SPECT Imaging?

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SPECT Imaging?
Fri, 02-11-2011 - 1:59pm

I posted this on the ADD/ADHD board, but wanted to post it here too. Anyone have a SPECT Imaging done on their child? My sons therapist told me about it and there is a clinic about 3 hours away. It's a brain scan that would show brain behavior. I'm very much considering this for my son, his anxiety is so bad, his ADHD is interferring with his schoolwork . . . Would love to have someone say, do this, or try this because that is what we see on the brain scan. Maybe this is a pipedream. I'm going to do more research, but wondering if anyone has done this.

Thank you,

Molly and Benjamin (ADHD, Anxiety, Aspergers)

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In reply to: jezpep
Sun, 02-13-2011 - 2:24pm

I haven't had a brain scan done, but I'd be skeptical about the usefulness of it.

Andrea, mom to

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In reply to: jezpep
Tue, 02-15-2011 - 1:16pm

I have heard about it, but based on my doctor's explanation it is experimental