The End of Mental Illness: How Neuroscience Is Transforming Psychiatry and Helping Prevent or Reverse Mood and Anxiety Disorders, ADHD, Addictions, PTSD, Psychosis, Personality Disorders, and More by Daniel G. Amen
New hope for those suffering from conditions like depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, addictions, PTSD, ADHD, and more. Though the incidence of these conditions is skyrocketing, for the past four decades standard treatment hasn’t much changed, and success rates in treating them have barely improved, either. Meanwhile, the stigma of the “mental illness” label–damaging and devastating on its own–can often prevent sufferers from getting the help they need.
Brain specialist and bestselling author Dr. Daniel Amen is at the forefront of a new movement within medicine and related disciplines that aims to change all that. At The End of Mental Illness, Dr. Amen draws on the latest findings of neuroscience to challenge an outdated psychiatric paradigm and help readers take control and improve the health of their own brain, minimizing or reversing conditions that may be preventing them from living a full and emotionally healthy life.
The End of Mental Illness will help you discover:
Why labeling someone as having a “mental illness” is not only inaccurate but harmful.
Why standard treatment may not have helped you or a loved one–and why diagnosing and treating you based on your symptoms alone so often misses the true cause of those symptoms and results in poor outcomes
At least 100 simple things you can do yourself to heal your brain and prevent or reverse the problems that are making you feel sad, mad, or bad
How to identify your “brain type” and what you can do to optimize your particular type
Where to find the kind of health provider who understands and uses the new paradigm of brain health
About the author:
Daniel Amen is a life-long Christian and graduate of Oral Roberts University School of Medicine. He is a double board-certified psychiatrist and multiple NY Times bestselling author, with such blockbuster books as Change Your Brain, Change Your Life, Healing ADD, Change Your Brain, Change Your Body, and The Daniel Plan, co-authored by Pastor Rick Warren and Dr. Mark Hyman. In November 2016, he and his wife Tana published The Brain Warrior’s Way.
Dr. Amen is the founder of Amen Clinics, which has 6 locations across the United States. Amen Clinics has the world’s largest database of brain scans related to behavior, totaling more than 125,000 SPECT scans on patients from 111 countries.
Dr. Amen’s research team has published more than 70 scientific articles on a wide variety of topics related to brain health. He is the lead researcher on the largest brain imaging study on active and retired NFL players and was a consultant on the movie Concussion starring Will Smith. In 2016, Discover Magazine named his brain imaging work for psychiatric diagnoses as one of the top 100 stories in all of science.
Dr. Amen has also hosted 11 national public television shows about the brain, which have aired more than 80,000 times across North America and raised more than 75 million dollars for stations.
Reviews about the ebook The End of Mental Illness
- Nicole Hoffmann:
Every person should read this ebook The End of Mental Illness. The content is SO good and could seriously change your life by evaluating the way you take care of your body and it’s the direct impact on your health. His scientific results are astoundingly clear that there is a bigger cultural issue at play when it comes to our health habits. I’ll definitely be making some lifestyle changes after reading this book The End of Mental Illness!
- Nadine Blase Psareas:
The End of Mental Illness has got to be the most POWERFULLY enlightening book ever written by Dr. Amen. The content truly initiates a massive revolutionary paradigm shift in the way mental health is viewed. It as if the veil has been lifted and the blinders have been opened. The awareness that has been revealed in this book is mind-blowing.
This neuroscientific approach truly is revolutionary and this book is a must-read for every single person that has ever been touched by the disease of mental illness.
It completely erases the stigma that is attached to mental illness and develops compassion and understanding towards one another. If you are a behavioral health professional, this book is an absolute must-read and will make a massive impact on the lives of your clients and patients.
As both a mother of a son with substance use disorder and a professional addictions counselor… this book changes everything. Everything. As a professional, I have done my research, and have found this book The End of Mental Illness to be based accurately on evidence-based research and the largest database of brain imaging research that has ever existed.
The credibility and authenticity speak for itself when you see the lives that have been transformed in addition to the extensive scientific evidence.
- Michael Reyes:
In this paradigm-shifting book The End of Mental Illness, Amen argues that mental health should really be framed as brain health and that when you frame it this way, it removes stigma because “everyone wants a better brain.” Early on in his training to become a psychiatrist, Daniel Amen realized this simple truth: psychiatrists are the only doctors that treat an organ (the brain) that they never actually look at. With the expertise gained from 100,000+ SPECT scans (a form of brain imaging), Amen has learned how if you can change your brain you can change your life (also the title of another of his books).
Amen advocates for treatment that places more emphasis on lifestyle changes and natural solutions than a traditional pharmaceutical approach. Amen details eleven risk factors that everyone can address to optimize brain health that ranges from common ones such as sleep and exercise to lesser-known ones like head trauma and toxins. Scientific, yet easy to understand, Amen gives us a glimpse into what the future of treating psychiatric illness might look like The End of Mental Illness.