Tedspresso - What we can learn from 83,000 brain scans

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The most important lesson from 83,000 brain scans | Daniel Amen | TEDxOrangeCoast

Length - 14:36

Key takeaways -

  • Undiagnosed brain injuries are a major cause of homelessness, depression, panic attacks, ADHD and suicide.

  • The majority of psychiatrists usually diagnose patients without scanning their brains and rarely provide tailored treatments to people with psychological issues .

  • Daniel started to study brains using SPECT imaging ( a type of nuclear radiation that measures brain activity)

  • This allows psychiatrists to understand the route cause of mental issues, more specifically it allows tailored treatment programs to be made which are far more effective than the usual approach of just talking to and medicating patients.

  • With regards to criminals, we should evaluate and treat their brains rather than housing them in toxic and stressful environments

  • By using SPECT imaging coupled with brain smart programs, brain issues from Alzheimer's to Psychopathy can be treated to improve blood flow, memory as well as normal brain functionality.

Link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esPRsT-lmw8

Quotes - Daniel Amen

"Behaviour is the expression of the problem, not the problem".

“You are not stuck with the brain you have, you can make it better.”


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