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Just wanted to say I enjoyed your website.I think the photo of you and your Mom is lovely.

About the ridgeback dog,did you get one?
To be honest I don't like this bread of dog.Perhaps you have met a nice one.Myself,I've had a few very nasty encounters with them.
One of them was living close by and attacked my dog and several other people's dogs.

It's possible it might be just the individual dog but it seems they can be aggressive with other dogs.

Anyway,it is a very beautiful place where you live.
I'm impressed with your studies,wow.You must be smart.
I can see why you would prefer working out doors though.

Best Shelly
 
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did you ever find anyone who has been to an Amen Clinic? I've been reading his book about Anxiety and Depression and found it very informative. My counselor thinks I should go to one of his clinics, but it costs like $3,000!
 
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did you ever find anyone who has been to an Amen Clinic? I've been reading his book about Anxiety and Depression and found it very informative. My counselor thinks I should go to one of his clinics, but it costs like $3,000!
 

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Shelly, no ridgeback yet. Hopefully soon. I think whether a dog is vicious or not depends on how well it is socialized when it is young. Thanks for the comments about my website.

Feministcat, no I still have yet to find someone who has been to the Amen Clinic. Still waiting on that...

Soulbrotha, thanks. :) Sure wish I felt that way. How come I didn't get any hugs in return then under my "Hugs for everyone" post? Hmm? :wink:

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Shelly, no ridgeback yet. Hopefully soon. I think whether a dog is vicious or not depends on how well it is socialized when it is young. Thanks for the comments about my website.

Feministcat, no I still have yet to find someone who has been to the Amen Clinic. Still waiting on that...

Soulbrotha, thanks. :) Sure wish I felt that way. How come I didn't get any hugs in return then under my "Hugs for everyone" post? Hmm? :wink:

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I'll second Soul Brotha's notion...I've always thought that University Girl is good looking! So are her friends, from what I see on her website. Soul Brotha and I need to hang out with you and your friends! :)

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I'll second Soul Brotha's notion...I've always thought that University Girl is good looking! So are her friends, from what I see on her website. Soul Brotha and I need to hang out with you and your friends! :)

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Still no one been here? I'm considering going but doing the cheaper scan. But I wonder, once I get the results, then what? They must have done SPECT scans on those with DP. Wonder how we can find out. I recall from Dr. Simeon's DP paper they did PET scans but the results seemed to be inconsistant. So... once it is determined which parts of the brain are not functioning normally, then what? That is my question.
 

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Dear Uni Girl,
Well, then they medicate you based on experience. If you have an underactive prefrontal cortex, then you may need ADD meds. If you have an underactive prefrontal cortex, but a limbic system which is on fire, you may just be depressed. If you have an overactive cingulate gyrus, then you probably have OCD and need an SSRI. And if your temporal and parietal lobes are getting too much or too little blood....your DPed. Or you have huge anger problems. I went to the Amen Clinic, and those were the lobes where there were problems. They immediately got me started on an anticonvulsant, and its totally worth it. Go out there if you can. Its worth 3000 dollars to get a life again. There is another guy who runs a website called Crazy Meds who was also at the clinic. Just google his website. He has excellent information about meds as well.....the best on the net, I believe. Its second only to a PDR.

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Homeskooled,

Thanks for your knowledge. I wonder though, if they find that a certain part of the brain is not functioning up to par, are there drugs that can target certain parts of the brain? SSRI's, for example, will target the reuptake of serotonin in the entire brain. Just curious. Seriously considering saving for a SPECT scan.

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Dear Uni,
All they can do with the SPECT is give you specific medicines which will bring the specific lobe's metabolism into the normal target range. Sure serotonin will be increased all over the brain. But that will DECREASE the metabolism of the cingulate gyrus. Why? Because your thought patterns as a whole dictate your brain's blood flow, metabolism, etc....and when you use an SSRI, obsessive thoughts decrease and so does your use of your cingulate gyrus, which moderates your attention span. Anticonvulsants will course through your veins to every cell in your body as well, but some work better for epilepsy in certain lobes than others. Even things which target specific bodily organs eventually reach your whole body. Its just important that you get it to affect the correct area as well. I was just reading tonight, and supposedly they are working on a Viagra-like pill to awaken sexual desire, which may be on the market next year. It supposedly works directly on the limbic system. Thats probably the most direct effect I've heard of beside the drug Ritalin, which directly affects the release of neurotransmitters from the basal ganglia. Dr. Amen's work is very specific. You should try buying one or several of his books. They explain his clinical experience and theories in great detail.

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