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

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

by Dr. Daniel G. Amen

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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 Amen draws on the latest findings of neuroscience to challenge an outdated psychiatric paradigm and help readers take control and improve the health of their own brain, minimizing or reversing conditions that may be preventing them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

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ISBN-13: 9781496438188
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
Publication date: 03/03/2020
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 101,838
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Table of Contents

Before You Begin xv

Introduction: Why I Hate the Term Mental Illness and You Should Too 1

Part 1 Reframing Mental Health as Brain Health Changes Everything

1 From Demon Possession to the 15-Minute Med Check: A Brief History of Mental Illness Diagnoses and Treatments 19

2 Making Invisible Illnesses Visible: How Looking at the Brain Disrupts an Outdated Paradigm and Charts a New Path Forward 35

3 12 Guiding Principles to Change Your Life 63

4 Get Your Brain Right and Your Mind Will Follow: It Starts with Four Circles and Preventing or Treating 11 Risk Factors 73

Part 2 How to Create or Eliminate Mental Illness: A Bright Minds Approach

5 B Is for Blood Flow: Optimize the Foundation of Life 101

6 R Is for Retirement and Aging: When You Stop Learning, Your Brain Starts Dying 117

7 I Is for Inflammation: Quenching the Fire Within 131

8 G Is for Genetics: Know Your Vulnerabilities, but Your History Is Not Your Destiny 147

9 H Is for Head Trauma: The Silent Epidemic That Underlies Many Mental Illnesses 159

10 T Is for Toxins: Detox Your Mind and Body 175

11 M Is for Mind Storms: Soothing the Abnormal Electrical Activity That Drives Mood Swings, Anxiety, and Aggression 203

12 I Is for Immunity and Infections: Attacked from Inside and Out 217

13 N Is for Neurohormone Issues: Miracle Grow for Your Mind 239

14 D Is for Diabesity: Reverse the Epidemic That's Destroying Brains, Minds, and Bodies 261

15 S Is for Sleep: Wash Your Brain Each Night to Have Brighter Days 275

Part 3 Practical Strategies to End Mental Illness Now

16 Mind Meds versus Nutraceuticals: What Does the Science Say? 291

17 You Cannot Change What You Do Not Measure: Prevention Starts by Knowing Your Important Health Numbers 307

18 Food Made Insanely Simple: The BRIGHT MINDS Diet to End Mental Illness 317

19 How to Make a Massive Difference: Brain Health in Families. Schools, Businesses, Churches, and Anywhere People Congregate 343

Appendix A How to Find a BRIGHT MINDS Brain Health Practitioner 349

Appendix B 10 Common Genes That May Influence Brain Health/Mental Health 351

Gratitude and Appreciation 355

About Daniel G. Amen, MD 357

Resources 359

Notes 361

Index 421

What People are Saying About This

Mark Hyman

The End of Mental Illness is a radical new way to overhaul psychiatry. . . . My family has benefited from Dr. Amen’s work, and I hope you will too.

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