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Daniel Amen        

Award-Winning Psychiatrist & Best Selling Author

Daniel G. Amen, MD is a child and adult psychiatrist, brain imaging specialist, and a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He is the CEO and medical director of Amen Clinics, Inc. in Newport Beach and Fairfield, California, Tacoma, Washington and Reston, Virginia. Amen Clinics, Inc have the world's largest database of functional brain scans relating to psychiatric medicine, totaling now more than 42,000 scans, and the clinics have seen patients from 68 countries. Dr. Amen is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine.

A small sample of the organizations Dr. Amen has spoken for include: the National Security Agency, the National Science Foundation, Harvard's Learning and the Brain Conference, and the Supreme Courts of Delaware, Ohio and Wyoming. Dr. Amen has been featured in Parade Magazine, the New York Times Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Newsweek Japan, and Cosmopolitan. He writes a regular feature for Men's Health Magazine. In addition, Dr. Amen has appeared on the Today Show, Good Morning America, The Early Show, the Discovery Channel, Regis and Kelly, E, The View, MSNBC and HBO's show America Undercover.

Dr. Amen is the author of 22 books and a number of audio and video programs. Dr. Amen, together with The United Paramount Network and Leeza Gibbons, produced a show called The Truth About Drinking, on alcohol education for teenagers, which won an Emmy Award for the Best Educational Television Show. In 1999, Random House published Dr. Amen's book, Change Your Brain, Change Your Life, which has been on the New York Times bestseller list and is translated into 14 languages.

He is also the author of Healing ADD, Healing the Hardware of the Soul, Making A Good Brain Great and the co-author of Healing Anxiety and Depression and Preventing Alzheimer's. The audiobook for Making A Good Brain Great received Audiofile Magazine's Earphone Award, the audiobook industry equivalent to the Grammy Awards. In January 2008, Harmony Books published Dr. Amen's recent book, ,em>Sex On The Brain in paperback. In March 2008 Dr. Amen's new PBS Special "Change Your Brain, Change Your Life" debuted to rave reviews, has raised a significant amount of money for PBS and has played repeatedly.

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High Performance Brains

In this program learn how to develop a high performance brain and the 7 steps to creating a BrainSmart life.

Use Your Brain To Change Your Age

Do you want to feel more fit, energized, and mentally sharp? A healthy brain is the key to staying vibrant and alive for a long time and an unhealthy brain will take your life early. Over the last 20 years at the Amen Clinics Dr. Amen has performed more than 70,000 brain scans on patients from 90 different countries. The brain imaging work he does has taught him that our brains typically become less active with age and we become more vulnerable to memory problems and depression. Yet, one of the most exciting lessons he has learned is that with a little forethought and a brain smart plan you can slow or even reverse the aging process in the brain.

The Brain in Leadership

In this fun, insightful presentation, Dr. Amen shows how understanding and optimizing the brain is the missing link to creating more effective leaders. From a science based perspective, Dr. Amen will illustrate the common traits of effective leaders and link them to specific brain functions. If you’re a leader in any setting, you’ll benefit from this revealing look at what works and what doesn’t work for leadership success. Your brain affects everything you do, including the way you lead. You’ll discover that building a better brain builds a more effective leader.

Change Your Brain, Change Your Body

You can change your brain and change your life. Using the latest, most sophisticated brain imaging technology in medicine, physician and scientist Daniel Amen will give you an intimate look into a “working brain.”

Magnificent Mind At Any Age

It’s never too early or too late to start developing a magnificent mind. A balanced brain is the foundation for a life that is happier, healthier, wealthier, and wiser. This program will help people understand how to develop and take care of their brains to ensure their lives will be better, no matter what your age!

Change Your Brain, Change Your Life

You can change your brain and change your life. Using the latest, most sophisticated brain imaging technology in medicine, physician and scientist Daniel Amen will give you an intimate look into a “working brain.”

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