Treating the Toughest Cases of Depression and Brain Illness


  • ADHD / ADD (associated with LD, mood, anxiety, substance abuse, and FTD)
  • Addictions (many varieties)
  • Anxiety disorders (associated with ADD’s, somatic in ammatory illness, substance abuse)
  • Behavior disorders
  • Cognitive Impairment (associated with cardio-vascular and metabolic diseases, substance abuse, concussion)
  • Conduct disorder (a theoretical concept that is associated with a host of disruptive or antisocial conditions)
  • Depression (unipolar, bipolar, hypomania, related to schizophrenia, secondary to other illness, treatment-resistant.
  • Degenerative Diseases (Alzheimer; Lewy Body; Frontotemporal; semantic/PPA, other Primary Progressive Aphasia variants, etc.)
  • Developmental disorders (autism, Asperser’s; cerebral palsy; Down syndrome etc.)
  • Drugs of Abuse (alcohol; amphetamine; cocaine; hallucinogens; inhalants; marijuana; opioids, illicit diversion, dissociative)
  • Eating disorders
  • Epilepsy (v. wide spectrum)
  • Impulse-control disorders (impulsivity ; intermittent explosive disorder; kleptomania ; compulsive activities : shopping; internet ; sexual)
  • Inflammation – chronic : can occur in somatic illness and also primary CNS disorders – frequent cause of neuropsychiatric illness
  • Learning disorders (auditory ; language ; speech; dyslexia, non-verbal, etc)
  • Lyme Disease   other tick-borne illness, PANDAS/PANS
  • Movement & Tic disorders ( Tourette’s; Huntington; Parkinson ; dystonia; PSP; MSA; )
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder – OCD and other frontal lobe syndromes, PANDAS/PANS
  • Oppositional defiant disorder (theoretical construct of disturbed behavior – no known biological substrate – most often related to poor fit of individual to environment
  • Pain management : chronic; RSD/CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome), head pain/headache, musculoskeletal
  • Personality disorders (with co-morbid emotional or behavioral or cognitive dysfunction) important to differentiate neurotic from character disorder
  • Psychosis (Schizophrenia which includes all of the comorbidity especially infection/post-infection and concussion)
  • PTSD (related to concussion and pre-existing tendency toward anxiety)
  • Sleep dysfunction and other regulatory disorders
  • Speech and Language disorders
  • Stroke-chronic (hemorrhagic, ischemic)
  • Toxic exposures / Neurotoxicity (environmental)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) : (concussion ; mild TBI ; moderate TBI; severe TBI )