Francesca Serra

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Research interests

Mood Disorders Assessment : Formal Psychological Assessment.

- Construction of new assessment tools

- Bipolar Disorder Research (Agitated Depression, Mixed States)


Serra, F., Spoto, A., Ghisi, M., Vidotto, G. (2017) Improving Major Depressive Episode Assessment: A New tool developed by Formal Psychological Assessment. Frontiers in Psychology. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00214.

Demontis, F., Serra, F., Serra, G. (2016). Antidepressant-Induced Dopamine Receptor Dysregulation: A Valid Animal Model of Manic-Depressive Illness. Current Neuropharmacology, 14. DOI: 10.2174/1570159X14666160715165648

Serra F, Spoto A, Ghisi M, & Vidotto G. (2016) A new tool for a personalized assessment of bipolar depression. Bipolar Disorder, 18, 154

Serra F, Spoto A, & Vidotto G. (2015). A formal approach to assist clinical evaluation of psychological disorders. A procedure based on “items content” – “diagnostic criteria” relations. 4th Annual International Conference on Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology, 09-10 February, Singapore. DOI: 10.5176/2251-1865_CBP15.28

Serra F, Spoto A, Ghisi M, & Vidotto G. (2015). Formal Psychological Assessment in evaluating depression: a new methodology to build exhaustive and irredundant adaptive questionnaires. PloS one, 10(4). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0122131.

Serra G, Demontis F, Serra F, De Chiara L, Spoto A, Girardi P, ... & Serra G. (2014). Memantine: New prospective in bipolar disorder treatment. World journal of psychiatry, 4(4), 80