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Theodore Henderson M.D., Ph.D.

Theodore Henderson MD, PhD is the founder of Neuro-Luminance and director of The Synaptic Space. He has extensive training and experience to the practice of Psychiatry and brain sciences. He trained in Psychiatry at the prestigious Barnes/Jewish Hospitals at Washington University/St. Louis and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Colorado. He also has training in Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, and the genetics of psychiatry. He established his private practice in Centennial Colorado in July of 2000. He has achieved an advanced level of understanding of psychopharmacology, referred to as Master Psychopharmacologist. Dr. Henderson lectures regularly and has written or published on unique treatment approaches to depression, chronic fatigue, ADHD, and anxiety. He also has taught courses on neuroimaging. He is a guest editor for a number of journals, including JAMA, Journal of Neuropsychiatry, and the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Dr. Henderson brings a unique blend of expertise in psychopharmacology, neurobiology, neuroimaging and an understanding of human nature to the practice of psychiatry.

Dr. Henderson attended medical school at Saint Louis University School of Medicine. He was awarded a Saint Louis University Community Service Award, Commendations from nearby school districts, and an award from the American Medical Student Association, as well as a Departmental Award from the Department of Community/Family Medicine and a Weis Humanitarian Award, all related to his community work in child abuse prevention. During graduate school and medical school, Dr. Henderson published numerous research studies. He published 9 articles, 1 book chapters, and 27 abstracts about his research in brain development. While a medical student, Dr. Henderson wrote two research grants (as part of program project grants). Both were funded. He continued conducting research at Saint Louis University and Washington University throughout his residencies. Dr. Henderson trained for one year in Radiology, focusing on neuroimaging and pediatrics. With this strong base, he then undertook a residency in Psychiatry, In 1997, he was awarded the National Institute of Mental Health Outstanding Resident Award for his ongoing work in child abuse prevention and his neurobiological research.