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Confinia Cephalalgica et Neurologica
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ISSN (Online) 1122-0279
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  • The history of Italian neuropsychiatry and the role of Onofrio Fragnito

    • Authors: Mariano Martini; Francesco Brigo, Davide Orsini
      Abstract: In 1904, the XII Congress of the Italian Phreniatric Society (30 years later, it would be named the Italian Psychiatric Society) debated the question of whether the neurosciences should constitute an independent field from psychiatry. Three years later, the Italian Society of Neurology was established and was presided over by Leonardo Bianchi (1848–1927), a Member of Parliament, physician, and Professor of the Clinic of Nervous and Mental Diseases at the University of Naples. His pupil, Onofrio Fragnito (1871–1959), despite having a passion for histology and general physiology, which were taught by Giovanni Paladino (1842–1917), decided to follow the discipline of Bianchi, whom he considered his mentor. After a few years at the University of Sassari, Fragnito was appointed clinical professor of nervous and mental diseases at the University of Siena. He remained in Siena from 1912 to 1924, where he also held the positions of Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and Rector. After leaving Siena for Catania, he subsequently moved to Naples in 1927 on the death of his master. During his years in Siena, Fragnito personally witnessed the separation between psychiatric studies and neurological studies; the former remained in the city asylum, while the latter were transferred to the new clinic that was set up within the polyclinic of the university. Fragnito was the first professor to devote himself entirely to university research without simultaneously holding the position of Director of the Asylum. He made such a choice in the wake of his master's teachings and with the support and approval of the President of the "Hospital Commission", the Sienese Luigi Simonetta, a future senator of the Italian Kingdom, and of the hygienist Achille Sclavo. This choice further increased the distance between psychiatry and neurology; while psychiatry was relegated to the Asylum, which was destined to become an increasingly important institute for chronic illness, neurology exploited university research into acute cases and cases of scientific interest. In this setting, Fragnito carried out research on young men traumatized by war who were hospitalized in the Sienese Neurological Center for nervous injuries. As a result of this research, knowledge of the physiology and pathology of the nervous system was updated, as were the studies on encephalitis lethargica and postencephalitic parkinsonism (PEP) conducted by Fragnito himself. By looking at Onofrio Fragnito and his work, the authors trace the difficult pathway that led to the separation of neurology from psychiatry, whereby the neuropsychiatry clinic would become a place of research and the asylum a facility for chronically ill patients. This was the beginning of a long process that led the asylum to lose its function of study and research into mental illness, thus initiating the slow decline of this institution.
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Aug 2023 00:00:00 +000
  • Books

    • Authors: Editorial Office
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      PubDate: Tue, 01 Aug 2023 00:00:00 +000
  • The inconsistent opionions. Re-reading "The bell jar", by Sylvia

    • Authors: Valentina Martinelli; Maria Giovanna Ruberto
      Abstract: The debate regarding the choice to die is part of contemporary culture. The text is inspired by a re-reading of "The Glass Bell", a novel by Sylvia Plath, to promote a reflection on the role of the doctor-patient relationship and the importance of adequate communication, supported by careful and non-judgmental listening. The discussion opens to the broader and current issue of the choice to die. It is essential to guarantee the right to respect for the patient’s autonomy together with the access to adequate care.
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Aug 2023 00:00:00 +000
  • Improving the well-being of cancer hospitalized patients

    • Authors: Leilian Carneiro; Francisca Araújo, Albertina Oliveira, Sónia Brito-Costa, Ana Paula Amaral
      Abstract: Background and aim: The present work aims to develop, implement and evaluate the effectiveness of a health/wellness promotion program, based on mindfulness meditation, sensory stimulation, and virtual reality, with oncology patients in hospitals. Methods: We developed an intervention study, with pre and post-test quantitative assessment, complemented with qualitative data. The intervention included six personalized sessions combining guided meditation, sensory stimulation, and virtual reality. Twelve cancer patients participated (83.3% female) with a mean age of 33.7 years (SD= ±13.0) receiving treatment at a Cancer Treatment Hospital. Physiological (heart rate, blood pressure, and oxygen saturation), and psychological parameters (DASS21) were used. Results: The comparison of the physiological parameters, before and after the sessions, revealed a statistically significant increase in oxygen saturation (p=0.03) after the first session. Regarding the levels of anxiety, stress, and depression, they significantly decreased (p<0.01) after the intervention. Qualitative data reinforced these positive results. Conclusion: The implemented intervention proved to be effective in reducing psychological vulnerability and partially effective in physiological measures. It is concluded that the program promotes the well-being of cancer patients in a hospitalized situation, favoring better coping with the disease.
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Aug 2023 00:00:00 +000
  • Malattia: un'idea di cui abbiamo davvero bisogno'

    • Authors: Mariano Martini; Francesco Brigo
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      PubDate: Tue, 01 Aug 2023 00:00:00 +000
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