How to Help Your Patients Overcome Habits That Harm Their Brains
Short- and long-term substance abuse* affects blood flow and metabolism, negatively affecting central nervous system function. We have found this to be especially true in the frontal lobes of the brain, which control executive functioning, and in the temporal lobes, which are involved in memory, mood, and understanding speech. Fortunately, some researchers report that the damage associated with chronic use of alcohol, nicotine, inhalants, and solvents is at least partially reversible with addiction treatment. Our experience and Dr. Amen’s years of scientific research have taught us that addiction can damage cognitive function, affecting many aspects of your patients’ lives. An effective diagnosis and corresponding treatment program can not only help patients recover from addiction, but also repair the damage it has caused.
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HOW YOUR REFERRAL CAN HELP YOUR PATIENTS: SPECT Imaging
SPECT can specifically help people with addictions by:
- Identifying toxic exposure
- Reducing denial
- Helping determine treatment efficacy
- Helping identify comorbidities that may warrant treatment
- Increasing treatment and recovery program compliance by showing pictures of results
- Helping patients gain a better understanding of their brain through visuals
About SPECT Imaging
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All Types of Addictions
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