Celia Mantovani

Background and research in Emergency Psychiatry, with special interest in management of psychomotor agitation, violent patients, understanding neurobiology and development of aggressive behavior, clinical psychopharmacology. 


Clinical Psychiatry


Adolescent and Adults.

Junguian Psychotherapy


Selected Publications

Mantovani C; Louzada-Junior P; Arcoverde E; Rebouças G; Del-Ben CM. Antinuclear antibodies testing as a routine screening for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus in patients presenting first episode of psychosis; Early Interv Psychiatry. 2012 Aug;6(3):322-5

Mantovani, C. et al. Are low doses of antipsychotics effective in the management of psychomotor agitation? A randomized, rated-blind trial of 4 intramuscular interventions. J Clin Psychopharmacol, v. 33 %6, n. 3, p. 306-312 %&, 2013

Ferreira AD, Sponholz A Jr, Mantovani C, Pazin-Filho A, Passos AD, Botega NJ, Del-Ben CM . Clinical Features, Psychiatric Assessment, and Longitudinal Outcome of Suicide Attempters Admitted to a Tertiary Emergency Hospital. Arch Suicide Res. 2016;20(2):191-204. doi: 10.1080/13811118.2015.1004491. Epub 2015 May 11.

Other peer-reviewed publications
Review article
Mantovani, C. et al. [Management of the violent or agitated patient]. Rev Bras Psiquiatr, v. 32 Suppl 2, p. S96-103, Oct 2010. ISSN 1516-4446. < http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21140077 >. 

Croce, N, Mantovani, C  Using de-escalation techniques to prevent violent behavior in pediatric psychiatric  emergencies: it is possible Pediatric Dimensions ,2017  volume 2 (1): 1-2

Other Scholarly Activity

Working in a review on Resilience after Disaster/Disaster Medicine in cooperation with Prof. Dellou (Harvard)

Working in a review on Radicalization and Psychopathy with Prof. Liane Leedom

Participating with Neurocritical Care Research Team in MMC in neurocognitive aspects after SAH and management and sedation in ICU

Non funded projects:

Psychomotor agitation/Psychiatry Emergencies:

 Mentored a student writing a Case Report published in Pediatric Dimensions Journal, 2017

 The student has presented the work as oral communication and poster presentation in the UNE research forum in October, 2017.

Funded Grants

Studying Empathy and Emotional Intelligence in First Year Medical Students

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Celia Mantovani



Assistant Clinical Professor

Biddeford Campus

On Campus