Affiliations: [a] UOC Nutrition, Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases, Sandro Pertini Hospital, Via dei Monti Tiburtini 385, Rome 00157, Italy. e-mail: [email protected]
Abstract: The intent of the authors was to evaluate the possible presence of psychopathological aspects in people with metabolic syndrome. Through a research protocol that involved a thorough physical examination, a psychological clinical interview and the administration of psychodiagnostic tests, the authors highlighted the significative incidence of depressive disorders and/or anxiety in people with metabolic syndrome. This area of investigation in a clinical setting is configured as a territory still unexplored; the authors point out, therefore, the need for further study and for the development of intervention protocols providing the synergistic presence of different specialists with specific skills.