Patient Video Testimonials

The Bagnalls’ Story

Jennifer Bagnall was settling into her new marriage when she accidentally came across a disturbing journal entry written by her new husband that said “Hang Myself”. That got her attention quickly and she convinced her husband David to get a brain scan to see what was going on. What they discovered may not only have saved their marriage, but also David’s life.

Stephen, Firefighter

After living with PTSD for over 10 years, this first responder froze on the job. The guy who had been called to help was the guy who needed help.

“I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead”- DJ Steve Aoki on Sleep, Mental Health | Scan My Brain

In this episode of Scan My Brain, world-famous DJ Steve Aoki visits Dr. Amen at Amen Clinics in Orange County to get his brain scanned and address some of his recent brain health struggles. Steve is known for being the hardest-touring musician in the business, but all that hard work comes with a price, as…

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Comedian Manon Mathews on Battling Negative Thoughts

In this episode of Scan My Brain, actress/comedian Manon Mathews visits Dr. Julie Brush at Amen Clinics Los Angeles to get her brain scanned and try to discover how to control her negative thoughts. Dr. Brush reveals the results of Manon’s SPECT scans, detailing the areas of high activity that are often associated with negative…

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The Balanced Blonde Jordan Younger on ADHD and Brain Health

In this episode of Scan My Brain, “The Balanced Blonde” blogger Jordan Younger visits Dr. Amen at Amen Clinics Orange County to get her brain scanned and address some of her recent struggles. Jordan had previously been diagnosed with ADHD, but her symptoms seemed to be getting worse. Dr. Amen discusses the findings of her…

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Tish Cyrus on Her Battle with Health Anxiety

In this episode of Scan My Brain, producer (and Miley’s mom) Tish Cyrus visits Dr. Amen at Amen Clinics in Orange County in hopes of discovering some answers regarding her anxiety, which has at times been crippling. Dr. Amen reveals the results of Tish’s brain SPECT scans, which shed some light on how her brain…

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Retired Race Car Driver Danica Patrick on Hidden Epidemic of Breast Implant Illness & Her Story

In this episode of Scan My Brain, retired race car driver and ‘Pretty Intense’ podcast host Danica Patrick visits Dr. Amen at Amen Clinics Orange County to get her brain scanned and learn more about how her brain is functioning. Dr. Amen and Danica discuss the surprising hidden epidemic of breast implant illness, and how…

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Maddy Crum Get Honest About Her Mental Health – Scan My Brain

In this episode of Scan My Brain, actress/model Maddy Crum visits Dr. Julie Brush at Amen Clinics Los Angeles to get her brain scanned to discover the source of some of her recent struggles. Maddy had recently been experiencing some anxiety along with brain fog, and she wanted to find some answers before things got…

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Concussion: Kattie’s Story

Driving alone one night, Kattie Boline’s car was crushed by a semi-truck in a horrible accident. Afterwards, Kattie had awful headaches and eventually even mood and personality changes. After coming to Amen Clinics, Kattie finally received the answers she was looking for to get her life back on track.

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Lili Reinhart on Battling Body Dysmorphia, Anxiety and Depression – Scan My Brain

In this episode of Scan My Brain, actress Lili Reinhart visits Dr. Daniel Amen at Amen Clinics Orange County to get her brain scanned and find help with some of her recent brain health struggles. Lili had been experiencing body dysmorphia, which had only been amplified while becoming an adult on a popular tv show,…

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‘You’ Actress Ambyr Childers on Struggling with ADHD, Memory Issues, & Depression | Scan My Brain

In this episode of Scan My Brain, actress Ambyr Childers visits Dr. Daniel Amen at Amen Clinics in Orange County to get her second brain SPECT scan and discuss some of her recent struggles. Ambyr had recently gone through a tough time in her life, which had amplified some of her ongoing issues with ADHD,…

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Victoria Secret Model Sara Sampaio’s Struggle with Trichotillomania & Anxiety | Scan My Brain

Do you ever find yourself plucking hairs from your head, eyebrows, or eyelashes? Do you do it repeatedly to the point that you have patchy bald spots or noticeable hair loss? You may have trichotillomania, a mental health disorder that involves compulsively yanking out hair despite efforts to stop doing so.

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Bestselling Author Jonny Bowden on Having ADHD & Memory Issues

In this episode of Scan My Brain, The Great Cholesterol Myth author Jonny Bowden visits Dr. Daniel Amen at Amen Clinics to get his brain scanned and learn about the source of his recent issues with memory and attention. Jonny discusses has past substance abuse, marijuana, and his tennis game with Dr. Amen, who reveals…

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Mild COVID-19 Symptoms But Life-Changing Long-COVID

Approximately 90 million Americans have had COVID-19, and that number keeps rising as variants of the virus produce even more cases. At this stage in the pandemic, you might assume that getting infected will only make you feel mildly ill for a short while. That’s what former tennis pro Tara Snyder thought. In an episode…

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NY Times Bestselling author Gabby Bernstein on Brain Fog & Boosting Brain Health

In this episode of Scan My Brain, bestselling author and host of the Dear Gabby podcast, Gabby Bernstein connects with Dr. Daniel Amen to review her brain SPECT scans and discuss her brain health. Gabby had a past history of substance use and was concerned about how that might influence the brain fog she had…

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Mark Divine on becoming a Navy SEAL, Trauma and Brain Scan Results

Navy SEALs are the best of the best—highly intelligent and courageous individuals who are committed to intense training that pushes them to their physical and mental limits. Self-assurance, strength, and the ability to perform under highly stressful situations are requirements of the job. With determination and teamwork, these are people who continuously strive for improvement.…

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Did His Accident Damage His Brain? with Corbin Reinhardt

In this episode of Scan My Brain, stunt performer/free runner Corbin Reinhardt visits Dr. Steven Storage at Amen Clinics Los Angeles Metro Area to get a SPECT scan and learn about his brain after suffering a horrific concussion that had lasting effects on his thoughts and speech. Dr. Storage reveals the results of Corbin’s scans,…

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Whole 30 Founder Melissa Urban Discusses Past Head Injury & Depression

In this episode of Scan My Brain, Melissa Urban, founder of the famous ‘Whole 30’ diet visits Dr. Daniel Amen at Amen Clinics, Orange County to see what’s happening with her brain and get guidance on how to get her brain healthier. Dr. Amen reviews Melissa’s SPECT brain scans, which reveal the results of Melissa’s…

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Can Substance Abuse Damage Your Brain After Years of Sobriety?

