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

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Nicole M.
Nicole M. Day ago
THIS IS SO AMAZING!!!!!
My Life
My Life 2 days ago
Now I get it. take the Covid-19 Vaccine shot and get rehabilitated, Bill Gates approved, and of course GOV. monitored! We will SAVE YOU from yourself! Oh and don't Forget PAY YOUR TAXES!
Kira Olson
Kira Olson 3 days ago
I believe talk talk has made the change in masses.
Ditch Weed
Ditch Weed 4 days ago
Nancy has dementia. Take note of that.
StephBer1
StephBer1 6 days ago
For those who are saying this doctor's work has mainly been discredited, I can only confirm with relation to Dementia, that medical imaging does in fact show the deterioration of the brain along the traditional lines of dementia brains. There is also a great deal of research in brain rehabilitation. It mainly has to do with making new neuron pathways within the brain and to rebuild the areas that have deteriorated. Think of a spider web that's been damaged and the spider painstakingly reweaving it. It's a fascinating area but also a very critical one for my family as both our parents, and their parents, except one, had dementia/Alzheimers. Some ways of rebuilding lost brain tissue is to * try to memorise things again. Go shopping without a list. Learn a poem or lyrics all the way through. * Exercise which forces oxygen to the brain is most important. * Sleep is also critical * Learn something challenging to you which makes you used your memory. Excellent example is a new language. * Learn something which is difficult for you and will require practice. For instance, I love Art and History. I loathed Higher Maths and Physics. Learning about art comes easily so I learn about Physics. It's mentally challenging. Each time I learn something new I create a new pathway. Millions of pathways connecting heal the brain. An example of this is when a person has a major stroke and has to relearn basics of living, like how to move their arm, talk, walk, pick up a spoon, feed themselves.
aaaaaaaaaa8920
aaaaaaaaaa8920 6 days ago
Thank you Doctor. We need more REAL Doctors like you who want to find the root cause not put Big Pharma bandaids in them indefinitely. Toxic roulette results in huge Corporate profit
janette hughes
janette hughes 7 days ago
Loved that he mentioned veterans returning to society after head injuries received during service ! Not all wounds are visible !!
Summer Song
Summer Song 7 days ago
Absolutely a touching and wonderful talk, but the question is HOW. How to rehabilitate a damaged brain? At least give an example enlightening us. Thank you.
Joan Jones
Joan Jones 7 days ago
This man is a genius. He needs a ton more recognition. he is 100% correct. why treat a person for years forcing them to change if there is brain anomoly! ? he is so good.
Carlos Ortega
Carlos Ortega 7 days ago
In Scandinavian countries they do have a more positive approach to people in prisons, more in accord to Dr. Amen´s view of the correct way to address the problem, That IS an advanced society. Unfortunately in USA prisons are private businesses and the whole idea is a total failure. (I am watching from Bogotá, Colombia)
Lindsey Boyes
Lindsey Boyes 8 days ago
brain scans should be free and covered under regular medical care and accessible to all.
Kpop All Day
Kpop All Day 8 days ago
Amazing!
Randal Colling
Randal Colling 8 days ago
I wish someone would look at my wife's brain... smh
Metal Force
Metal Force 9 days ago
Society needs to change. It's a diseased virus that affects people on all levels. And we spread the mental virus to our babies and to each other to conform. Society is the root of our ills
breathnstop
breathnstop 9 days ago
After being a psychiatric nurse for 15 years I was horrified by what a failure the psychiatric field was in treating or curing sick people. Neuropsychiatry is a brilliant field that will save lives.
Scorpio Reverie
Scorpio Reverie 9 days ago
I tried showing my therapist a video of my possible brain activity and I was shrugged off. He is no longer my therapist
Jennifer Bellotto
I sure wish we could have captured the brain activity on the children from Fatima who saw the Blessed Mother. I would love to also the children of Carbondale. And I would love to see the monks that meditate and who can control their body temperatures.
LYN McA
LYN McA 10 days ago
Awesome- He is a genius. I’d love to send my friend- She has Epilepsy & depression . There is aReason .??
