The End of Mental Illness: How Neuroscience is Transforming Psychiatry and Helping Prevent Or Reverse Mood and Anxiety Disorders, ADHD, Addictions, PTSD, Psychosis, Personality Disorders, and More

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Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., 2020 - Health & Fitness - 448 pages
New hope for those suffering from conditions like depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, addictions, PTSD, ADHD and more.
Though incidence of these conditions is skyrocketing, for the past four decades standard treatment hasn't much changed, and success rates in treating them have barely improved, either. Meanwhile, the stigma of the "mental illness" label--damaging and devastating on its own--can often prevent sufferers from getting the help they need.

Brain specialist and bestselling author Dr. Daniel Amen is on the forefront of a new movement within medicine and related disciplines that aims to change all that. In The End of Mental Illness, Dr. Amen draws on the latest findings of neuroscience to challenge an outdated psychiatric paradigm and help readers take control and improve the health of their own brain, minimizing or reversing conditions that may be preventing them from living a full and emotionally healthy life.

The End of Mental Illness will help you discover:
  • Why labeling someone as having a "mental illness" is not only inaccurate but harmful
  • Why standard treatment may not have helped you or a loved one--and why diagnosing and treating you based on your symptoms alone so often misses the true cause of those symptoms and results in poor outcomes
  • At least 100 simple things you can do yourself to heal your brain and prevent or reverse the problems that are making you feel sad, mad, or bad
  • How to identify your "brain type" and what you can do to optimize your particular type
  • Where to find the kind of health provider who understands and uses the new paradigm of brain health
 

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New hope for those suffering from conditions like depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, addictions, PTSD, ADHD and more. Though incidence of these conditions is skyrocketing, for the past four decades standard treatment hasn't much changed, and success rates in treating them have barely improved, either. Meanwhile, the stigma of the "mental illness" label--damaging and devastating on its own--can often prevent sufferers from getting the help they need. Brain specialist and bestselling author Dr. Daniel Amen is on the forefront of a new movement within medicine and related disciplines that aims to change all that. In The End of Mental Illness, Dr. Amen draws on the latest findings of neuroscience to challenge an outdated psychiatric paradigm and help readers take control and improve the health of their own brain, minimizing or reversing conditions that may be preventing them from living a full and emotionally healthy life. The End of Mental Illness will help you discover: Why labeling someone as having a "mental illness" is not only inaccurate but harmful Why standard treatment may not have helped you or a loved one--and why diagnosing and treating you based on your symptoms alone so often misses the true cause of those symptoms and results in poor outcomes At least 100 simple things you can do yourself to heal your brain and prevent or reverse the problems that are making you feel sad, mad, or bad How to identify your "brain type" and what you can do to optimize your particular type Where to find the kind of health provider who understands and uses the new paradigm of brain health 

Contents

Introduction
1
Reframing Mental Health as Brain Health Changes Everything
17
From Demon Possession to the 15Minute Med Check
19
Making Invisible Illnesses Visible
35
12 Guiding Principles to Change Your Life
63
Get Your Brain Right and Your Mind Will Follow
73
How to Create or Eliminate Mental Illness A BRIGHT MINDS Approach
99
B Is for Blood Flow
101
D Is for Diabesity
261
S Is for Sleep
275
Practical Strategies to End Mental Illness Now
289
Mind Meds Versus Nutraceuticals
291
You Cannot Change What You Do Not Measure
307
Food Made Insanely Simple
317
How to Make a Massive Difference
343
How to Find a BRIGHT MINDS Brain Health Practitioner
349

R Is for Retirement and Aging
117
I Is for Inflammation
131
G Is for Genetics
147
H Is for Head Trauma
159
T Is for Toxins
175
M Is for Mind Storms
203
I Is for Immunity and Infections
217
N Is for Neurohormone Issues
239
10 Common Genes That May Influence Brain HealthMental Health
351
Gratitude and Appreciation
355
About Daniel G Amen MD
357
Resources
359
Notes
361
Index
421
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About the author (2020)

Daniel G. Amen, MD is a physician, clinical neuroscientist, child and adult psychiatrist, and brain imaging specialist. He is the head of the Amen Clinics. He is the author of numerous books including Preventing Alzheimer's, Healing Anxiety and Depression, Healing the Hardware of the Soul, Healing ADD, Making a Good Brain Great, Sex on the Brain, The Brain in Love, Change Your Brain, Change Your Life, Magnificent Mind at Any Age, Change Your Brain, Change Your Body and Use Your Brain to Change Your Age. Dr. Amen is a co-author of the New York Times Bestseller The Daniel Plan Cookbook: Healthy Eating for Life. Dr. Amen is also an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry and human behavior at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine.

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