In this episode of Scan My Brain, influencer/music producer Stephen Hilton visits Dr. Daniel Amen at Amen Clinics Orange County to get a follow-up SPECT scan to see how his brain is functioning after a couple of incredibly difficult years. Dr. Amen shows him through SPECT imaging how his brain is doing now, and also…

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The Devastating Impact of Multiple Concussions (and How to Heal from Them)

After suffering two concussive hits to the head, high schooler Katherine Creswell began to notice significant changes to her thoughts, behavior, and ability to cope with difficult situations. Katherine’s mom Stacy had looked everywhere for help, but it wasn’t until she discovered Amen Clinics that she was able to get her daughter on the right…

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Austin Smith on Concussion Recovery with Dr. Mendenhall

In this episode of Scan My Brain, professional snowboarder Austin Smith visits Dr. Elissa Mendenhall at Amen Clinics in the San Francisco Bay Area to see the effect his multiple concussions have had on his brain. Dr. Mendenhall reveals the results of his SPECT scans, which reveal the reasons behind his recent struggles with memory.…

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One Man’s Solution to Depression and Anxiety

Scott Hoke had experienced a tremendous amount of loss in a short time. After losing his parents, his marriage, and almost losing his brother, he found himself in a very dark place. As fate would have it, he came across information on Amen Clinics, and decided to give this approach a try. By scanning his…

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How a Concussion Can Change Family Life (And How to Fix it!)

When Todd Stalmack suffered a concussion after being hit in the head with a giant icicle, he suffered some setbacks. Surprisingly, these setbacks were mental as well as physical. The changes he was going through began even to cause some problems in his family life. After visiting Amen Clinics and getting his brain scanned, Todd…

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‘The Hills’ Alum Jason Wahler Talks Sobriety Journey

This episode of Scan My Brain features Jason Wahler, star of ‘The Hills’ and ‘Laguna Beach.’ Jason visits Dr. Amen at Amen Clinics Orange County to get his brain scanned and see the effects of both his turbulent past and his subsequent recovery efforts. Dr. Amern discusses some of the surprising physical anomalies that can…

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Shaun T Discusses Past Abuse and a Pathway to Healing

TRIGGER WARNING: MENTION OF SEXUAL AND EMOTIONAL ABUSE In this episode of Scan My Brain, fitness instructor Shaun T visits Dr. Daniel Amen at Amen Clinics Orange County to get his brain scanned. Shaun had experienced sexual abuse at a young age by someone very close to him, and the lingering effects on his mental…

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Zach Skow on Battling Previous Head Injuries and Alcoholism

In this episode of Scan My Brain, Marley’s Mutts founder Zach Skow visits Dr. Steven Storage at Amen Clinics Los Angeles to get his brain scanned. A child of California beach culture, Zach had been exposed to drugs, alcohol, and risky action sports at a young age, which led to head injuries and a severe…

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“I Don’t Understand Why I Can’t Remember Things” Actor Hale Leon

In this episode of Scan My Brain, actor Hale Leon visits Amen Clinics Orange County, CA to meet with Dr. Daniel Amen and get his brain scanned. Hale is married to Frankie Grande, a friend of the show who previously appeared on another episode. After reviewing Hale’s SPECT scans, Dr. Amen reveals the physical reasons…

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Ben Smith on Imposter Syndrome & His Mental Health

In this episode of Scan My Brain, TV personality Ben Smith visits Dr. Steven Storage at Amen Clinics Los Angeles to discuss some of his recent brain health concerns and get SPECT scans of his brain. Dr. Storage and Ben discuss “imposter syndrome,” a phenomenon that often occurs in families where achievements are a primary…

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Actress Amber Riley on Emotional Eating, Relationships & Mental Health

In this episode of Scan My Brain, Glee actress Amber Riley visits Dr. Jay Faber at Amen Clinics Los Angeles to get her brain scanned and see how recent struggles have affected her brain. Dr. Faber reviews the SPECT scans of Amber’s brain and puts them into context regarding the mental health symptoms Amber had…

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How Former Tennis Pro Tara Snyder Recovered from Long COVID

Former professional tennis player Tara Snyder fell into a horrific depression after struggling with long COVID, but a chance encounter with Dr. Phil got her in touch with Dr. Daniel Amen and Amen Clinics. In this video, Tara describes the unexpected effects of long COVID, and how her experience at the clinic led her on…

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TV Personality Carrie-Ann Inaba’s Follow Up Brain Scan After 8 Months of Treatment

In this third episode of a special 3-part series with Dancing with the Stars and The Talk star Carrie Ann Inaba, she and Dr. Daniel Amen recap where she was when she started her brain health journey compared to where she is now. They discuss why it’s crucial to take care of your brain and…

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Carrie-Ann Inaba Discusses Chronic Pain and Treatment Plan EP. 2

In this episode of Scan My Brain, Dancing with the Stars and The Talk star Carrie Ann Inaba returns to Amen Clinics in Orange County, CA to get another brain scan to see how well her treatment plan has been working. Dr. Daniel Amen reveals Carrie’s new brain scan and discusses the details of how…

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Carrie-Ann Inaba Opens Up About Her Brain Health Struggles EP. 1

