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2011
07/08 - Chicago, Illinois (2011 NAMI National Convention)
05/02 - San Diego, California (National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare)
04/27 - 04/29 - Michigan State University
03/10 - 03/20 - New Zealand
03/04 - 03/09 - Taiwan
01/12 - 01/16 - Copenhagen, Denmark
2010
10/28 - Copenhagen, Denmark
10/13 - Istanbul, Turkey
09/22 - New Britain, Connecticut
07/26 - Delaware, Newark
           (Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health)
06/23 - President Carter Center. Atlanta, Georgia
06/18 - Dusseldorf, Germany
04/22 - Copenhagen, Denmark
03/12 - Montreal, Canada (Regional Health Authority)
01/23 - 01/25 - Turkey LEAP INSTITUTE
01/21   New York, NY
            (New York State Office of Mental Health, ACT Center)
2009
02/01 - United Kingdom
02/06 - Dublin, Ireland
03/21 - Paris, France
03/19 - Budapest, Hungary
03/27 - Cordoba, Spain
04/23 - Minneapolis, Minnesota (University of Minnesota co-sponsor)
05/03 – Midland, Michigan
05/29 – Madison, Wisconsin
06/01 – New York, New York (Manhattan Psychiatric Center)
06/05 – Lisbon, Portugal
06/20 – New York, New York (LEAP Training, Columbia University Lieber Clinic)
09/25 – Valencia, Spain
09/28 – Valencia, Spain
09/29 – Sevilla, Spain
09/30 – Barcelona, Spain
10/01 – Madrid, Spain
10/10 – Albany, New York
10/14 - New Britain, Connecticut (CIT Alliance to Benefit Law Enforcement)
10/16 – Itasca, Illinois
10/23 – Ankara, Turkey
11/21 - Riverhead, New York
2008
10/23 - Marseille, France
10/21 - Paris, France
10/17 - Sevilla, Spain
10/09 - Pueblo, Colorado
10/07 - Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
09/10 - 09/11 Auckland, New Zealand
09/09 - Hamilton, New Zealand
09/08 - Dunedin, New Zealand
09/06 - 09/07 Wellington, New Zealand
06/06 - 06/07 Fredericksburg, Virginia
04/24 - 04/25 - Poitiers, France
02/16 - Monterey, California
2007
10/03 - Montreal, Canada
10/01 - Lake Success, New York
09/18 - Wellington, New Zealand
09/17 - Christchurch, New Zealand
09/16 - Auckland, New Zealand
09/08 - Auckland, New Zealand
08/28 - Memphis, Tennessee
06/14 - New York, New York
05/11 - Plano, Texas
04/25 - Brussels, Belgium
04/24 - Kortenberg, Belgium
04/23 - Duffel, Belgium
04/22 - Sint-Martens-Latem, Belgium
04/21 - Tournai, Belgium
04/20 - Geel, Belgium
04/19 - Marchienne-au-Pont, Belgium
04/12 - Princeton, New Jersey
01/12 - Toronto, Canada
2006
12/07 - Richmond, Virginia
11/16 - New Orleans, Louisiana
11/14 - Piscataway, New Jersey
11/05 - White Plains, New York
10/27 - Toronto, Canada
10/26 - Sydney, Canada
10/19 - Portland, Oregon
10/12 - Indianapolis, Indiana
10/05 - Washington D.C.
10/02 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
10/01 - Las Vegas, Nevada
09/30 - Colorado Springs, Colorado
09/24 - Orlando, Florida
09/09 - Melbourne, Australia
09/08 - Adelaide, Australia
09/07 - Perth, Australia
09/06 - Darwin, Australia
09/04 - Canberra, Australia
08/30 - Townsville, Australia
08/24 - Honolulu, Hawaii
05/04 - 05/05 - Newark, New Jersey
02/10 - Davos, Switzerland
01/24 - Newark, New Jersey
01/06 - New York, New York
2005
12/13 - New York, New York
10/06 - 10/07 - Johnston, Pennsylvania
10/01 - Indianapolis, Indiana
06/24 - Sydney, Canada
06/23 - Halifax, Canada
06/05 - 06/12 - Jackson Hole, Wyoming
05/10 - Akron, Ohio
05/06 - Niagara Falls, New York
05/05 - Denville, New Jersey
04/13 - Bakersfield, California
04/10 - Austin, Texas
04/02 - San Francisco, California
02/19 - 02/20 - Monterey, California
2004
May, 2004 - Brisbane, Australia
May, 2004 - Sydney Australia
May, 2004 - Townsville, Australia
May, 2004 - Canberra, Australia
May, 2004 - Melbourne, Australia
2003
04/13 - Akron, Ohio
04/12 - Cleveland, Ohio
04/10 - 04/11 - Denver, Colorado
04/04 - 04/05 - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
03/26 - Iselin, New Jersey
