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Developmental Psychopathology

Research Center
Research Area

Supervisor

Dott. Antonio Trabacca
Neurologist; Head of Unit for Severe Disabilities in Developmental Age and Young Adults; Local Supervisor of Scientific Research; Research Unit coordinator
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Team

Dott.ssa Marta De Rinaldis
Child Neuropsychiatrist
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Dott.ssa Elisabetta Lucarelli
Child Neuropsychiatrist, PhD
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Dott.ssa Leonarda Gennaro
Child Neuropsychiatrist
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Dott.ssa Isabella Fanizza
Child Neuropsychiatrist
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Dott.ssa Luciana Losito
Neurologist
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Dott.ssa Ivana Gallo
Physiatrist
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Dott. Giuseppe Scigliuzzo
Ophtalmologist
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Dott.ssa Rachele De Santis
Ophtalmologist
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Dott. Luigi Russo
Psychologist, Psychotherapist, PhD
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Dott. Francesco Craig
Psychologist, Psychotherapist, PhD
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Dott.ssa Anna Lerna
Psychologist, Psychotherapist, PhD
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Contacts

+39 0831 349111 - Swithcboard
+39 0831 349643 - Head of Clinical Unit

+39 0831 349423 - Secretariat
+39 0831 349422 - Scientific Secretariat

Description

Dedicated to the study of early detection of psychopathological risk profiles and rehabilitative intervention mainly in the field of autism spectrum disorders and Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (Regional Reference Center for the diagnosis and treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders for the Evolutionary Age - DGR  No. 1521 of 2.8.2013 - Regional Reference Center for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder - ADHD (DGR No. 1242 of 08.8.2007).

Current Research Projects:

  • Characterization of epilepsy and intercritical epileptic abnormalities in children with autism spectrum disorder (DSA) and correlations with cognitive-behavioral skills. P.I .: Dott.ssa M. De Rinaldis
  • Definition of changes in gastric permeability, intestinal, colic and the presence of high contamination of the small intestine in patients with autism spectrum disorders and in first-degree relatives. P.I. Dr. A. Trabacca

Selected Publications

  • Operto FF, Mazza R, Buttiglione M, Craig F, Frolli A, Pisano S, Margari L, Coppola G. Qualitative and quantitative revaluation of specific learning disabilities: a multicentric study. Minerva Pediatr. 2018 Apr 12. doi:10.23736/S0026-4946.18.05036-3. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29651830.
  • Margari L, Palumbi R, Lecce PA, Craig F, Simone M, Margari M, Seccia SMC, Buttiglione M. Non-Verbal Cognitive Abilities in Children and Adolescents Affected by Migraine and Tension-Type Headache: An Observational Study Using the Leiter-3. Front Neurol. 2018 Mar 5;9:78. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2018.00078. eCollection 2018. PubMed PMID: 29556207; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5844943.
  • Craig F, Castelnuovo R, Pacifico R, Leo R, Trabacca A and BIM Falls Study Group* (Lucarelli E, Fanizza I, Gennaro L, Losito L, Pasca MG, De Rinaldis M, Bellanova K, Marzio C, Chianura AR, Epifani C, Frassanito L, Martucci AM, Mastromarino P, Nigro C, Saponaro F). Falls in hospitalized children with neuro-developmental conditions: A cross-sectional, correlational study. Rehabilitation Nursing 2017. in press
  • Operto FF, Craig F, Peschechera A, Mazza R, Lecce PA, Margari L. Parenting Stress and Emotional/Behavioral Problems in Adolescents with Primary Headache. Front Neurol. 2018 Jan 19;8:749. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2017.00749. eCollection 2017. PubMed PMID: 29403424; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5780397.
  • Craig F, Lorenzo A, Lucarelli E, Russo L, Fanizza I, Trabacca A. Motor competency and social communication skills in preschool children with autism spectrum disorder. Autism Res. 2018 Mar 1. doi: 10.1002/aur.1939. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29493892.
  • Craig F, Fanizza I, Russo L, Lucarelli E, Alessandro L, Pasca MG, Trabacca A. Social communication in children with autism spectrum disorder (asd): Correlation between DSM-5 and autism classification system of functioning—social communication (ACSF:SC). Autism Research 2017;10: 1249-1258.
  • Russo L, Ruggiero M, Trabacca A. Autism: the solar rainbow spectrum. Minerva Pediatr. 2018 Feb;70(1):103-104. doi: 10.23736/S0026-4946.17.04807-1. PubMed PMID: 29363294.
  • Trabacca A, Gennaro L. A Genetic Cause of Breathing Abnormalities and Severe Abdominal Distension. Pediatr Neurol. 2018 Jan;78:82-83. doi:10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2017.09.015. Epub 2017 Sep 28. PubMed PMID: 29167057.
  • Sciruicchio V, Sardaro M, Gagliardi D, Trabacca A, Galeone D, De Tommaso M. A case of early-onset and monophasic trigeminal autonomic cephalalgia: Could it be a SUNCT? Journal of Headache and Pain 2010;11: 363-365.

Partnerships

  • UOC Neuropsichiatria Infantile - Università degli Studi di Bari "Aldo Moro"
  • Dipartimento di Psicologia - Università degli Studi di Bari "Aldo Moro"
  • Dipartimento di Psicologia - Università del Salento - Lecce
  • Dipartimento d'Ingegneria dell'Innovazione (DII) Università del Salento - Lecce
  • UO di Gastroenterologia Pediatrica - Università degli Studi di Bari "Aldo Moro"
  • Miami Childrens Hospital - USA
  • Laboratorio di Psicologia Università del Salento - Lecce 
  • Gruppo Italiano Paralisi Cerebrali Infantili (GIPCI) - Fondazione Pierfranco e Luisa Mariani - Milano
  • Coordinamento Regionale Malattie Rare - l'Agenzia Regionale Strategica per la Salute ed il Sociale - Regione Puglia
  • UOC di Oncoematologia Pediatrica - Ospedale V. Fazzi di Lecce - ASL Lecce
  • UOC di Pediatria - Ospedale A. Perrino - Brindisi - ASL Brindisi
  • Ospedale Pediatrico Giovanni XXII Bari

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