What is Neuroanalysis?
Neuroanalysis is intended to make a conceptual leap in the way psychiatrists formulate their patients’ diagnoses. With the neuro analytical approach patients will receive a brain-related etiological formulation for their illness, instead of the currently used descriptive (symptoms only) diagnosis. Neuroanalysis is based on Clinical Brain Profiling (CBP), which is generated from computational neuroscience sources.
This is critical since with an etiological approach, future psychiatrists can discover the exact causes of mental disorders and accordingly develop accurate and effective treatment interventions which today’s descriptive diagnosis method cannot achieve.
The essential functions of Neuroanalysis and the Brain Profiler software platform
The ultimate value of NeuroAnalysis and its associated software platform Brain Profiler can only be fully determined once it is fully developed to guide clinicians toward discovering the causes of mental disorders. This will then provide the blueprint to design effective therapeutic interventions. In fact, any brain pacing, brain corrective or brain optimization technology for future cures will rely on the Neuroanalytic and Brain Profiler framework.
Current value of Neuroanalysis and Brain Profiler
Neuroanalysis and the Brain Profiler software platform, while still under development, has immediate and direct value today. This value can be defined as a three-level integration for treatment.
Level one: Phenomenology-to-aetiology: the necessary transition needed for discovering the causes of mental disorders.
Level two: Personalized aetiology: the neuro analytic approach in conjunction with the Brain Profiler software and App focuses on the individual patient offering a personalized diagnosis for the specific patient.
Level three: Integrated interventions. Currently there is no rational for combined interventions ranging from medication, through direct stimulations and interventions (e.g., DBS, tDCS, tACS, TMS) and up to experiential interventions (e.g., psychotherapy, CBT, cognitive exercise). For example the combination of plasticity-inducing medications together with external experience-related intervention can become more appreciated and developed.
The potential applications of Neuroanalysis and the Brain Profiler software platform on the future of effective treatments for mental disorders is encouraging. Ongoing research, further development and breakthroughs in understanding and the dream of building a cadre of tomorrow’s psychiatrists who will train as neuro analysts, will bring a message of better metal health to the world’s sufferers.
This diagram shows all levels and their complex relationships with the currently possible treatments regimes.
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