Clinical neuroscientist, psychiatrist and brain imaging expert Daniel G. Amen, who is featured on PBS Channel 8, has recently written Change Your Brain, Change Your Body. His rational program considers the emotional nature of weight-loss, with treatment that leads to emotional balance and increased focus, and points to physical exercise as "a natural wonder drug for the brain." Amen offers ways to improve our own brain activity and suggestions for working with our health-givers. He combines brain-scan research with down-to-earth suggestions for dietary regimens and simple hints to gaining self control. He offers a well-rounded approach—one step at a time! —Pinna— Pinna
BRAIN PRESCRIPTIONS THAT REALLY WORK
In this breakthrough bestseller, 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. Here are just a few of neuropsychiatrist Dr. Daniel Amen's surprising--and 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 anti-anger 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.
About the Author
Daniel G. Amen, M.D., is a clinical neuroscientist, child and adolescent psychiatrist, and medical director of the Amen Clinic for Behavioral Medicine in Fairfield, California. The recipient of awards from the American Psychiatric Association, the Baltimore DC Institute for Psychoanalysis, and the U.S. Army, Dr. Amen is a nationally recognized expert on the relationship between the brain and behavior, and on attention deficit disorder, and is the author of several books, including Windows into the ADD Mind and Firestorms in the Brain. "From the Hardcover edition."
"Revolutionary. Dr. Amen shows how your brain can become your worst enemy, and how with the proper treatment, your best friend."--Martin Stein, M.D., associate clinical professor of psychiatry, George Washington University
"Opens the door to assessment and interventions that can change your life."--Robert D. Hunt, M.D., associate clinical professor of psychiatry, Vanderbilt School of Medicine