Complementary and Integrative Medicine: Neurofeedback, LORETA, Quantitative EEG, and Personalized Medicine, Clinical Perspective, Deborah R. Simkin, MD, Chair, Discussant, Jean Frazier, MD, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) Annual Conference, San Diego, CA., October 25th, 2014;  Participants: Neurofeedback and Quantitative EEG and Personalized Medicine research in children and adolescents with autism and ADHD by Deborah R. Simkin, MD, FAACAP                                        

                                                                                   Clinical Assistant Professor

                                                                                   Department of Psychiatry

                                                                                   Emory University School of Medicine,

                                                                                   Atlanta, GA                  

                                                                                   President Attention, Cognition and Memory

                                                                                   Center, Destin, Florida


                                                                                   Joel Lubar, PhD

                                                                                   Professor Emeritus

                                                                                   University of Tennessee

                                                                                   Southeastern Neurofeedback Institute

                                                                                   Deerfield Beach, Florida        

                                                                                   BCIA-EEG Senior Fellow

                                                                                   QEEG Diplomate  


                                                                                   Neuropsychiatry and Quantitative                           

                                                                                   Electroencephalography  (qEEG) in the 21st Century:

                                                                                   Why Psychiatry Cannot Afford to be Neurophobic                        

                                                                                   Robert W. Thatcher, Ph.D.                                

                                                                                   Applied Neuroscience Research Institute

                                                                                   EEG/QEEG and Neurofeedback Training in Epilepsy


                                                                                   Robert P. Turner, MD, MSCR, QEEGD, BCN

                                                                                   Network Neurology & Network Neuroscience Research Institute

                                                                                   Associate Clinical Professor of Neurosciences,

                                                                                   Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston,SC,  
                                                                                   Associate Researcher, MIND Research Institute, Irvine, CA


 “Meditative Interventions in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry,” Deborah R. Simkin, MD, David C. Saunders, MD ,  and Jennifer S. Saul, MD, Chairs, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) Annual Conference, San Diego, CA; October, 24, 2014


 “Complementary and Integrative Medicine Research Workshop” in conjunction with the National Center on Complementary and Alternative Medicine, National Institute Health (NCCAM), American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) Annual Conference, Orlando, Fl.,  October 22, 2013 and San Diego, CA., October, 23, 2014


“Pharmacotherapies in Adolescent Substance Abusers”. Advanced Psychopharmacology Institute, Chaired by T. Wilens, M.D., American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) Annual Conference, San Francisco, California, October 23, 2012


“Research Workshop on Complementary and Alternative Medicine” in conjunction with the National Center on Complementary and Alternative Medicine, National Institute Health, AACAP Annual Conference, October 26th, 2012, San Francisco, California.


Co-Chair Institute on “What Do I Need to Know When Parents Ask Me about Complementary, Alternative, and Integrative Medicine?, AACAP conference October 22, 2011, Toronto, Canada


“Dietary Supplements, Natural Products, and Mind-Body Interventions Used for “Mental Energy” (Mood/Fatigue, Motivation and Cognition), and Performance Enhancement”. AACAP conference, October 22, 2011, Toronto, Canada


"Neurobiology of Addiction from a Developmental Perspective". United States Air Force Academy, Fall 2010.


“Neurobiology of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder,” United States Air Force Academy, Spring, 2011.


“Hawaii” Cultural, transference and countertransference issues that can be learned from the film, Media presentation at the Amerrican Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Conference, October, 2009, Honolulu, Hawaii


"Radio Flyer- An Exploration of Defenses That can Develop in Children with Chronic Physical Abuse"-Media Theater at the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, October, 30, 2008, Chicago, Illinois


"Neurobiology of Addiction from a Developmental Perspective" -at the Mobile Psychiatric Society meeting, Jan, 21, 2009, Mobile, Alabama


"Neurobiology of Addiction from a Developmental Perspective" at The Alabama Psychiatric Association annual conference, Spring, 2007, Destin, Florida


"ADHD and Learning Disorders" at the ADHD and Associated Conditions Conference-University West Florida Center for Applied Psychology and Florida Psychological Association, 2/27/09, Pensacola, Florida.

Prevalence, stigma and barriers to access in South Alabama

Introduction to Medicine Course

University South Alabama College of Medicine, August, 2008


Adolescent Substance Abuse and Co-morbid Conditions

Florida State Conference on Suicide            Nov, 2007


Grand Rounds, Neurobiology of ADHD and Learning Disorders

University South Alabama Medical School    Oct., 2007          


Neurobiology of ADHD and Differentiation Between ADHD and Learning Disorders, SUNY Annual Psychiatric Conference 2007


Chair, Symposium on Neurobiology of ADHD and Learning Disorders, AACAP Conference 2006


Chair, Symposium on Neurobiology of ADHD and Addiction from a Developmental Prospective AACAP Conference 2005


“Prenatal Exposure to Substances of Abuse and the Effect on Learning Disorders,” Symposium AACAP Conference 2004


“Neurobiology of Addictions”, Institute Chair, AACAP Conference 2003


Numerous Lectures, Regionally and Nationally;

