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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (288 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Daniel G. Amen Narrator: Marc Cashman Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2008 ISBN: 9780739377222
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It all starts with your brain: how you think, how you feel, how you interact with others, and how well you succeed in realizing your goals and dreams. When your brain works right, so do you. When it’s out of balance, you feel frustrated, or worse. Yet amid all the advice that bombards us daily about how to keep the rest of our body strong and healthy, we hear very little about how to keep the most complex and magnificent organ of all—the human brain—in top working order.

Based on the most up-to-date research, as well as on Dr. Daniel Amen’s more than twenty years of treating patients at the Amen Clinics, where he and his associates pioneered the use of brain imaging in clinical practice, Magnificent Mind at Any Age does exactly that. Dr. Amen shows how many of the traditional approaches to overcoming the mind-centered challenges that hold us back—try harder, work longer, find the sheer willpower—either do not work or may make our problems worse. The true key to satisfaction and success at any age is a healthy brain. By optimizing our brain function we can all develop these qualities of a magnificent mind enjoyed by the world’s most successful and happiest people:

• Increased memory and concentration
• The ability to maintain warm and satisfying relationships
• Undiminished sexual desire and performance
• Goal-oriented perseverance
• Better impulse control and mastery over potential addictions
• Free-flowing creativity and the ability to relax and enjoy life’s pleasures

To achieve this, as Dr. Amen explains here in clearly accessible language, we have a range of options available, including proper diet, natural supplements and vitamins, exercise, positive thinking habits, and, if needed, medication. In addition to revealing how we can all take advantage of such strategies to enjoy the benefits of a balanced and healthy brain at every stage of our lives, Dr. Amen also pinpoints specific ways to tailor behavior, nutrition, and lifestyle to deal effectively with common mental challenges such as memory problems, anxiety and depression, attention deficit disorder, and insomnia.

Whether you’re in the midst of a demanding career or are looking forward to an active and richly rewarding retirement, Magnificent Mind at Any Age can give you the edge you need to live every day to your fullest potential.


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Quotes & Awards

  • Learn the secrets of a balanced brain from a physician who has experience examining 50,000 scans of patients. Compare a failing mind to a brilliant brain and learn how to move in the direction you desire. Mehmet C. Oz, M.D., bestselling coauthor of You: The Owner’s Manual
  • A must-read . . . Magnificent Mind at Any Age blends scientific innovation with a clear and powerful writing style. Dr. Amen’s SPECT scans are fascinating, his conclusions are life-changing, and he provides practical health strategies you can utilize immediately. Michael Gurian, author of What Could He Be Thinking? and Leadership and the Sexes
  • I consider Daniel Amen to be the most innovative psychiatrist in America. His premise is simple: you can’t have a healthy life without a healthy brain. His dietary and lifestyle strategies for maintaining brain health are based on the world’s most comprehensive library of brain imaging technology. If you want a better and more fulfilled life, this book is a must-read. Barry Sears, Ph.D., bestelling author of The Zone
  • Dr. Amen is without a doubt our nation’s leader as a top clinician/researcher who has the gift of making the complexities of reaching brain health and potential understandable by everyone. . . . Magnificent Mind at Any Age is a gift for the baby boomer who is now facing how to live the rest of his or her life and for young parents who want to make sure that they are providing the best they can for their children and teens. Everyone will find Magnificent Mind at Any Age a great resource. Earl R. Henslin, Psy.D., author of This Is Your Brain on Joy
  • Providing brain basics from cradle to grave, Dr. Amen has written an indispensable handbook for handling emotions, cognition, relationships, and even our spiritual lives. It is comprehensive, inspiring, and user-friendly, explaining the most complex material in a way that’s easy to understand and, better yet, to put into practice. Hyla Cass, M.D., coauthor of Natural Highs
  • A user’s manual to care for our precious brain. If you have a brain, buy this book! Mark Hyman, M.D., bestselling author of UltraMetabolism

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shandell | 2/11/2014

    " Everyone should read this book!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 2/7/2014

    " Mind and soul relaxation "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lucy Briggs | 2/5/2014

