Dr. Michele Raja

Dr. Michele Raja

The Court of Rome, Italy






1982   University of Naples, Italy

1978   University of Naples, Italy

1974   University “La Sapienza” of Rome, Italy

1968   Liceo Classico “Giulio Cesare” in Rome


Publications (Selected)

1.     Raja M, Azzoni A. Autistic spectrum disorders and schizophrenia in the adult psychiatric setting: diagnostic and comorbidity issues. Psychiatria Danubina (MEDLINE). 2010;22:514-521.

2.     Raja M, Azzoni A. "Suicidal Ideation Induced by Episodic Cannabis Use," Case Reports in Medicine, vol. 2009, Article ID 321456, 2 pages, 2009. doi:10.1155/2009/321456.


4.     Raja M. Pharmacotherapy update: Risperidone in the treatment of schizophrenia. Clinical Medicine Therapeutics 2009;1:1199-1214 (

5.     Raja M. Delayed loss of efficacy and depressogenic action of antidepressants. J Clin Psychopharmacol 2009 Dec;29(6):612-4. (MEDLINE).

6.     Raja M, Onofri A, Azzoni A, Borzellino B, Melchiorre N. Post-traumatic stress disorder among people exposed to the Ventotene street disaster in Rome. Clin Pract Epidemol Ment Health. 2008 Mar 5;4(1):5 (MEDLINE).

7.     Raja M, Azzoni A, Koukopoulos AE. Psychopharmacological treatment before suicide attempt among patients admitted to a Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit. J Affect Disord. 2008 Jun 7. [Epub ahead of print]. (MEDLINE).

8.     Pompili M, Innamorati M, Raja M, Falcone I, Ducci G, Angeletti G, Lester D, Girardi P, Tatarelli R, De Pisa E. Suicide risk in depression and bipolar disorder: Do impulsiveness-aggressiveness and pharmacotherapy predict suicidal intent? Neuropsychiatr Dis Treat. 2008 Feb;4(1):247-55. (MEDLINE).

9.     Raja M, Azzoni A. Treatment of psychotic disorders with aripiprazole in the emergency psychiatric setting. Psychiatr Danub. 2008 Sep;20(3):323-8. (MEDLINE).

10.   Raja M, Azzoni A.  Comorbidity of Asperger’s syndrome and bipolar disorder Clin Pract Epidemol Ment Health. 2008 Nov 17;4(1):26. (MEDLINE).

11.   Raja M, Azzoni A. Are antidepressants warranted in the treatment of patients who present suicidal behavior Hum Psychopharmacol. 2008 Nov 17. (MEDLINE).

12.   Raja M. Improvement or worsening of psychotic symptoms after treatment with low doses of aripiprazole. International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology, International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology. 2007;10:107-10. (MEDLINE).

13.   Raja M, Azzoni A. The impact of the Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder on the suicidal risk of patients affected by Bipolar Disorder. Psychopathology. 2007;40(3):184-90 (MEDLINE).

14.   Raja M, Azzoni A, Giona F, Regis S, Grossi S, Filocamo M, Sidransky E. Movement and mood disorder in two brothers with Gaucher disease. Clin Genet. 2007 Oct;72(4):357-61. (MEDLINE).

15.   Raja M, Azzoni A. Thought disorder in Asperger syndrome and schizophrenia: Issues in the differential diagnosis. A series of case reports. World J Biol Psychiatry. 2007 Oct 26;:1-9 (MEDLINE).

16.   Farina B, Venturi P, Onofri A, Raja M, Di Giannantonio M. Usefulness of a DSM criteria-based inventory for screening for post-traumatic stress disorder. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2007 Sep-Oct;22(5):454-6. (MEDLINE).