Change how psychiatric medicine is practiced worldwide
We commit to the goal of doing high quality research to demonstrate how neuroimaging techniques, such as SPECT and QEEG, can enhance diagnosis and guide treatment to change the way psychiatry is practiced. This will:
- Decrease stigma
- Improve compliance
- Provide more targeted treatment
- Improve patient outcomes
- Lead to future prevention
Our aim is to create a society where brain health is addressed as routinely as any other organ in the body.
Educate that brain health is central to all health and success
We will strive to educate the American population about brain health through educational courses and public television programs. If the general public develops a deeper understanding of brain health it will help prevent mental health challenges, and even Alzheimer’s disease, and improve their epigenetic stories. We want everyone to embrace brain healthy habits to improve the overall health of America.
Provide services to those in need using the Amen Clinics Method
We commit to the goal of funding 50 psychiatric evaluations, including neuroimaging and supplements for people who need help but are unable to afford it. By extending these services, we not only help those directly receiving the services but also indirectly help those they touch.
Since our inception in 2008, we have raised more than $1,000,000 for clinical research focused on transforming clinical psychiatric practice, developed and published tools to help educate individuals on brain health and have been able to help those who would not have otherwise been able to receive treatment.
We have performed the world’s first and largest functional brain imaging and rehabilitation study on over 225 professional football players from 27 teams and all positions. We have published four scientific papers on this work, which demonstrated high levels of brain damage in players, but also showed the possibility of significant recovery for many with the principles that underlie the work at Amen Clinics.
We have assembled the world’s largest functional brain imaging (SPECT) database of more than 200,000 SPECT scans on a wide range of psychiatric and neuropsychiatric patients, from ages 9 months to 101 years old, from 155 countries. Using this database, we have published over 70 scientific papers on topics, such as suicide, predicting treatment response in ADHD and depression, improving treatment outcomes, how SPECT changes clinical practice, violence, the impact of obesity on the brain, and natural ways to optimize the brain.
WHO WE ARE
The Foundation is dedicated to pursuing research into progressive brain rehabilitation treatments that can have a tremendous impact on those who have
experienced brain trauma, whether through sport, military service, accidents or who have been exposed to brain toxicity through substance abuse, exposure
to toxic mold and chemotherapeutic agents.
GET THE HELP YOU NEED
If you or a loved one is in need of help, please reach out and speak with someone. It is the first and most important step in the healing process. Always remember that you are not alone. There is help for you (or someone you love), and the power of support helps in your healing journey.
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