Dr. Daniel Amen–a pioneer in uncovering the connections between the brain and behavior–presents his revolutionary approach to treating anxiety and depressive disorders. Healing Anxiety and Depression reveals the major anxiety and depression centers of the brain, offers guidelines and diagnostic tools to determine specific types of anxiety and depression, and provides a comprehensive program for treating each type. Based on new brain science–and featuring teatment plans that include medication, diet, supplements, exercise, and social and therapeutic support–this groundbreaking program will help you conquet these potentially devastating disorders and change the way you think about anxiety and depression.
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.
- The 7 types of anxiety and depression
- Proven-effective treatment plans for each type
- The source of anxiety and depression through brain images
- How to determine your specific needs through a self diagnostic type-determining test
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 devastating disorders.