RemedyReport
RemedyReport 11 days ago
Loved the presentation with one major exception. The "Paying Taxes" comment equates with "normal behavior". Paying taxes is one of the most violent behaviors one could perform. It subjugates, enslaves, punishes, indoctrinates, propagandizes and removes humans from their true path of enlightenment.
s gb
s gb 11 days ago
outstanding citizens vs treatment of criminals. This reminds me of an Indian movie dho anken bhara hath
Download Deodeo
Download Deodeo 11 days ago
Excellent work on brains & people's lives :D
Bertha Martínez
Bertha Martínez 11 days ago
👏👏👏👏👏👏👏
bzleo
bzleo 11 days ago
Who wants their brain scanned by their psychiatrist after this?
HOWARD BOYD
HOWARD BOYD 11 days ago
Your soul is eternal, a spirit. Admit you do wrong and ask Jesus to save your soul. This is the way to eternal life. Life with God and Jesus and love in a new Earth where tears are wiped away and the lion lies down with the lamb.
HOWARD BOYD
HOWARD BOYD 11 days ago
For God so love the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. God did not sent his Son into the world to condemn it, but to save it.
leoni sol
leoni sol 12 days ago
Using kids as examples
leoni sol
leoni sol 12 days ago
This science is being used also against us--we are predictable, controllable
PRAGYA SHIKHA
PRAGYA SHIKHA 12 days ago
So inspiring!!! 👏👏👏
DIPALI KUCHEKAR
DIPALI KUCHEKAR 12 days ago
Awesome!!!
Aleksander Ščernjavič
Wonder if they paired up with the Michael J. Fox Parkinson's research...
Teresa Gray
Teresa Gray 12 days ago
Brilliant! I wish the medical profession would listen to this and learn this important lesson. Thank you!
Bob Russell
Bob Russell 12 days ago
Dr Daniel said 'Psychiatrists guess'. I have thought for the last 30 years that most psychiatry is guesswork. They and people like Dr Daniel need to work hand in hand.
Yacouba Sanogo
Yacouba Sanogo 13 days ago
Pp
Shelley bEAGLES
Shelley bEAGLES 13 days ago
Omg in that MRI I freaked out the tech bcz I knew he was reading my brain images so I began to think of everything to say and sing then even it with you can get me out of here now, yes you I know you are reading my brain I read about this.. he answered me back and went to get up but the person with him tap his shoulder to sit him back down.. he had to leave the other stayed I SAID TO HIM THIS TIME , YOU DO KNOW I'M BEING EXPOSED MORE TO RADIATION THE LONGER YOU KEEP ME IN HERE, DO YOU BELIEVE IN GOD, SINCE YOU WANT TO PRETEND YOU NOT SITTING THERE BEING PROTECTED BEHIND THERE WHILE YOU EXPOSE ME MORE TO RADIATION SO HERE GOES . DID YOU KNOW THE BIBLE SAY . AND I BEGAN TO TELL HIM WHAT I READ IN BIBLE FINALLY HE SAID; OK OK OK I'M TAKING YOU OUT. WHEN I WAS OUT AND OF THE TABLE HE SAID I'M SORRY THEY TRYING SOMETHING NEW AND HAD ME READING AND I COULD READ YOUR THOUGHTS THIS IS TO MUCH I'M SORRY. I SAID THEY SHOULD FIRST ASK IF THEY COULD! NOT EXPOSE PATIENT'S TO RADIATION. MRI AND CAT'S HAVE HIGH RADIATION THAT'S NOT COOL OR RIGHT..
Kashif Haque
Kashif Haque 13 days ago
Ok, so my question is 'how'.. How do we improve the quality of brain? How do we reverse brain damage?
david sevenbros
david sevenbros 13 days ago
Very informative and hopeful. I do wonder how this type of therapy could help in the area of autism. What does the autistic brain look like in a scan? It is a personal observation and question because my granddaughter is autistic.
dragos2u
dragos2u 13 days ago
Wish that can be true for all cases... biggest criminal issues in my country come from highly educated people with no brain damages,it's just they were educated that being "smart" means stealing and showing you are on top But for other cases, I get it - this is something that can work, and unfortunately the details allowing rehabilitation in the system get lost
Elysee Szantyr
Elysee Szantyr 14 days ago
when one has the money not privilege *** i could never and will never afford for my brain.
kawthar bardan
kawthar bardan 14 days ago
SPECTACULAR WOW
Larry Kin
Larry Kin 14 days ago
Of course he has missed the point entirely... 'church' was never supposed to reinforce 'ethical values', it is a time for communal worship and study of Jesus. Perhaps his church experience was simply the wrong gathering.
sinisterLMN
sinisterLMN 14 days ago
We are already “functional” - building a better machine that can “do more things” is not an answer - caregivers and society are also severely affected by these problems
sinisterLMN
sinisterLMN 11 days ago
Raised a Catholic thanks - this is not helpful
HOWARD BOYD
HOWARD BOYD 11 days ago
For God so love the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. God did not sent his Son into the world to condemn it, but to save it.