In this episode of Scan My Brain, Carrie Ann Inaba, star of Dancing with the Stars and The Talk, visits Dr. Daniel Amen at Amen Clinics, Orange County. After a tumultuous year full of hardships, Carrie Ann made the decision to get her brain scanned to see what was going on with her brain health.…

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Former Real Housewife Leah McSweeney Discusses Covid-19 & Anxiety

In this episode of Scan My Brain, Real Housewives of New York City star Leah McSweeney visits Dr. Steven Storage at Amen Clinics Los Angeles Metro Area to get some answers about her brain. Leah had been experiencing a major jump in anxiety over the course of the last year, and she wanted to see…

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Actress Caitlin O’Connor on Perfectionism, Sugary Foods and Inflammation

In this episode of Scan My Brain, actress Caitlin O’Connor visits Dr. Steven Storage at Amen Clinics Los Angeles Metro Area to get her brain scanned and learn more about how it’s functioning. An early lifestyle of perfectionistic tendencies and sugar cravings have both had their effect on certain crucial areas inside Caitlin’s brain. Dr.…

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Philadelphia Eagles NFL Player, Lane Johnson Sees His SPECT Scan

In this episode of Scan My Brain, Philadelphia Eagles offensive lineman Lane Johnson gets his brain scanned to see the effects football concussions (and other life events) have had on his brain. In this special Telehealth episode, Dr. Amen connects with Lane via video to reveal the surprising results of Lane’s SPECT scans and give…

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A First Responder’s Brain Health Journey Out of Darkness, with Matthew Fiorenza

Like many other first responders, Matthew Fiorenza had found the enormity of his traumatic experiences while on the job to be more than he could bear. However, unlike many of his fellow heroes, Matthew decided that suffering in silence was not the way to go, so he made an effort to look into life changes…

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Teen Mom Star Farrah Abraham Discusses Post Rehab Recovery – Scan My Brain

In this episode of Scan My Brain, Teen Mom star Farrah Abraham visits Amen Clinics Dallas to get her brain scanned and learn how to make it better. Farrah had been experiencing a particularly bad year, and after spending some time in a rehabilitation center, she wanted to start off a new leg of her…

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Annaliese Puccini Discusses Brain Health – Scan My Brain

In this episode of Scan My Brain, The Bachelor star Annaliese Puccini visits Dr. Jay Faber at Amen Clinics Los Angeles to get her brain scanned and learn more about her brain health. In her childhood, Annaliese had difficulties with focus and schoolwork which she believed had an effect on her into adulthood. Dr. Faber…

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“I Feel Like My Brain is Broken!” – Channon Rose – Scan My Brain

In this episode of Scan My Brain, YouTube star Channon Rose visits Dr. Steven Storage at Amen Clinics, Los Angeles Metro area to learn more about her brain and why it’s functioning the way it does. Some of the effects of Channon’s traumatic past can be seen in her SPECT scans due to the levels…

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Shawn Stevenson on Overcoming Trauma and Optimizing His Brain Health – Scan My Brain

In this episode of Scan My Brain, bestselling author and host of The Model Health Show Shawn Stevenson visits Dr. Daniel Amen at Amen Clinics, Orange County, CA to get his brain scanned and get some tips to optimize it. Shawn reveals some of the details from his rough upbringing, and Dr. Amen shows him…

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“The Doctor Told Me If I Got Another Concussion I Would Die” Matthias Barker | Scan My Brain

In this episode of Scan My Brain, podcast host Matthias Barker visits Dr. Amen at Amen Clinics Orange County, CA to get his brain scanned. Dr. Amen uses SPECT imaging to take a look at Matthias’ brain to see the surprising effects of past concussions and air pollution toxicity. Dr. Amen then give Matthias a…

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Real Housewives of Orange County’s Gretchen Rossi Discusses Past Emotional Trauma – Scan My Brain

In this episode of Scan My Brain, Real Housewives of Orange County star Gretchen Rossi visits Dr. Daniel Amen at Amen Clinics, Orange County, CA to learn about what’s going on with her brain. A series of traumatic occurrences had left a psychological mark, so Gretchen gets a SPECT scan to find out how those…

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Syd Wilder Gets Honest about Her Mental Health – Scan My Brain

In this episode of Scan My Brain, actress and comedienne Syd Wilder visits Dr. Daniel Amen at Amen Clinics Orange County to discuss some of her recent mental health challenges and get her brain scanned. After a traumatic divorce and suicide attempt, Syd had found herself mentally struggling. Dr. Amen reveals what’s going on with…

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‘Scandal’ Actor Columbus Short on Struggling With Alcohol Use – Scan My Brain

In this episode of Scan My Brain, actor Columbus Short from the acclaimed TV show ‘Scandal’ visits Dr. Jay Faber at Amen Clinics, Los Angeles. Columbus had been struggling with alcohol and his behavior got him into some hot water with the show’s producer. Dr. Faber scans Columbus’ brain to see what could be responsible…

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Professional Surfer Becca Speak on her head injury “I went paralyzed for 10 seconds” – Scan My Brain

In this episode of Scan My Brain, professional surfer Becca Speak visits Amen Clinics Los Angeles to get her brain scanned and meet with Dr. Julie Brush. Becca had suffered a head injury surfing which left her with lasting effects, so Becca decided to look for answers through a brain SPECT scan. Dr. Brush reveals…

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Crystal Hefner on Mold Exposure in Playboy Mansion & Mental Health – Scan My Brain

In this episode of Scan My Brain, Crystal Hefner, widow of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, visits Dr. Amen at Amen Clinics, Orange County. Crystal had been suffering with her mental health due to many past traumas before coming in to get her brain scanned. Dr. Amen reveals the surprising cause of some of her issues…

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How Are Obsessive Thoughts And Trauma Connected? With Jennifer Bilicek – Scan My Brain

In this episode of Scan My Brain, influencer Jennifer Bilicek visits Dr. Daniel Emina at Amen Clinics in Orange County to see what’s going on in her brain. Dr. Emina reveals the results of Jennifer’s SPECT scans, which help illuminate the reason for her looping obsessive thoughts.

