Change Your Brain Change Your Life
Dr. Daniel G. Amen, M.D. has published a revised and expanded edition of his New York Times Bestseller, Change Your Brain Change Your Life: The Breakthrough Program for Conquering Anxiety, Depression, Obsessiveness, Lack of Focus, Anger, and Memory Problems. The book is updated and new material has been added since the original book was published in 1998. It's divided into three parts: How Imaging Changes Everything, Know and Heal the Brain Systems That Run Your Life, and The Brain Warrior's Way. The back cover reads:
"In this completely revised and updated edition of the 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. Renowned neuropsychiatrist Dr. Daniel Amen includes cutting-edge reseach and the latest surprising, 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 turmoil
To 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 rage
To 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 is an absolutely fascinating, incredible, exhaustive look at the human brain: what makes it tick, the latest science and research, and how we can literally change and heal our own brains. I was glued to each page as I learned more and more about the brain and how it works. I have suffered with anxiety, panic attacks, and depression for years and am always looking for natural ways to help these issues. This is the most exciting book I've ever read on the subject. I can't wait to try some of the tips and suggestions Dr. Amen gives. I would call this book the definitive work on the subject of the brain and mental health. I highly recommend it to anyone who either struggles with their mental health, wants to actively fight against Alzheimer's Disease and dementia, or just wants to learn more about the human brain. Five stars.
I received a copy of this book from Blogging For Books in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.