A Case for Why We Should Scan the Brains of More Prisoners

A TEDx talk I had seen a few years ago called “The Most Important Lesson from 83,000 Brain Scans” by Daniel Amen had gotten me to thinking about my brother and his aggression. Many times, there are symptoms such as vomiting, dizziness, etc. to alert people that something is wrong, but aggression, depression and suicidal thoughts are not commonly considered to be among those early warning signs, especially if no other commonly recognized symptoms are presenting themselves. Instead, they are often thought of as side-effects only after a diagnosis of has been…