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How to Have a Better Brain, with Billy Carson – Scan My Brain

In this episode of Scan My Brain, author and entrepreneur Billy Carson visits Dr. Amen at Amen Clinics Orange County to learn about his brain. Dr. Amen discusses Billy’s SPECT scans, and how the lingering effects from a traumatic childhood can manifest and persist in physical form. Dr. Amen also gives Billy a customized road…

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Can Childhood Trauma Manifest in Adulthood? with Abby Rao – Scan My Brain

In this episode of Scan My Brain, influencer Abby Rao visits Dr. Amen at Amen Clinics Orange County to discuss some of her recent struggles. After scanning her brain, Dr. Amen shows Abby the patterns of brain activity consistent with emotional trauma. Dr. Amen then helps Abby with strategies to get her emotional brain under…

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MLB Angels Star Troy Glaus Discusses Mental Health & Alcohol Use – Scan My Brain

In this episode of Scan My Brain, former Major League Baseball World Series MVP Troy Glaus visits Dr. Daniel Amen at Amen Clinics, Orange County. Troy discusses some of the challenges he’s faced after the end of his baseball career, and how the adjustment to post-baseball life presents a unique set of challenges. After scanning…

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The Brain of an Olympian, with Alysha Newman | Scan My Brain

In this episode of Scan My Brain, Olympic pole vaulter Alysha Newman visits Dr. Daniel Amen from Amen Clinics Orange County, CA to create a brain-healthy plan to supplement her training regiment for the next Olympics. Dr. Amen reveals the surprising results from her SPECT scan and gives her some practical strategies to incorporate into…

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How Much Can a Previous Concussion Impact the Brain? with Sydney Olson – Scan My Brain

In this episode of Scan My Brain, stuntwoman Sydney Olson visits Dr. Julie Brush from Amen Clinics Los Angeles to see if there was lasting damage visible in her brain after suffering a concussion. What she saw surprised her. After reviewing her results, Dr. Julie Brush reveals her game plan to heal Sydney’s brain.

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What Does ADHD Look Like in the Brain? with Sasha Aronzon-Martofel – Scan My Brain

In this episode of Scan My Brain, “Self Care is for Everyone” co-founder Sasha Aronzon visits Amen Clinics for help with focus and optimizing her brain. Dr. Daniel Amen uses SPECT imaging to help Sasha pinpoint how her brain is functioning and then he gives her some tools and strategies based on the results. Dr.…

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Former Real Housewife Dina Cantin Discusses Trauma & Brain Health – Scan My Brain

In this episode of Scan My Brain, former “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Dina Cantin visits Dr. Daniel Amen at Amen Clinics to get her brain scanned and see how it was affected by past traumas, such as an infamous home invasion and attack. Dina also discusses how she was shaped by early family…

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“The Voice in My Head Was Gone” – Brett Baker on Ending Panic Attacks

Brett Baker’s panic attacks had begun to take over his life. They had become so severe they almost ended his marriage. Brett searched for help in all kinds of places, but he was unable to find any meaningful answers. When a doctor recommended a visit to Amen Clinics, what Brett found in his brain gave…

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Grammy-Award Winning Musician Meghan Trainor Discusses Anxiety with Dr. Daniel Amen

In this episode of Scan My Brain, Grammy-award winning singer Meghan Trainor (All About That Bass) visits Dr. Daniel Amen at Amen Clinics Los Angeles. Meghan discusses some of the anxiety that has crept into her life after fame and motherhood. Dr. Amen reveals the surprising results of Meghan’s brain scan and then helps her…

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What You May Not Know about Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) – with Tyler Fernengel

In this episode of Scan My Brain, pro BMXer Tyler Fernengel visits Dr. Kabran Chapek in Amen Clinics, Seattle Metro Area after suffering a horrible crash on his bike. Dr. Chapek reveals how the effects of the injury (and other lifestyle habits) are affecting Tyler’s brain, as well as a game plan to get his…

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Popstar Jojo Gets Honest About Her Mental Health

In this episode of Scan My Brain, pop singer Jojo (Joanna Levesque) visits Dr. Daniel Amen to help with her recent struggles with anxiety and trauma. Dr. Amen reveals the results of her brain scan and gives her a path forward based on the findings.

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The Bachelorette Hannah Brown Gets Honest About Depression & Overcoming Trauma

The Bachelorette Hannah Brown sits down with Dr. Daniel Amen to discuss her current mental health. She discusses her traumatic childhood, battling depression, and much more. Hannah gets her brain SPECT scan results and recommended treatment.

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YouTuber Jeff Wittek’s Accident (The 6-Month Brain Scan Check Up)

In this episode of Scan My Brain, we feature YouTube star Jeff Wittek in a brand new feature: ReSPECT! After following the treatment plan set out by Dr. Daniel Amen, Jeff gets another SPECT scan to see how his brain has been responding to the changes.

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An Honest Discussion About Overcoming Trauma & Addiction with Maeve Reilly

In this episode of Scan My Brain, celebrity stylist Maeve Reilly visits Dr. Daniel Amen to see the physical effects on her brain as a result of emotional trauma and previous substance abuse. Dr. Amen reveals her brain scan and gives her strategies to use to get her brain better based on the scan results.

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Overcoming Emotional Trauma with Actress Lilly Melgar

In this episode of Scan My Brain, “General Hospital” and “The Bold and the Beautiful” actress Lilly Melgar visits Dr. Jay Faber at Amen Clinics Los Angeles to get her brain scanned after experiencing a horrific year filled with tragedies. Dr. Faber shows Lilly how the trauma affected her brain, as well as the surprising…

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Frankie Grande on Addiction, Recovery and Fame on the Brain

In this episode of Scan My Brain, actor and TV personality Frankie Grande visits Dr. Daniel Amen at Amen Clinics for help with his brain. Dr. Amen shows Frankie the results that addiction, fame, and trauma can have on the brain, and then gives him a detailed game plan to make his brain better.