Christine Robinson
Christine Robinson 14 days ago
But I was waiting to hear what you did to help them. Is that in your next talk? Or do I have to come see you to find out? Can you help the developmentally delayed and disabled? Can you improve the life and physical condition of someone with Cerebral Palsy? What kind of therapies are there? Who do we see to find out?
J.B. Dazen
J.B. Dazen 14 days ago
Sceptic mode on: why isn't this common practice and what is this 'brain rehabilitation program'? Sounds like something this doctor is going to earn some dough on.
Jennifer McCarthy
Jennifer McCarthy 13 days ago
@Ryan Komes I don't see that he necessarily shows that it "works" particularly well - at least not in all circumstances..... Rather that he's demonstrating that a tool that can be extremely helpful in some circumstances isn't being used. If some one has a tumour or cyst causing angry outbursts, obviously no amount of CBT is going to cure the behaviour.... if someone has a severe recurrent depression, understanding what the brain is doing could be useful - However if someone has a mild-moderate depression - 70% of people recover within 6 months regardless of whether they receive treatment or not - so spending £000's on a scan to see what is going on isn't really a good use of resources. (I'm not saying we shouldn't treat the first instance of mild-moderate depression - 30% don't get better without treatment) Spect is a tool, that could be useful in certain circumstances - however it's also costly. And not without danger - it involves injecting radioactive isotopes into the body, and watching them travel round the brain. I don't think it should be rolled out to every person who might seek psychiatric help - but it should be considered as a useful tool in circumstances where it currently is not.
Ryan Komes
Ryan Komes 13 days ago
If it works as well as he is showing it does, he deserves to earn some dough. A lot of it.
Jennifer McCarthy
Jennifer McCarthy 13 days ago
It's not common practice because it's expensive - and because drug companies can make far more from medicating someone to suppress the symptoms, than they can from treating the root cause. As for what brain rehabilitation is - it depends on the treatment plan. Sometimes it is along the lines of more traditional psychological therapies - DBT, CBT, mindfulness, etc. Sometimes it's more physiological - general physical exercise regimes, physio therapy, speech therapy, relearning every day tasks. Sometimes it's a mixture of both physiological and psychological activities. A friend was in a car crash and lost the ability to walk, but also to moderate her mood. Her behaviour 'deteriorated' in the months following the crash while her physical injuries improved. Once she was physically able to begin re-learning how to walk, her mood also began improving, and her behaviour improved again. This is an extreme case. However another friend anecdotally reported that the dementia care home she works in saw a reduction in aggressive behaviour when they had a new house nurse start - she was very keen on encouraging those who were able to do more for themselves. It meant that everything took longer for a while, but (again, anecdotally) giving the individuals back a degree of control over their own lives improved their well-being, and their behaviour. Simple things, like teaching one woman who's multiple strokes had affected her right side that she could do things left handed (brush her teeth, draw). Working in a post hospital rehab unit I saw the transformation of one woman following a Stoke - came in very withdrawn, with angry outbursts. She had expressive aphasia - once the slt's had seen her and suggested trying to sing what she wanted to say, rather than trying to speak it, she became a bright bubbly affectionate lady, and there was still frustration at times, but no more dinner trays thrown across the room at staff! The mood/behavioural issues seen in obvious brain injury are treated as a symptom of the functional brain problem.... But the mood/behavioural issues seen in 'mental health' conditions are viewed as the problem itself. Sometimes, this may be true - but I'd suspect that often there's an underlying cause. (Hence why gold standard first line treatment for mild-moderate depression is omega 3 and exercise... Improving the structure and blood flow of the brain.)
Robert S
Robert S 15 days ago
I enjoyed this, and sure you must be able to treat SOME psychiatric problems that have been caused by physical trauma, and if peoples brains structures can be observed to be different under drugs, personality types etc MAYBE you can use this to enact some more useful treatments. So all of what he is saying isn't BS as comments below suggest, BUT... the warning for all BS is when people ONLY give a few examples and personal annecdotes to illustrate or suggest a wider point - here that all this is so useful... but unlike other medical professionals we are not using it - aren't we? - why not? are there bugger all treatments that work? don't we routinely do CRT scans these days - sadly they sure picked up brain cancer when one of my family began acting out of character. Where are the stats and data in this? I think I'll give TEDx a miss from now on, and just look at leading scientific sites and peer reviewed information. Any longer on TEDx sponsored talks and I'll be believing in martians.
