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

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Alan H
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Re: The most important lesson from 83,000 brain scans | Daniel Amen | TEDxOrangeCoast

#2 Post by Alan H » October 23rd, 2019, 12:11 am

Interesting, but the page on Wikipedia on him has some criticism:
Amen has built a profitable business around the use of SPECT (single photon emission computed tomography) imaging for purported diagnostic purposes.[6] His marketing of SPECT scans and much of what he says about the brain and health in his books, media appearances, and marketing of his clinics has been condemned by scientists and doctors as lacking scientific validity and as being unethical, especially since the way SPECT is used in his clinics exposes people to harmful radiation with no clear benefit.[7][8][9][10]
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Amen's websites market vitamin supplements and a branded range of other dietary supplements.[8] These supplements have been promoted for a number of health benefits, including a claimed ability to prevent or stop Alzheimer's disease—there is however no known benefit from taking such supplements except for specific substance deficiencies.[21][22] Neurologist Robert Burton has written that he was "just appalled" by the things offered for sale on Amen's "big business" web sites,[8] and Harriet Hall has said that Amen prescribes "inadequately tested natural remedies" and "irrational mixtures of nutritional diet supplements" as part of his treatment.[23]
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Re: The most important lesson from 83,000 brain scans | Daniel Amen | TEDxOrangeCoast

#3 Post by Compassionist » October 24th, 2019, 9:39 am

Alan H wrote:
October 23rd, 2019, 12:11 am
Interesting, but the page on Wikipedia on him has some criticism:
Amen has built a profitable business around the use of SPECT (single photon emission computed tomography) imaging for purported diagnostic purposes.[6] His marketing of SPECT scans and much of what he says about the brain and health in his books, media appearances, and marketing of his clinics has been condemned by scientists and doctors as lacking scientific validity and as being unethical, especially since the way SPECT is used in his clinics exposes people to harmful radiation with no clear benefit.[7][8][9][10]
and
Dietary supplements
Amen's websites market vitamin supplements and a branded range of other dietary supplements.[8] These supplements have been promoted for a number of health benefits, including a claimed ability to prevent or stop Alzheimer's disease—there is however no known benefit from taking such supplements except for specific substance deficiencies.[21][22] Neurologist Robert Burton has written that he was "just appalled" by the things offered for sale on Amen's "big business" web sites,[8] and Harriet Hall has said that Amen prescribes "inadequately tested natural remedies" and "irrational mixtures of nutritional diet supplements" as part of his treatment.[23]
Gosh Alan, I was so convinced by his talk! The TEDx talks have a lot of misinformation.

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