The Brain and Addiction: SPECT Imaging and Addictive Disorders

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 9:00am to 11:00am | 2 CEUs
Dr. Lantie Elisabeth Jorandby
Amen Clinics, DC
The Pavilion At Williamsburg Place
5483 Mooretown Rd
Williamsburg, VA 23188

In this workshop, the presenter will:

  • Review Neuroanatomy of the Brain.
  • Identify brain imaging that is most beneficial in treating addictions and mental health disorders.
  • Classify varying patterns of addiction seen in neuroimaging.
  • Pinpoint treatments available for addiction based on brain systems.
  • Highlight dual diagnosis approach to treatment.

About the Speaker

Dr. Jorandby graduated cum laude from Vanderbilt University with a degree in Psychology and Neuroscience. Following her undergraduate degree, she attended medical school at the University of Florida, graduating in 2002. She pursued residency in psychiatry at the University of Florida and was recognized as Intern of the Year her first year and received the Resident Academic Excellence Award three years in a row. She served as Chief Resident in her fourth year.

Following her training, she worked for 7 years as a staff psychiatrist and ultimately mental health supervisor at the Viera, Florida VA Outpatient Clinic. Dr. Jorandby completed an Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship at Yale School of Medicine before assuming a position as Medical Director for the dual diagnosis unit at McLean Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts. She also served as faculty at Harvard Medical School in the Department of Psychiatry.

Dr. Jorandby is board-certified in General Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and is board-certified in Addiction Medicine. She is a fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a member of the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry.