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Laura Sirri

Associate Professor

Department of Psychology "Renzo Canestrari"

Academic discipline: M-PSI/08 Clinical Psychology


Keywords: Illness behavior Somatization Depression Anxiety Psychosomatics Cognitive-behavioral therapy Illness perception Personality

Psychological factors affecting medical conditions



Illness behavior

Cognitive-behavioral therapy


The main research areas concern:

- predictors of course and outcome of somatic diseases, with particular attention to the role of anxiety and depressive comorbidity, lifestyles, psychological well-being, illness behavior, and perceived psycho-social support;

- the integration of dimensional and categorical instruments for the assessment of the psychological factors affecting medical conditions (questionnaires, clinical interviews);

- psychological response to illness, with particular attention to resilience, illness perception, and coping strategies;

- illness behavior and manifestations of abnormal illness behavior (hypochondriacal spectrum, somatization, illness denial).

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