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THE AMEN CLINICS METHOD

The Amen Clinics Method represents a true paradigm shift in optimizing and healing the brain. We believe it is critical to look at your brain within the context of your life. Our method integrates the important aspects of your life including:

  • Looking at specific biological, psychological, social, and spiritual influences
  • Neuropsychological testing
  • Brain SPECT imaging at rest and during concentration
  • Lab tests (when necessary)

The Amen Clinics Method gives our physicians a deep understanding to target treatment specifically tailored to your brain and situation.

THE PROBLEM

Today, psychiatry is practiced by many physicians the same way it was years ago: A doctor assesses your symptoms, forms a diagnosis based on those reported symptoms, and then prescribes a medication at a dosage that may or may not work. From there, it’s a matter of watching to see if he or she got it right. Many times, patients will get multiple diagnoses and prescriptions before they find relief – if at all. Treatment success rates have not improved in decades, even though technology and science have progressed dramatically.

OUR APPROACH

Assess Detailed Personal History

At Amen Clinics, we see the condition of every patient as a result of 4 primary factors, all of which can have a meaningful impact on mental health: your biology, psychology, social life, and spiritual life. We have designed our intake process to look at each of these factors. This allows us to truly understand you.

FOUR CIRCLES
APPROACH


Key factors that impact your
mental and physical health.

EVALUATION

Imaging and neuropsychological tests tell us how your unique brain functions. If deemed appropriate, specific blood tests can tell us more about the quality of your health.

Brain SPECT Imaging

How can we know what is going on with your brain unless we look? SPECT images tell us 3 important things:

  • Areas of the brain that work well.
  • Areas of the brain that don’t work hard enough.
  • Areas of the brain that work too hard.

SPECT images provide extremely valuable insight: They connect the dots between your brain function, behaviors and symptoms, which helps our doctors create an individualized treatment plan that is effectively targeted to meet your needs.

Neuropsychological Testing

We use 2 neuropsychological tests (Conner’s Continuous Performance Test-II and WebNeuro) to give us additional details about how your brain is working.

  • The Conner’s Continuous Performance Test-II helps to assess focus, response speed and impulse control.
  • WebNeuro measures domains of function in thinking, feeling, emotion, and self-regulation; including tests for mood, anxiety, attention, and memory.

Diagnostic Labs

Your biological state plays a powerful role in your mental health. For instance, if your hormones are out of balance, your mood and mental clarity will be out of balance too—and no amount of antidepressants or stimulants are going to help.

If deemed appropriate, we will order a set of diagnostic lab tests to measure your basic health numbers, and depending on the circumstances, we may also order genetic markers or more extensive testing.

TARGETED TREATMENT AND PERSONALIZED CARE PLAN

At Amen Clinics, we understand that no two people are alike, and treatment is not one-size-fits-all, especially in psychiatry. Our doctors will provide you with a personalized, targeted treatment plan geared toward your symptoms and your brain.

Based on your needs and desires, your plan may include a combination of different treatments such as:

Nutritional Supplements

Exercise

Nutritional Interventions

Medication

Psychotherapy

… And more

THE RESULTS

LEAST TOXIC, MOST EFFECTIVE
SOLUTIONS

BOOSTED BRAIN RESERVE
AND A HAPPIER LIFE

IMAGING CHANGES EVERYTHING

Find out if the Amen Clinics Method is right for you.
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