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  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Piatkus (3 Jun. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0749941960
  • ISBN-13: 978-0749941963
  • Product Dimensions: 12.6 x 2.4 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 27,869 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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At last, some science in the fuzzy world of mental health diagnosis (Professor Jane Plant, co-author of BEATING STRESS, ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION)

Revolutionary. Dr Amen shows how your brain can become your worst enemy, and, with the proper treatment, your best friend (Dr Martin Stein, associate clinical professor of psychiatry, George Washington University)

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Hhighly readable and practical book by pioneering psychiatrist. The book offers a unique perspective on understanding and treating the modern-day epidemics of anxiety and depression.

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51 of 55 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 23 Mar. 1999
Format: Hardcover
I read this book three weeks ago and am performing as an actor in a stage musical for the first time in over a decade. I have to admit that I first took it from the shelf in the "new books" section of the library because it struck me as having (my apologies to the designer) the ugliest cover I had ever seen! In spite of my having been on Prozac since 1996, I have experienced continual mental problems which resulted in periods of severe depression. The first sentence on the inside cover grabbed me: "Do you panic at the thought of walking into a room full of people you don't know?" I checked out the book. I am, as I write this, in the process of ordering my own copy and one to send to my sister. I am a 45 year old male teacher/ actor/writer. I hold a Master of Fine Arts degree in Theater Arts and have previously made my living as a working actor as well as having had books, plays and songs published since 1976. My spouse of twelve years died in 1994. Suicidal, I returned to my hometown of Birmingham, Alabama, after living fifteen years in New York City and Los Angeles. I have not been able to work on a regular basis since. Going back on stage and working as an actor was not even a consideration. Since 1995, I have only been successful at doing sporadic tutorial work with English Composition students at local colleges and universities.
The suicidal tendencies I was suffering stopped with the administration of Prozac, but I have spent the past two and one-half years wondering what was wrong with me because I could not focus long enough to complete any of the dozens of projects I would start. I had no patience and could not even keep still long enough to attend a film.
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35 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Ms. Anna C. Gleave on 10 May 2009
Format: Paperback
This is a book that has the ability to change lives and attitudes. For anyone new to the concept of the brain as the seat of most human behaviour, this book will be a revelation. Many may feel slightly uneasy as their world view is called into question and concepts such as free will have to be re-evaluated in the light of new evidence.

Amen orientates his reader by giving simple and clear descriptions of the different parts of the brain and their function. He explains how the level of activity in different parts of the brain will impact on our thoughts, feelings and behaviours.

To parents whose child fails to conform to societal expectations, even though they have followed all the recognised parenting guidelines, then this book tells you what deep down you probably already knew - your child is different and really can't help themselves - you are not an ineffectual parent.

Amen draws on years of experience as a psychiatrist and clinical neuroscientist. He and his colleagues have had access to thousands of SPECT images (nuclear medicine brain scans, which show how active different parts of the brain are). By correlating abnormal scans with abnormal thoughts, feelings and behaviours they are now able to use brain scans to diagnose specific disorders. Amen explains how with this new science psychiatrists will be able to properly diagnose a disorder and to more accurately target the problem with the right drug rather than relying on the patient's reporting of symptoms as we do at present, and the psychiatrists interpretation of their behaviour. The process is no longer as reliant on trial and error.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Anne Rose W on 5 Mar. 2011
Format: Paperback
This is a book I could not put down until I had finished. Daniel Amen, an American psychiatrist who uses brain-imaging, explains the findings he has made about five areas of the brain. He is a pioneer in the use of a technique called SPECT: [solo photon emission computerised tomography], which records activity in the brain. When there is under- or over-activity in certain areas, this can usually be linked to the person's psychological problems. Dr Amen is also a practising psychotherapist and he uses medication as well as counselling techniques to enable his patients to overcome their problems, and there are numerous pictures of the five parts of the brain, taken from different angles, and compared with a healthy brain, to illustrate his findings. People who might not be persuaded that they need help, he says, often change their minds when they see these images. I am wondering whether we have access to SPECT imaging in the UK? It could be so useful to so many people.

The book is clearly set out. After a section about SPECT, he deals with each area of the 5 areas of the brain in detail, with numerous case histories. Afterwards there follows a section devoted to self-help,often CBT based therapy, which readers can use if they identify with the problems under discussion. Obviously, the reader does not have access to SPECT, but as Dr Amen states, it is possible to understand which area of the brain is affected by looking at symptoms and consequently to use the appropriate type of therapy. I found the chapters on depression, OCD and ADHD particularly enlightening.
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