Brain scans could pinpoint depression
Date: 2015-04-17
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High-tech brain scans may indicate depression and how to treat the disorder, according to an internationally renowned integrative medicine doctor.

Dr David Haase, who specialises in functional neurology, says psychiatry rarely looks at the brain of patients to see if everything is firing right.

Dr Haase recommends neurofeedback and brain scans, called Quantitative EEG diagnostic scan, to measure the brain against a database of healthy brains.

“Psychiatry is the only specialty that does not examine the organ they treat – but that is no longer applicable. Neurofeedback is now widely available even in Australia,” Dr Haase said. 

“Certain brainwaves seem to indicate depressive mood disorders. Brainwave patterns are more reproducible and predictable and help practitioners to improve the condition faster and measure the improvement.” 

Depression is now being recognised as a disease of inflammation, we need to rethink how we approach this and how we treat it,” states Haase.  

Through his practices, Dr Haase has seen significant results through investigation and diagnosis of gastrointestinal function and lifestyle interventions. 

“The approach is to do what is wise and what works” says Haase. 


DAVID HAASE, MD, is the founder and medical director of the MaxWell Clinic-a Collaborative-Care, Functional Medicine Clinic. He is committed to finding and addressing the underlying causes of illness in his patients -one aspect of which has led to the development of the remarkably successful Allergy Drop Program at the MaxWell Clinic. Dr. Haase is a reviewer for the “Textbook of Functional Medicine”, and lectures nationwide on functional medicine, whole person approaches to cancer prevention and treatment, and the Creation of Health. He is the Chief Medical Officer for The LifeStrive Group. He feels it is a profound honor to be able to work with such a talented group of individuals. 

Dr David Haase will be a keynote speaker at the 3rd BioCeuticals Research Symposium, Hilton Hotel Sydney, 17-19 April 2015.