Saturday, March 1, 2008

Interview: Dr. Daniel Amen, MD - Amen Clinics

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Update February 1: The interview with Dr. Daniel Amen

Dr. Amen is a leader and innovator in the field of psychiatry who has helped to pioneer the use of SPECT imaging to diagnose and treat ADHD and other brain disorders.

With 25 years of clinical experience, Dr. Amen is an outspoken proponent of how to keep brains healthy. He has appeared on multiple television shows, including PBS Special, Change Your Brain, Change Your Life. He is the author of many books, including his most recent, Sex on the Brain: 12 Lessons to Enhance Your Love Life (Jan 2008)

Photo: A Healthy Brain Scan

Article: Healing The Hardware Of The Soul Nine Principles of the Amen Clinic


Anonymous said...

I met Dr. Amen at a lecture he gave and then participated in his brain study of injured and uninjured brains. I learned a lot about the damage that can occur even from normal children's bangs to the head - the kind that happen to most kids who engage in sports.

If you are interested in the brain and how it works, I highly recommend reading ""My Stroke of Insight"" by Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor. It's on the NY Times Bestseller list and it's a wonderful book. Dr. Taylor's talk at TED dot com is also AMAZING! Oprah interviewed Dr. Taylor and you can check that out on And Time Magazine named Dr. T one of the 100 Most Influential people in the world. Having read her book, I can see why all the attention.

Dr. Amen's book is brain science and it's great at that. Dr. Taylor is a Harvard Brain Scientist, but what she writes about is the science and much more. She really cracks the code to understand how our brains (right and left hemispheres) work and she explains how we can get into our right brain and be happier and more joyful. Aside from any of the science, My Stroke of Insight is also just a great story.

Melinda said...

Thanks for the info!