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Radhi Shetty on Mental Health and Her Brain Scan Results

In this episode of Scan My Brain, chef and wellness expert Radhi Shetty visits Dr. Daniel Amen at Amen Clinics to see what’s going on in her brain. Dr. Amen and Radhi discuss Radhi’s mental health history, and the two end up in an in-depth discussion on the current state of brain health awareness.

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ADHD in the Brain with Mel Robbins

In this episode of Scan My Brain, author/TV host Mel Robbins visits Dr. Daniel Amen at Amen Clinics in Costa Mesa, CA to learn more about her issues with attention. Using SPECT imaging, Dr. Amen finds evidence of emotional trauma in her brain. He then helps Mel to address it using physical, natural methods to…

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The Brain of a NBA Star

In this episode of Scan My Brain, Denver Nuggets forward and ‘Curious Mike’ podcast host Michael Porter Jr. visits Dr. Amen to get scanned and find ways to optimize both his brain and athletic performance. Dr. Amen shows him the areas of the brain to focus on in order to improve his game, as well…

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What Does Childhood Trauma Look Like in the Brain?

In this episode of Scan My Brain, YouTube sensation Derek Clark, aka “The Rapping Dad”, visits “The Suicide Solution” author Dr. Daniel Emina at the Amen Clinics in Orange County. Dr. Emina shows Derek how his trauma-filled childhood has altered his brain, and then educates him on what can be done to reverse the harmful…

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She Was Diagnosed with Bipolar II Disorder

In this episode of Scan My Brain, Talia Jackson, actress from Netflix’s “Family Reunion” and “You” singer, visits Amen Clinics Los Angeles, CA to seek help about her recent bipolar 2 diagnosis. Dr. Julie Brush reveals the surprising results of her brain SPECT scans and gives her a custom treatment plan to feel better based…

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Turning Pain into Purpose, with New York Times Bestseller Jay Shetty

Jay Shetty, host of the wildly successful podcast “On Purpose”, realized the benefits of living a life of purpose while living with Hindu monks. In this episode of Scan My Brain, Jay visits Dr. Amen to get his brain scanned to learn why it functions the way it does. Dr. Amen illustrates that no matter…

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Can You See Trauma in the Brain? with Bestselling Author Rachel Hollis

New York Times bestselling author Rachel Hollis was only 14 years old when she experienced a horrific tragedy in her family that would affect her forever. Although she has grown from the experience and gone on to great success in life, the residual effects of emotional trauma still linger. In this episode of Scan My…

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The Difference Between Male & Female Brains, with Daniel Sharman & Leggy Langdon

In this new episode of Scan My Brain, Dr. Daniel Amen sits down with actor Daniel Sharman and producer Leggy Langdon to discuss their mental health. Daniel describes waking up with “morning depression” and Leggy discusses his battle with addiction. For more ways to stay up to date with Daniel and Leggy listen to their…

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How Bullying Affects the Brain, with Nikki Leigh

This episode of Scan My Brain features the beautiful model/actress Nikki Leigh. Nikki had made a recent goal of optimizing her brain to help learn new languages, so she came to Amen Clinics to get her brain scanned and learn the best way to optimize it. Nikki had also suffered from depression and suicidal thoughts…

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Miranda Maday on Combating Past Trauma and Anxiety: “I’ve Been So Overwhelmed By My Thoughts”

Relationships can be difficult when you don’t understand what is happening with your partner’s brain. That’s why getting brain scans can be incredibly helpful to show why certain behavior patterns may occur. In this episode of Scan My Brain, Dr. Daniel Amen meets with Disney star Raven-Symone and her new wife Miranda Maday to help…

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Raven Symone on Battling Depression: “I Go Into My Brain By Myself”

Actress and singer Raven-Symone has been dealing with her own depression recently, most notably in the form of her so-called “burrito-ing”, where she retreats into the solitude of her own mind. In this episode of Scan My Brain, Raven visits Dr. Daniel Amen at Amen Clinics along with her new wife Miranda Pearman-Maday to get…

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What Exactly Did Football Do To My Brain? – Trent Shelton’s Brain Scan Results

In this episode of Scan My Brain, Dr. Daniel Amen meets with speaker, author, and formal NFL player Trent Shelton to scan his brain and see the effects of the many concussions Trent has suffered over the years. Dr. Amen then gives Trent the best strategies to improve his brain based on what the scans…

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“I Felt Like I Was Dumb My Whole Life” – Inside Lewis Howes’ Brain

In this episode of Scan My Brain, Dr. Daniel Amen sits down with The School of Greatness host Lewis Howes to discuss Lewis’ past struggles due to head trauma and show where these injuries have manifested in his brain. Dr. Amen then gives Lewis a plan to get his brain healthier and functioning better.

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Pretty Little Liars Star Tammin Sursok Opens Up About Her Mental Health

In this episode of Scan My Brain, Pretty Little Liars actress/Women on Top Podcast host Tammin Sursok visits the clinic to get her brain scanned and learn about where her anxiety comes from. Dr. Daniel Amen reveals her brain scan and gives her a road map to getting her anxiety under control.

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Why Brain Scans Take Relationships to the Next Level

Relationships can be confusing. Sometimes the people we love the most can baffle us with their behavior, and sometimes what we don’t know can cause a lot of damage. What we’ve seen at Amen Clinics is that the brain is often at the center of relationship problems and most people don’t even think about it.…

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Optimizing Cory Rodriguez’s Brain | Scan My Brain

Health and wellness expert Cory Rodriguez recently visited Amen Clinics to get his brain scanned and learn about how to best optimize it. Dr. Rishi Sood shares the results of the scan with Cory and gives him the best tailored strategies to make it the best it can be.

