Dr. Serena-Lynn Brown is an internationally recognized M.D., Ph.D. with more than 20 years of experience as a clinical psychopharmacologist. She has published more than 100 scientific papers, books, and chapters, and has been continuously selected in various publications as a “Top Doctor” or “Best Doctor”.
Dr. Brown earned her B.A. from Reed College and her M.S., M. Phil., and Ph.D. from Yale University. She received her M.D. from the University of Pittsburgh and completed her medical training (internship, residency, and fellowship) at the Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Brown spent nearly a decade as Director of Psychopharmacology in the Department of Psychiatry at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine where she remains on the faculty.
Dr. Brown specializes in diagnostic and psychopharmacological evaluations and consultations for patients referred by other physicians, psychiatrists, and mental health practitioners both in the United States and abroad. Her areas of treatment specialization include dysregulations of mood, anxiety, eating, and attention deficit disorders, as well as substance abuse issues.
Since 2013 Dr. Brown has been actively involved in providing transcranial magnetic stimulation (“TMS”) as a treatment option for patients with treatment-refractory depression and in educating and making available data and information to the medical community and the general public about the great efficacy of TMS. TMS is a new, effective, safe, non–invasive, non-pharmacological, FDA cleared therapeutic treatment which currently is approved to treat treatment-refractory major depression, and which is used off-label to treat bipolar disorder, the anxiety disorders, and migraine.
Dr. Brown will speak about the nature of certain mood disorders, how such disorders have been traditionally treated, and how TMS is demonstrating great efficacy as a supplemental or alternative treatment to the traditional therapies which most often involve prescription medications. She will also address ongoing TMS research for dealing with such other afflictions as pain, PTSD, tinnitus, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, obsessive compulsive disorder, the substance abuse and addiction disorders, and the psychotic disorders.