- Product Description
A breakthrough program for conquering anxiety, depression, obsessiveness, anger and impulsiveness
Daniel G. Amen, M.D.
If you’ve been struggling unsuccessfully to overcome a problem, this book is for you! Your inability to change probably isn’t for lack of trying, thinking, or motivation. You’ve most likely never had the right answers or the right tools . . .
Research shows that these problems are related to the physiology of the brain. And the good news is there’s compelling proof that you can fix what’s wrong for many problems!
This book can teach all about the brain systems and what mental disorder correlate with each different part of your brain, for a more individualized treatment plan. Follow Dr. Amen as he takes you through each case study and shows you how each disorder can affect each person differently.
Do you feel like you suffer from any of these symptoms?
- Plagued by anxiety? The problem may lie in your basal ganglia...
- Trouble focusing? It could be that your prefrontal cortex needs attention...
- Difficulty connecting with others? Perhaps it’s a deep limbic problem...
- Temper out of control? You temporal lobes may be to blame...
At last, here are the answers you’ve been looking for. You can optimize your brain to achieve your fullest potential today. If you’ve been thinking your problems are “all in your head” . . . and purely psychological, this book will be a breath of fresh air!
Change Your Brain, Change Your Life
Book + DVD
Audio Lecture Series
While Change Your Brain, Change Your Life covers Brain Systems, various mental disorders, and gives the reader an overall feel of Dr. Amen’s methodology….Making a Good Brain Great is filled with plenty of recommendations about how to optimize brain function at any age. This book is filled with brain healthy recipes and plenty of supplemental recommendations to turn a good brain into a great brain!
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- Change your brain change your life Review by Anh
I bought the at Barn and Noble and I just finished reading the book. It is so exciting to learn that I can actually change the physical functioning of my brain by what I think and eat, and how I behave. There are so many ideas, based in science, that I have to rethink many of my day-to-day behaviors. Since I read the book I have stopped caffeine, started to meditate, and started cleaning the house of ANTs (my automatic negative thoughts). Overall, I found this book easy-to-read, moving, and very helpful. Thanks Dr. Amen!
(Posted on 9/27/13)
- Change your brain change your life Review by Anh
This book shows you that there is hope for everyone! Though the title is a little silly, it is appropriate. This book actually shows you pictures of brains with different emotional/chemical imbalances. Give it to anyone who questions whether diet or medication really affect their feelings and relationships. Many people believe that medication is for weak people and that they should be able to conquer their problems through sheer will. I have known countless people who have tried everything to overcome emotional issues but actually changing their physiology. This book gives indisputable evidence that problems like depression, aggression, ADD and Alzheimers are physically based. The changes in patients' brains before and after treatment (often, but not always medication-based) are phenomenal. It demonstrates with the SPECT series brain scans that our brain chemistry rules our emotions.
I learned that even minor bumps to the head can change people's personalities and ability to learn. Dr. Amen shows pictures of brains with little or no activity in areas that have been injured, mirroring the patients' emotional or intellectual difficulties.
Amen is very clear that he always uses talk therapy and teaching communication skills before he contemplates having a SPECT series done. His point is that many people can benefit from learning new skills and ways of looking at life, but some are truly stuck because their brain activity keeps them looping on negative thoughts, reacting with extreme anger, obsessing about limited situations, or shutting down when they try to concentrate. When medication is used these patients can finally put the communication and coping skills they have learned to good use.
This book helped me understand people in my life who have seemed hopeless, shallow and even vicious. It showed me that there is hope for everyone who is willing to open their mind, get proper treatment, and challenge how they have viewed the world up until now. The exercises he gives the reader are very specific and helpful. If another reviewer thinks that there is nothing concrete in the book, then they aren't willing to look at their diet, their habitual way of thinking, and herbal and medical treatments. The prescriptions are plentiful and very specific.
It is an easy read, very accessible, with fascinating stories that pull you in. It is not academic or inaccessible. Quite the opposite. It's a great book for anyone who wants to know more about themselves and how their body works.
(Posted on 9/19/13)
- The encouragement I needed Review by Jackie Dean
I will attempt to be brief.
In 2007, I received a TBI while riding in a rented bus vehicle. Of the 23 people on board, two were ejected through shattered windows and died on the expressway. Of those still on board, I was the most seriously injured. I was told later that my coma scale rating was only 4 and no one even the neurosurgeon was hopeful for me. The Lord did everything, of course, and I survived after a 3 month plus coma while being treated at Grady Hospital. (Skipping ahead) After 3 different hospital stays, about a year and a half, I transferred to brain rehab land carrying a copy of Change Your Brain, Change Your Life. I had great therapy, but my hope and encouragement came from the mind of dear Dr. Amen. I am so very grateful for Dr. Amen and his hopeful written words. I won't go on. Just know that I am a lifelong fan and a treatment wanna-be. My best to you and your team, Jackie Benson
(Posted on 8/13/13)
- You Are What You Think Review by winner
I had typed in a Google search about healing the deep limbic system and this book came up. I read parts online. Then I got the book. I devoured it! What it taught me about myself and my needs made a difference. I went ahead to get a SPECT scan and Qeeg test, meeting with the doctors and consultants. I feel like I have my life back and better than before now that I found more of the root of the problems. Yes, start with this book first. The information never gets old. It's specific and detailed and customized with actual life stories.
(Posted on 8/30/12)