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Meridian Health Protocol

by Reta Masten (2020-04-17)

One of the most intriguing ideas is that of doing Meridian Health Protocol Review brain scans to look for certain patterns that might be diagnostic of certain psychiatric disorders. There are numerous brain scan methods that are used in ADHD research. These include positron emission tomography (PET), single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI.) In research studies, ADHD children have shown smaller brain volumes in specific parts of the brain- frontal lobes, white matter, and cerebellum. However, it is essential to keep in mind that these are research study results only. In my opinion these are still only research tools and cannot and should not be used to diagnose ADHD in a specific child or teenager. There is an urge among some to use these scans to make specific medication recommendations. The current data and evidence does not support the use of bran scans either for diagnostic purposes or for treatment recommendations.