Federico Durbano

Mental Health and Addictions Department,

Dr. Federico Durbano was born in Genoa, Italy, in 1963, and is now living near Milan, where he received a degree in Medicine and specialized in Psychiatry. He has had different work experiences in a number of hospitals (e.g. Milan 'Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico,” Treviglio, Melegnano, Fatebenefratelli), where he achieved significant career milestones. He is now Director of the Psychiatric Unit in Melzo Hospital—ASST Melegnano e della Martesana and Director of the Mental Health and Substance Dependence Department in the same ASST. He has had teaching assignments from the University of Milan (Nursing School), University of Castellanza, University of San Marino, Sassari University, and the Business School of Il Sole 24 Ore (Masters in Criminology). He has also attended more than 90 local and national congress and courses as an invited speaker, and has published more than 170 papers in national and international journals and books. He also works as a technical advisor to the court in the field of forensic psychiatry.

5books edited

4chapters authored

Latest work with IntechOpen by Federico Durbano

In this book, with the involvement not only of clinical psychiatrists but also of neurobiologists, specific issues of psychotic disorders (mainly schizophrenia and mood disorders) are reviewed. The focus of attention ranges from therapeutics to the new frontiers of epigenetics. A special focus is on the individual reactions to psychosis (ranging from psychological ones to treatments and neurobiological basis). Because of the rapid development of neurosciences, which are showing common underling factors to different phenotypical expressions of mental illness, we are facing an enormous growth of biological data, which is not always easy to interpret. The risk is to forget that we are relating to other individuals, with their stories, and, most of all, with their environmental resources and interactions. The contributions to this book will range from individual experience (a personal history of illness) through some aspects of individual management of illness (insight), from correct use of available psychosocial resources to the environment-gene relationships (epigenetics).

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