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Healing anxiety and depression
Amen, Daniel G.
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Publication Information:
Minneapolis, MN : HighBridge, [publisher not identified], [2003]

Physical Description:
6 audio discs (7.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
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Compact disc.
Format :
Audiobook on CD


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Elma Library RC531 .A442 2003 Adult Audiobook on CD Audiobooks
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An exciting new approach to treating anxiety and depression, based on pioneering work in brain-scan research.For the 38 million Americans who suffer from anxiety and/or depression-and for those who treat them-Dr. Daniel G. Amen has liberating news. Using a sophisticated brain-imaging technology called SPECT (single photon emissions computed tomography), Amen and his colleagues have discovered that these all-too-common disorders are, in large part, the result of measurable brain dysfunction-of physical neurological conditions that clinicians can actually see. And what they can see, they can treat more effectively than ever before.This groundbreaking work describes the seven distinct types of anxiety and depression revealed by The Amen Clinics' signature brain-imaging studies; offers diagnotic tools and guidelines to determine the specific type affecting each individual (even where SPECT imaging technology is not available); and provides a comprehensive program for treating each type. Treatment includes medication, diet, supplements, exercise, and social and therapeutic support.Based on powerful new science derived from more than 17,000 SPECT scans, Healing Anxiety and Depression is a lucid and pratical guide to conquering these potentially devasting disorders.

Author Notes

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.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Library Journal Review

Based on the work done in the Amen Clinics, this program presents information on a variety of depression and/or anxiety disorders. It argues that a major component of these diseases is a failure of part or parts of the brain to function normally. Evidence is presented on why it is important to include brain scans that test the function rather than just the physical structures of the brain as an important diagnostic tool. Seven major disorders are described along with symptoms and current treatment. Specifically, the authors address the kinds of medications that may or may not be useful in treating these conditions. They also counsel that medication alone is not usually successful and explain the importance of individual and family counseling, behavior modification, and other interventions. The data is complex yet comprehensible. Amen admits that the use of SPECT scans is still not generally accepted by many in the medical community and that insurance companies may not cover them. Expertly read by Alan Sklar, this program is highly recommended for all public library and consumer health collections.-Kathleen Sullivan, Phoenix P.L. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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