Analisi di una casistica di lavoratori con patologia da mobbing

Translated title of the contribution: Analysis of a case series of workers with mobbing syndrome

B. Marinoni, C. M. Minelli, B. Franzina, V. Martellosio, F. Scafa, I. Giorgi, F. Mazzacane, M. Stancanelli, N. V. Mennoia, S. M. Candura

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Mobbing represents nowadays a major challenge for Occupational Medicine. We examined, during the last seven years, 253 patients who asked medical assistance for psychopathological problems by them ascribed to mobbing in the working environment. All patients underwent occupational health visit, psychological counselling (including personality tests administration), and psychiatric evaluation. A clinical picture probably due to mobbing was diagnosed in 37 workers: 2 cases of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), 33 of Adjustment Disorder (AD), and 2 of anxiety disorder. Regarding mobbing typology, we found 19 cases of vertical mobbing (by an employer/manager to employees), 14 cases of strategic mobbing, 3 cases of horizontal mobbing (among colleagues), and one non intentional mobbing. In conclusion, a pure mobbing syndrome was diagnosed in a lower proportion than that reported by other investigators. The described interdisciplinary approach appears useful for the diagnostic assessment of suspect mobbing cases, that in turn is crucial for prognosis and treatment, as well as in relation to medico-legal issues and work-related compensation claims.

Translated title of the contributionAnalysis of a case series of workers with mobbing syndrome
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)354-356
Number of pages3
JournalGiornale Italiano di Medicina del Lavoro ed Ergonomia
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Rehabilitation

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    Marinoni, B., Minelli, C. M., Franzina, B., Martellosio, V., Scafa, F., Giorgi, I., Mazzacane, F., Stancanelli, M., Mennoia, N. V., & Candura, S. M. (2007). Analisi di una casistica di lavoratori con patologia da mobbing. Giornale Italiano di Medicina del Lavoro ed Ergonomia, 29(3), 354-356.