Change Your Brain, Change Your Life: The Breakthrough Program for Conquering Anxiety, Depression, Obsessiveness, Anger, and Impulsiveness

BRAIN PRESCRIPTIONS THAT REALLY WORKIn 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 braiBRAIN PRESCRIPTIONS THAT REALLY WORKIn 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 turmoilTo 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 rageTo 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
Change Your Brain Change Your Life The Breakthrough Program for Conquering Anxiety Depression Obsessiveness Anger and Impulsiveness BRAIN PRESCRIPTIONS THAT REALLY WORKIn this breakthrough bestseller you ll see scientific evidence that your anxiety depression anger obsessiveness or impulsiveness could be related to how specif

  • Title: Change Your Brain, Change Your Life: The Breakthrough Program for Conquering Anxiety, Depression, Obsessiveness, Anger, and Impulsiveness
  • Author: Daniel G. Amen
  • ISBN: 9780812929980
  • Page: 222
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Change Your Brain, Change Your Life: The Breakthrough Program for Conquering Anxiety, Depression, Obsessiveness, Anger, and Impulsiveness”

    1. While I enjoy learning about the different areas of the human brain, such as the deep limbic system, basal ganglia, prefrontal cortex, among others, and the aspects of our behavior for which they are responsible, Daniel G. Amen focuses solely on case study after case study after case study as evidence for how effective various medications can be. We are never given a zoomed-out view on all of his patients; he only focuses on subjects that received "successful" treatments.He does not balance his [...]

    2. Wow. I picked up this piece thinking it would be some Dr Phil level 'common sense' (read unresearched, brow-bashing) advice piece.Instead I found it a detailed well-balanced academic/practical book about the relationship between brain patterns and problem-behaviour. In reference to the title, I found the chapter on the Cingulate part of the brain to be absolutely enlightening. Individuals with over actice cingulate's tend to hold grudges and automatically respond in the negative.It was refreshin [...]

    3. This review is for the audiobook edition, which was read by the author himself. He has a moderately annoying voice, but not so bad I couldn't have gotten through the book. I stopped this book because it was bad, not because his voice was bad.I was going to give this book 2 stars (or MAYBE 2.5) but eventually I had to call it at 1. Let me explain.I think the science that is introduced in this book has potential. For those who aren't familiar, the science behind this book explains what parts of th [...]

    4. It always amuses me to read reviews of non-fiction books. Every book I've ever read in this category has one of every two or three reviews that complains about the book giving them information they already knew. It seems there are a lot of uber-intelligent people out there that have never heard the term "positive reinforcement." If it's good info, it doesn't have to be new.That rant on other reviewers aside, this is a good book. Dr. Amen does a great job of talking about SPECT scans, and describ [...]

    5. Your brain is the hardware of your soul.--Dr. Daniel AmenAfter reading about half the book, I grew weary of the repetitive pattern of naming a part of the brain, describing its function in terms of behavior, and then offering advice about how to improve its performance. Dr. Amen's recommendations range from common sense (good nutrition) to unproven and New Age techniques (such as EMDR, or eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) to invasive and controversial treatments (including the SPECT [...]

    6. I have bipolar disorder, and this book helped give me more direction in treating and controlling it. I found myself described very well in Dr. Ahmen's case studies, self-tests, and medical studies. He dispenses more than just medication (which, by the way, I take and fully support) - he offers direction in psychotherapy and behavioral therapy as well. I found the book encouraging and helpful as did my husband. He's not bipolar; he was able to relate more to me and help me determining things abou [...]

    7. This book is an excellent resource. I highly recommend it. It explains behavior in a whole new way. If you have ever struggled with anxiety, depression, ADHD, obsessive-compulsive disorder, or other garden-variety psychological problems, this book is extremely helpful. The author, Daniel Amen, is a neuropsychiatrist who specializes in a type of brain imaging called SPECT (single photon emission computed tomography), which measures cerebral blood flow and metabolic activity patterns. Which is a f [...]

