Journey through the Brain website continues to evolve to share with you, the ongoing research and scientific advances within the fields of neuroscience, computer and camera technology, nuclear medicine and how these collectively might be used to improve the mental health outcomes for those many suffering within our system.
** Neuroscience contributes to our ever-growing knowledge of neurobiology, “how the brain actually works and functions in our day-to-day lives”;
** Computer technology assists production of advanced modern “information gathering systems”, so necessary to assist health professionals untangle the complexity of patient's emotional and behavioural symptom complexes—and finally and most importantly,
** Nuclear medicine studies, which provides the “investigation portal” to be able to view and compare an individual's brain functioning with adapted databases, both in wellness and disorders.
The net outcome of all these endeavours
have, but one goal in my view; to assist
mental health professionals in their day-to-day clinical endeavours to achieve the highest level of diagnostic accuracy possible
and subsequently achieve positive mental health outcomes
for patients. However, despite
all of the above, worldwide mental health continues its long-term escalating state of crisis with enormous repercussions on
'all' within a society!
Why does this mental health crisis contiue, despite all the above?
The Answer !
“The fundamental concern, is not in the intention, motivation or drive on behalf of researches, mental health professionals, agencies or Governments to improve the mental health of individuals, families and society, but rather, “not correctly solving “the diagnostic dilemma” for each individual, particularly in the early presentation stage of their illness!”
The Mental Health
“The Diagnostic Dilemma”
“Today, as mental health professionals, we can
no longer remain in the past psychiatric modalities of patient assessment and
treatment, the endpoint of which is a failing
mental health system in crisis! Rather, we should be
embracing every innovative scientific resource of modern technology available, be it
computer, camera or neuroscientic advancement.”Dr John Clarkson 2016
“The Brain, once damaged was thought to be unable to repair itself! How wrong we were! Neuroplasticity, the brain’s ability to regenerate and grow new brain cells [neurons] and “rewire” its neural pathways, fills clinicians and patient’s alike, with renewed optimism and hope!”