Vittorio Lingiardi, a psychiatrist and a psychoanalyst, is professor of Dynamic Psychology at the Faculty of Medicine and Psychology at La Sapienza University in Rome, and past Director of its Clinical Psychology Specialisation School. His scientific activities focus on the assessment and diagnosis of personality disorders; the effectiveness of psychotherapy and psychoanalysis; gender identity and sexual orientation. He is scientific coordinator, together with Nancy McWilliams, of the Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual (PDM-2, Guilford Press, 2017). He has published over 200 articles in Italian and international magazines and written a number of books. For publisher Raffaello Cortina, he has edited the collection Psichiatria Psicoterapia Neuroscienze. He writes regularly for newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore’s Domenica magazine and La Repubblica’s Venerdì, where he has a column called Psycho. Nottetempo Edizioni has published two collections of his poems: La confusione è precisa in amore (2012) and Alterazioni del ritmo. Mindscapes. Psiche nel paesaggio (Cortina, 2017); Diagnosi e Destino (Einaudi, 2018).