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Structure Department of Neurosciences
Telephone 0498213826
Qualification Professore ordinario
Scientific sector MED/25 - PSYCHIATRY
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Curriculum Vitae
-Laurea in Medicina e Chirurgia nel 1989
-Specializzazione in Psichiatria nel 1993
-Dottorato di ricerca in Scienze Psichiatriche nel 1998
-Master of Science in Epidemiologia Genetica nel 2003
-Professore Ordinario di Psichiatria presso il Dipartimento di Neuroscienze, Università di Padova.
-Insegna presso la Scuola di Medicina e Chirurgia dell'Università di Padova con insegnamenti nel Corso di Laurea in Medicina e Chirurgia, Corso di Laurea in Dietistica, Scuola di Specialità di Psichiatria, in Neuropsichiatria Infantile, in Nutrizione Clinica e in Medicina di Comunità.
-Eletta per il biennio 2007-2009 nel Board of Directors dell'ESTSS (European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies)
-Editor dal 2007 al 2009 dell' European Trauma Bulletin; Editor associato della rivista European Eating Disorders Review
-Membro dell'European Council for Eating Disorders, dell'Academy of Eating Disorders, dell'Eating Disorders Research Society
-Ha fatto parte del comitato scientifico dell'Academy of Eating Disorders (2010-2013)
-Revisore di numerose riviste internazionali
-Membro dell'Editorial Board della rivista Eating and Weight Disorders, International Journal of Eating Disorders.
-Relatore con 'invited lectures' a diversi congressi nazionali e internazionali
-Autrice di oltre 100 articoli pubblicati su riviste internazionali, per un totale di oltre 300 punti di impact factor, e di altre 200 pubblicazioni su libri in italiano e in inglese, su riviste italiane e su atti di congressi nazionali e internazionali.
-H-index (WOS) = 26; H-index (Scopus) = 29

Research areas
Neuroscienze dei disturbi psichiatrici con particolare riferimento alla neuropsicologia e al neuroimaging strutturale e funzionale.
Disturbi del comportamento alimentare: epidemiologia, clinica, evoluzione, terapia ed eziopatogenesi.
Disturbo post-traumatico da stress nei traumi estremi e negli eventi medici acuti


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GALDERISI S., et al. (2011) Neurocognitive functioning in bulimia nervosa: the role of neuroendocrine, personality and clinical aspects. Psychological Medicine, 41, 839-848
FAVARO A. et al. (2011) Posttraumatic stress disorder and depression in heart transplantation recipients: the relationship with outcome and adhrence to medical treatment. Gen Hosp Psychiatry 33, 1-7.
FAVARO A. et al. (2011) In utero exposure to virus infections and the risk of developing anorexia nervosa. Psychological Medicine, 41, 2193-2199.
FAVARO A. et al. (2011) Perinatal complications in unaffected sisters of anorexia nervosa patients: testing a covariation model between genetic and environmental factors. European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience, 261, 391-396
FAVARO A. et al (2012) Disruption of visuospatial and somatosensory functional connectivity in anorexia nervosa. Biological Psychiatry, 72(10):864-70.
FAVARO A, et al. (2012) Catechol-O-methyltransferase genotype modifies executive functioning and prefrontal functional connectivity in women with anorexia nervosa. Journal of Psychiatry Neuroscience, 37(6):120068.
CITTON V, et al. (2013) Brain involvement in Alstrom syndrome. Orphanet J Rare Dis. 2013 Feb 13;8:24. doi: 10.1186/1750-1172-8-24.
FAVARO A. (2013) Brain development and neurocircuit modeling are the interface between genetic/enviromental risk factors and eating disorders. A commentary on Keel & Forney and Friederich et al. Int J Eating Disord 46, 443-6
BORASKA V, et al (2014) A genome-wide association study of anorexia nervosa. Molecular Psychiatry, 19(10): 1085-1094
MANARA R, et al. Brain changes in Kallmann syndrome. Am J Neuroradiology, 2014, 35(9): 1700-1706
HUCKINS et al. (2014) Using ancestry-informative markers to identify fine structure across 15 populations of European origin. Eur J Hum Genet. 2014 Feb 19. doi: 10.1038/ejhg.2014.1.
TENCONI E, et al. (2015) Obstetric complications and the risk of developing eating disorders: a replications study. Int J Eating Disord, 48:424-30
FAVARO A, et al. (2014) Neural signatures of the interaction between 5-HTTLPR genotype and stressful life events in healthy women. Psychiatry Research Neuroimaging, 223(2), 157-163.
FAVARO A, et al. (2014) Effects of obstetric complications on volume and functional connectivity of striatum in anorexia nervosa patients. Int J Eating Disord, 47(7), 686-695.
FAVARO A, et al (2015) Neural correlates of prenatal stress in young women. Psychological Medicine 45, 2533-2543.
FAVARO A, et al. (2015) Gyrification brain abnormalities as predictors of outcome in anorexia nervosa. Human Brain Mapping 36(12):5113-22.
SOLMI M, et al. (2016) Serotonin transporter gene polymorphism in eating disorders: Data from a new biobank and meta-analysis of previous studies. World Journal of Biological Psychiatry, in press
Solmi M., et al. (2016) Bone mineral density, osteoporosis, and fractures among people with eating disorders: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica 133(5):341-51
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List of taught course units in A.Y. 2017/18
Degree course code (?) Degree course track Course unit code Course unit name Credits Year Period Lang. Teacher in charge
Details for students enrolled in A.Y. 2016/17
Current A.Y. 2017/18
6 2nd Year First
ME1727 COMMON MEP3054125 PSYCHIATRY (Logistica Padova)
Details for students enrolled in A.Y. 2013/14
Current A.Y. 2017/18
5 5th Year Second
ME1727 COMMON MEP3056291 PSYCHIATRY (Logistica Padova)
Details for students enrolled in A.Y. 2013/14
Current A.Y. 2017/18
4 5th Year Second
Details for students enrolled in A.Y. 2016/17
Current A.Y. 2017/18
6 2nd Year First