli L. (2017) Screening of depression in cardiology: A study on 617 cardiovascular patients. Int J Cardiol.15;245:49-51.
  2. Tesio V, Molinaro S, Castelli L, Andriani M, Fanelli AL, Marra S, Torta R. (2014). Screening of depression in cardiac patients: Is the HADS an effective tool? International Journal of Cardiology. 172(2): e344-345.
  3. Rolle L, Falcone M,  Vighetti S, Ceruti C, Sedigh O,  Timpano M, Molo MT,  Castelli L, Preto M, Gontero P, Frea B  (2014). Does Sex Reassignment Surgery Induce Cerebral Modifications in MTF Transsexuals?,  Journal of Sexual Medicine, 11(1):312.
  4. Leombruni P, Miniotti M, Bovero A, Zizzi F, Castelli L, Torta R.(2014). Attitudes toward caring for dying patients: An overview among Italian nursing students and preliminary psychometrics of the FATCOD-B scale. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 40(3): 188-196.
  5. Leombruni P, Di Lillo M, Miniotti M, Picardi A, Alessandri G, Sica C, Zizzi F, Castelli L, Torta R. (2014) Measurement properties and confirmatory factor analysis of the Jefferson Scale of Empathy in Italian medical students.  Perspectives on Medical Education.  3 (6): 419-430.
  6. B Baudino, F D'Agata, P Caroppo, G Castellano, S Cauda, M Manfredi, E Geda, L Castelli, P Mortara, L  Orsi, F Cauda, K Sacco, R Ardito, L Pinessi, G Geminiani, R Torta, G Bisi. (2012) "The chemotherapy long-term effect on cognitive functions and brain metabolism in lymphoma patients" The Quarterly Journal of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging, 56(6):559-68.
  7. Leombruni P, Miniotti M, Bovero A, Castelli L, Torta RG. (2012) Second-Year Italian Medical Students' Attitudes toward Care of the Dying Patient: an Exploratory Study. Journal of Cancer Education 27(4):759-63.
  8. Caglio M, Castelli L, Cerrato P, Latini-Corazzini L. (2011) Pure topographical disorientation in a patient with right occipito-temporal lesion. Neurosciences, 16(1): 160-165.
  9. Tamietto M, Castelli L, Vighetti S, Perozzo P, Geminiani G, Weiskrantz L, de Gelder B. (2009) Unseen facial and bodily expressions trigger fast emotional reactions. PNAS (Proceedings of The National Academy of Sciences of the USA). 106(42): 17661-17666.  
  10. Alossa N, Castelli L (2009) Amusia and Musical Functioning. European Neurology. 61(5): 269-277. 
  11. Castelli L, Latini Corazzini L, Geminiani G (2008) "Spatial navigation in a large-scale virtual environment: gender differences in survey tasks." Computers in Human Behavior, 24: 1643-1667. 
  12. Tamietto M, Latini Corazzini L, Castelli L, Geminiani G (2004). "Domain-specific anosognosia in Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia". Brain Impairment. 5(2): 187-197.  


Collaborazioni scientifiche nazionali e internazionali

Gianluca Castelnuovo: Prf. Associato, Dipartimento di Psicologia, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano.
Paolo Leombruni: Ricercatore, Dipartimento di Neuroscienze, Università di Torino.
Leonardo Lopiano: Professore ordinario, Dipartimento di Neuroscienze, Università di Torino.
Riccardo Torta: Professore associato, Dipartimento di Neuroscienze, Università di Torino.

Katharina Sophia Goerlich, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany.
Masako Hosoi, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan.



- Progetto: “La Crescita Post-Traumatica nei pazienti con tumore del colon-retto: uno studio longitudinale”, finanziato dalla Fondazione CRT Torino, 2018-2021.

- Progetto “Efficacia della Psicoterapia breve nel trattamento dei pazienti con sindrome fibromialgica”, finanziato dalla Fondazione CRT Torino, 2016-2018.

- Progetto “Distress psicologico e disregolazione emotiva nella sindrome fibromialgica”, Dipartimento di Psicologia, UNITO, finanziato dalla Fondazione Carlo Molo di Torino, 2016-2017.

- Progetto “Componenti Psicologiche e psicosomatiche nella Sindrome Fibromialgica”, finanziato dalla Fondazione CRT Torino, 2014-2016.

- Progetto"Elaborazione e disregolazione emotiva nella malattia di Parkinson",  Linea Giovani Università di Torino, 2013, Lorys Castelli.

 - Progetto "RICCAmente: riabilitazione di Insulti cerebrali Congeniti e Acquisiti mediante tecniche e simulazioni di Realtà Virtuale", Regione Piemonte, 2010-2012.

 - Progetto "Dinamiche motivazionali e processi di gratificazione ricompensa in pazienti parkinsoniani sottoposti a trattamento neurochirurgico di stimolazione cerebrale profonda del nucleo subtalamico: uno studio clinico-applicativo". Progetto Alfieri-Fondazione CRT, 2007-9.

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