03/12 - Hartford, Connecticut
01/09 - Bethesda, Maryland
2002
12/04 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
11/09 - Waterbury, Vermont
11/07 - Upper Montclair, New Jersey
11/01 - Providence, Rhode Island
10/31 - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
10/21 - 10/22 - Des Moines, Iowa
10/10 - Glen Burnie, Maryland
10/08 - Cambria County, Pennsylvania
10/04 - Washtenaw County, Michigan
09/21 - Tallahassee, Florida
09/12 - Oneonta, New York
09/06 - Austin, Texas
07/13 - New York, New York
06/24 - Cincinnati, Ohio
06/02 - St. Paul, Minnesota
05/31 - Hartford, Connecticut
05/30 - Kansas City, Missouri
05/20 - Grand Rapids, Michigan
05/14 - Mercerville, New Jersey
05/10 - Chapel Hill, North Carolina
05/09 - Regine, Canada
05/06 - East Lansing, Michigan
04/26 - Newark, New Jersey
04/13 - Jackson, Mississippi
03/26 - Baltimore, Maryland
03/11 - Roanoke Valley, Virginia
2001
12/01 - South Carolina
11/02 - Montpelier, Vermont
10/05 - Albuquerque, New Mexico
09/09 - Sacramento, California
09/07 - Oxford, England
04/19 - Erie County, Ohio
2000
11/30 - Reno, Nevada
11/12 - New York, New York
10/29 - Staten Island, New York
10/21 - New York, New York
10/13 - Erie, Pennsylvania
10/10 - Western, Massachusetts
09/07 - San Francisco, California
06/14 - San Diego, California
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* BOOKS by Dr. Amador: To see all books CLICK HERE to be redirected.
* ARTICLES by Dr. Amador:
Health Central. SchizophreniaConnection.com
CNS Special Report on Insight
No Estoy Enfermo, No Necesito Ayuda!
Schizophrenia Digest Winter 2007: It’s not about “DENIAL”
Schizophrenia Digest July 2007: Why We Must Mourn
Schizophrenia Digest May 2007: Working together – Communication and consideration
Schizophrenia Digest Winter 2008: Choosing the right medication when someone lacks insight
Schizophrenia Digest Spring 2008: Calling for outside help
Schizophrenia Digest Summer 2008: Lessons learned about the diagnosis of schizophrenia
Schizophrenia Digest Fall 2008: Lessons learned about violence
Schizophrenia Digest Winter 2009: Why we should listen, yet don’t
Schizophrenia Digest Spring 2009: About being heard and heeded
Schizophrenia Digest Summer 2009: About poor insight and diagnosis
Schizophrenia Digest Summer 2010: Overlooked first-line treatments for schizophrenia.
Schizophrenia Digest Fall 2010: The right-and wrong-approach
Schizophrenia Digest Winter 2011: Motivation and recovery in Schizophrenia
Schizophrenia Digest Spring 2011: Separating the illness from the person.
Poor Insight in Schizophrenia: Implications for Diagnosis and Treatment
* JOURNAL ARTICLES by Dr. Amador: Peer Reviewed (PARTIAL LIST)
BOOK CHAPTERS (SELECTED)__________________________________________
Amador XF, Limpert C. “Negative Symptoms and Insight” in Negative symptom and cognitive deficit treatment response in schizophrenia Keefe RSE, McEvoy JP, American Psychiatric Association Press, 2001
Amador, XF, Kronengold, Henry. The description and meaning of insight in psychosis.
Amador, Xavier F. (Ed); David, Anthony S. (Ed); et al. (1998). Insight and psychosis. (pp. 15-32). New York, NY, USA: Oxford University Press. xviii, 366 pp.
Amador XF & Ratakonda S. “The diagnosis of schizophrenia: past, present, and future.” In Schizophrenia, a Retrospective and Prospective View, Kaufmann C and Gorman JM, Eds.
Bruder GE, Tenke CE, Rabinowicz E, Towey JP, Malaspina D, Amador XF, Kaufmann CA, & Gorman JM. “Electrophysiologic studies of brain activity in schizophrenia.” In Schizophrenia, a Retrospective and Prospective View, Kaufmann C and Gorman JM, Eds.
VITACOST COUPONS TO HELP FIGHT SCHIZOPHRENIA________________________________________
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THE ROLE OF SUPPLEMENTS IN HUMAN PSYCHOLOGY___________________________________________________________

