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Daniel Amen, MD
Areas of Interest:
neuroimaging, Psychiatry, supplements, lifestyle risk factors
Biography & Research:
Dr. Amen is a physician, board-certified child and adult psychiatrist, award-winning researcher, and 10-time New York Times bestselling author. He is the Founder of Amen Clinics in Costa Mesa, Walnut Creek, and Encino, California, Bellevue, Washington, Washington, DC, Atlanta, Chicago, and New York. Amen Clinics has the world’s largest database of functional brain scans relating to behavior, totaling nearly 150,000 scans on patients from 120 countries. Dr. Amen 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. Together with Pastor Rick Warren and Dr. Mark Hyman, Dr. Amen is also one of the chief architects of “The Daniel Plan,” a program to get the world healthy through religious organizations that has been done in thousands of churches, mosques and synagogues. Dr. Amen is the author or co-author of over 80 professional articles, seven book chapters, and over 30 books, including the #1 New York Times bestseller The Daniel Plan and the over one million copy bestseller Change Your Brain, Change Your Life, along with Healing ADD, Change Your Brain, Change Your Body, The Brain Warrior’s Way and Memory Rescue. In November 2018 Tyndale will publish Dr Amen’s new book, Feel Better Fast and Make It Last. Dr. Amen’s published scientific articles have appeared in the prestigious journals of Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, Molecular Psychiatry, PLOS One, Nature’s Translational Psychiatry, Nature’s Obesity, Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience, Minerva Psichiatrica, Journal of Neurotrauma, American Journal of Psychiatry, Nuclear Medicine Communication, Neurological Research, Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Primary Psychiatry, Military Medicine, and General Hospital Psychiatry. In January 2016, his team’s research on distinguishing PTSD from TBI was featured as one of the top 100 stories in science by Discover Magazine. Dr. Amen has written, produced, and hosted 13 national public television program about brain health, which have aired more than 100,000 times across North America.