SOURCE: Advanced Neuropsych

November 05, 2013 01:49 ET

Chris Raggio MD of Advanced Neuropsych Developing an Online App for the Mentally Ill

JACKSON, MS--(Marketwired - Nov 5, 2013) - Mental illnesses are medical conditions that disrupt a person's cognitive functions, emotions, mood, and the ability to relate to others. These illnesses greatly hinder daily functions. There are several critical sources of mental disorders, including genetic components and family history. Your life experiences, such as past and current stresses or a previous event of abuse, may also affect your cognitive health and result in mental illness. Biological factors can also be part of the cause, such as brain injury; stroke or medications can result in the formation of mental disorders. Other factors may increase the risk of mental illness, such as use of illegal drugs. However the molecular mechanisms underlying some of these mental illnesses and determining a patient specific treatment plan is still an enigma.

Serious mental illnesses include major depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and borderline personality disorder. Recovery from many of these illnesses must stem from developing clear and precise treatment plans that are patient specific. However, in a field where symptoms are often objectively described, extending a universal treatment plan is impossible and inefficient. Therefore more optimized, personalized therapies are needed.

Advanced Neuropsych is a software development company that is working to generate a user-friendly interface to better understand patient symptoms and offer a data analysis tool to provide insight on their disease state, the efficacy of therapeutics and information on possible other biologics patients can utilize.

Advanced Neuropsych was founded by Dr. Chris Raggio, both a software engineer and medically trained physician. Dr. Raggio's understanding of patient care and his expertise in developing patient oriented software has enabled a bold platform to improve patient care for the mentally ill. Chris has a bachelor's degree in computer science.

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