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  • New Research Shows the Direct Affect of Diet and Sleep on Mental Health

    I find that one of my first jobs with patients is to let them in on a little-known secret. NORMAL IS A MYTH. According to the National Institutes of Mental Health – 51 percent of the U.S. population will suffer from a mental health issue at some point in their lives. Anxiety disorders, depression, ADD […] The post New Research Shows the Direct Affect of Diet and Sleep on Mental Health appeared fir...

  • 5 Crucial Health Numbers You Should Know

    If you want to decrease your risk of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, you must: Get a baseline assessment of your brain’s health and function. Develop brain envy, or fall in love with your brain. Optimize your important health numbers, not just normalize them. Who wants to be normal? Fifty percent of people […] The post 5 Crucial Health Numbers You Should Know appeared first on Ame...

  • Why You Should Care About Having a Healthy Brain

    If you want to keep your brain and body healthy for as long as possible you must answer this question. It’s actually the most important question I ask my patients: Why? Furthermore, why do you want to be healthy? Why do you want a stronger mind and a more powerful brain? If you don’t know […] The post Why You Should Care About Having a Healthy Brain appeared first on Amen Clinics.

  • 5 Ways to Boost Your Emotional Flexibility

    It is important to be able to “keep your cool” and remain flexible with your emotions throughout life’s ups and downs. This ability allows you to adapt more effortlessly to new obstacles, situations, and experiences. Being cognitively flexible allows you to grow as a person and to have a better overall attitude. The ACG and […] The post 5 Ways to Boost Your Emotional Flexibility appeared first on ...

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  • 8 Ways ADD Affects the Female Brain

    This is a subject that is very near and dear to my heart – Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) in females. I am a father of three daughters – two of which have ADD – and my wife, Tana, was diagnosed with ADD. ADD is commonly thought of as a disorder of hyperactive, behaviorally troubled boys. […] The post 8 Ways ADD Affects the Female Brain appeared first on Amen Clinics.

  • 5 Ways to Fight Memory Loss During Menopause

      Menopause is a condition that has an abundance of anecdotal evidence. Half the human population is scheduled for this life-changing, body-changing condition, so there is plenty of experiential information from which to draw conclusions about the biological, psychological and social realities of menopause. A recent study gives some independent credence to what many, many women can tell you: […] T...

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  • What to Do When a Loved One is in Denial About Needing Help

    When someone close to you is struggling it can be incredibly heartbreaking. Not only is it tough, but it can be even harder when that person is in denial. Unfortunately, there is a stigma associated with psychiatric illness. Your friend or loved ones could be worried that people may call them negative words or treat them […] The post What to Do When a Loved One is in Denial About Needing Help appe...

  • 7 Steps to Rescue Your Memory

    Losing your memory or developing brain fog in your 30’s, 40’s, 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, or even 80’s is NOT normal. Just because it happens to so many people and is somewhat common does not mean that it is normal or healthy. It is a sign of trouble and needs to be taken seriously. Putting a […] The post 7 Steps to Rescue Your Memory appeared first on Amen Clinics.

  • Road Rage, Where Does it Come From?

    Activity levels in specific systems in the brain are correlated with certain behaviors. When stress and frustration are affecting these brain systems, you can develop mood and behavior problems. The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) defines road rage as aggressive or violent behaviors stemming from a driver’s uncontrolled anger at the actions of another motorist. […] The post Road Rage, Where Doe...

  • 3 Ways To Reduce Depression and Anxiety

    Anxiety and depression are real illnesses. If you or a loved one suffers with either of these potentially debilitating conditions, you are not alone. Over 40 million Americans struggle with anxiety disorders, roughly 18 percent of the population, and only one-third of those suffering will receive treatment. The World Health Organization projects that major depression will […] The post 3 Ways To Re...

  • Depressed? Are You Getting Better?

    Depression can make everyday life feel draining.  Low energy and lack of sleep are the most common symptoms of depression we tend to see at the Amen Clinics. Quite often, these feelings can stem from your depression medication – and wind up not solving your real problem, which leaves you feeling even more helpless and […] The post Depressed? Are You Getting Better? appeared first on Amen Clinics.

  • 10 Ways to Help Your Brain Heal

    Contrary to popular opinion, you don’t have to be in a car accident or get concussed on a football field to actually injure your brain. A brain injury may also result from a sports injury or a knock to the head from a seemingly innocuous fall. Brain injuries can also occur from the sudden, jarring […] The post 10 Ways to Help Your Brain Heal appeared first on Amen Clinics.

