In this completely revised and updated edition of the breakthrough best seller, you'll see scientific evidence that your anxiety, depression, anger, obsessiveness, or impulsiveness could be related to how specific structures in your brain work. You're not stuck with the brain you're born with. Renowned neuropsychiatrist Dr. Daniel Amen includes cutting-edge research and the latest surprising, effective "brain prescriptions" that can help heal your brain and change your life.
To quell anxiety and panic: Use simple breathing techniques to immediately calm inner turmoil
To fight depression: Learn how to kill ANTs (automatic negative thoughts)
To curb anger: Follow the Amen antianger diet and learn the nutrients that calm rage
To conquer impulsiveness and learn to focus: Develop total focus with the One-Page Miracle
To stop obsessive worrying: Follow the "get unstuck" writing exercise and learn other problem-solving exercises
©2015 Daniel G. Amen (P)2015 Random House Audio
"With a cutting-edge, easy-to-apply plan, Dr. Daniel Amen proves you needn't succumb to depression, anger, and other negative emotions. This must-read book provides the key to heal your brain and transform your life." (JJ Virgin, celebrity nutrition and fitness expert, author of the NYT best sellers The Virgin Diet and Sugar Impact Diet)
"This is the definitive manual for taking care of your brain, so it can take care of you. Prevent one of the most important hidden agers of your body." (Sara Gottfried MD, Harvard-trained physician and NYT best-selling author of The Hormone Cure)
"Change Your Brain, Change Your Life is your manual for fully optimizing your brain. Dr. Amen and I partner with Pastor Rick Warren in creating The Daniel Plan that has helped tens of thousands of people get well by using habits that optimize decision making and brain function. His newly revised book gives readers a powerfully practical exploration into the organ that makes you who you are." (Mark Hyman, MD, director of the Cleveland Center for Functional Medicine and the author of the number-one New York Times best seller The Blood Sugar Solution)
The first few chapters the author plugs his company constantly. At first I was good with that since it was his book - but then it became annoying. Other than that, there was a lot of information to take in.. I found myself wading through all sorts of issues trying to find some thing similar to what I was experiencing. Sadly, the scenario that fit my issue took a mere 1-2 minute to cover and very little information was actually provided. In the end, I thought this audiobook simply gave the reader/listener just enough to to keep them curious rather than providing useful information. I'm guessing those who needed to know more will have to seek out Amen's office - which is exactly what this book was intended to do. Worth a read but overall it was very mediocre.
Great explanation to the types of brain insults that result in psychiatric illnesses, and the best part is that he provides the methodology to correct them in many different ways. (not just with meds or visiting his clinic).
It's quite overwhelming to the non medical listener as he mentions many medical terms, but it can be ignored in the sake of just matching your symptoms and the way to correct them.
I'm a medical doctor and I go search for some evidences occasionally while listening and it's always there in the literature, great job by Amen.
It's an interesting audio book.,but not so convinced by the content.
Unfortunately the author who is also the performer of the book is terribly monotone and very boring.
Id rather get the book and miss he listen.
This audiobook was a great listen. On many occasions I even had my mother listening to it. Now she won't stop asking me who Daniel Amen is and what else he's written.
Yes. Full of valuable information.
I was searching for books to help me work with adult learners coping with anxiety. This book presented itself and I thought 'Why not?'. The book was an eye opening experience.
Well organized, well argued and well presented, understanding the biological roots of neurological processes is fascinating.
Before reading, I perceived neurological issues as existing in some sort of sphere almost independent of their biological engine. Certainly I knew nutritional choices like energy drinks, excess caffeine, sugar, the S.A.D., created some issues with behavior, attentiveness, nervousness, focus, and learning - but I had no idea how physiologically important a proper metabolic environment could be.
As your body gets bigger, your brain gets smaller. What greater motivation for making positive lifestyle choices?
Overall this book has some advice on how to communicate with certain types of personalities, but did not provide what I was looking for. That said, the book is aimed at personal change and has had a profound impact on my approach to nutrition.
I gave up on this book half way through. While many of the anecdotes about brain function and human psychology were entertaining, this book is, at its core, a shameless plug for Aman Clinics. Save your time and money.
Every parent Pastor manager or anyone in leadership should read this book. It will help you understand how your brain works as well as why people act the way they do and how you can help them.
More content, less advertising. I felt like I was listening to a late night TV infomercial
Reading this book, answered many questions that I had since childhood, pertaining to certain behavioral attributes that I exhibited. This book is great in that it discusses why we might have certain behavioral patterns and discusses how we might be able to alleviate incorrect certain issues in our psychology and brain health.
This book also discussed many things that answered questions about my family and friends. I now know so much more about people whom had influence in my life. Looking directly at the brain seems to be quite an incredible tool and do something that should be discussed in the many aspects that is brain health.
I think that the discussion on food and bring health is incredibly important and I am so glad that Dr. Aeman discussed this. And absolutely incredible must read book. I highly recommend this to anyone trying to better themselves and the people around them.
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