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I cherish ethical principles first, and I commit to care for each person as a whole, respecting his or her dignity in each phase of life.

Stefano Pallanti
Who we are

A history of innovations

All of the work that Dr. Stefano Pallanti pursues originates from a sincere passion to offer the best therapeutic option for each person’s recovery and from his everlasting aspiration to disentangle complex and difficult cases.

Dr. Pallanti is a "Physician-Neuroscientist" who combines the European tradition of Phenomenology with the “evidence-based” approach of the US scientific medical community.

Our approach

The Pallanti Method

The Pallanti Method represents a method of Translational Clinical Neuroscience, a systematic approach to health care through the analysis and translation of clinical symptoms into their functional meaning.

The Pallanti Method seeks to reconcile a total respect for the person and the use of cutting-edge techniques and therapies, useful for improving performance and preventing long-term disorders.

The fruits of scientific research offered to patients without waiting for bureaucratic procedures.

Dr. Stefano Pallanti founded the Istituto di Neuroscienze in 1989 to create a center that introduces scientifically validated evidence of innovation in the treatment without waiting for the bureaucratic process. 

The Istituto di Neuroscienze has not only anticipated the changing times to apply innovative treatments but has contributed with is original research tto the evolution of treatments.

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Dr. Stefano Pallanti founded the Istituto di Neuroscienze in 1989 to create a center that introduces scientifically validated evidence of innovation in the treatment. Only the latest innovations validated by science are offered; no "experimental" treatments are made.

  • 1984

    Dr. Pallanti starts prescribing off-label SSRI drugs that AIFA (Italian Drug Agency) approved in 2001. Dr. Pallanti's patients received these innovative treatments 17 years before the others.

  • 1989

    Foundation of the Istituto di Neuroscienze.

    Opening of the Day-Care Center for patients and their families.  

    Start of Intravenous Therapy at the Day-Care Center.

    Introduction of Plasma Tests for diagnostics.

  • 1990

    Adoption of a new diagnosis of ADHD.

  • 1992

    Starting Life-span ADHD program for children and adults.

  • 1998

    Starting a program for behavioral addictions and pathological gambling.

  • 2001

    Start of Neuromodulation therapies ― Light Therapy and PESF.

    Starting an ADHD program for adults.

    Starting a PANDAS-PANS program.

    Introduction of pharmacological therapy for Behavioral Addictions.

  • 2005

    Start of Neuromodulation clinical therapies ― rTMS and tDCS.

    The FDA approval of these therapies only took place in 2008: the Istituto di Neuroscienze was an absolute avant-garde in the world.

    Harvard University started using rTMS only in 2016, 11 years after Dr. Pallanti.

    Start using intravenous secretin for the treatment of autism.

  • 2010

    Introduction of Standard Pharma Supplements for Holistic Care.

    Started publishing scientific peer-reviewed articles on clinical use of TMS.

  • 2012

    Conducting the Master Course in Mindfulness.

  • 2013

    Foundation of the Clinical TMS Society (California, USA) as a founding member.

  • 2014

    Introduction of Gut-screening into diagnostics.

  • 2015

    Introduction of Psychotherapy combined with Neuromodulation Therapies.

    Introduction of RDoC approach based on connectivity in association with Harvard University.

    Introduction of Genetic Tests in diagnostics.

    Introduction of Theta-Burst TMS stimulation protocols.

  • 2017

    Introduction of rTMS for behavioral addictions in collaboration with Harvard University.

  • 2019

    The Istituto di Neuroscienze starts offering another cutting-edge therapy: Photo-Bio-Modulation
    Foundation of the Accademia delle Terapie Naturali (Natural Therapies Academy) as a founding member.

    Introduction of Multi-Session Theta-Burst Stimulation (SNT).

  • 2020

    Introduction of non-invasive Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS). 
    Introduction of Mindfulness associated with Neuromodulation Therapies (TMS).

  • March 2021

    Publication of one of the first peer-reviewed scientific articles on Covid-19 in the world on how to prevent Neurocovid.

  • 2021

    Use of Esketamine Spray (Spravato) and Ketamine Infusion for the treatment of resistant depression.

  • 2022

    Publication of major studies on the use of TMS Theta-Burst for Gambling Disorder and tDCS for Mild Cognitive Impairment.
    Introduction of Neurofeedback for ADHD.

It's not drugs or machines that heal

Personalized therapies for unique care pathways

Precision psychiatry is this: for each person, a cure is designed only for them. Because each person is unique in terms of genetic characteristics, microbiome, family and social environment. In particular, COVID-19 has taught us that everyone is a micro-ecosystem in open communication with the world.

Services of the Istituto di Neuroscienze

For Persons

Neuroscientific Psychiatry;
Precise Diagnosis;
Personalized care based on neuroscientific evidence.

Everything starts in the brain. We can achieve the best possible sports performance using neuroscientific knowledge and methods.

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Services of the Istituto di Neuroscienze

For Companies

― Clinical studies and scientific research;
― Development of the precision diagnosis program for hospitals and nursing homes;
― Development of cutting-edge care projects and programs for hospitals and nursing homes;
― Development of product growth strategies for pharmaceutical and biotech companies;
― Sports neuroscience: development of strategies and technical support to improve performance and to prevent brain damage for sports teams and clubs;
― Development of stress prevention and suicide prevention programs within hospitals, nursing homes, schools, and companies.

Services of the Istituto di Neuroscienze

Training Courses

― For Health Care Providers: the notions useful for providing a TMS service for substance and behavioral addictions;
― For Health Care Professionals;
― Internship;
― Conferences;
― CME courses.


Remote visits via Skype

Dr. Stefano Pallanti is a pioneer in telemedicine, recognizing the potential of this remote visiting modality since 2008. Since then, more than 1,500 patients from all over Italy and Abroad have been making remote visits via Skype with Dr. Pallanti and his collaborators of the Istituto di Neuroscienze, to benefit from our experience regardless of their geographical location!

Choose specialized visits via Skype with Dr. Pallanti and start your healing journey, wherever you are!

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