Posted by OldSchool on January 11, 2002, at 10:09:52
In reply to Re: WHY are we all so 'chemically challenged'?, posted by sjb on January 11, 2002, at 9:22:54
> My original question was just to ask where I could get a brain SPECT on the east coast. I read the Amen book and liked it very much. I seem to recall in the appendix that there was someone from the Wash DC area but I'd prefer Phila/NY area. Anyone have any ideas?
Functional neuroimaging for psych problems is not being done at very many places yet. Its still experimental as of right now. Unfortunately it has not filtered down to clinical psychiatry yet. The best place I personally know of to have functional neuroimaging done on the east coast is the Medical University of South Carolina. Which is in Charleston. Thats the program run by Dr. Mark George.
I also read something about Mclean hospital doing functional neuroimaging. And Im sure NIMH in Washington DC is doing it. However the place Im most familiar with is MUSC.
This link takes you directly to the MUSC functional neuroimaging lab:
And here is a "primer" for psychiatrists who want to learn the super basics of functional neuroimaging.
As for advice to you, I dont know what to tell you about treatment except if it gets bad enough to where you think you might honestly kill yourself there is always ECT.