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Making a Comedian’s Brain Better with Jessimae Peluso

In this episode of Scan My Brain, comedian Jessimae Peluso visits the clinic to learn more about her brain health and what steps she can take to improve it.

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“Will I Still Be Funny if My Brain is Fixed?” With Comedian Jessimae Peluso

In this episode of Scan My Brain, comedian Jessimae Peluso visits the clinic to learn more about her brain function and how it’s been affecting her anxiety and ADD. She wants to fix her brain, but she’s concerned that if she heals it she might lose her mental edge that she relies upon for her…

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Healing Jeff Wittek’s Brain Injury | Scan My Brain (Part 2)

In the second part of Scan My Brain with Jeff Wittek, Dr. Daniel Amen explains how Jeff can better heal his brain, along with some practical strategies to get his negative thinking under control.

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How YouTube Star Jeff Wittek’s Injury Affected His Brain (Part 1)

YouTube star Jeff Wittek suffered a horrific injury resulting from a filmed stunt going wrong. In this video, Jeff meets with Dr. Daniel Amen to discuss the results of his brain SPECT scan, which helps to explain what is going on with his brain as a result of the accident.

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What Life Coach Taylor Arco Learned About Anxiety From Her Scan

Taylor Arco, a student and social media influencer, recently visited Amen Clinics in Bellevue, WA to learn more about the anxiety she had been experiencing. After seeing what her brain SPECT scan looked like, she learned which specific parts of her brain were contributing to her anxiety.

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Olympic Boxer Tony Jeffries Gets His Brain Scanned at Amen Clinics

It’s no secret that boxing can be a hard sport on your brain, but fortunately many brain injuries both large and small can be helped through a targeted approach. In this video, olympic medalist boxer Tony Jeffries visits Amen Clinics in Encino to get his brain scanned using SPECT imaging and go over the results…

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Do I Have ADD? – What Brock Johnson Learned from His SPECT Scan

Social media entrepreneur Brock Johnson first became concerned about his brain when his fiancee Taylor called him out on forgetting to handle some of the smaller tasks in his day. Ultimately, he and Taylor made the decision to come to Amen Clinics together to get their brains scanned to see how the different areas of…

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AnnaLynne McCord’s Dissociative Identity Disorder Diagnosis (Pt 2)

In our last video featuring actress and activist AnnaLynne McCord, Dr. Daniel Amen discussed the findings of her brain SPECT scan, as well as some of the physiological factors contributing to her personality splits. In this video, Dr. Amen gives AnnaLynne a road map for brain health recovery. By looking at her life in a…

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AnnaLynne McCord’s Dissociative Identity Disorder Diagnosis (Pt 1)

In an effort to de-stigmatize mental health problems, actress AnnaLynne McCord (Beverly Hills 90210, Nip/Tuck) agreed to let her session with Dr. Amen be filmed and talked candidly about having a split personality, which is currently referred to as dissociative identity disorder. In her session with Dr. Amen, AnnaLynne openly talked about her experiences with…

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Dr. Amen Helps Jennie Garth Recover from Her Brain Injury (Part 3)

Beverly Hills 90210 actress Jennie Garth didn’t know a past jet-skiing accident had damaged her brain, but a SPECT scan at Amen Clinics showed the result of the damage. Here Dr. Amen reveals the mental health effects she was likely experiencing as a result of the brain injury, but he also lays out a plan…

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Jennie Garth’s Brain Scan (Part 2)

It was a great honor bringing actress Jennie Garth into Amen Clinics for a full evaluation. In this video, we go over Jennie’s brain scan to address some key cognitive issues she has been experiencing for years. Here is what we found.

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What Anxiety Looks Like In Neels Visser’s Brain

Young entrepreneur Neels Visser came to Amen Clinics to get his brain scanned due to concerns over keeping his anxiety in check. What he and Dr. Daniel Emina found are telltale patterns in areas where the emotional part of the brain is working too hard. In this video, Neels discusses his anxiety, his lifestyle, and…

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Repairing Joseph McClendon III’s Brain

Joseph McClendon III was brutally attacked for being the wrong color in the wrong part of town, and although he has gone on to become a successful neuroscientist and coach, he had always wondered about the lasting effects on the brain from that awful day. In this video, Dr. Daniel Amen scans Joseph’s brain in…

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Dr. Daniel Amen Helps Jennie Garth with Her Memory (Part 1)

Actress Jennie Garth (Beverly Hills 90210) had been having trouble remembering things as she recalled past events on her hit podcast 9021OMG. She reached out to Dr. Daniel Amen, who suggested she come in to meet him and get her brain scanned. In this video, Dr. Amen discusses his findings with Jennie, and gives her…

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How Dr. Amen Helped Brittany Furlan Heal Her Brain (Part 2)

Actress and comedian Brittany Furlan has been very transparent about her struggles with anxiety. She’s tried pretty much every medication on the planet – TMS, therapy, supplements, etc. but she still struggles. In the first video, Brittany described her struggles to Dr. Daniel Amen, who then showed her the results of her brain SPECT scan.…

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Brittany Furlan has Her Brain Scanned at Amen Clinics (Part 1)

Actress and comedian Brittany Furlan has been very transparent about her struggles with anxiety. She’s tried pretty much every medication on the planet – TMS, therapy, supplements, etc. but she still struggles. Dr. Daniel Amen reached out and suggested taking a deeper look at the brain. Her brain has been checked for tumors and seizure…

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Tallulah Willis got her Brain Scanned at Amen Clinics

To help her pinpoint the effect of past trauma on her brain, actress and fashion designer Tallulah Willis came to Amen Clinics in Encino, CA to get her brain scanned. When Dr. Jay Faber explained the surprising findings, Tallulah learned of a better, more customized way to get healthy.

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How Kristi Webb Overcame Her Crippling Depression

Kristi Webb had been struggling with depression which had gotten so severe that it was hard to leave her bed. When she discovered Amen Clinics and decided to make an appointment, she had no idea what to expect. In this video, Kristi describes what happened to her life after she made that fateful decision.

