Bio

  • Laurea in Medicina e Chirurgia, Università di Milano, Anno Accademico 1983-84.
  • Specialista in Psichiatria, Università di Milano, Anno Accademico 1988-89.
  • ‘Post-Doc’ presso il Dipartimento di Psichiatria della Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, 1990-1992.
  • Professore a Contratto di Psichiatria, Scuola di Specializzazione in Psichiatria dell’Università di Milano, 1990-1997.
  • Professore Incaricato Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele, 1998-1999.
  • Medical Associate Scientist, the National Institutes of Health, Oslo, Norway, 2002-2005.
  • Professeur Associé, Centre de Recherche Universitaire Louis Robert Giffard, Department of Psychiatry, Laval University Québec City, Canada, 2006-2010.
  • NARSAD Independent Investigator Award 2001.
  • NARSAD Independent Investigator Award 2006.

 

Aree di ricerca

  • Epidemiologia Genetica e Psicopatologia dello Sviluppo
  • Psicobiologia dell’ansia

Selezione di pubblicazioni

  • Battaglia M., Bernardeschi L, Franchini L., Bellodi L., Smeraldi E.: A family study of Schizotypal Disorder. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 21 (1): 33-45, 1995.
  • Battaglia M, Bertella S, Politi E, Bernardeschi L, Perna G, Gabriele A, Bellodi L: Age at onset of panic disorder: influence of familial liability to the disease and of childhood separation anxiety disorder. American Journal of Psychiatry, 152: 1362-1364, 1995.
  • Battaglia M, Przybeck TR, Bellodi L, Cloninger CR: Temperament dimensions explain comorbidity of psychiatric disorders. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 37 (4): 292-298, 1996.
  • Battaglia M, Bajo S, Ferini Strambi L, Brambilla F, Castronovo C., Vanni G., Bellodi L: Physiological and behavioral responses to minor stressors in offspring of patients with panic disorder. Journal of Psychiatric Research 31: 365-376, 1997.
  • Battaglia M, Bertella S, Bajo S, Binaghi F, Bellodi L: Anticipation of age at onset in Panic Disorder. American Journal of Psychiatry,155 (5):590-595, 1998.
  • Battaglia M, Bertella S, Ogliari A, Bellodi L, Smeraldi E: Modulation by muscarinic antagonists of the response to carbon dioxide challenge in panic disorder. Archives of General Psychiatry , 58: 114-119, 2001.
  • Battaglia M, Ogliari A, Zanoni A., Villa F., Citterio A., Binaghi F, Fossati A., Maffei C. Children’s Discrimination of Expressions of Emotions: Relationship with Indexes of Social Anxiety and Shyness. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 43: 358-365, 2004.
  • Battaglia M, Ogliari A. Anxiety and panic: from human studies to animal research and back. Neuroscience & Bio-behavioral Reviews, 29: 169-179, 2005.
  • Battaglia M, Ogliari A, Zanoni A., Citterio A, Pozzoli U., Maffei C., Giorda R., Marino C.: Influence of the Serotonin Transporter Promoter Gene and Shyness on Children’s Cerebral Responses to Facial Expressions. Archives of General Psychiatry 62: 85-94, 2005.