  • What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)?

    Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy at Amen Clinics uses the power of oxygen to create a healing environment for your body. HBOT benefits a variety of conditions by speeding up the healing process, reducing inflammation and killing bacteria, among other benefits. What is Involved in HBOT Therapy? During HBOT, the patient lies down in a chamber where […] The post What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)? app...

  • Why You Should Be Freeing Your Brain and Body of Toxins

    With age comes a tendency to rely on feeling that symptoms of memory loss, lack of focus, headaches, and fatigue are normal. However, let’s explore the proper explanation for these feelings as: Toxins are a silent killer. My friend, Joseph Pizzorno, ND addresses this very idea in his new book, The Toxin Solution. The Toxin Solution, offers a four-pronged approach: Understanding […] The post Why Yo...

  • What is the “Executive Center” of the Brain?

    What part of the brain makes up about 30 percent of the human brain – compared with just 11 percent for chimpanzees, 7 percent for dogs, 3 percent for cats (perhaps why they need nine lives), and 1 percent for mice (perhaps why they are eaten by cats)? If you guessed the prefrontal cortex (PFC), […] The post What is the “Executive Center” of the Brain? appeared first on Amen Clinics.

  • Does Mold Affect Your Brain?

    We’ve all heard of mildew, and some of us know about black mold, but do you know what mold can do to your health? Mold is actually a toxin, and it releases toxic gas and spores into the air. When the toxins enter your body, via skin or air, the toxic gases cause a disturbance […] The post Does Mold Affect Your Brain? appeared first on Amen Clinics.

  • 4 Ways to Avoid Conflict

    Lately, you may have noticed that conversations about politics, religious fervor, and aggravating daily media topics are converting into larger conflicts. In the news, you can see there are protesters everywhere, protesting, well, pretty much everything. Large or small, at home or at work or even in your car, disagreements can be normalized if you […] The post 4 Ways to Avoid Conflict appeared fir...

  • Menopause Can Change Your Brain

    As women age, their ovaries stop producing regular amounts of estrogen and progesterone. The age at which this happens varies, but can start as early as the late-30’s or until late-50’s. Typically, symptoms of menopause include mood swings, sleep problems, and hot flashes. Less commonly reported symptoms are memory issues and the dreaded “brain fog,” […] The post Menopause Can Change Your Brain ap...

  • Limbic System: Caring for Your Brain’s Limbic System

    A highly influential, walnut-sized area – deep in the center of your brain – is live wired with functions all critical to your survival. The limbic system in your brain, in fact, influences problem solving, organization, and rational thought, among other things. From an evolutionary standpoint, the limbic brain is an “older” part of the […] The post Limbic System: Caring for Your Brain’s Limbic Sy...

  • Can Depression Cause Brain Damage?

    Is Brain Damage from Depression Permanent? There has always been a correlation between brain damage, as a result of a brain injury, and later onset depression or depression symptoms. But what if the reverse was true – what if recurring depression actually did physical damage to structures of the brain? Size Matters When it Come […] The post Can Depression Cause Brain Damage? appeared first on Amen...

  • Insider’s Guide to Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease

    By Daniel Amen, M.D. In my lectures, I often ask the audience, “How many of you want to live until age 85 or beyond?” Most of the audience raises their hands. Then I ask, “Did you know that 50 percent of people 85 or older will be diagnosed, or have significant symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease […] The post Insider’s Guide to Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease appeared first on Amen Clinics.

  • What Is Inattentive ADD?

    Do you know anyone who constantly loses her car keys? Or maybe their glasses? You know the type – the potential absent-minded professor type or the chronic daydreamer who appears forgetful, careless or even apathetic. We all know someone like that. At Amen Clinics, we prefer the term Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) because ADHD highlights […] The post What Is Inattentive ADD? appeared first on Am...

  • Amen Clinics: Learn About Who We Are and What We Do

    At each of our six Amen Clinics all across the country, our primary goal is to improve your brain health and vitality – and, in so doing – enhance the overall quality of your life. You are not stuck with the brain you have – you can change it, and we can prove it! Our […] The post Amen Clinics: Learn About Who We Are and What We Do appeared first on Amen Clinics.

