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Dr. Daniel G. Amen

The Breakthrough Program for Conquering Anxiety, Depression, Obsessiveness, Anger, and Impulsiveness

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"Change Your Brain, Change Your Life" by Dr. Daniel G. Amen is a guide to optimizing brain function through nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle changes. It explores brain imaging and offers insight into how to enhance memory, mood, and focus for a healthier and happier life.

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    Brain imaging changes everything

    If you've ever struggled with anxiety, depression, or another mental health condition, you know how challenging it can be to find the right treatment. Sometimes medications can help alleviate symptoms, but they're not a cure-all. 

    Enter Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography brain imaging technology – or SPECT.

    According to the author, SPECT imaging allows us to see blood flow and activity patterns in the brain, providing insights into brain functions that were previously inaccessible. It can identify specific brain patterns associated with various mental health conditions, including anxiety, depression, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD. 

    By understanding these patterns, it’s easier to develop targeted interventions that address the root causes of these conditions, rather than just treating the symptoms.

    The SPECT approach challenges the perception that individuals with mental illness have a certain degree of control over their condition. As author Diana Spechler once discovered, many people believe those with mental health conditions can simply "snap out of it" or choose to feel better. But depression and other mental health conditions have a biological and medical basis. According to the author, SPECT imaging will eventually enable targeted treatments that could make all the difference.

    Now that you know how brain imaging technology lets you glean brain function and supports targeted interventions, it’s time to uncover the technical formulas for brain health.

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    What is Change Your Brain, Change Your Life about?

    Unlock your brain's full potential with cutting-edge techniques and personalized brain health approaches detailed in this revised and updated version of the original Change Your Brain, Change Your Life (1999) by Dr. Daniel G. Amen.

    Who should read Change Your Brain, Change Your Life?

    • All brain owners
    • Brainiacs seeking to enhance their mind powers
    • Health-conscious people wanting better knowledge of brain health

    About the Author

    Dr. Daniel G. Amen is a renowned psychiatrist and leading brain-health expert. He is the founder and owner of Amen Clinics, and has been providing cutting-edge treatments for brain health for over 30 years. He has several best-selling books under his belt, including Change Your Brain, Change Your Life (1999), Healing ADD (2013), and The End of Mental Illness (2020), among others.

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