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Publisher's Summary

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

Critic Reviews

"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)

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  • 06-16-16

Repetitive - starts out much like an infomercial.

What did you love best about Change Your Brain, Change Your Life (Revised and Expanded)?

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.

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A 17 hour commercial for Aman Clinics

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.

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Don't buy!

This is a 14hr infomercial. Do not waist your credits or cash on this book.

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Infomercial

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

More content, less advertising. I felt like I was listening to a late night TV infomercial

What do you think your next listen will be?

no idea

What didn’t you like about Daniel G. Amen’s performance?

Repetition

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I kept listening, waiting for more...

... but not in the good way.
I've been listening to self help books a lot, and honestly, this didn't feel like one.
Dr. Amen gives many accounts throughout the book of how he's helped patients using SPECT scanning, which apparently is controversial to begin with. He also tells of what treatments he gives his patients of various mental and life issues.

However, in the end it just feels like he's trying to sell you something. He even prompts you to take an online quiz to tell you your brain type, which in turn can be used to buy supplements for said brain type on his website.

I've gotten more insight from the first ten minutes of 7 Habits of Highly Effective People than I did within the first ten chapters of this book.

Another note: The man says the specific, presumably trademarked phrase, "Change Your Brain Change Your Life" so many times, you could make a drinking game of it.

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Unimpressive

Full of a bunch of super obvious things about healthy living. This guy does not have the respect of his medical peers.

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A bit of a replay from Healing ADD

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Probably, but definitely Healing ADD

If you’ve listened to books by Daniel G. Amen before, how does this one compare?

On par

Any additional comments?

I listened to Healing ADD immediately before this, so was a bit of repeat. I have since taken my son to his clinic recently - so I'm obviously a believer

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Not actual science. Misleading at best.

This is based on bad science. There's some truth in it as with most psuedo-science, but only enough to give the appearance of being scientifically rigorous, but it isnt... it just isn't backed up by data or alternative, reproducible outcomes. Please do more research on these topics before purchasing.

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Much longer than it should be.

Too much anecdotal evidence, has quite good health advices in general. Too much stories, although I enjoyed some of them :) as they gave me new perspectives.

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Interesting

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.

15 people found this helpful