  • SPECT Brain Imaging: New Ways to Approach ADD, Concussion, and Memory Loss

    For nearly 40 years, researchers and medical doctors have been using SPECT imaging of the brain to evaluate neurological and psychiatric disorders. In fact, Amen Clinics has amassed over 125,000 images that has influenced clinicians and helped patients in 111 countries, to date. At the upcoming 2017 SPECT Conference, hosted by Amen Clinics, professionals will be […] The post SPECT Brain Imaging: N...

  • Depression and Young Girls, are Rates Increasing?

    Increasing Rates of Depression in Girls As rates of depression among the girl demographic increases, it gives pause to how this will affect future generations of adults. Amen Clinics prides themselves on removing the stigma of mental health. It’s important that treatment for mental health issues becomes more socially accepted. Teenagers and angst seem to […] The post Depression and Young Girls, ar...

  • Wi-Fi: More Addictive than Sex, Chocolate, or Alcohol?

    Addiction has been known to ruin lives, relationships and bank accounts. Some people assume that addiction must be tied to a substance or alcohol, but it’s actually rooted much deeper than that, straight into your brain. In a study that involved over 1,500 professionals throughout the United States and Europe, research found that 40.2% considered […] The post Wi-Fi: More Addictive than Sex, Chocol...

  • Is There a Link Between Depression and Birth Control?

    We’ve known that hormones affect our mood, brains and even other functions of our body for years, but until recently, we haven’t seen such stark studies on the correlation between hormonal birth control and depression. In a recently published study following over one million women between the ages of 15 and 35, those on hormonal birth […] The post Is There a Link Between Depression and Birth Contr...

  • New Research Shows How Marijuana Drops Blood Flow to the Brain. Should You Be Concerned?

    Reported rates of marijuana use have more than doubled in the past decade. Medical marijuana is now legal in nearly half of US states, and is increasing access to the drug for current and potential future users. Although it is often portrayed as harmless, and sometimes even therapeutic, there has not been nearly enough studies […] The post New Research Shows How Marijuana Drops Blood Flow to the B...

  • How Being Grateful Year Round Can Impact Your Mood

    It’s easy to consider what you’re grateful for around the holidays. But what if gratitude could influence your life for the better? Wouldn’t you take a second to think about what you have to be thankful for more often? In a 2015 study, research found that those who took the time to express their gratitude for who […] The post How Being Grateful Year Round Can Impact Your Mood appeared first on Am...

  • Women & Concussion: Why are Concussions More Prominent in Women?

    After last year’s Concussion movie showed the magnitude that concussions have on athletes and the NFL’s desire to keep it covered up, more and more research is being done to how that concussions are not just incredibly dangerous on a day-to-day basis, but that they have extreme long-term health consequences. According to the CDC, emergency room visits […] The post Women & Concussion: Why are Concu...

  • Bipolar Disorder: How Many Types Are There?

    Bipolar Spectrum Disorder (BSD), previously known as manic-depressive illness, is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, and the ability to carry out day-to-day tasks. These shifts are more severe than the normal ups and downs that are experienced by everyone. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), BSD affects […] The post Bipolar Disorder: How Ma...

  • 4 Ways to Improve Learning and Memory

    The temporal lobes are involved with mood stability, understanding and processing language, memory, reading social cues (facial expression and voice intonation), rhythm, and music. The following tips will help you optimize this part of your brain; they are based on what we have learned about the temporal lobes as well as on clinical experience.   […] The post 4 Ways to Improve Learning and Memory ...

  • 7 Secrets To Improving Your Relationships

    Do you know people who see every situation in a bad light? Or someone who struggles with feelings of sadness, lack of motivation, or hopelessness? If so, they could be experiencing troubles with the functioning of the limbic system in their brain. The limbic system, also called the emotional brain, lies near the center of […] The post 7 Secrets To Improving Your Relationships appeared first on Ame...

  • 3 Steps to Transform Pain Into Purpose

    There are times in life when emotional pain just feels overwhelming. Yet, it is through our trials and pain that our gifts can emerge, and it is by overcoming temptation and troubles that we are made stronger and more valuable to the planet. At some point, we all will inevitably have to confront our past […] The post 3 Steps to Transform Pain Into Purpose appeared first on Amen Clinics.

  • 4 Simple Things You Can Do to Eliminate the Anxiety in Your Life

    Social anxiety is the fear of social situations and the interaction with other people that can automatically bring on feelings of self-consciousness, judgment and inferiority. Everyone has feelings of anxiety, nervousness and stress in their lives from time to time. Almost everyone has felt anxious in social situations at one time or another. Many people […] The post 4 Simple Things You Can Do to ...

