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Hello welcome to help talk undocumented it's like -- match dot com for soldiers returning home from war.
Minnesota pairing them -- -- -- new technology is helping to match heroes suffering from PT is V and traumatic brain injury with the proper treatment.
Joining me now is George -- CEO of CN NS responds and neuroscience company in California thank you from being here economics are how big is the problem.
Yes one of the biggest.
Emerging public health issues we've got they're now estimating about a million soldiers of the two and a half million that were in theatre and Afghanistan -- Iraq.
We'll develop depression PT EST here last injury also the family -- a family.
You know the anxiety driven of them being abroad and waiting.
And knowing somebody who has lost somebody I think family is also are being.
Dramatically affected by that there is a great study in The New England Journal of Medicine at said that -- amount of PT SD and anxiety among military spouses.
Had the same increase with number of deployments -- -- -- for the active military folks what is the risk going and forward for a lot of these young men and women.
-- -- they don't get the right treatment.
Well -- -- the risks in just be problems adjusting problems remaining employed on problems and at the home.
On up to the hard clinical endpoint for all of these psychiatric disorders is suicide.
90% of suicides -- the result.
Or -- incorrectly treated mental disorder.
Yeah we make such a big deal lot of you know homicide killing somebody else 161000 people a year.
Prisons billions of dollars of spending on police.
-- 38000 suicides here the heart -- for for failing.
In this area it is people kill themselves in the military had more soldiers died last year 349.
At their own hand than they did from the enemy.
None of these kids and basic training were ever told that the biggest.
The person most likely to kill you is yourself we also know.
Now we could get -- -- -- -- about this that.
Treatment failure is something that tends to be quite common.
You know we have all these drugs coming to the marketplace every other week and and we have fancy commercials and look doctors sometimes don't pay attention to the fine -- is very difficult sometimes to figure out what to give it.
How big of -- -- -- treatment failure it's more the rule -- you say than the exception.
40% of the time people get on the right medication.
60% on it -- So the biggest.
When you present to a doctor's -- you're gonna get make make -- and it doesn't work.
And on the second medication it's likely not to work -- people out there listening to that statistic as -- How could it be that a doctor gives me medication and 60% time don't work shall.
Why does not why doesn't that work it's it's a simple answer with a complicated solutions the answer is there's no test.
In this area unlike every other part of medicine your blood tests X rays -- bone scans.
For psychiatry for diseases of the brain.
There really isn't any test process which medication to respond to -- you have -- -- potentially give you medication I take your blood pressure months -- all you stow -- one of -- and we give you -- -- -- can do that with emotions can do that with.
Anxiety or depression sets in and internalize those issues but now comes interactive -- company right which I think it's a great great company.
What is interactive doing in regards to that.
-- of the founders of the company were two doctors one was.
Real you know kind of personal -- cut psychiatrist and another was theory quantitative psychiatrist but they -- -- The -- -- said it's you know we really ought to be measuring something about the brain before we just introduce these chemicals and do it.
What's a cheap thing to measure ET electoral topography it's that little cap the NASA astronauts Wear measures brain activity.
It's been around forever it's cheap to do and it's a good normative.
Test of brain function.
And so they did for about twenty years he -- he's on the patients.
The same time eclectic outcomes for the medications that they -- in the -- ran correlations that -- our database to appear interactive.
We -- 35000 of these correlations and what it does is it says like when you buy a book Dr.
Manny on Amazon.com.
-- say the people who bought this book just like you also bought this one this one.
Our test says the people who have brains like yours.
Specific abnormalities at these.
Localized locations in the brain on did not do well in traditional anti depressants do do well -- -- -- the older anti depressants.
Or an anti convulsive.
And so simply by getting the doctor in the ballpark and giving him or her -- test.
23 times better than than the rest of how well is it working.
I mean tell me about the response.
Now that -- It -- you have -- data and upcoming and research going on that it is excellent research in this area there now about 82 studies on our website CNET response dot com.
Of this kind of technology in about a dozen of them are our own studies of our specific bio markers.
In all of those studies they they've shown.
A doubling or tripling.
A fact of the ability to predict.
I'm using predictive analytics which medication a specific brain respond to right so in this -- Harvard study we had you know.
Double the response in our group and in infects the Harvard -- said this is a two page piece of paper doesn't know the patient does know the history doesn't know what medications they Iran before.
And these are the toughest patients we haven't you did two times better with them right -- and I really extraordinary you don't reach her who Walter -- two -- we just wanted to study this year.
2000 soldiers will be the third largest -- psychiatry and receive yours.
And 2000 soldiers -- thousand the -- -- EG.
And then -- thousand will go into the treatment group and be treated and correctly based on our report or two pages.
In a thousand be treated treatment as usual the right way to get it now.
Now you working on the posttraumatic stress the soldiers coming home.
But this also has some application for the general public you know when you when they have medication failure -- -- suffered from depression in -- -- gonna be.
Hopefully seen missiles when doctor's office.
That's -- around the country where we do today in fact you know since this was developed by doctors and has been.
Grown in attitude by doctors a retirement doctors he's a patient we get another outcome makes the database smarter.
They're been 121000 of these done by doctor since the year 2000 all right well listen I think that this is God's work I think that you gonna help a lot of people and I.
Encourage people to to learn about it and what can they get more information.
On they can see your website on -- response dot com.
Or if they know somebody who might be interested in the Walter -- trial and we all know some soldier who you know I might need help.
On the -- it had -- 800 ever which is 888.
All right well thank you.
Good lord and hopefully we'll have you here again and you can give me some more good news because there's -- -- good news for a lot of people out there thank you.
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