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Group leader: Guido Bondolfi

Group name: Personality styles, mood disorders and depressive relapse prevention

Affiliation: Psychiatry

Research activities:

A first research topic is the integration of clinical psychology and neuroimaging in order to understand the detailed mechanisms mediating inter-individual differences in human behavior. Individual variability in emotion processing may be associated with genetic variations as well as with psychological predispositions. Our concept of dispositional affect (Arciero & Bondolfi, Selfhood, Identity and Personality Styles. Wiley & Blackwell, 2009) has been developed based on previous works bearing on the relationship between cognitive styles and attachment patterns in some psychopathological conditions. A second research topic, deals with the prediction and the etiopathogeny of recurrence in unipolar depression in an integrative perspective (psychological and biological factors)

Selected Publications:

  • Bondolfi G, Jermann F, Van Der Linden M, Gex-Fabry MF, Bizzini L, Weber Rouget B, Myers-Arrazola L, Gonzalez C, Segal Z, Aubry JM, Bertschy G. Depression relapse prophylaxis with Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy: Replication and extension in the Swiss care system. Journal of Affective Disorders, 2010; 122 : 224-231
  • Mazzola V, Arciero G, Latorre V, Petito A, Fazio L, Gentili N, Popolizio T, Blasi G, Bondolfi G Affective response to loved one's pain : insula activity as a function of inter-individual differerences. Plos One (submitted)
  • Aubry J-M, Jermann F, Gex-Fabry, Bockhorn L, Van Der Linden M, Gervasoni N, Bertschy G, Rossier M, Bondolfi G The cortisol awakening response in patients remitted from depression: influence of sleep duration. Journal of Psychiatric Research (in press)
  • Arciero G. & Bondolfi G. Selfhood, identity and personality styles. Wiley & Blackwell, 2009

Contact:
Département de Psychiatrie
Rue du 31-décembre, 8
Email: guido (dot) bondolfi (at) hcuge (dot) ch