  • New Studies Show How Brain Imaging Can Help You

    In 1992 I attended an all-day lecture on “Brain SPECT Imaging in Psychiatry,” given by physicians at Creighton University and sponsored by the American Psychiatric Association. The experience was amazing and the results they shared mirrored my own early experience with SPECT. Yet, at the same conference researchers complained loudly that clinical psychiatrists like me […] The post New Studies Show...

  • 3 Simple Ways to Use Your Brain to Change Your Age

    We all want to know how to age healthy. That’s why we ask: How do I prevent getting sick and stay mentally sharp? What are daily habits I can easily start to protect my mind and body as I age? Are there secrets to looking and feeling younger longer? It’s clear that not everyone—or every […] The post 3 Simple Ways to Use Your Brain to Change Your Age appeared first on Amen Clinics.

  • Looking at the Brain Changes Everything

    Over the last 27 years, Amen Clinics has built the world’s largest database of brain SPECT scans which has revolutionized how we help our patients and teach the world about brain health. SPECT stands for single photon emission computed tomography. It is a nuclear medicine study that looks at blood flow and activity patterns. It […] The post Looking at the Brain Changes Everything appeared first on...

  • 6 Things to Do to Stop Worrying Today

    Deep in the middle of the frontal lobes is a fascinating area of the brain called the anterior cingulate gyrus. I know it is a mouthful, so let’s just call it the ACG. The ACG and surrounding areas of the frontal lobes are involved in shifting our attention from thing to thing, idea to idea, […] The post 6 Things to Do to Stop Worrying Today appeared first on Amen Clinics.

  • 4 Brain Warrior Tips to Sharpen Your Mental Productivity

    Why does it seem like there are never enough hours in the day? From day to night, work to family, personal goals, and endless to-do lists, we’re a nation of on-the-go people. We all want to be more productive, but that requires more focus and more energy. Below are four simple, scientifically proven strategies that […] The post 4 Brain Warrior Tips to Sharpen Your Mental Productivity appeared firs...

  • What Can You do to Reverse Brain Trauma Today?

      If you’ve read my New York Times bestselling book, Change Your Brain, Change Your Life, or seen any of my PBS specials, then you know that your brain is the consistency of soft butter and housed in a really hard skull with multiple sharp bony ridges, making it easily injured. Anything that rattles your […] The post What Can You do to Reverse Brain Trauma Today? appeared first on Amen Clinics.

  • The Prefrontal Cortex and ADD

    The prefrontal cortex (PFC) is the most evolved part of the brain. It occupies the front third of the brain, behind the forehead. It is often divided into three sections: the dorsal lateral section (on the outside surface of the PFC), the inferior orbital section, (on the front undersurface of the brain), and the anterior […] The post The Prefrontal Cortex and ADD appeared first on Amen Clinics.

  • 10 Early Alzheimer’s Symptoms That You Need to Know

    When young people think about retirement, they often dream of leisurely days with loved ones and finally pursuing hobbies that they never had time to enjoy. What they don’t anticipate is spending their golden years forgetting loved one’s names and getting lost on the way to the hobby shop. It doesn’t have to be this […] The post 10 Early Alzheimer’s Symptoms That You Need to Know appeared first on...

  • 8 Do-It-Yourself Tips for Brain Improvement

    No matter your age, income, IQ, or education, there are dozens of ways to help your neurons grow, stretch, and branch into younger, more beautiful brain every single day. Here are a few easy examples of things you can do to improve your brain: Learn a new language. Learning a new language requires that you […] The post 8 Do-It-Yourself Tips for Brain Improvement appeared first on Amen Clinics.

  • 7 Things You Don’t Know About ADD That Can Hurt You

    ADD is the most common learning and behavior problem in children. But the issue doesn’t end there: It is also one of the most common problems in adults, and has been associated with serious problems in school, relationships, work, and families. Despite its prevalence, many myths and misconceptions about ADD abound in our society. Here […] The post 7 Things You Don’t Know About ADD That Can Hurt Yo...

  • 5 Facts about Autism That Can Help Prepare You

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are a group of developmental disabilities that can cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges. People with ASDs handle information in their brain differently than other people. ASDs are “spectrum disorders.”  That means ASDs affect each person in different ways, and can range ...

  • If You Want to Help Your Children Have Better Brains and Better Lives, Please read this.