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After the Concussions: How USC Legend Anthony Davis Fixed His Brain

Anthony Davis earned the nickname “The Notre Dame Killer” after scoring 6 touchdowns vs. Notre Dame on the way to the College Football Hall of Fame and a career in the NFL. But the road wasn’t always so smooth. Numerous concussions on the field began to show their nasty effects years after walking away from…

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Why Anna Marie Refers Her Patients

When it comes to coaching clients to success, Anna Marie Frank, owner of Happy.Whole.You. found that the missing element in her toolbox was the integration of the Amen method. Watch this video to learn about Anna Marie’s partnership with Amen Clinics and why she recommends that her clients come to get their brain scanned.

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TBI: Bjorn’s Surfing Incident

A horrible surfing accident left pro surfer Bjorn Hazelquist with intense headaches and vision problems. However, the CT scans of his brain showed no sign of any lasting problem. Bjorn knew in his heart that there was something wrong, and a SPECT scan at Amen Clinics finally confirmed his suspicions. The SPECT scan changed his…

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TBI: Lynne’s Son’s Story

In first grade, Lynne’s son Damen received a blow to the head on the schoolyard knocked him unconscious. Afterwards, Lynne noticed a dramatic shift in Damen’s personality. He often became angry and violent. After coming to Amen Clinics, Damen’s life transformed back to the sweet kid she remembered.

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Learning Problems: Sammy’s Story

Sammy was in tears every night. She was having trouble focusing and she just couldn’t do her work. However, Sammy’s parents knew in their heart that there was something wrong, and a SPECT scan at Amen Clinics finally confirmed their suspicions. After being treated at Amen Clinics, Sammy’s school work and life improved significantly.

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Toxic Mold Exposure: Doug’s Story

Doug seeing the SPECT scan of his brain was an experience he would never forget. As emotional as it was to see the issues at hand, it was also liberating to have the answers and professional guidance he needed for better treatments ahead. When Doug made the decision to look at his brain, it changed his life.  

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Concussion: Kattie’s Story

Driving alone one night, Kattie Boline’s car was crushed by a semi-truck in a horrible accident. Afterwards, Kattie had awful headaches and eventually even mood and personality changes. After coming to Amen Clinics, Kattie finally received the answers she was looking for to get her life back on track.

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Grady, Sports Enthusiast

After I suffered two concussions, I wasn’t just forgetting things, but I was starting to lose interest.

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ADD (Ring Of Fire): Jarrett’s Story

Jarrett had an internal motor that just wouldn’t quit and he was given a clinical ADD diagnosis at only 5 years old. After seeing many doctors, his parents brought him to Amen Clinics. This brought about an incredibly positive change in his life with his friends, family, school and career aspirations.

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Memory Loss, Depression & Anxiety: Gerald Grunke

Within a Week, the First Miracles Started Taking PlaceWhen Gerald Graunke first came to visit Amen Clinics, he was suffering from memory loss, anxiety, depression, and physical pain, all of which was causing him a great deal of problems in his family. After his brain was scanned and he was given a customized treatment plan,…

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Drug & Alcohol Counselor: Jack Felton

Addiction Counselor Jack Felton has been turning lives around at New Hope Christian Counseling for years. During that time, he’s seen it all. He believes that sometimes it takes next-level thinking to help certain personality types to make the commitment to change. Referring his patients to get a SPECT brain image at Amen Clinics has…

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Bipolar Disorder: Loni’s Heartbreaking Recovery

Loni has bipolar. She was very impulsive and showed dangerous behavior. She had depression and she was not being the best mother. Her husband suffered from similar issues. She wanted to get help. She shares her story of how she was finally able to get her faith restored because of Amen Clinics.

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ADD: Marianne’s Son’s Story

Marianne’s older son struggled with ADD symptoms. Listen to her story of how the Amen Clinics process not only helped her son, but the whole family. From the history and the insights learned from the SPECT scan, we were able to get to the source of his issues. I believe it saved his life.

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Depression & Anxiety: Gerald’s Story

Life before Amen Clinics was very difficult. I had depression daily. I would cry for no reason. I previously saw a psychotherapist, I tried various drugs, and nothing was working. Seeing my SPECT finally allowed the doctors to help me to get the core of my issues and now my depression is finally under control.

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Mental Health Therapist: Delores Castellano

Looking at the brain should be part of our routine checkups, it’s the best way to check and see if your brain is functioning at its best, or if it’s heading for trouble. Delores came in to check the health of her brain and her son’s brain. She wanted to understand more about it so…

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Toxic Mold Exposure: Pamela Voss

For so long, Pamela experienced changes in her mood and in her health which overtime began affecting her family. She didn’t feel she was being the mother her children needed, and felt she was missing out on everything day to day because she couldn’t get out of bed. Upon visiting Amen Clinics, testing had revealed that depression wasn’t…

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TBI: Mercedes Surfing Incident

Mercedes Maidana, a well-known big-wave surfer from Argentina, suffered a serious concussion while surfing 30 foot waves off the coast of Oregon. Subsequently, she suffered from anxiety, depression, and memory problems. But her life changed for the better after coming to Amen Clincs. Today she is happier, healthier, and thriving. Hear her fascinating story.

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Ryan Davenport

Like many people suffering from OCD, Ryan Davenport first noticed symptoms during childhood. By the age of 20, his symptoms became so debilitating, that he could hardly talk, eat or walk. Fortunately, his family brought him to the Amen Clinics in Costa Mesa, CA to seek out a solution. Dr. Larry Momaya, Board Certified in…

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Brain Health Coaching: Donna Kelly

As we age, our bodies become more affected by our habits and lifestyle. For years, Donna Kelly had been experiencing chronic leg pain that was making her life more and more difficult. She felt that if there wasn’t some kind of change, she would soon be unable to walk. As is the case with many…

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Traumatic Brain Injury: Shawn Dollar

Before getting crushed by a 25-foot wave, Shawn Dollar stood up on his surfboard and dove headfirst under the wave. Unfortunately, just below the surface of the water, the pinnacle of a boulder was protruding and he slammed his skull into the rocks. On impact, Dollar heard his neck shatter. He broke his neck in…

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PTSD: Jill’s Story

A survivor of the Pentagon attack of 9/11, Jill had been instrumental in working with veterans to combat the effects of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It was during the course of her work with these returning veterans that she realized she was struggling with PTSD herself.

