Alessandro De Risio is a psychiatrist and psychotherapist. During a residency in Psychiatry at L’Aquila University, Italy, he participated in nationally relevant research projects on psychosocial rehabilitation and took part in international research studies on cognitive disorders in persons with severe mental disorders. After this, he worked in therapeutic communities for the mentally ill. Since 2004, he has been a psychiatrist in the Italian National Health Service. At present, he is a psychiatrist in a Mental Health Department in Venice. He has authored more than 50 scientific and peer-reviewed publications.