    8. «Ознакомившись с результатами пяти тысяч обследований SPECT, вкупе с историями болезней этих пациентов, я пришел к убеждению, что – это мы, когда наш мозг работает нормально. Когда он работает нормально, мы более внимательные, более целеустремленные, мы больше интересуемся д [...]

    9. The New Year brings the season of fresh starts, resolutions, the air of possibility and the impulse to make changes. This book came across my radar a few weeks ago when I was channel-surfing and caught the PBS program "Change Your Brain, Change Your Life" presented by Dr. Daniel Amen. After watching a few hours of his lectures, I was hookedd decided to review what I learned in the presentations by reading his book.Dr. Amen is a psychiatrist and neuroscientist who has used new brain -imaging tech [...]

    10. started interesting but it became full of bias affirmations and pre-concepts that are so old fashioned I had to check if the book wasn't written in the 60s

    11. I HIGHLY recommend this book. Don't let the cheeky title or the click-bait-looking cover fool you. This book is a treasure trove of information that I duly intend to fact check and act upon. It has given me insight into my self, and those around me and helped me to better understand human actions and relationships. A must read in my opinion.

    12. This brain book is used in a school that I am currently affliated with in Greenwood Villiage, CO (America's Academy of Coaching, Counseling & Hypnotherapy). Daniel Amen is a psychiatrist and writes from that perspective, so the use of medications and brain scans is heavily emphasized. Dr. Amen primarily uses SPECT (single photon emission computed tomography) scans to show patients what their brains look like before and after treatment. The organization of the book is such that educative pass [...]

    13. My hubby and I saw Daniel Amen give a presentation on PBS on the nutrition-brain-wellness connection and were intrigued. I think I accidentally bought the wrong book on . Anyhoo, we *are* trying to incorporate the brain foods that Amen recommended in his PBS presentation into our weekly diet:1. Fish--salmon, tuna, mackerel, herring2. Poultry--chicken and turkey3. Meat--lean beef and pork 4. Eggs5. Tofu and soy products6. Dairy products--low-fat cheeses and cottage cheese, low-fat sugar-free yogu [...]

    14. I really loved this book, first time i stumbled across the author, and if his findings are true, it sometimes can make a lot of sense of how some mental issues or problems can be actually 'brain' related rather than environment relatedlots of case studies from his own experience has even made me consider seeing this guy and his clinic, facinating stuff and surprisingly a lot of fun reading and first time ive made a random book fav that i just stumbled acrossreally makes you think serious about o [...]

    15. There was a lot of interesting information in this book. And some stuff that seemed a bit strange/silly/unscientific. Like that rock music is bad for you. I do also question the benefits of getting a SPECT scan versus the cons. The book makes it sound kind of amazing and like we all need to run out and get one done, but I highly doubt it is actually a good idea for everyone. However, I think it could be interesting to try some of his recommendations if you have some of these issues and want to t [...]

    16. It was good! It taught me a lot in How Brian's work. How our Brian affects our behavior and how we can get our behavior under control by controlling our Brian. Sometimes the way we act is a brain problem and we need to restore our thoughts back to Christ. Sometimes you can't do alone, and there may be a bigger picture on why people act the way they do. It could be a brain problem. Liked how it gave many examples backed up with evidence from the numerous brain scans that the doctor has done. Also [...]

    17. I liked this book a lot, but I don't think everyone would. You should know that it goes into detail around biological and neurological processes, and that the anecdotes and prescriptive advice can become repetitive. But if science and psychology are your jam, you'll probably dig it. I don't like that the cover and title makes it sound like some as-seen-on-tv infomercial hocus pocus, because the science is real and well-founded, but within the book the author does a good job at not overtly "selli [...]

    18. I enjoyed this book although I'm don't think it's for everyone. Lots of medical diagnosis and brain talk but it was intriguing to me.

