Daniel G. Amen, MD, is a physician, a double board-certified psychiatrist, the founder of Amen Clinics, a 10-time New York Times bestselling author, and the recipient of the John Maxwell Transformational Leadership Award for 2019. Dr. Amen has written, produced, and hosted 14 popular public television shows about the brain that have aired more than 110,000 times across North America. He has spoken for the National Security Agency, and his work has been featured in outlets including Newsweek, Time magazine, HuffPost, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and Men's Health. He is the author of more than 30 books, including The End of Mental Illness, Change Your Brain, Change Your Life, Healing Anxiety and Depression, and Healing ADD Revised Edition. Lisa C. Routh, M.D., is a neuropsychiatrist with special training in neurology, general psychiatry, child psychiatry, and functional brain imaging. Dr. Routh is now at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.
Based on the work done in the Amen Clinics, this program presents information on a variety of depression and/or anxiety disorders. It argues that a major component of these diseases is a failure of part or parts of the brain to function normally. Evidence is presented on why it is important to include brain scans that test the function rather than just the physical structures of the brain as an important diagnostic tool. Seven major disorders are described along with symptoms and current treatment. Specifically, the authors address the kinds of medications that may or may not be useful in treating these conditions. They also counsel that medication alone is not usually successful and explain the importance of individual and family counseling, behavior modification, and other interventions. The data is complex yet comprehensible. Amen admits that the use of SPECT scans is still not generally accepted by many in the medical community and that insurance companies may not cover them. Expertly read by Alan Sklar, this program is highly recommended for all public library and consumer health collections.-Kathleen Sullivan, Phoenix P.L. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Praise for Healing Anxiety and Depression
"More than simply fascinating science, this book can
provide help and hope for anyone who has struggled with anxiety and
depression."--John Gray, Ph.D., author of Men Are from Mars, Women
Are from Venus "A powerful book that will change your opinions
forever on mental disease. It provides excellent practical
guidelines on how to protect your brain to live a more fulfilling
life."--Barry Sears, Ph.D., author of The Zone "A book that is
groundbreaking in the field of psychiatry and psychology concerning
anxiety."--Earl R. Henslin, Psy.D., Board-Certified Expert in