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40. Finding the End of Mental Illness - with Dr. Daniel Amen #WellnessWednesdays
Episode 408th July 2020 • Be Well by Kelly Leveque • Kelly Leveque
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Dr. Daniel Amen is a physician, psychiatrist, teacher, and twelve-time New York Times bestselling author. Dr. Amen runs the Amen Clinics, and he’s widely regarded as one of the world’s foremost experts on applying brain imaging science to clinical psychiatric practice. He recently published a new book, “The End of Mental Illness,” and I had the pleasure of listening to Dr. Amen speak at a wellness conference in 2012. I was absolutely blown away by his practice, his diagnostic capabilities, and the positive lifestyle changes that can produce incredibly positive results in our brain health — and I think you will be too!

You will learn about...

  • (03:25) Dr. Amen’s background and how he uses brain imaging
  • (06:55) Ways of eating that are detrimental or healing to your brain
  • (11:36) How brain imaging works with mental health
  • (14:50) Building a healthy brain
  • (18:49) A day in the life of Dr. Amen
  • (25:48) Dealing with depression or anxiety
  • (33:31) Finding your meaning or purpose
  • (34:52) How hormones play a role in your mental health
  • (43:03) The role of dopamine and addiction on the brain

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