            Topics include: “Neurobiology of Norepinephrine, Dopamine, and Serotonin”, “Neurobiology of Psychosis”,  “Neurobiology of Refractory

            Depression”, “Neurobiology of Mood Stabilizers”  1997-present


"Differentiation between ADHD and Other Psychiatric Disorders, Tripler Air Force Base, Honolulu, Hawaii 2002


Adolescent Substance Abuse, Assessment and Treatment

Department of Mental Health, Los Angeles County  2002


Department of Mental Health Tri County,

Los Angeles, California   2001 


"Fetal Alcohol Syndrome" Los Angeles Police Department,
  California  2002


Antidepressants and Neuroreceptors

Montgomery Clinic, Destin FL   2001

San Destin, Fl. 2001

Multiple Presentations on same topic    2002                                                                      


Adolescent Substance Abuse and the ASAM Patient Placement Criteria, "Co-morbidity Issues"

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii   2001


Intervention Workshop, Simkin,D and Jaffe,S. American American Academy Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Conference

                                              Toronto, Canada  1997

                                              Los Angeles   1998

                                              Chicago, IL   1999

                                              New York, N.Y.    2000


ASAM Patient Placement Criteria

American Academy Child and Adolescent  Psychiatry Conference

New York, N.Y.  2001


                                              Adolescent Substance Abuse, 2 day Institute

Simkin, D. and Jaffe, S., University of Hawaii Medical

School, Department of Child Psychiatry

Honolulu, Hawaii


Adolescent Substance Abuse, Co-morbidity and the Juvenile Justice System,

California Department of Mental Health, San Francisco, Cal.  2000


“Adolescent Substance Abuse Symposium,”

South Florida Council of AACAP, Tampa, FL  May, 1998



 Psychiatric Association of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA April, 1998


ASAM Patient Placement Criteria, Institute-AACAP Psychiatry Conference, Toronto, Canada


"Adolescent Substance Abuse and Comorbidity Institute-Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Conference, Philadelphia, PA


“Neurobiology of Addictions” Symposium, Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Conference, Philadelphia, PA   1996


“Handling Escalating Behaviors, Transitions and Stress Management Technique,   St. Tammany Parish Principal Fall 1996


“Levels of Use, Risk Factors and 12 Steps From Developmental Perspective In Adolescent Substance Abusers” Institute,  Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, New Orleans, LA  1995  And Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Fall, 1996


“Differentiation Between ADHD and Bipolar Disorder" Ochsner Hospital Grand Rounds  1994

  Florida Interagency Conference  1997, 1998, Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health


“Psychiatric Disorders in the Juvenile Justice System", Florida Interagency State Conference 1998


“Grant Writing Workshop" Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Co-sponsored with National Institute of Drug Abuse

  Philadelphia, PA   1996,   Toronto, Canada  1997


“Developmental and Biological Findings in Substance Abusing Youth” Treatment Implications” Symposium, Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Conference, New York, N.Y.  1994


“Evaluation, Diagnosis, and Treatment Planning in  Children and Adolescents” CME Symposium,   New Hampshire North Country Mental Health  Centers    1994


“Adolescent Substance Abuse:  Use, Abuse or Dependence?  Evaluation and Treatment",Semlitz, L. and Simkin, D.  1993Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Conference, San Antonio, Texas


“Intervention Workshop,” Simkin, D. and Bailey, G.,  Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Conference,  Washington, D.C.   1992

 San Antonio, Texas      1993,  New York, N.Y.     1994


“Symposium on Adolescent Substance Abuse and Treatment” Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Conference,  Co-Presentor, Washington, D.C., 1992


“Caffeine Dependency in Medical and Psychiatric Patients, Mebane, A. and Simkin, D., Poster Presentation,  Association for Medical Education and Research iSubstance Abuse Conference, Washington, DC, 1991


“Primary and Secondary Prevention Program (Phoenix Society) and Substance Abuse Curriculum-Organization and Implementation in Medical Schools and Residency Programs,” Simkin, D, at:


                                               American Society of Addiction Medicine Conference

                                               Phoenix, Arizona   1990


                                               Association for Medical Education and Research in

                                               Substance Abuse Conference

                                               Washington, D.C.  1989


                                               Texas Medical Association Addiction Conference

                                               El Paso, Texas  1989


                                               Texas Tech Medical  School

                                               Lubbock, Texas   1988

                                               Residency Stress Conference

                                               Los Angeles, California    1988


                                               Louisiana State University Medical School    

                                               Shreveport, LA    1987


                                               American Medical Student Association

                                               Student Section Conference

                                               Chicago, Illinois   1985


                                               American Medical Association Impaired

                                               Physician Conference

                                               Chicago, Illinois    1985


 “Intervention Workshop and Stress Management”, Simkin, D. and Chappel, J.,  Texas Tech Medical School  Lubbock, Texas 1988


 “Chemical Dependency and Dysfunctional Families: Recognition and Intervention” East Jefferson Hospital, Metairie, LA 1987


  “Residency Selection and Planning and Residency Stress” American Medical Association, Medical Student Section 1987

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