  • Spatola CAM, Fagnani C, Pesenti-Gritti P, Ogliari A., Stazi MA, Battaglia M*. A General Population Twin Study of the CBCL/6-18 DSM-oriented categories. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 46 (5), 2007.
  • Nobile M, Rusconi M, Bellina M , Marino C, Giorda R, Carlett O, Vanzin L, Molteni M, Battaglia M*. The Influence of Family Structure, the TPH2 G-703T and the 5-HTTLPR Serotonergic Polymorphisms upon Preadolescents’ Affective Problems. The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry 50: 317–325, 2009.
  • Maziade M, Rouleau N, Gingras N, Paradis M-E, Jomphe V, Boutin J, Létourneau K, Gilbert E, Lefebvre A-A, Doré M-C, Marino C, Battaglia M, Roy M-A, Merette C. Shared Neurocognitive Dysfunctions in Young Offspring at Extreme Risk for Schizophrenia or Bipolar Disorder in Eastern Quebec Multigenerational Families. Schizophrenia Bulletin 35: 919-930, 2009.
  • Battaglia M, Pesenti-Gritti P, Medland SE, Ogliari A., Tambs K., Spatola CAM.: A Genetically Informed Study of the Association Between Childhood Separation Anxiety, Sensitivity to Carbon Dioxide, Panic Disorder, and the Effect of Childhood Parental Loss. Archives of General Psychiatry 66: 64-71, 2009.
  • Maziade, M., Rouleau, N., Mérette, C., Cellard, C., Battaglia M., Marino, C., Jomphe, V., Gilbert, E., Achim, A., Bouchard, R.H., Paccalet, T., Paradis, M.E., and Roy, M.A. Verbal and visual memory impairments amongst young offspring and healthy adult relatives of patients with schizophrenia and  bipolar-disorder: selective generational patterns indicate different developmental trajectories. Schizophrenia Bulletin, doi: 10.1093/schbul/sbq026 2010.
  • Pesenti-Gritti P, Scaini S, D’Ippolito C, Fagnani C, Battaglia M*: A Genetically-Informed Study of the Covariation between the CBCL/6-18 DSM-Oriented Problem Scales and the Competences Scales. Behavior Genetics, 41: 522-532, 2011.
  • Spatola CAM, Scaini S, Pesenti-Gritti P, Medland SE, Moruzzi S, Ogliari A, Tambs K, Battaglia M*: Gene-Environment Interactions in Panic Disorder and CO2 Sensitivity: Effects of Events Occurring Early in Life. American Journal of Medical Genetics-Part B- Neuro-Psychiatric Genetics 156:79-88 2011.
  • D’Amato F, Zanettini C, Lampis V, Coccurello R, Pascucci T, Ventura R, Puglisi-Allegra S, Spatola CAM, Pesenti-Gritti P, Oddi D, Moles A, Battaglia M*: Unstable Maternal Environment, Separation Anxiety and Heightened CO2 Sensitivity Induced by Gene-by-Environment Interplay. PLoS ONE 8;6(4):e18637, 2011.
  • Battaglia M, Zanoni A, Taddei M, Giorda R, Bertoletti E, Lampis V, Scaini S, Cappa S, Tettamanti M: Cerebral Responses to Facial Expressions of Emotions and the Development of Social Anxiety Disorder: a Preliminary Longitudinal Study, Depression & Anxiety, DOI 10.1002/da.20896, in press.

