Can You Really Change Your Brain Every Day?

Mental Health

By Daniel Amen, MD

[Excerpted from Change Your Brain Every Day]

You are not stuck with the brain you have. You can make it better, even if you have been bad to it, and I can prove it. You can literally change your brain, and when you do, you change your life.

Over the last 30 years, I’ve ended most of my lectures with the above words. It’s the mission that drives my work. Your brain controls everything you do and everything you are. Each day it is changing. Either it is getting better and growing younger, or it is getting worse and growing older due to your daily diet, supplements, thoughts, decisions, and habits.

This daily reader is designed to help you be the master of your brain’s destiny and boost your memory, mood, focus, and overall sense of happiness and peace. Learning to love and care for your brain will also decrease your stress, improve your relationships, increase your chances of success in every area of your life, help you stave off dementia, and prevent you from becoming a burden to those you love.

Physical health is a daily practice. Brain and mental health require daily practices, which are needed now more than ever as anxiety, depression, ADHD, bipolar disorder, PTSD, and cognitive decline are at epidemic levels. Click To Tweet

BRAIN AND MENTAL HEALTH ARE DAILY PRACTICES

Physical health is a daily practice. You cannot be 50 pounds overweight on Monday, have a salad that day for lunch, and expect to be trim by Friday. Ridiculous, right? Physical health takes consistent effort and daily practice over a long time, including eating right, smart supplementation, exercising, managing stress, and making many, many more good decisions than bad ones. Yes, you can take pills to help manage diabetes, hypertension, and chronic pain that result from making many bad decisions, but they won’t give you the energy and vitality you want.

In the same way, brain and mental health require daily practices, which are needed now more than ever. Anxiety disorders, depression, suicide, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD), bipolar disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and cognitive decline are at epidemic levels, as are the number of prescription medications purported to help these conditions. Alzheimer’s disease is expected to triple in the coming decades, and since the pandemic, anxiety disorders and depression have more than doubled in children and adults. Something needs to change.

If you want to feel happier and more relaxed; if you want to be cognitively sharper and lower your risk for Alzheimer’s disease, it will take developing consistent brain and mental health practices over time.

Change Your Brain Every Day will show you how.

LESSONS FROM THE NEUROPSYCHISTRIST’S COUCH

In this book, I share the daily practices I’ve learned on the other side of the neuropsychiatrist’s couch (neuropsychiatrists are psychiatrists who believe brain health is foundational to helping their patients heal and thrive).

For more than 40 years, I’ve worked with children, teenagers, and adults seeking to overcome anxiety, depression, obsessions, compulsions, addictions, anger, past emotional trauma, past head trauma, relationship issues, and memory and learning problems. This volume condenses those 40 years of knowledge and experience into a step-by-step, daily journey of brain optimization and healing. I use these daily practices in my life and encourage those around me to do the same.

In Change Your Brain Every Day, psychiatrist and clinical neuroscientist Daniel Amen, MD, draws on over 40 years of clinical practice with tens of thousands of patients to give you the most effective daily habits he has seen that can help you improve your brain, master your mind, boost your memory, and make you feel happier, healthier, and more connected to those you love.

If you want to join the tens of thousands of patients at Amen Clinics who have already learned how to change their brain every day and have a better life, speak to a specialist today at 888-288-9834 or visit our contact page here.  

11 Comments »

  1. Can you help cure cervical dystonia / torticollis which is a neurological condition with an unknown cause?

    Comment by Linda Cessor — December 28, 2022 @ 6:10 AM

  2. Thank you for all you have done to educate the lay person and medical profession about brain health. In many families and in many, many medical offices, a pt. with a brain health problem would be better off to have cancer. A “mental health diagnosis” is the worst diagnosis anyone can have. I was a nurse for 51 years in various fields of medicine. The last 13 spent in FP, which was the most egregious to watch. Acute physical disease missed due to the patient just wanted another meds. Teenagers put on increased doses of meds or on multiple meds for depression or anxiety without referral to counseling. You get the picture. You have given so many people hope, that they can be better without meds or with decreased meds. Thank you again.

