Daniel G. Amen, M.D., is a physician, double-board certified psychiatrist, teacher and eight-time New York Times bestselling author. He is widely regarded as one of the world’s foremost experts on applying brain imaging science to everyday clinical practice. Dr. Amen is the founder of Amen Clinics in Southern California and San Francisco, California; Bellevue, Washington; Reston, Virginia; Atlanta, Georgia; and New York City. Amen Clinics have the world’s largest database of functional brain scans relating to behavior, totaling 80,000 scans on patients from 90 countries.
Dr. Amen is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and is the lead researcher on the world’s largest brain imaging and rehabilitation study on professional football players. His research has not only demonstrated high levels of brain damage in players, he also showed the possibility of significant recovery for many with the principles that underlie his work. Together with Pastor Rick Warren and Drs. Mark Hyman and Mehmet Oz, Dr. Amen is also one of the chief architects on Saddleback Church’s “Daniel Plan,” a 52-week program to get the world healthy through religious organizations.
Dr. Amen is also the host of seven popular shows about the brain, which have raised more than $45 million for public television. He is the author of 55 professional articles, five book chapters, and over 30 books, including the co-author of the Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry’s chapter on Functional Imaging in Clinical Practice. Dr. Amen’s work has been featured in Newsweek, Parade Magazine, New York Times Magazine, Men’s Health, and Cosmopolitan.
In December 2013, Dr. Amen is releasing two more books in addition to The Daniel Plan: An updated and revised version of Healing ADD: The Breakthrough Program that Allows You to See and Heal the 7 Types of ADD along with Unleash the Power of the Female Brain in paperback.