What if Mental Health is Really Brain Health? New imaging study based on over 30 years of clinical psychiatric practice.

By Amen Clinics

A new brain imaging study based on over 30 years of clinical psychiatric practice shows that mental health should be viewed as brain health.

mental healthThe study analyzed nearly 200,000 brain SPECT scans from tens of thousands of patients at Amen Clinics.

SPECT (single photon emission computed tomography) is a functional brain imaging technology with strong evidence for use in diagnosing dementia, traumatic brain injuries, complex neuropsychiatric issues, treatment-resistant disorders, cerebrovascular disease, and seizures.

Despite the science supporting it, SPECT remains underutilized in psychiatry with only a small percentage of psychiatrists utilizing it in the clinical setting. In fact, psychiatry remains the only medical field that does not typically look at the organ it treats.Join or login below to continue reading.

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