    Comment by Michelle — December 28, 2022 @ 6:29 AM

  3. I would like to learn to improve my brain and body and reduce pain and learn to protect myself both physically and mentally from people, usually men in medical practices like dentist and doctors and learn self defense both physically, verbally, mentally, emotionally and internally.

    Comment by Judy Wolff — December 28, 2022 @ 9:53 AM

  4. I am interested improving my brain. Looking forward to hearing more. Doree Naegele

    Comment by Doree Naegele — December 28, 2022 @ 10:22 AM

  5. Sounds great! I want to order the book.

    Comment by Doree Naegele — December 28, 2022 @ 10:23 AM

  6. I would live to learn about daily practices to heal my brain. I have struggled with depression, anxiety & a.d.d and the more meds I receive the more difficult it seems to get. I have looked into procedures like t.m.s but it is not something that I can afford and truely would love to male progress and get away from medications.

    Comment by Jamison Culley — December 29, 2022 @ 9:25 AM

  7. Highly agree with Michelle. I wish I could share my story with Dr. Amen and Mrs. Amen how not just the medical information but them sharing their personal stories has helped me and my family face the worse times of our lives throughout these three years. I receive the emails updating me of these important posts. I listen to podcasts, I have watched many youtube videos that Dr. Amen and Mrs. Amen and staff had gone above and beyond to spread all the information they can. Mostly admire sharing your devotion and gratefulness to Our Beloved Father, Our Almighty God, with His help, with faith these battles these wars become bearable. Doctors like Dr. Amen enlightening us with medical information that many find it hard to accept or hard to find has personally help me to continue fighting for my well-being to not let go of the woman I know Iam, a woman grateful to Our God, Jehovah to give me this opportunity to share there is hope, to share prayer is powerful, prayer is what led me to find this website.

    Comment by Ruby — December 30, 2022 @ 12:11 AM

  8. Highly agree with Michelle. I wish I could share my story with Dr. Amen and Mrs. Amen how not just the medical information but them sharing their personal stories has helped me and my family face the worse times of our lives throughout these three years. I receive the emails updating me of these important posts. I listen to podcasts, I have watched many youtube videos that Dr. Amen and Mrs. Amen and staff had gone above and beyond to spread all the information they can. Mostly admire sharing your devotion and gratefulness to Our Beloved Father, Our Almighty God, with His help, with faith these battles these wars become bearable. Doctors like Dr. Amen enlightening us with medical information that many find it hard to accept or hard to find has personally help me to continue fighting for my well-being to not let go of the woman I know Iam, a woman grateful to Our God, Jehovah to give me this opportunity to share there is hope, to share prayer is powerful, prayer is what led me to find this website.

    Comment by Mrs. Pio — December 30, 2022 @ 12:24 PM

  9. @Linda Cessor, Torticollis is a musculoskeletal condition, which can often be treated with manual therapies by a Doctor of Osteopathy. DOs have the same training as MDs, so they can assess for all medical and neurological conditions, and we can also use our hands to treat things like torticollis (among other things in all body regions and systems!). Look for a DO near you who lists NMM, OMM, OMT, CSP-OMM for their specialties and call to see if they treat torticollis of the particular sort you are dealing with. To your health!

    Comment by Kristin Thom — December 30, 2022 @ 1:26 PM

  10. I pre-ordered the book on Amazon and entered the information as asked to receive additional gifts. I got the download of recipes but 2 items said I would receive an email regarding them. I have not received an email. Am wondering if i missed something. Do the additional gifts become available once the book is out? Thanks.

    Comment by Wendy Hamann — January 8, 2023 @ 11:00 AM

  11. Hello Wendy, thank you for reaching out. You will receive emails regarding the other two items. We appreciate your patience!

    Comment by Amen Clinics — January 9, 2023 @ 9:00 AM

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