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Giovanni Martinotti

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Professor Martinotti is a medical surgeon specialized in psychiatry. He is an associate professor of Psychiatry at the “G. D’Annunzio” University of Chieti, and a lecturer in psychiatry at LUMSA University in Rome and the University of Hertfordshire in the United Kingdom.

Giovanni Martinotti studied Medicine at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Rome, where he graduated cum laude in 2000. He specialized in psychiatry, conducting his thesis under the supervision of Bruno Callieri on the Phenomenology of Corporeality. He later obtained a Ph.D. in Neuroscience at the same university; he subsequently obtained a degree in Philosophy and a master’s degree in Anthropology at La Sapienza University of Rome.

Throughout his career, Giovanni Martinotti has worked in the field of Addiction Psychiatry within the National Health Service (SSN), first at the Day-Hospital of Psychiatry and Addiction at the Gemelli Policlinic in Rome, and later at the Psychiatric Diagnosis and Treatment Service at the S. Annunziata Hospital in Chieti.

He has had clinical experiences in the United Kingdom (NHS Addiction Treatment Centre, Queens Mary’s Hospital, London), Spain (Unidad de Psiquiatria, Hospital can Misses, Ibiza), and Brazil (Clinica de Medicina General, Riberão Preto).

In 2008, he won the European College Neuropsycho-Pharmacology (ENCNP) award with the article “Pregabalin vs. Naltrexone in alcohol dependence: a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, comparison trial”. In 2014, he received the Fellowship Award from the Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (JSPN).

He is the secretary of the “World Psychiatric Association (WPA) section of Ecology, Psychiatry and Mental Health”. For 8 years (2012-2021), he was the president of the Youth Section of the Italian Society of Psychiatry. Currently, he is the scientific director of the SRP Villa Maria Pia in Rome and the director of the “Emerging Drugs and Brain Stimulation Unit” at the Department of Neuroscience, Imaging, and Clinical Sciences at the Institute of Advanced Biomedical Technologies (ITAB) in Chieti.

In the anthropological field, he has reported data from various missions (Papua New Guinea, Iran Jaya, South Ethiopia, Amazon, Mexico, Laos, Mongolia, Eastern Siberia, and Kamchatka), publishing scientific reports on the psychoactive effects of plants and herbs, including ayahuasca. Giovanni Martinotti is currently a lecturer at the Sagara School of Psychotherapy, specializing in ethnopsychiatry, and at the psychotherapy schools SFPID, ISP, and SAPP.

Giovanni Martinotti was a student of Bruno Callieri and continues his inclination towards an anthropo-phenomenological approach to psychiatry, built on empathic relationships according to the model of Edith Stein and the concept of intersubjectivity according to Martin Buber. He is a member of the scientific committee of the Italian Society of Psychopathology.

His university research primarily focuses on addiction psychiatry, pharmacological treatment of addiction disorders, brain stimulation techniques, new psychoactive substances, and psychedelics.

He is the author and co-author of more than 300 scientific articles in journals with Impact Factor, a monograph, and 4 books. He is cited and recognized by the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) and the SCOPUS database, with an Hirsch Index of 48. He is an editor for many journals, including Comprehensive Psychiatry, Current Neuropharmacology, and Brain Sciences.