“Change Your Brain, Change Your Life”
– Dr. Daniel Amen
As an Amen Clinics BRAIN HEALTH COACH…
How can I help you?
Let me start by saying that 79% of diagnoses and treatment recommendations were different after the clinicians at Amen Clinics used the information from SPECT scans, compared to current diagnostic methods.
This statistic most recently includes my 16 year old daughter. She is now being treated for post-concussion syndrome that has left her with a gross blood perfusion assymmetry causing a profound decrease in her left temporal lobe activity. Her symptoms, include, but are not limited to: short term memory loss, behavioral changes, anxiety, learning problems, auditory processing, mood instability, etc
The severity of her concussion was missed by neurologists and other specialists for 9 months, despite suspicion from one psychiatrist… kudos to her! It still doesn’t show up on an MRI. Think of the movie, Concussion, starring Will Smith. She is a prime example of how these men suffered, despite pleading for help.
Does this mean you need a SPECT scan? NO
If you are a client of mine, however, you are eligible for a discount at all Amen Clinics, if you do choose to have one. You are also eligible for discounts on all other services and products that Amen Clinics and BrainMD offer.
As your Brain Health Coach, I will look at your biological, psychological, social and spiritual influences to get a complete picture of who you are as a person. With life coaching, nutritional guidance, HBOT (as an option), an exercise plan, and more, I can provide the tools you need to feel confident, complete and hopeful for the future.
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A SPECT (single-photon emission computed tomography) analyzes the blood flow and activity inside your brain.
Conditions Treated with the Amen Method
THE AMEN CLINICS METHOD
The AMEN METHOD (see a video)represents a true paradigm shift in optimizing and healing the brain. We believe it is critical to look at your brain within the context of your life.
The Amen Clinics Method integrates the important aspects of your life including:
- Looking at specific biological, psychological, social, and spiritual influences
- Neuropsychological testing
- Brain SPECT imaging at rest and during concentration
- Lab tests (when necessary)
The Amen Clinics Method gives our physicians a deep understanding to target treatment specifically tailored to your brain and situation.
Today, psychiatry is practiced by many physicians the same way it was years ago: A doctor assesses your symptoms, forms a diagnosis based on those reported symptoms, and then prescribes a medication at a dosage that may or may not work. Psychiatry is one of the only medical professions that doesn’t “look” at the patient to determine a diagnosis. Treatment success rates have not improved in decades, even though technology and science have progressed dramatically.
ASSESS DETAILED PERSONAL HISTORY
At Amen Clinics, we see the condition of every patient as a result of 4 primary factors, all of which can have a meaningful impact on mental health: your biology, psychology, social life, and spiritual life.
FOUR CIRCLES APPROACH
Key factors that impact your mental and physical health.
Who is Dr. Amen?
Dr. Daniel G. Amen MD is a physician, clinical neuroscientist, double board certified psychiatrist, brain imaging expert, television producer and nine-time New York Times best selling author. He is the Founder and Medical Director of Amen Clinics in Newport Beach and San Francisco, California, Bellevue, Washington, Reston, Virginia, Atlanta and New York City. Dr. Amen has also formulated a natural line of nutritional supplements designed to support brain and body function
Daniel Amen believes that brain health is central to all health and success. When your brain works right, he says, you work right; and when your brain is troubled you are much more likely to have trouble in your life. His work is dedicated to helping people have better brains and better lives.
Amen Clinics have the world’s largest database of functional brain scans relating to behavior, totaling nearly 90,000 scans on patients from 111 countries.
The Amen Clinics Method has been proven to get better results for patients than most conventional approaches to psychiatry, even for those with complicated cases.
Brain Fit Life
An iphone/android app, and computer program developed by Dr. Amen and his team, helps to:
- Boost willpower and control cravings
- Reduce stress and anxiety
- Sharpen focus and memory
- Enhance energy levels
- Achieve better physical health
- Improve relationships
- Gain better confidence
Contact Krista if you want to change your brain, change your life!
I work with children and teens as well.