This extraordinary article on neurotherapy provides an exciting and detailed view of a therapy based on observation of the circuits in the brain. A new way to treat mental illness, neuropathy relies on seeing the brain as a map that shows what is happening to a person suffering from mental illness.

Dr. Hasan Asif of Bronxville, New York is a pioneer, a neurotherapist whose approach starts with a questionnaire asking the patient what she is feeling. Next, she is given a quantitative electroencephalograph (QEEG), a procedure that takes a picture of the brain.

The EEG, which has been around for more than 90 years, is a map of the brain’s electrical activity and reflects a patient’s emotional and cognitive states. The qEEG compares that information, in real time, to a digital database of hundreds of EEGs of healthy subjects. A patient’s brain map will pulse with red or blue if it is either overactive or underactive, compared with the norm.

Read this fascinating piece by Amy Ellis Nutt at The Washington Post


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