(Newswire.net — December 21, 2015) Lakewood, Colorado — Discover Magazine’s annual “Top Stories” of 2015 published this month includes a research study co-authored by Theodore Henderson, MD, PhD, Denver-based psychiatrist, neuroscientist and co-founder of Neuro-Laser Foundation. The breakthrough study ranked No. 19 on Discover’s list, which refers to the newfound ability of distinguishing between PTSD and TBI, and refining targeted treatments for both. The findings were published in two peer-reviewed journals PLOS One and Brain Imaging & Behavior.
“I am more excited about the science than the recognition, because I am a part of an highly-respected group committed to helping people enjoy better lives,” said Dr. Henderson. “Through our work, we can now help the millions troubled with TBI or PTSD from military, athletic or normal day-to-day activities when brain injuries occur.”
The research team making the Discover list includes Dr. Henderson and:
- Daniel G. Amen, Kristen Willeumier and Derek Taylor from Amen Clinics
- Cyrus A. Raji, Department of Radiology, University of California Los Angeles Medical Center
- Robert Tarzwell, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Lions Gate Hospital
- Andrew Newberg, Department of Radiology, Thomas Jefferson University
This TBI study and Discover recognition is not even the best news, according to Dr. Henderson.
Working with Neuro-Laser Foundation’s Dr. Larry Morries, Dr. Henderson has published two additional precedent-setting studies this year showing damaged brain cells can be regenerated using a patent-pending, high-powered near-infrared light (NILT). The study reported remarkable impact on the patients’ conditions, relieving or eliminating many of the symptoms.
“For the first time in medical history, we have answers for traumatic brain injury,” said Dr. Henderson, who explained the available treatments of PTSD and TBI are differ greatly. Moreover, the treatments for PTSD can be harmful, or at best, not helpful for those with TBI and vice versa. “The lives of our patients are going from the dark to the light, in more ways than one.”
Neuro-Laser Foundation is spearheading a new TBI trial in 2016 to further study how to reverse brain damage. “I hope as people who read the magazine or watch the Concussion movie this Christmas, they are inspired to support the advances in research that will impact millions of people.”
Theodore A. Henderson, M.D., Ph.D., specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of complex adult, child, and adolescent psychiatric cases. Board certified, Dr. Henderson earned his Ph.D. in developmental neurobiology and has been widely published in journals of psychiatry, medicine, and nuclear medicine. Based in Denver, Dr. Henderson can be reached at 720-493-1101. More information available at http://www.tbi.care.
About Neuro-Laser Foundation
The Neuro-Laser Foundation is a non-profit organization based in Denver, Colorado, dedicated to advancing technology and treatment that will increase quality of life for people impacted by traumatic brain injury and other complex psychiatric conditions. Learn more at TBI.care.
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