MEET DR. AMEN

  • "By almost any measure, Dr. Amen is the most popular psychiatrist in America.” - Washington Post
  • “Dr. Amen is the #1 most influential mental health expert and advocate on the web.” - Sharecare
  • Double board certified psychiatrist
  • Brain imaging expert
  • 9 time NY Times Bestselling author

Nine NY Times Bestsellers

Magnificent Mind at Any Age
hardcover and paperback
Change Your Brain,
Change Your Life
hardcover and paperback
Change Your Brain,
Change Your Body
hardcover and paperback
The Daniel Plan
hardcover and paperback
Magnificent Mind
at Any Age
hardcover and paperback

Other Special Honors and Awards

2014

Dr. Amen appeared on Larry King Now’s Emmy-nominated program on the NFL Crisis

2013

Named Webs #1 Most Influential Mental Health Expert and Advocate by Sharecare.

2012

Use Your Brain to Change Your Age, a Dual Main Selection in One Spirit and a Featured Alternate in the Doubleday Book Club, Black Expressions and HomeStyle.

2010

Change Your Brain, Change Your Body, Finalist National Multiple Sclerosis Society Book of the Year, Wellness Category

2006

AudioFile Earphones Award Winner for Making a Good Brain Great

2005

Making a Good Brain Great, One of the Best Books of 2005, Amazon

2005

Distinguished Fellow, American Psychiatric Association

Prism Award Nomination for America Undercover, Small Town Ecstasy

Emmy Award Nomination for PTSD and EMDR, on channel KCBS in Los Angeles

Emmy Award Winning Appearance on The Truth About Drinking, United Paramount Network

2002

Vanguard University Outstanding Alumnus Award

2001

Elected to Orange Coast College Hall of Fame

1987

Marie H. Eldridge Award by the American Psychiatric Association for research

1985

Awarded the General William C. Menninger Memorial Award for the best paper presented by a psychiatric resident at the annual General William C. Menninger Military Psychiatry Course. The award was presented by Karl Menninger, M.D.

1984

First prize winner, Baltimore-District of Columbia Institute for Psychoanalysis essay contest on "Psychodynamic Principles in the Treatment of Medical or Psychiatric Patients"

'85-'86

Chosen as a Sol W. Ginsburg Fellow in the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry, serving on the Psychiatry in Industry committee and the Publications Board

1978

SCC Student Graduation Speaker

1976

Orange Coast College Leadership Award

1976

Elected to Alpha Gamma Sigma Honor Society

Member, Orange Coast College Forensic Team with 15 awards and certificates

1976

California State Champion, Persuasive Oratory