Biography

1984 – M.D. Milan University School of Medicine, Milan. 1988 – 1993 Assistant psychiatrist, Department of Psychiatry, San Raffaele Hospital.

1989 – Psychiatry, Milan University School of Medicine.

1990 – 92 – Post-Doc, Washington University SoM, St LouisMO.

1990 – 1997 Adjunct Lecturer of Psychiatry, University of Milan SoM.

Medical Associate Scientist, the National Institutes of Health, Oslo, Norway, 2002-2005.

Professeur Associé, Centre de Recherche Universitaire Louis Robert Giffard, Department of Psychiatry, Laval University Québec City, Canada, 2006-2010.

 

Honors & Awards

NARSAD Independent Investigator Award 2001.

NARSAD Independent Investigator Award 2006.

 

Research Interests

  • Developmental Psychopathology
  • Developmental Behavioural and Psychiatric Genetics
  • The Psychobiology of Anxiety

 

Selected Publications

  • Battaglia M., Bernardeschi L, Franchini L., Bellodi L., Smeraldi E.: A family study of Schizotypal Disorder. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 21 (1): 33-45, 1995.
  • Battaglia M, Bertella S, Politi E, Bernardeschi L, Perna G, Gabriele A, Bellodi L: Age at onset of panic disorder: influence of familial liability to the disease and of childhood separation anxiety disorder. American Journal of Psychiatry, 152: 1362-1364, 1995.
  • Battaglia M, Przybeck TR, Bellodi L, Cloninger CR: Temperament dimensions explain comorbidity of psychiatric disorders. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 37 (4): 292-298, 1996.
  • Battaglia M, Bajo S, Ferini Strambi L, Brambilla F, Castronovo C., Vanni G., Bellodi L: Physiological and behavioral responses to minor stressors in offspring of patients with panic disorder. Journal of Psychiatric Research 31: 365-376, 1997.
  • Battaglia M, Bertella S, Bajo S, Binaghi F, Bellodi L: Anticipation of age at onset in Panic Disorder. American Journal of Psychiatry,155 (5):590-595, 1998.
  • Battaglia M, Bertella S, Ogliari A, Bellodi L, Smeraldi E: Modulation by muscarinic antagonists of the response to carbon dioxide challenge in panic disorder. Archives of General Psychiatry , 58: 114-119, 2001.
  • Battaglia M, Ogliari A, Zanoni A., Villa F., Citterio A., Binaghi F, Fossati A., Maffei C. Children’s Discrimination of Expressions of Emotions: Relationship with Indexes of Social Anxiety and Shyness. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 43: 358-365, 2004.
  • Battaglia M, Ogliari A. Anxiety and panic: from human studies to animal research and back. Neuroscience & Bio-behavioral Reviews, 29: 169-179, 2005.
  • Battaglia M, Ogliari A, Zanoni A., Citterio A, Pozzoli U., Maffei C., Giorda R., Marino C.: Influence of the Serotonin Transporter Promoter Gene and Shyness on Children’s Cerebral Responses to Facial Expressions. Archives of General Psychiatry 62: 85-94, 2005.
  • Spatola CAM, Fagnani C, Pesenti-Gritti P, Ogliari A., Stazi MA, Battaglia M*. A General Population Twin Study of the CBCL/6-18 DSM-oriented categories. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 46 (5), 2007.
  • Nobile M, Rusconi M, Bellina M , Marino C, Giorda R, Carlett O, Vanzin L, Molteni M, Battaglia M*. The Influence of Family Structure, the TPH2 G-703T and the 5-HTTLPR Serotonergic Polymorphisms upon Preadolescents’ Affective Problems. The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry 50: 317–325, 2009.
  • Maziade M, Rouleau N, Gingras N, Paradis M-E, Jomphe V, Boutin J, Létourneau K, Gilbert E, Lefebvre A-A, Doré M-C, Marino C, Battaglia M, Roy M-A, Merette C. Shared Neurocognitive Dysfunctions in Young Offspring at Extreme Risk for Schizophrenia or Bipolar Disorder in Eastern Quebec Multigenerational Families. Schizophrenia Bulletin 35: 919-930, 2009.
  • Battaglia M, Pesenti-Gritti P, Medland SE, Ogliari A., Tambs K., Spatola CAM.: A Genetically Informed Study of the Association Between Childhood Separation Anxiety, Sensitivity to Carbon Dioxide, Panic Disorder, and the Effect of Childhood Parental Loss. Archives of General Psychiatry 66: 64-71, 2009.
  • Maziade, M., Rouleau, N., Mérette, C., Cellard, C., Battaglia M., Marino, C., Jomphe, V., Gilbert, E., Achim, A., Bouchard, R.H., Paccalet, T., Paradis, M.E., and Roy, M.A. Verbal and visual memory impairments amongst young offspring and healthy adult relatives of patients with schizophrenia and  bipolar-disorder: selective generational patterns indicate different developmental trajectories. Schizophrenia Bulletin, doi: 10.1093/schbul/sbq026 2010.
  • Pesenti-Gritti P, Scaini S, D’Ippolito C, Fagnani C, Battaglia M*: A Genetically-Informed Study of the Covariation between the CBCL/6-18 DSM-Oriented Problem Scales and the Competences Scales. Behavior Genetics, 41: 522-532, 2011.
  • Spatola CAM, Scaini S, Pesenti-Gritti P, Medland SE, Moruzzi S, Ogliari A, Tambs K, Battaglia M*: Gene-Environment Interactions in Panic Disorder and CO2 Sensitivity: Effects of Events Occurring Early in Life. American Journal of Medical Genetics-Part B- Neuro-Psychiatric Genetics 156:79-88 2011.
  • D’Amato F, Zanettini C, Lampis V, Coccurello R, Pascucci T, Ventura R, Puglisi-Allegra S, Spatola CAM, Pesenti-Gritti P, Oddi D, Moles A, Battaglia M*: Unstable Maternal Environment, Separation Anxiety and Heightened CO2 Sensitivity Induced by Gene-by-Environment Interplay. PLoS ONE 8;6(4):e18637, 2011.
  • Battaglia M, Zanoni A, Taddei M, Giorda R, Bertoletti E, Lampis V, Scaini S, Cappa S, Tettamanti M: Cerebral Responses to Facial Expressions of Emotions and the Development of Social Anxiety Disorder: a Preliminary Longitudinal Study, Depression & Anxiety, DOI 10.1002/da.20896, in press.
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