    19. A surprisingly fascinating look at the physiology behind the psychology. I thought I was going to be bored by brain science jargon, but instead I learned a lot from brain science jargon. The book is organized with alternating chapters of science and application, liberally sprinkled with anecdotes and examples (this helps a lot to keep the prose from slowing down). I picked up a lot of really helpful strategies for managing anxiety and worry, and the more I learned about how the brain's performan [...]

    20. I don't often read this kind of book, and it is not inspiring reading. On the other hand, there are enough nuggets of interest to have allowed me to read it through (mostly).The good Doctor describes the new progress in understanding the parts of the brain itself, and what functions they control. His thesis is noting that some of what humans have viewed as abnormal, weakness of character, etc are actually parts of the brain that aren't functioning in normal range. So sudden outbursts of anger, n [...]

    21. I liked this a lot. Scared me straight. It got me thinking about acquaintances who have taken too many drugs and why they keep telling the same stories over and over again, and why some people behave the way they do. Do you or your friends have senior moments? Early signs of dementia? There may be a cause, like their brain is missing something. There are dire consequences for damaging your brain with drugs, alcohol, or trauma. Dr Amen used a specific type of brain scan, a SPECT, to aid in diagno [...]

    22. This book came to me through my interest in Brain Gym (something all integral health seekers should look into as the brain is the organ we ignore the most and take care off/exercise the least). The title of this book is unfortunate as it can throw many off when all could benefit.It is easy to read (zero medical jargon) and it gives you a very high level explanation of the brain structure dividing it into different areas. Each chapter refers to a specific area of the brain, its importance to the [...]

    23. Yeah for me!!!!! I finally completed this entire book! It has taken me four years to read-a-little, comprehend, apply, read-some-more, listen to the audio version, comprehend, re-listen, apply and finally finish this amazing book. Dr. Amen explains so much about how brains function and how behavior is drastically changed by the dysfunction of a brain. I have received many answers to some of the real struggles I have had in my life due to some brain malfunctioning of my own. :) It is amazing to g [...]

    24. If there were negative numbers I would rate this book in the negative category primarily for the destruction it has caused to many along the way. Dr. Amen and his machine is a HUGE fraud. We (our family) spent thousands of dollars traveling to one of his clinics only to be greeted with more propaganda, more opportunities to buy more and absolutely NO answers. I wrote to Dr. Amen directly and received no response. The scans he suggested as diagnostic in this book are not at all diagnostic, they a [...]

    25. This book had easy to implement steps to having a healthier brain. I especially liked Chapter 7 "Feel Better Fast" I also like the idea of linking mental health and the the physical brain together. It makes sense to look at brain images while trying to heal your mind. Good suggestions for people who are suffering from anxiety, depression, OCD, ADHD, lack of focus, anger and memory problems. Looking at the physical brain is a great start to help take away the stigma of mental health.

    26. Kniha výborná, kniha užitečná. Neztrácíte se v lavině odborností, byť jich je tam dost, spíše fascinovaně přihlížíte. A pak vždy u každé části mozku kromě výčtu konkrétních funkcí/diagnóz sada tipů, jak mozek usměrňovat/léčit bez nutnosti léků - myšlení je samo o sobě totiž intenzivně fyziologická záležitost, hmatatelná, která fungování mozku významně nastavuje. Vřele doporučuji.

    27. Learned a lot from Dr. Amen about just what happens when we have poor brain health. His research from SPECT brain imaging shows just how much damage can occur to our brains either biologically, genetically, or environmentally. If I had kids they would never play football no matter how much I enjoy watching it! Everyone should look at the brain images in this book. Very eye-opening stuff!

    28. Книжка НЕоднозначная Про физиологию мозга - средненько, но сами советы по "здоровому образу жизни" (в т.ч. и для мозга :))) очень неплохи. Как обычно: подробная рецензия + интеллект-карта в моем блоге s-kalinin/2013/09/

    29. Excellent. Love the non-drug prescriptions as well as the argument for using medication and the photos of brain scans were very convincing. Good to hear an expert talk about his passion and how neurological discoveries can change lives.

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