Brain Health 101

Host:
Dr. Tim Clinton
Guest:
Dr. Daniel Amen
"You can see the wrinkles in your skin, or the fat around your belly, and you can do something when you're unhappy with it. [But] nobody loves their brain because you can't see it." Those are the words of renowned psychiatrist and neuroscientist Dr. Daniel Amen.

He warns that if you don't have a SPECT brain scan, eat healthy, and limit alcohol, you might be among the 50% percent of the US population who are diagnosed with dementia in their twilight years. Dr. Amen also warns that those with mental health challenges should have their actual brain examined through SPECT testing before a doctor might prescribe a drug which could hurt more than it helps.
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Meet the Guest

 

Dr. Daniel Amen

Dr. Daniel Amen is a clinical neuroscientist, psychiatrist, physician, professor and 10-time New York Times best-selling author. He is a double board-certified psychiatrist in child and adult psychiatry, and founder of the Amen Clinics. His eight clinics can boast of having some of the highest published success rates for treating complex psychiatric issues nationwide. Amen Clinics also possesses the world’s largest database of functional brain scans relating to behavior, with over 160,000 scans from patients in 121 countries. Dr. Amen’s research on post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury was recognized in Discover magazine's "Year in Science" issue as one of the "100 Top Stories of 2015." He has authored or co-authored more than 70 professional articles, 7 scientific book chapters and 40-plus books, including the #1 New York Times best-sellers, The Daniel Plan and Change Your Brain, Change Your Life.

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