Brain Imagery

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This is a powerpoint slide a co-worker and I put together to show the negative effects of drug use.

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Brain Imagery

  1. 1. Brain Imaging Technology
  2. 2. SPECT Image of a Normal Brain
  3. 3. Effects of DRUG and Alcohol use
  4. 4. Heavy Nicotine & Caffeine Abuse <ul><li>45 year old with </li></ul><ul><li>27 year history of heavy use </li></ul><ul><li>3 packs of cigarettes and 3 pots of coffee daily </li></ul><ul><li>Marked decrease of frontal lobe activity </li></ul>
  5. 5. Strokes: The reason NOT to smoke! <ul><li>Left Frontal stroke </li></ul><ul><li>Two sided stroke </li></ul>
  6. 6. Effects of Alcohol Use <ul><li>38 year old with 17 years of heavy weekend use </li></ul><ul><li>Underside view </li></ul><ul><li>Overall decreased activity </li></ul>
  7. 7. Alcohol Use <ul><li>17 year old binge drinker </li></ul><ul><li>Inactivity in the parietal lobe </li></ul>
  8. 8. Marijuana Use <ul><li>16 Year old with 2 year history of daily use </li></ul><ul><li>Marked inactivity in the prefrontal lobe </li></ul><ul><li>and temporal lobe </li></ul>
  9. 9. Marijuana Use <ul><li>18 year old with 3 year history of 4X a week use </li></ul>
  10. 10. Marijuana Use <ul><li>28 year old with 10 years of weekend use </li></ul><ul><li>38 year old with 12 year daily use </li></ul>
  11. 11. Heroin and Methodone Use
  12. 12. Cocaine Use <ul><li>24 year old with 2 year frequent cocaine use </li></ul><ul><li>28 year old with 8 years heavy meth use </li></ul>
  13. 13. Hope for Healing Alcohol, Cocaine & Meth On and Off Drugs <ul><li>During abuse </li></ul><ul><li>One year drug free </li></ul>
  14. 14. Different Brains Different Learners
  15. 15. Attention Deficit Disorder <ul><li>Brain at rest </li></ul><ul><li>Brain in concentration </li></ul>
  16. 16. Vigorous exercise improves concentration <ul><li>Before exercise or medication </li></ul><ul><li>After exercise or medication </li></ul>
  17. 17. ADHD <ul><li>underside surface view, concentration study, no medication </li></ul><ul><li>marked decreased prefrontal and temporal lobe activity </li></ul>
  18. 18. Violent Behavior <ul><li>Murdered 2 girls at a McDonald’s </li></ul><ul><li>Marked decreased prefrontal cortex activity </li></ul>
  19. 19. PMS… It’s the real thing <ul><li>Before cycle </li></ul><ul><li>During cycle </li></ul>

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