Professor Vernon M. Neppe MD, PhD, FRSSAf, DFAPA, BN&NP, DSPE, FRCPC, FFPsych, FCPsych, MMed, DPM, FAPA, MB, BCh, Dip ABPN (Psychiatry; Geriatric Psychiatry; Forensic Psychiatry-2004), DABFM, DABFE, DABPS (Psychopharmacology), FACFE, LMACFE, BA.
Dr Neppe is an internationally recognized psychopharmacologist, neuropsychiatrist, behavioral neurologist, psychiatrist, geriatric psychiatrist, epileptologist and forensic specialist, anomalistic psychologist, consciousness and parapsychological researcher. He is also an accomplished author and playwright.
He is currently director of the Pacific Neuropsychiatric Institute (PNI) in Seattle, WA, USA.
His books include:
(in pharmacology and related areas)
Cry the Beloved Mind: A Voyage of Hope
How Attorneys Can Best Utilize Their Medical Expert Witness: A Medical Expert's Perspective
The Psychology of Deja Vu,
Deja Vu Revisited,
Deja Vu: A Second Look,
Deja Vu: Glossary and Library.
His plays include Quakes (see http://www.brainvoyage.com) and Tomorrow the Earthquake.
He is a also a philosopher and has developed the paradigm of vortex N-dimensionalism and is the world authority on the deja vu phenomenon and pioneered the management of several major medical conditions. He has authored over three hundred and sixty publications (articles, chapters or abstracts), lectured in a thirteen countries and at about 90% of USA affiliated medical schools. He led the first USA and International delegation in Psychopharmacology and Neuropsychiatry (to China, 2006).
He was educated in South Africa where he obtained both his primary Medical and PhD degrees, and at Cornell University in New York.
His interests include chess (previously chess expert), scrabble , table-tennis, tennis and computers (development of vertical medical and psychological software; internet security).
He is married with two adult graduate children and lives in Seattle, WA, USA.
Amongst his most remarkable discoveries are:
Pioneering the use of anticonvulsants in psychiatry.
Developing a legitimate promising treatment for the previously incurable condition, tardive dyskinesia.
Developing methodologies and instruments for assessing higher brain function, organic brain impairments and exceptional intelligence.
Pioneering the link of the temporal lobe of the brain and subjective paranormal experience.
Pioneering phenomenological detailing in consciousness research and parapsychology.
Currently he is studying child prodigies and developing concepts of genius.