Change Your Brain, Change Your Life

  • by Daniel G. Amen
  • Narrated by Daniel G. Amen
  • 16 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

BRAIN PRESCRIPTIONS THAT REALLY WORKIn this breakthrough bestseller, you'll see scientific evidence that your anxiety, depression, anger, obsessiveness, or impulsiveness could be related to how specific structures in your brain work. You're not stuck with the brain you're born with. Here are just a few of neuropsychiatrist Dr. Daniel Amen's surprising -and effective - "brain prescriptions" that can help heal your brain and change your life:To Quell Anxiety and Panic:

Use simple breathing techniques to immediately calm inner turmoil
To Fight Depression:
Learn how to kill ANTs (automatic negative thoughts)
To Curb Anger:

Follow the Amen anti-anger diet and learn the nutrients that calm rage
To Conquer Impulsiveness and Learn to Focus:
Develop total focus with the "One-Page Miracle"
To Stop Obsessive Worrying:

Follow the "get unstuck" writing exercise and learn other problem-solving exercises


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

How to stretch 2.5 hours of material to fit 11

Skip past 1.5 hours its just brag about his former work, and yes it is really 1.5 hours of it before the book gets started, then listen closely, and just skip over the "look how great I did I saved yet another life parts"; or you might risk falling asleep or even go into a deep coma.

There are a lot of interesting facts about the specific brain parts, the book covers mainly the behavior patterns concerning the deep limbic system, X lopus, some X gyros and chemical imbalances and that's very informative, also there are some nice self help talk. And if the book was only 2.5 hours long I would have been happy,
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- Tonny

Not what I expected

Reading the reviews prior to purchasing this book, I was expecting a book filled with information to help me to reduce or eliminate my anxiety. The author touched on breathing and some flaky self-hypnosis methods but spent the majority of the book covering ailments of different sections of the brain and what medications would be helpful in reducing each ailment. Although the information was interesting, I find it useless since I do not have access to the types of brain scans introduced to the reader and the author himself explained how difficult it was/is to get a physician to agree with the statements in the book and to follow the suggested methods of cure. It's possible that I was expecting too much but I simply found it disheartening to be told all these magnificent cures for my particular ailments but then to also be told not to bother trying to find a doctor who would believe or agree on these methods. I was hoping for more of a self-help book that would allow the reader to perform methods of treatment in the confines of their own home and not have to seek out a professional.
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- Christopher

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-16-2008
  • Publisher: Random House Audio