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EP13 Invited Keynote 01 - Brain Wars: How Not Looking at the Brain Leads to Missed Diagnoses, Failed Treatments and Dangerous Behaviors - Daniel Amen, MD

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Keynotes |  Neuroscience |  Psychotherapy
Evolution of Psychotherapy |  Evolution of Psychotherapy 2013
Daniel Amen, MD
Course Levels:
Master Degree or Higher in Health-Related Field
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Dec 12, 2013
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By not looking at brain function in complex psychiatric cases, physicians often miss important information, which leads to erroneous diagnoses and missed opportunities for effective treatment. This lecture will explore how using functional brain imaging tools improves diagnoses and opens a new world of understanding and hope for many patients.

Educational Objectives:

  1. List 5 clinical indications for functional brain imaging.
  2. Understand 3 reasons mental health practitioners have not been exposed to the clinical utility of neuroimaging.
  3. List 5 ways looking at the brain changes clinical practice.

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Dr. Daniel Amen is a physician, double board certified psychiatrist and ten-time New York Times bestselling author. He is the Founder and CEO of Amen Clinics in Costa Mesa and San Francisco, California, Bellevue, Washington, Reston, Virginia, Atlanta, Georgia and New York City. Amen Clinics have the world’s largest database of functional brain scans relating to behavior, totaling nearly 100,000 scans on patients from 111 countries. Dr. Amen is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, the highest award they give members, and is the lead researcher on the world’s largest brain imaging and rehabilitation study on professional football players. His research has not only demonstrated high levels of brain damage in players, he also showed the possibility of significant recovery for many with the principles that underlie his work.