Math adventures
Math adventures 15 days ago
So uh, how do I get my brain scanned like this lmao
HOWARD BOYD
HOWARD BOYD 11 days ago
Radiation dangerous.
Edu trasig
Edu trasig 15 days ago
So nothing about HOW to heal my brain ehm?
M.H Thompson
M.H Thompson 15 days ago
Mr. Amen sells an entire line of heath products , self help books and CDs and IMO, he has motive to frighten people into thinking their brain is deficient , messed up and that they need to purchase his products. I'm 66 yrs old and I take 65mgs. of methadone and an antidepressant daily, since age 33. I was a herion addict and severe alcoholic before that since the age of 17. I'm very ashamed of my addiction but I don't drink alcohol, I work full time, I pay my taxes and I have not had a run in with the law since I was 33 yrs. old. My point is that if I took to heart the image he shows of the ravaged, swiss cheese looking drug addicted brain image , then I might feel broken and hopeless. But I won't take it to heart because I know that I'm doing the very best I that can do and I pay for my medications and they work for me and I am thankful for the life given me, even the most tortuous times of childhood in foster homes.
Brunella Natalia Romero Mayuri
Qué hermoso video, no puedo contener lo emotivo que ha sido 😭
james lucke
james lucke 15 days ago
Jesus Christ is Lord! 1 Corinthians 15:1-8 NKJV [1] Moreover, brethren, I declare to you the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received and in which you stand, [2] by which also you are saved, if you hold fast that word which I preached to you-unless you believed in vain. [3] For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, [4] and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures, [5] and that He was seen by Cephas, then by the twelve. [6] After that He was seen by over five hundred brethren at once, of whom the greater part remain to the present, but some have fallen asleep. [7] After that He was seen by James, then by all the apostles. [8] Then last of all He was seen by me also, as by one born out of due time.
Amy patrice annastasia Kwanten
Crime evaluation and treatment , I love this ! I love u ! Thank u for your service!!
Wen Estelle
Wen Estelle 15 days ago
This clip is so powerful. Thank you for caring Doctor. Many blessings and success. 💖
viewoftheaskew
viewoftheaskew 16 days ago
would love to see what an antifa brain looks like lol, good stuff and well worth a watch!
Fabiola Fasano
Fabiola Fasano 16 days ago
Wonderful work Dr. Congratulations.
Lauren Roberts
Lauren Roberts 16 days ago
Contrary to some comments entered here, a quick search of Dr. Amen revealed at least five publications in peer-reviewed journals related to the efficacy of SPECT imaging in diagnosis and treatment. There may be more...I looked quickly.
Joe Lonsdale
Joe Lonsdale 16 days ago
This guy makes a fortune pushing his controversial and statistically ineffective methods. Good sales pitch, phony product. Just read his Wikipedia entry then follow the references...
Joe Lonsdale
Joe Lonsdale 15 days ago
@Rose Ringer Wow, you've really been through some hard times, Rose. I wish you love and luck with your recovery x
Rose Ringer
Rose Ringer 15 days ago
Thanks, Joe. I'm glad to see your comment. My husband ended his life at our home, and I am so weary of people telling me that I just need to "think better," and "put it out of my mind." Four years out, subsequent to a heart attack and NDE, I'm doing so much better, but these "experts" who tell us that self-improvement is all in the head just WEAR ME OUT.
SultanOrhanGazi
SultanOrhanGazi 16 days ago
I would love to find a psychiatrist like him in Canada. Does anyone know one who regularly scans patients and diagnoses more accurately? I’m in Ontario, north of Toronto
WolfMoon
WolfMoon 16 days ago
He sounds similar to Alex Grey. My other favourite human. Does anyone else hear the similarity?
Genci Duraku
Genci Duraku 16 days ago
Outstanding !!!
M z
M z 16 days ago
God bless you but i wished u would of accept insurances since i need to com to see you cuz i feel life is not worthy to live !!!!!!!
Luz Avendaño
Luz Avendaño 16 days ago
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