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Dr Cecilia Casetta

Job title Consultant Psychiatrist

Area of expertise

  • Treatment resistant psychosis
  • Personalised treatment in affective and non-affective psychosis
  • Clozapine treatment
  • Intramuscular clozapine treatment
  • Managing clozapine side effects
  • Re-challenge with clozapine in medically complicated patients
  • Sleep and mental illness


Dr Casetta qualified in Medicine in 2014 at Università degli Studi di Milano (Italy). She trained in psychiatry at ASST Santi Paolo e Carlo (Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy), having spent her last year of training as honorary specialist registrar at the National Psychosis Unit and visiting researcher at the Institute of Psychiatry Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London. She started working as Locum Consultant Psychiatrist at the National Psychosis Unit in 2019, while continuing as an honorary researcher at King’s College London. She started collaborating with the ARC South London and Maudsley in the Applied Informatics theme in 2019.

Education and Training

  • Specialist Associateship of Royal College of Psychiatrists, 2019
  • Specialist training in Psychiatry (Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy), 2015 to 2019
  • Doctor of Medicine (Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy), 2008 to 2014


Casetta C, Gaughran F, Oloyede E, Onwumere J, Pritchard M, Shergill SS, Whiskey E, MacCabe JH. Real-world effectiveness of admissions to a tertiary treatment-resistant psychosis service: A 2-year mirror-image study in press (accepted: June 2020), BJPsych Open

Casetta C, Oloyede E, Whiskey E, Taylor D, Gaughran F, Shergill S, Onwumere J, Segev A, Dzahini O, Legge S, MacCabe J. A retrospective study of intramuscular clozapine prescription for treatment initiation and maintenance in treatment-resistant psychosis, in press (accepted: May 2020), BJPsych

Casetta C, Montrasio C, Cheli S, Baldelli S, Bianchi I, Clementi E, Gambini O, D’Agostino A. Pharmacogenetic variants in bipolar disorder with elevated treatment resistance and intolerance: Towards a personalized pattern of care. Bipolar Disorder (2019), 21(3):288-291. doi: 10.1111/bdi.12763. Epub 2019 Mar 20.

D'Agostino A, Castelnovo A, Cavallotti S, Casetta C, Marcatili M, Gambini O, Canevini M, Tononi G, Riedner B, Ferrarelli F, Sarasso S (2018) Sleep endophenotypes of Schizophrenia: Slow waves and sleep spindles in unaffected First-Degree Relatives. npj Schizoph (2018); 4(1):2. doi: 10.1038/s41537-018-0045-9

Cavallotti S, Casetta C, Fanti V, Ostinelli EG, Ranieri R, Vanelli I, D’Agostino A (2016). Dream content and intrusive thoughts in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Psychiatry Research 30(244):410-414

Castelnovo A, D'Agostino A, Casetta C, Sarasso S, Ferrarelli F (2016). Sleep Spindle Deficit in Schizophrenia: Contextualization of Recent Findings. Curr Psychiatry Rep 18(8):72

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