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 we also indirectly help those they touch.
TOGETHER WE CAN CHANGE THE WORLD,
ONE BRAIN AT A TIME.
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 that 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 to 150,000 SPECT scans on a wide range of psychiatric and neuropsychiatric patients, from ages 9 months to 101 years old, from 120 countries. Using this database, Foundation scientists 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.
In January 2016, the team’s research on distinguishing PTSD from TBI was featured as one of the top 100 stories in science by Discover Magazine. In 2017, the team published one of the world’s largest imaging study on over 46,000 scans showing the difference between male and female brains. In 2018, the team published the world’s largest brain imaging study on over 62,000 scans on how the brain ages.
The research team’s scientific articles have appeared in many prestigious journals, including Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, Molecular Psychiatry, PLOS One, Nature’s Translational Psychiatry, Nature’s Obesity, Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience, Minerva Psichiatrica, Journal of Neurotrauma, American Journal of Psychiatry, Nuclear Medicine Communication, Neurological Research, Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Primary Psychiatry, Military Medicine, and General Hospital Psychiatry.
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 toward the process of recovery.
Always remember you are not alone, there is help for you or someone that you love and the power of support helps to break the cycle.
NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Twitter: The Lifeline (@800273TALK)
The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.