Dr. John Clarkson
M.B. Ch.B. DIP.OBST. FRACP DAPsych FACPsychmed
A Graduate of the Otago Medical School (N.Z.) Dr. John Clarkson is a Life Member and Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practice; Fellow of the Australian Society of Psychological Medicine; Analytical Psychotherapist; Neuroscientist and Author, currently residing in Perth, Western Australia.
John is the medical director of The Neurodiagnostic Centre, a member of the Advisory Board of Notre Dame Medical School in Fremantle, and a non-executive director of the Global Mind Screen Group.
He actively presents to the public and profession on a variety of topics ranging from conditions such as functional brain imaging, mood, and anxiety disorders, (particularly Social Anxiety Disorder) Adult ADHD, brain insult, and trauma, together with numerous lifestyle topics.
John, although not a psychiatrist, undertook an alternative educational pathway and currently consults locally, nationally, and internationally in the field of Neuropsychiatry. John endeavors to add value diagnostically to an individual’s mental health evaluation by undertaking the most scientific approach possible.
THE NEURODIAGNOSTIC MODEL [NDM]
The NeuroDiagnostic Method [NDM] is a sophisticated, neuropsychiatric patient evaluation process, soon to become available worldwide.
The NEURODIAGNOSTIC MODEL is a secure, internet and ‘cloud’ enabled psychiatric ‘multi-disordered’ assessment and research tool, available worldwide to health professionals to improve their patients diagnostic outcome.
1.The NEURODIAGNOSTIC PATIENT QUESTIONNAIRE [NPQ]
2. The GLOBAL MIND SCREEN [GMS]
3.The NEURODIAGNOSTIC ‘STIMULANT’ QUESTIONNAIRE [NSQ]
4. The ADULT AUTISTIC SPECTRUM DISORDER QUESTIONNAIRE [ASQ]
1. The NEURODIAGNOSTIC PROGRESSIVE GRAPHIC METHOD [NGM]
2. The NEURODIAGNOSTIC PATIENT NEUROIMAGING REFERRAL [NPR]
3. The NEURODIAGNOSTIC REQUEST SYSTEM [NRQ]
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- Despite acquiring extensive patient input prior to the consultation, The practitioner may prefer to do so during the patient’s initial consultation; preferring instead to review the data in the latter part of the initial consultation. This method allows them to “see the patient afresh” and without any prior “preconceived” ideas concerning the patient’s past diagnosis’s, treatments or labelling from previous mental health professionals.
- The NPQ is used as the basis for the clinical notes during the consultation, whether it be during a 1:1 consult in person, or by utilising digital media.
- Following the clinical interview it may be deemed necessary for appropriate patients to undertake functional Brain Imaging [i.e. SPECT] to complement the information acquired, and complete their global mental health analysis.
Only once the Neurodiagnostic Evaluation Process is complete and collated will a position be reached to formulate the best ‘tailor-made’ medication and treatment program for the patient.
To date this assessment methodology has produced positive mental health outcomes in patients, who were often ‘let down’ within the current system, or, as is so often the case, have been put into the “too hard” basket, despite the previous endeavours of several mental health professionals.
Ascertaining an ‘accurate early psychiatric multi-diagnostic profile’ is the cornerstone of successful mental health outcomes!
Dr John Clarkson – 2016
Welcome to The Neurodiagnostic Approach
Providing a neuro-scientific approach to modern psychiatry
The Neurodiagnostic Centre [Dr John Clarkson] since 2016 has undergone a change in direction and will act only as a Mental Health Advisory Service [Clinical Neuropsychiatry] with patient’s ongoing care and management continuing with their primary General Practitioner.
This advisory service, while available to all over the age of 16 years, is designed predominantly for those have struggled with emotional and behavioural disorders over the years, and who feel they still having symptoms or concerns not yet resolved to their satisfaction, and which continue to impact negatively on the quality of their lives.
Finally, it is the resolve of the Neurodiagnostic Centre to approach every patient as an individual, in a caring, professional and compassionate manner.
– Dr. John Clarkson
The Neurodiagnostic Centre
Level 1, 45 Stirling Highway
Nedlands WA 6009
Phone: (+61) 0400 884 707
Fax: (+61) (08) 6382 1801
How to Book an Appointment
1. Complete the NPQ (NeuroDiagnostic Patient Questionnaire)
2. Complete the GMS (Global Mind Screen)
3. Contact us for an appointment to see Dr Clarkson.
If you are an existing patient at the Neurodiagnostic Centre you can log in to Oz Docs Online to book an appointment online, request a new prescription, or request a referral. (Conditions may apply).
Notwithstanding the best endeavours of a Government, mental health professionals and private institutions to address the suffering of those with emotional and behavioural disturbances, world wide statistics continue to confirm escalating suicide rates, treatment failures, ever-increasing psychiatric consultations, and finally, insurmountable hospital admissions.
Neurodiagnostic Centre Consultations
Comprehensive assessment and management of the collective range of psychiatric disorders, behaviours and their co-morbid conditions. Diagnostic screening with NPQ and GMS, and in appropriate cases, functional Brain Imaging studies [SPECT] in a professional and compassionate manner.