And, he’s one of the few who use brain imaging technology known as SPECT (single-photon emission computed tomography) to actually LOOK at the brains of the individuals he sees.
Let’s think about that for a moment: Isn’t it more than a little weird that psychiatrists are the only medical specialists who, as Dr. Amen says, virtually never look at the organ they treat?
I sure think so.
In any case, Dr. Amen and his colleagues have now conducted over 100,000 (!!!) brain scans which has helped him develop a powerful methodology to help us tap into the biggest lesson he’s learned in all his years of research and clinical work: Change Your Brain, Change Your Life.
In this revised and updated version of his classic book, we get a thorough tour of the brain—learning what can go wrong and how to, as the sub-title suggests, conquer anxiety, depression, obsessiveness, lack of focus, anger, and memory problems.
In the process, we learn how to become Brain Warriors—winning the battle to optimize our brains and thereby optimize our lives and actualize our potential.
As always, I’m excited to explore some of my favorite Ideas we can apply to our lives right now so let’s jump straight in!
P.S. I’m typing this 48 hours before Alexandra and I spend a couple days at Amen Clinics. I am absolutely (!) giddy to take a peek under the hood and optimize! :)