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Biological Underpinnings of ADHD, Depression and Anxiety.

Dr Jacques Duff

This presentation address will relate research findings from various disciplines to help understand and identify the many possible causal factors for ADHD, Depression and Anxiety, hopefully leading to more effective treatment. How biological drives and environmental factors engender core belief systems. Brainstem neuromodulators and neurotransmitter systems involved Why 70-90% of patients with IBS also experience anxiety, panic and depression. Genes and Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs). How some SNPs affect mental health. Nutrigenomics: Nutrient and SNPs interactions. How nutrient deficiencies affect mental health. QEEG power, asymmetry and coherence underpinnings. Effectiveness of symptom based Psychiatric treatment versus QEEG based. Post Concussion Syndrome masquerading as Anxiety, ADHD and Depression. QEEG as an adjunct in differential diagnosis. Multidisciplinary approach more effective than single paradigm.

Applied Neuroscience Society of Australasia. Annual Conference
Cognitive Enhancement, Neuromodulation and Neurodiagnostics.
Sydney Australia . August 12-14 2011
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Dr Jacques Duff

Dr. Jacques Duff ,PhD is the founder and Clinical Director of the Behavioural Neurotherapy Clinic. Since 1997 he has been involved in Clinical Neuroscience research at the Brain Sciences Institute, investigating the causes of ADHD and its treatment using Neurotherapy. In addition to being a psychologist, he has Postgraduate training in Clinical Neuroscience and Nutritional and Environmental Medicine. He has also  received DAN training for Biomedical treatment  of Autism Spectrum Disorders.


  • The Usefulness of QEEG and Neurotherapy in the Assessment and Treatment of Post-concussion Syndrome. Clinical EEG, Oct 2004.
  • Red cell fatty acid profiles of children with ADHD, Autism and Neurodevelopmental problems. Presented at the APS conference Brisbane. ISNR conference 2006
  • Complementary medicine treatment of ADHD and Autism. Journal of complementary Medicine, 2007
  • Case study of multidisciplinary treatment of a child with ADHD and Mood Disorder. Journal of complementary Medicine, 2008
  • Case study of multidisciplinary treatment of a man with panic disorder and depression. Journal of Complementary Medicine, 2009
  • Mauve factor and Kryptopyrroles: A common blood disorder causing Zinc and Vit B6 deficiency associated with psychiatric disorders. Journal of Complementary Medicine, 2009

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