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Attention Deficit Disorder: Shawn’s Story

Shawn found success both with his attention deficit disorder and his overall health after coming to Amen Clinics. An accurate diagnosis was the first breakthrough for him, but after medication, supplement, and lifestyle changes, Shawn began feeling improvements with mood, anxiety, and his physical wellbeing. 

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Traumatic Brain Injury: Susan’s Story

Susan talks about the brain injuries her and her son received from a car accident and how The Amen Clinics helped restore functionality and health with lifestyle changes.

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PTSD: Susan’s Story

Susan had experienced a debilitating emotional trauma and her prescribed medications were not providing any relief. Susan came to Amen Clinics in hopes for better answers. After going through the evaluation process and multiple sessions of TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation), she began to properly rehabilitate her PTSD and begin to see that in all aspects of her life.  

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Traumatic Brain Injury: Judy’s Story

After three other prior brain surgeries and one reconstructive surgery, no one was able to explain to Judy why she was still experiencing painful symptoms. Coming to Amen Clinics was validating for Judy because she was able to see on paper what was finally going on inside her brain. 

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Lyme Disease: Larry Gourdine

Larry’s son, David, had been diagnosed with ADHD, depression, and anxiety with treatments following each based on his symptoms. With little to no relief, David had begun experiencing new symptoms including hallucinations around the time his family found Amen Clinics. Upon their first appointment, their psychiatrist tested David for Lyme Disease where he fully tested positive. David and his family got the answers they needed to begin his…

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Anger, Aggressive Behavior & Stress: A Parent’s Relief

A parent’s testimonial for their daughter, and life after visiting Amen Clinics. Before their visit, stress and tension filled their home due to high aggressive behavior between two siblings. After seeing their daughter’s brain scan and noting which parts were inactive, their physician gave them clear understanding behind her behaviors.  

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Anxiety & Depression: A Patient’s Story

After dealing with several adversities at a young age, this patient had experienced anxiety and depression hand in hand throughout her life. After her visit with Amen Clinics, she got the answers she needed to help her succeed in school and overcome her anxieties. 

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Substance Addiction: Angela’s Son’s Recovery

Angela’s son was able to overcome life threatening drug addiction after seeing a SPECT image of his brain. Through the support of their physician at Amen Clinics, and seeing how drugs were physically damaging his brain, it was the motivator Angela’s son needed to help change his life for the better.  

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Memory Loss: Vonne’s Story

Vonne struggled with both short- and long-term memory loss before visiting Amen Clinics. With the help of SPECT imaging and a very comprehensive treatment plan, she has noticed improvement with not only her memory, but with her quality of life. Vonne’s story shows that when you heal your brain, your quality of life will follow!  

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Attention Deficit Disorder: Darren’s Story

After having the same discussion with multiple psychiatrists, Darren wasn’t receiving the answers he was looking for. Visiting Amen Clinics gave both Darren and his family tangible answers about what was going on in his brain. After finishing the full evaluation and seeing his SPECT scan, he was given a personalized treatment plan that improved his ADHD.

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Adolescent ADD: Liz’s Daughter

It was more than a learning disability barrier for Liz’s daughter. Once having her brain scanned, the image revealed her brain function was very overstimulated. Their physician at Amen Clinics suggested a personalized treatment plan of diet change, exercise, brain directed supplements, and light pharmaceutical intervention to get her daughter on the right track to succeed.

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Traumatic Brain Injury, Addiction & Depression: Doug’s Story

After battling a traumatic brain injury, addiction and depression for several years, Doug shares how he was finally able to reverse it. His experience at Amen Clinics showed him how to make changes in his everyday lifestyle that would reverse the damage in his brain and ultimately help him change his life.  

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Depression & PTSD: Vivica’s Story

Vivica, an Amen Clinics patient who had struggled with depression and post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, suffered from memory loss and a feeling of being disengaged from life. She overate to make herself feel better. But after having transcranial magnetic stimulation therapy, or TMS—which she chose over medication—she says, “I feel like I have a…

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Life Changing Experience

I would recommend everyone to go to Amen Clinics. There is a lot to be learned about your brain and how they see it. Even if you are not having problems it is great to see the health of your brain and any preventive things to do to keep it healthy. Dr. Amelia Mathews was…

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12 Week Journey

I want you to know that the Amen Solution program is awesome and I’m growing everyday by participating in the 12 Week Journey. You are truly helping me get my life back after an injury last year and chronic stress. I AM GETTING MY LIFE BACK! It is a lot of work but with the…

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Helpful Brain Scan

I just wanted to take a minute and thank you for your incredible program. I had my brain scan 1 month ago and the progress has been nothing short of amazing. My impulsive eating of bad carbs later in the day has totally subsided and as of today I am officially the leanest I have…

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Amen Clinics has given me a real chance at life

After years of special diets, full-body detox programs, tri-athlete like training, self-medication and traditional psychiatric care, I came to Amen Clinics in June of 2010 having lost almost all hope of finding answers to a life that was quickly coming to its end. Since my teenage years and before, I had trouble with focus, concentration,…

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Concussion: Kattie’s Story

I always knew something was wrong with my brain after my car accident. I had done multiple PET and MRI scans but every physician I saw said my scans came back completely normal, but I knew something was terribly wrong. So, when I first came in to Amen Clinics, I had no faith my brain…

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