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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,295 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Daniel G. Amen Narrator: Daniel G. Amen Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2008 ISBN: 9780739376942
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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 Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • 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

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becky | 2/10/2014

    " This is the book most often stolen from my office shelf by a colleague. Dr. Daniel Amen sits at the forefront of the SPECT scan work being done to study the likes of ADD, depression, drug abuse, anxiety, etc on the brain. What is most helpful to me about this book is that Dr. Amen is quick to offer other "prescriptions" for the problems mentioned above that do not require medication. This has helped me talk to clients who aren't comfortable with running straight to the psychiatrist. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sonyajohnston | 1/30/2014

    " This book helped me to see myself and how my brain really might be causing some of my problems. The great thing about the book is he not only tells you what part of your brain causes what problems but he makes practical suggestions on how you can improve. He is against the legalization of marijuana from seeing brain specs of people who use. So people who say it doesn't hurt you he has the pictures to show what it does. He has this idea he calls ANT ( automatic negative thoughts) and tells you how to stamp those ants out. It has helped me so far that I have tried it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lilylorraine | 1/26/2014

    " thought it would be interesting. it was interesting enough to read through a 200+ page commercial for dr. daniel g. amen. just don't read it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jen | 1/25/2014

    " Interesting, Easy to read. Compelling. Dr. Amen has studied brain scans of hundreds of thousands of people and he sees direct correlations between brain scans (showing brain activity and inactivity) and peoples mental, emotional problems, from ADD, depression, drug-use, schizophrenia, brain trauma . . . to whatever. He shows also how these problems have been treated and for the most part cured with a mix of help . . .medication, supplements, neurofeedback, etc. He's a very positive, it-can-work read. I would have given it three stars, but . . . I'm not sure. It's worth reading as part of a complete education on the topic. I plan on reading a lot more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Muscreader Muscarella | 1/20/2014

    " Fifi this is a good one also "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shelley | 1/19/2014

    " I picked up this book for a couple of reasons. The first is that I'm really interested in brain chemistry and how it affects us. Depression, anxiety and anger are emotions that we all experience from time to time and it's interesting to find out what parts of the brain cause these emotions and how outside chemicals increase these emotions. Second, this book deals with my profession, SPECT and PET imaging so I thought it would enhance my understanding of functional brain imaging. Written very well by a very knowledgable physician. I would like to meet this author and see if he would like to speak at one of our conferences. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Therese | 1/19/2014

    " This book explores the brain in easy to understand language. Good read for anyone dealing with depression or PTSD. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly | 1/18/2014

    " The thing that bugs me about Dr. Amen is that I feel like the only way I'll get the help I need is if I go to him and submit to one of his brain scans. :) Still, very informative. The brain is fascinating. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Daria | 1/17/2014

    " A very interesting and thought provoking insight into the way our brain works and how we can manipulate it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle Santamaria | 1/16/2014

    " its true! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deedee Sabin | 1/14/2014

    " I learned more in this book than I did in my psych classes and bio/ anatomy and physiology classes. It all makes sense. 5 put of 5 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patresa | 12/22/2013

    " Excellent reference book. Highly readable. Provides scientific evidence that [ :] anxiety, depression, anger, obsessivenesss, or impulsiveness could be related to how specific structures in your brain work. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jan | 12/21/2013

    " I'e read a few chapters and now I want to rad the whole book. Fascinating. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Al Borden | 12/7/2013

    " an amazing explanation of why we are the way we are "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Grace | 7/21/2013

    " helps me everyday "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kamuran | 7/8/2013

    " Kitapta, en onemli organimiz beynimizi ve dolayisiyla kendinizi daha iyi tanimak ve saglikli olmak adina bircok bilgi var.Oneririm "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 6/1/2013

    " This was fascinating! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristin | 4/23/2013

    " Loved it ~ lots of useful stuff! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James | 4/17/2012

    " A great self help book, worth reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara | 4/9/2012

    " I found most of this book fascinating! Right after I had my first 2 kids I had a little postpartum anxiety and depression. I wanted to read this book to get some coping strategies in case I get it again after this baby. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine Dalida | 1/8/2012

    " I LOVE DR. DANIEL AMEN!!! His videos on PBS are quite pricey, but very funny and informative! You'll enjoy it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jill | 12/24/2011

    " Maybe it's just me, but I found this book a little too complicated. Too much science not enough practical advice. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sharon | 11/11/2011

    " Yep. Sure. I'm sort of stuck on this new-wave of brain theories. But, this book is probably the least of them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandy | 11/2/2011

    " I saw this author on PBS and I was really interested in the subject. Since I am trying to be healthier diabetic, I thought his ideas would help me. Although many of you are young, it is not a bad idea to do some of his suggestions now before old age sets in. The author is a clinical neuroscientist. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 5/11/2011

    " What's all this crap about "I'm too old to learn a new language or change a habit". Not me!! This book has helped me move from being a victim to moving back to my usual vibrant self! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 5/7/2011

    " SPECT - a diagnostic tool. Will most likely be taken totally for granted in the future, but for now it's mostly unheard of. The more accurate the diagnosis - the better the treatment. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 4/25/2011

    " Interesting research and conclusions about the brain-body connection. I skimmed much of this book as it was repetitious, but still gained some insights beneficial to me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liz | 4/11/2011

    " This book has influenced me and the way I see others and thier behaviors more than any book other than the scriptures. Every person should read it. It si so well written and I could never say enough good about it. Just pick it up and read it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lori | 3/20/2011

    " I love this book and I refer back to it several times a month. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 valpal | 3/17/2011

    " If you like to self-diagnose your own neuroses, as I do, this is quite interesting. I'm going to read Change Your Brain, Change Your Body next. I wish I could give it 3 1/2 stars.
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 3/9/2011

    " Now I realize the importance of protecting our brains and getting adequate sleep and exercize. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Arianna | 2/10/2011

    " I am loving this book. It is helping me understand what is going on in my brain on a physical level and how I can use that knowledge to deal with many different issues. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maureen | 2/9/2011

    " Interesting ideas on how the brain works. Worth reading and thinking about. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marjorie | 2/5/2011

    " This was a great book, lots of good information on keeping your brain (and body) young and healthy. "

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About the Author
Author Daniel G. Amen

Daniel G. Amen, MD, is a physician, psychiatrist, teacher, and head of the Amen Clinics. He is the author of more than thirty books, including eight New York Times bestsellers. An internationally recognized keynote speaker, he has also been the host of several popular public television specials about the brain. Dr. Amen is the lead researcher on the world’s largest brain-imaging and rehabilitation study on professional football players and is widely regarded as one of the world’s foremost experts on applying brain-imaging science to everyday clinical practice.