It is an age-long medical fact, that in order to manage a majority of health problems affecting human beings is first to examine lifestyle factors and address diet. Nutritional deficiencies are very common and have a huge impact on people’s anxiety, mood, concentration and attention, stress tolerance, irritability, energy and mind-body disorders among them being chronic fatigue, irritable bowel, and fibromyalgia. Diet is a priority in treatment and management of mind health. Nutritional interventions can fully resolve a majority of the problems.

Disordered Eating

Binge eating is a disorder which can damage your body, spirit and mind. Eating issues require a comprehensive approach from a specialized professional.

Food Sensitivity

Various psychological symptoms can be triggered by food sensitivities. It requires patience to be able to identify these food sensitivities. Elimination of certain diets can be one step of figuring what food sensitivities one suffers from.

Elimination Diet

This involves letting go of certain suspect food for several weeks or so. When the symptoms resolve the suspect food should be reintroduced to examine is the symptoms will return. This process is time-consuming as it will take several weeks or even months. The target food is dependent on the individuals’ symptoms, but may include wheat, dairy, gluten, corn, eggs, soy, food additives, refined sugar, food preservatives and coloring. Elimination diets can be resulted to when sensitivity is discovered. Foods to eat during diet elimination should be vegetables, nuts and seeds, fruits, and healthy oils.

Nutritional Deficiencies

The main reason contributing to nutritional deficiencies all over the world is the drastic change food production and people’s diet. This problem has hugely affected America where you find a majority of the people are overfed but undernourished. The recent years have seen a growth in research about the role of nutritional deficiencies and nutrition on mental illness, and how nutritional supplements can affect mental illness.

Nutritional Supplements

Nutritional supplements can be used to treat both physical and psychological problems in addition to improving diet. Nutritional supplements can help boost the functioning of medicine and at the same time lower the need for medication. Food today contains a reduced nutritional content as compared to few decades ago due to changes in agriculture.

Is it possible to get all Nutrients from food?

According to a study on 43 different crops conducted by the American Collage of Nutrition, there was a significant reduction in 6 key nutrients. These nutrients included: calcium, protein, iron, phosphorus, ascorbic acid and riboflavin. This drop was blamed on the changes in varieties that are cultivated.

Another research, conducted by Spiqy.com, confirmed that Americans consumed less than required amounts of nutrients such as: calcium, magnesium, zinc, selenium, copper, manganese, vitamin A, and E.

According to the study, the following nutrient deficiencies play a huge role in mental health.

Low ferritin and iron for kids with ADHD, and having a positive respond to iron supplementation.

Zinc supplements have been food to reduce ADHD symptoms significantly .zinc levels respond to stimulant medication given to children with ADHD.

Fatty acid deficiency contributes to hyperactivity, bad social behavior and conduct in children. Caffeine also has significant beneficial effects on mental health too and can also reduce depression.

How To Improve Your Psychology With Supplementing

Ensure that the raw materials and supplements should have screening for heavy metals, chemical solvent residue, authenticity, microbiology contaminants, herbicide and pesticide contaminants and potency.

Herbs

Herbs can have the same effect as medication for certain problems and complement other conventional approaches. Herbs were the pioneer in medication and is still relied upon by a lot of people. They can be used to treat insomnia, anxiety and other conditions.

UNIVERSITY & HOSPITAL GRAND ROUNDS (PARTIAL LIST)________________________
Duke University
New York Hospital Cornell
Yale Psychiatric Institute
Kirby Forensic Hospital
Creedmoor State Hospital, Queens, New York
The Institute for Living, Hartford, Connecticut
University of Pennsylvania
The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
State University of New York at Stony Brook
Harlem Hospital, New York, New York
Hillside Hospital, Queens New York
Cabrini Hospital, New York City
Mammonadies Hospital, Brooklyn New York
St. Josephs Hospital, Yonkers New York
Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Roanoke, Virginia
Drexel University
OTHER SELECTED PRESENTATIONS__________________________________________________
American Bar Association: Mental Health and Criminal Law: The Intersection of Politics and Culture. Intercontinental Mark Hopikins Hotel, San Francisco, CA August 8, 2003
10th Annual Forensic Rights and Treatment Conference, Keynote Address, Drexel University College of Medicine, Grantville, PA 2002
Xavier Amador

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