End of Mental Illness: How Neuroscience Is Transforming Psychiatry

Mental illness is at an all-time high.

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Conditions like depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, addictions, PTSD, and ADHD are skyrocketing. Every 14 minutes somebody commits suicide in the United States. Every eight minutes someone dies of a drug overdose.

And, according to a recent study, over half of the U.S. population will struggle with a mental health issue at some point in their lives.

World renown brain expert, Dr. Daniel Amen, joins Dr. Friedman to discuss his new book, The End of Mental Illness.

Dr. Amen shares why standard treatment isn't working and what you can do to successfully transform your mind so it's functioning at an optimal level.
End of Mental Illness: How Neuroscience Is Transforming Psychiatry
Daniel G. Amen, MD
The Washington Post called Dr. Daniel Amen the most popular psychiatrist in America and Discover Magazine listed his brain imaging research as the top neuroscience story for 2015.

He is a double board-certified psychiatrist and ten-time NY Times bestselling author, with such blockbuster books as Change Your Brain, Change Your Life, Healing ADD, Memory Rescue, Change Your Brain, Change Your Grades, and The Daniel Plan, co-authored by Pastor Rick Warren and Dr. Mark Hyman.

In March 2020, his book The End of Mental Illness will be published.

Dr. Amen is the founder of Amen Clinics, which has 8 locations across the United States. Amen Clinics has the world’s largest database of brain scans related to behavior, totaling more than 160,000 SPECT scans on patients from 121 countries. Dr. Amen’s research team has published more than 70 scientific articles. 

He is the lead researcher on the world’s largest brain imaging and rehabilitation study on professional football players. His research has not only demonstrated high levels of brain damage in players, but also the possibility of significant recovery for many with the principles that underlie his work. 

His team also published the world’s largest functional brain imaging study on how the brain ages with over 62,000 SPECT scans. Dr. Amen has also hosted 14 national public television shows about the brain, which have aired over 100,000 times across North America.