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Kenneth H. Cooper MD, MPH


Dr. Daniel Amen Speaks at Lecture Series Event

DALLAS - On Tuesday evening, May 8, Dr. Daniel Amen, CEO and Medical Director of Amen Clinics, Inc. in Newport Beach, CA addressed a crowd of 115 attendees on the topic of "Brain Health - How to Maintain It." Dr. Amen is a brain imaging specialist, child and adult psychiatrist, and is the author of 22 books. His clinic now has the world's largest database of functional brain scans relating to psychiatric medicine; the database now contains almost 40,000 scans.

Some simple but perhaps relatively unknown facts about the brain include:

The premise of Dr. Amen's work with his database of brain scans was based on his observation that a patient complaint of depression is much like that of a patient complaint of chest pains - both are symptoms and need diagnostic and doctor/patient due diligence to find the cause and then treat accordingly.

Dr. Amen's subscription dinner lecture was the second of four scheduled for 2007. For more information and cost on the remaining two lectures, please check out our Conference & Lectures section for details. Reservations must be made by calling Amanda Moody in The Cooper Institute Development Office at (972) 716-7087. Subscription proceeds go to support the research and education programs and initiatives at the Institute.