    " I only got through 2/5 of this self help book, which was 2/5 too much time invested. It's been over three years since I haven't been able to finish a book, as I keep on thinking it's going to get better. At one point I thought, maybe I'd like it better, if I just picked out sections that pertained to me. However, when I read about the, "well designed study" of 13 patients, I thought differently. I don't care how well designed a study is, if you have so few participants how can one but question the author's methodology? Don't think I've had such strong negative feelings about a book since Home. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mako | 1/23/2014

    " This is just as good as Making a good brain great---it actually has some of the same info so this is a great stand along book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah Milne | 1/16/2014

    " What I like about Amen's books is that they are extremely practical and applicable. There are a number of repeat passages in his books, but each has something new to offer. All of it is very readable, and highly interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cherri | 1/6/2014

    " I don't usually enjoy books with such a technical nature, but due to my mother's dementia, I wanted to become more informed on the intricacies of the brain. I hope to avoid such brain disorders. Dr. Amen also goes into ADHD and bipolar disorder with some great suggestions for natural help through herbs, vitamins, diet and etc. If your looking for information of this nature, it is a great resource. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erika B. | 1/6/2014

    " Gave me great ideas on how to fight anxiety and insomnia! Go brain power! :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brujakitty | 12/27/2013

    " One of the best brain books I've ever encountered! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alex | 12/26/2013

    " This book has great portions on the brain I am using for my book. It also has great info. for keeping the brain healthy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kokolani Missett | 11/15/2013

    " I loved this book, especially since I know people who have mental illness. Very fasincating... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jonathan Westbrook | 9/29/2013

    " Looks like I am headed in the right direction, save for the amount of tea I drink and the occasional glass of wine. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy | 9/8/2013

    " I read this book simply because it "fell into my hands". I did find a few things informative and helpful, but feel this book would be much more helpful to the person who has any of the issues and/or difficulties discussed in the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kellie Hendricks | 6/11/2013

    " Awesome book! I think everyone should read Amen's books on the brain; if you keep your brain healthy (or just make a few improvements), your whole life is affected. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brandon | 5/28/2013

    " After reading a few of his books some of his ideas repeat themselves, but this is okay. I will read this book again, maybe purchase a copy "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer | 2/25/2013

    " makes it seem so easy for people to change. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeannie Colling | 12/16/2012

    " I am finding these brain books fascinating. Turns out there are a lot of natural things we can do to keep our brains balanced and healthy before we have to turn to drugs. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erik | 10/17/2011

    " I was very interested in this book at the start, learning about brain health, but I soon dropped it, as I am not about to start ordering and taking a long list of herbs. Not my thing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ingrid | 10/11/2011

    " Thumbs up, a must read. They also have it as an audio book, which I enjoyed it a lot better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 9/7/2011

    " great reference on brain and general health with current work being done. lots of things we can do every day to improve our brain/mind health and specifics about various problems. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Terri Rogers | 8/18/2011

    " This was an ok book. Felt like I was re-reading some material that you see in other places. It was interesting to see his take on recommendations on some supplements. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Suz | 1/16/2011

    " I really like the cover of this book. However, looks can be very deceiving. The book is a repeat of all the other self-help books out there with a little bit of a scientific twist. The repetition of the same ideas, along with some very strange religious, make the book rather dull. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jonathan | 1/9/2011

    " Looks like I am headed in the right direction, save for the amount of tea I drink and the occasional glass of wine. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kellie | 12/27/2010

    " Awesome book! I think everyone should read Amen's books on the brain; if you keep your brain healthy (or just make a few improvements), your whole life is affected. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alexis | 12/22/2010

    " Awesome book! Offers some unique ways of looking at the psychological and physical functioning of the human system and ways to help increase functioning no matter what the problem, obstacles or disorders. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brujakitty | 12/16/2010

    " One of the best brain books I've ever encountered!
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeannie | 3/19/2010

    " I am finding these brain books fascinating. Turns out there are a lot of natural things we can do to keep our brains balanced and healthy before we have to turn to drugs. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alex | 2/11/2010

    " This book has great portions on the brain I am using for my book. It also has great info. for keeping the brain 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.

About the Narrator

Marc Cashman is a four-time winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award for audiobook narration. His voice has also been heard locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally on radio, television, film, documentaries, radio plays, and video games.