    Brain Thrive by 25 is a revolutionary course designed to change the lives of teenagers and young adults all over the world. Based on the latest brain research by Daniel G. Amen, MD and Jesse Payne, Ed.D., it was created with one goal in mind, to help pre-teens, teens and young adults have better brains […] The post If You Want to Help Your Children Have Better Brains and Better Lives, Please read ...

  • 5 Foods That Can Make Autism Worse

    Having seen more than 1,000 patients with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) at Amen Clinics, one of the first lessons we learned is that the condition is not caused by one specific thing in the brain; there are actually 8-10 different factors that influence abnormal brain function. For some with ASD, we see brains that […] The post 5 Foods That Can Make Autism Worse appeared first on Amen Clinics.

  • 5 Simple Ways to Boost Your Focus

    The prefrontal cortex is the most evolved part of the brain. As such, it is essential in helping you reach your goals. In case you don’t know, the prefrontal cortex is involved with concentration, attention span, judgment, impulse control, and critical thinking. It controls your ability to look at situations, organize your thoughts, plan what […] The post 5 Simple Ways to Boost Your Focus appeared...

  • 5 Brain Facts you need to know

    Your brain is involved in everything you do and everything you are. When it works right, you work right, but when it doesn’t, you are more likely to struggle in your everyday life. Since the brain is still malleable until 25, It is important that YOU take the proper steps to care, nourish, protect and […] The post 5 Brain Facts you need to know appeared first on Amen Clinics.

  • Watch What Happens To Your Brain When It Is Injured

    One of my close friends, Jeff, had a thirteen-year-old boy who really wanted to play football. “What should I tell him? I was going to help him find a coach to guide him.” he asked. “How about no,” I said. “But he really wants to play,” Jeff replied. “What if he said he really wanted […] The post Watch What Happens To Your Brain When It Is Injured appeared first on Amen Clinics.

  • Anxiety Doubles Cancer Mortality in Men

    Anxiety is a major health problem that is reaching epidemic levels. According to the National Institute of Health, it affects 38 million Americans each year. Additionally, twice that number (75 million) will suffer from an anxious or depressive illness during some point in their lives. The loss to our society from these illnesses is staggering […] The post Anxiety Doubles Cancer Mortality in Men a...

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  • Win the Daily Battle for Your Health

    The brain-body connection is real and more apparent than you might think! While some disease is hereditary, bad health is often born out of unhealthy choice and behaviors. When your brain suffers, so does your body, but it’s never too late to change your brain, and your life. If you or a loved one is […] The post Win the Daily Battle for Your Health appeared first on Amen Clinics.

  • How To Use Your Brain To Improve Your Relationships, Work, And Inner Peace

    The war for your health is won or lost between your ears, in the moment-by-moment decisions your brain makes every day. When your brain works right your decisions tend to be effective and add joy and energy to your life. When your brain is troubled, for whatever reason, you are much more likely to make bad […] The post How To Use Your Brain To Improve Your Relationships, Work, And Inner Peace appe...

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  • 4 Simple Steps to a Better Memory

    When I was growing up, outer space was the new frontier. Now, it is the space between your ears. And make no mistake…you are in a war for the health of that frontier. Consider this: Everywhere you go, someone is trying to shove bad food down your throat that will kill you early. The real […] The post 4 Simple Steps to a Better Memory appeared first on Amen Clinics.

  • The Darkest Side of Anxiety and Depression

    Suicidal thoughts are common. One Study reported as many as 55 percent of the population have seriously considered suicide at some point in their lives. Unfortunately, suicidal behavior and completed suicides are also common. Often associated with untreated anxiety and depressive disorders, suicidal behavior often occurs when a person feels as though he or she […] The post The Darkest Side of Anxi...

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  • Do You Remember If You’ve Had A Traumatic Brain Injury?

    Through our imaging work I’ve discovered that many people forget they had significant brain injuries and I have to ask them the “Did you ever have a brain injury?” question five to ten times to uncover if they had one or not. I have to specifically ask people if they have ever fallen out of […] The post Do You Remember If You’ve Had A Traumatic Brain Injury? appeared first on Amen Clinics.

  • Lyme Disease: Missed and Misdiagnosed

    We are experiencing an absolute epidemic of Lyme disease in the United States. Making things even worse is that many physicians don’t understand or deny that Lyme is so serious. It’s a tragedy! Lyme disease was so-named because it was “discovered” in Lyme, CT. It is most common in New England, up and down the […] The post Lyme Disease: Missed and Misdiagnosed appeared first on Amen Clinics.

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