Dr. Daniel Amen
Nov 3, 2022
EP 167 - Dr. Daniel Amen
Welcome to the Pretty Intense Podcast, Today on the show is Dr. Amen. You may have come across him before. He is helping people understand how to have a healthier brain. He is a psychiatrist, and a specialist in brain function. He has 10 clinics, one of which I recently visited for a brain scan by Dr. Amen. My scan showed the blood flow, the shape of my brain, all dents and damages. Thankfully my brain looks pretty good, but there is always room for improvement. We talked about what it takes to make your brain better. What makes your brain bad. What your brain actually does, and why you need it to be in the best possible health. And then we got into some sports stuff: concussions, CTE. We touched on psychopaths and serial killers. We explored all the areas of what can result from an unhealthy brain. Dr. Amen has a new book out, called "You Happier." This is a must read. I was also a guest on Dr. Amen's show (he scanned my brain, and we talk about what is actually going on up there). Don't miss this mind blowing episode, with the amazing Dr. Amen.
Daniel Amen, MD believes we are on the cusp of a new revolution in psychiatry. Based on a database of over 200,000 brain SPECT scans he has performed over the last 30 years on patients from 155 countries he believes that most psychiatric illnesses are not mental health issues at all, but rather, they are brain health issues that steal people’s mind. This one idea changes everything. Get your brain right and your mind will follow. His mission is to end mental illness by creating a revolution in brain health. Dr. Amen is a physician, board-certified child and adult psychiatrist, award-winning researcher, and 18-time national bestselling author. His online videos about brain and mental health have been viewed over 300 million times. Sharecare named him the web’s #1 most influential expert and advocate on mental health and the Washington Post called him the most popular psychiatrist in America. He is the Founder and CEO of Amen Clinics in Costa Mesa, Walnut Creek, and Encino, California, Bellevue, Washington, Washington, DC, Atlanta, GA, Chicago, IL, Dallas, TX, New York, NY, and Hollywood, FL.