About the Institute of Neurosciences


The Institute of Neurosciences, since 1989 has been a private center where research is applied to the therapy psychical and psychological disorders, and has an agreement for the development of undergraduate and postgraduate training activities.


The Scientific founder and director of the Institute of Neurosciences is Professor Stefano Pallanti, Psychiatrist. Professor Pallanti is a member of the International Advisory Board of the DSM-IV* (American Psychiatric Association for the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, for its Fourth Edition) and a member of the Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Spectrum Workgroup for DSM-V.


Professor Pallanti is a:


-Full Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of California Davis

-Adjunct Associate Professor, Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York

-Visiting Professor, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and Montefiore Medical Center, New York

-Associated Professor at the University of Florence (Università degli Studi di Firenze,) Ph.D. in Neuro-physiopathology, Psychotherapist.


-Director of the Clinical and Psychotherapeutic Operation Unit, AOUC, Careggi Hospital, Florence

He is the author of more than 200 scientific publications within the field of clinical psychiatry, psychopharmacology and neuro-physiopathology, as well as four manuals of psychiatry in recent edition.


The Day Center of the Institute was started up in conjunction with the opening of the Center and in these years it has strongly characterized the Institute, given that not only has it represented an efficient and cutting-edge way to treat psychological disturbances, but also because it has allowed for the development of clinical research activities and study in the field of pathology and of psychiatric pharmacotherapy.  

The complexity of each clinical situation finds a response in the teamwork that has always characterized the Institute of Neurosciences.

In just the Day Center alone specialists in psychiatry, clinical psychology, neuro-physiopathology, and child neuropsychiatry work side by side. Other specialists (in neurology and neurosurgery) preform outpatient services within the Institute and are available for consultation.

*DSM: The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) is the standard classification of mental disorders used by mental health professionals. It is intended to be applicable in a wide array of contexts and used by clinicians and researchers of many different orientations (e.g., biological, psychodynamic, cognitive, behavioral, interpersonal, family/systems).  (Definition by American Psychiatric Association)