Change Your Brain, Change Your Life: The Breakthrough Program for Conquering Anxiety, Depression, Obsessiveness, Anger, and Impulsiveness

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Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony, Jun 10, 2008 - Psychology - 352 pages
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BRAIN PRESCRIPTIONS THAT REALLY WORK
In 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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User Review  - grammy2be - Overstock.com

I am only 34 thru this book and have already learned so much about myself and others in my life. It has some technical info that is boring to me but the cases are very interesting. I recommend this book to all who are looking to understand their own depression and anxiety issues. Read full review

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User Review  - angm - Borders

I originally bought this in CD format. I have listened to it twice so far and now I want the print format as well. There are specific things that I want to highlight and refer back to. This book has ... Read full review

Contents

For Those Who Have Eyes Let Them
16
Carving Knives and Tooth Fairies
25
Looking Into Love and Depression
37
Enhancing Positive Thought Patterns
55
Looking Into Anxiety and Fear
82
Mastering Fear
97
Looking Into Inattention and Impulsivity
111
Becoming Focused
134
I2 Enhancing Experience
203
The Dark Side
211
I4 Brain Pollution
224
The Missing Links
245
No Dont Whatever
257
Help
281
Who Is Andrew Really?
297
Medication Notes
307

Looking Into Worry and Obsessiveness
150
Io Getting Unstuck
171
Looking Into Memory and Temper
186

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About the author (2008)

Daniel G. Amen, M.D., is a clinical neuroscientist, child and adolescent psychiatrist, and medical director of the Amen Clinic for Behavioral Medicine in Fairfield, California. The recipient of awards from the American Psychiatric Association, the Baltimore-D.C. Institute for Psychoanalysis, and the U.S. Army, Dr. Amen is a nationally recognized expert on the relationship between the brain and behavior and on attention deficit disorder, and is the author of several books, including Windows into the ADD Mind and Firestorms in the Brain.

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