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Dr. Amen’s Updates on Brain Health and Current Events


Have you ever wondered if you or a loved one has ADD/ADHD?

Now is the time to find out! Did you know that ADD is not just a single and simple disorder? With nearly 100,000 brain scans in our database, we have identified 7 types of ADD. That’s right – 7 different types! And each type requires

03/31/2015 By Daniel G. Amen, MD

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A Touchdown for Brain Health in the NFL

I want to applaud Chris Borland of the San Francisco 49ers for making the health of this brain a top priority. Borland told ESPN, “from what I’ve researched and what I’ve experienced, I don’t think [playing football is] worth the risk.” Our research supports his

03/23/2015 By Daniel G. Amen, MD

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12 Ways to Dodge Dementia

Did you know that your brain starts to deteriorate 30 to 50 years before you have any symptoms? Losing your memory or developing brain fog in your 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, or even 80s is not normal—it’s a sign of trouble. By adopting these brain

05/28/2014 By Daniel G. Amen, MD

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Is Glyphosate Herbicide the Cause of Gluten Sensitivity?

Celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity have been steadily on the rise in the U.S. and Europe over the last decade. Experts suggest that as many as 18 million people may be affected, yet there is no way that we can realize the full extent

03/20/2014 By Daniel G. Amen, MD

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5 Surprising Causes of ADD Symptoms

Outside of genetic predisposition, poor diet, and lack of exercise, there are a variety of reasons why ADD symptoms may arise in children, adults, and even the elderly. Below are 5 of the most common factors that are often overlooked.   1. Head Injury One

03/06/2014 By Daniel G. Amen, MD

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Substance in Green Tea Calms and Increases Focus

One of the challenges for people who experience both anxiety and focus issues, such as a combination of PTSD and ADD, is to calm the anxiety without decreasing focus.  Many anti-anxiety drugs have side effects of sleepiness and relaxation, calming the brain, but as one

05/17/2011 By Daniel G. Amen, MD

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