Annamaria Barbarulo

Annamaria Barbarulo
Università degli Studi della Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli · Dipartimento Medico-Chirurgico di Internistica Clinica e Sperimentale “F.Magrassi - A. Lanzara”

clinical research fellow, PhD

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January 2004 - December 2016
Università degli Studi della Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli
Position
  • Clinical Psychologist, PhD
January 2004 - December 2016
Università degli Studi della Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli
Position
  • Clinical Psychologist, psychotherapist

Publications

Publications (29)
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The impaired ability to reflect on one's own state of mind and that of others (called metacognition or mentalization) is a central feature of personality disorders (PDs). Metacognition involves different specific abilities, which can be selectively impaired with different PDs and personality maladaptive traits. Moreover, research in the field of PD...
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Differently from the adult multiple sclerosis (MS) population, the predictive value of cognitive impairment in early-onset MS is still unknown. We aim to evaluate whether cognitive performances at disease onset predict disease progression in young people with MS. This is a retrospective study on early onset (<25 years) MS patients, who had a baseli...
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Background: Posterior fossa syndrome (PFS) is a rare manifestation of ponto-mesencephalic lesions frequently reported in post-surgical pediatric tumors, rarely described as a consequence of vascular, infective or inflammatory lesions. Objective: The aim of this article is to report the clinical and neuroradiological characteristics of a patient...
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Behçet’s disease is a chronic inflammatory disorder manifesting as a vasculitis that affects arteries and veins of any size. Up to 44% of cases may also present with neurological symptoms, thus defining Neuro-Behçet’s disease. We describe a case of Neuro-Behçet’s disease characterized by progressive behavioral and cognitive deterioration prevailing...
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Background: Few studies examined the effects of combined motor and cognitive rehabilitation in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). The present prospective, multicenter, observational study aimed to determine the efficacy of an integrated cognitive and neuromotor rehabilitation program versus a traditional neuromotor training on walking, balance,...
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Patients with Alzheimer's Disease (AD) and Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) may present anosognosia for their cognitive deficits. Three different methods have been usually used to measure anosognosia in patients with AD and MCI, but no studies have established if they share similar neuroanatomical correlates. The purpose of this study was to investi...
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Objective: Despite cognitive tests have been validated in multiple sclerosis (MS), a neuropsychological evaluation is not implemented in the Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS) scoring. Methods: We used the Brief International Cognitive Assessment for Multiple Sclerosis (BICAMS) and orientation tests (OTs) to measure the cerebral functional...
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Background Inherited retinal dystrophies, including Retinitis Pigmentosa and Leber Congenital Amaurosis among others, are a group of genetically heterogeneous disorders that lead to variable degrees of visual deficits. They can be caused by mutations in over 100 genes and there is evidence for the presence of as yet unidentified genes in a signific...
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List of large homozygosity regions identified in patient A24.
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Oligonucleotide primers used in this work.
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Apathy is defined as a lack of motivation and has been reported to be common in Alzheimer's disease (AD) and Parkinson's disease (PD). To explore the neuropsychological correlates of apathy in patients with PD related dementia (PDD) and AD and to identify the specific cognitive profile of apathy in the two forms of neurodegenerative disease, 61 non...
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Apathy is defined as a lack of motivation and has been reported to be common in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and Parkinson's disease (PD). To explore the neuropsychological correlates of apathy in patients with PD related dementia (PDD) and AD and to identify the specific cognitive profile of apathy in the two forms of neurodegenerative disease, 61 non...
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This case report describes the successful response to electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in a patient with an unusual presentation of catatonia, whose onset occurred in the context of an extremely severe form of refractory obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). We correlated the clinical improvement in catatonic and OCD symptoms with specific changes in...
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The theory of mind is the ability to attribute mental states to oneself and others and to understand that others have beliefs, desires and intentions different from one's own. The aim of the study was to explore the neuropsychological correlates of theory of mind in patients affected by early Parkinson's disease (PD). Thirty-three PD patients and 3...
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Background: Impaired insight for cognitive and behavioural disturbances (also known as anosognosia) is common in Alzheimer's disease (AD) and amnestic mild cognitive impairment (a-MCI). However, it has not yet been determined clearly (i) whether anosognosia affects different cognitive domains to different degrees (Leicht et al, 2010), and (ii) whet...
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Cortico-basal syndrome (CBS) is a rare neurodegenerative disease characterised by movement and cognitive disorders. It occurs along the spectrum of fronto-temporal lobar degeneration (FTLD), which also includes fronto-temporal dementia (FTD) and progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP). FTLD has recently been shown to be associated with mutations in GR...
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INTRODUCTION. The impairment of recent memory is a cardinal feature for diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease (Salmon & Bondi, 2009). Hamsher and Roberts (1985, 1990) devised the President Test, a brief battery for assessing different aspects of knowledge of the past six United States Presidents. Many patients manifested the so-called “tip-of-the-tongue...
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Moral Cognition refers to judgements based on assessment of the adequacy of one’s own and others’ behaviours according to socially shaped ideas of right and wrong. To our knowledge, only a few studies directly examined the impact of neurodegenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease in early stage, on Moral Cognition. The present study invest...
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Impaired insight for deficits (Anosognosia) is common in Alzheimer’s disease (AD). However, it has not yet been determined whether anosognosia affects different domains to different degrees (domain-specificity) and if it is present in pre-clinical stages of disease. Impaired insight was investigated in 13 subjects with amnestic Mild Cognitive Impai...
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Acquired disorders of gesture imitation are amenable to treatment, but with poor generalisation toward gestures not included in the training program. We investigated the neural basis of this item-specific recovery in a patient with a slowly progressive posterior cortical atrophy, by means of an fMRI study comparing imitation of rehabilitated and no...
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The aim of the present study was to verify whether duration, order and space representations share common mechanisms. A two-alternative time estimation paradigm was implemented in two experiments in which subjects had to judge whether the first or the second tone in a pair was shorter (or longer) and to respond by pressing a left or a right key. In...
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Subjective memory complaint is a self-reported memory impairment which affects elderly people. This problem does not interfere with daily living activities but could decrease quality of life. This study's purpose was to verify whether a specific, newly developed, autobiographical recall training could modify self-perception of memory of subjects wi...
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We report a patient who, following a focal ischemic lesion of the left basal ganglia, developed right hand micrographia characterised by progressive reduction of letter size during writing (progressive micrographia). The patient did not show relevant cognitive impairments, but achieved pathological scores in tests for verbal fluency, and cognitive...

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Patients with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) exhibit deficits in gait and balance, as well as cognitive dysfunction even at the earliest stage of the disease, with varying degrees of overlap. The effect of cognitive rehabilitation in MS patients is still debated and to date there are no studies examining the effects of “combined rehabilitation” in terms of ‘‘cross-modality transfer effects’’: the transfer of beneficial effect of a cognitive training to balance performance and vice versa.Classically, researchers have evaluated motor training as an approach for improving walking function and cognitive rehabilitation as an approach for improving cognitive function, separately. The aim of the present controlled study was to evaluate the effect of a combined integrated motor and cognitive rehabilitation on cognitive, motor and emotional functioning in these patients