The End of Mental Illness is a groundbreaking book by Daniel G. Amen that explores how neuroscience is transforming psychiatry and helping to prevent or reverse mood and anxiety disorders, ADHD, addictions, PTSD, psychosis, personality disorders and more. Drawing on cutting-edge scientific research as well as his own clinical experience with over 35,000 patients in private practice over the past three decades – many considered “untreatable” – Dr. Amen offers new hope for those suffering from mental illness while also underscoring the importance of healthy brain function for overall physical health and wellbeing.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for people who are suffering from mental illness and those who want to better understand it. It provides a comprehensive overview of how neuroscience is transforming psychiatry, as well as the prevention and treatment of various mood and anxiety disorders.
- The book is very well written and researched.
- It offers hope to those suffering from mental illness.
- The book is a great resource for both professionals and general readers interested in the field of neuroscience and psychiatry.
- The author is a little too arrogant for my taste.
- The book is a little dense and can be challenging to read at times.
- I’m not sure how much of the information in it is based on sound science vs personal anecdote/experience.
Learn more about the author
Daniel G. Amen, M.D., is a physician and double board-certified psychiatrist who has written numerous books on brain health, including the New York Times bestseller Change Your Brain, Change Your Life. Dr. Amen lectures extensively throughout North America and Europe to both psychiatric and general audiences on the topic of brain health and its impact on overall physical health, happiness, and success.
“This is a landmark book that will change the way we think about mental illness and its treatment. It offers groundbreaking insights into how our brains can go awry and provides powerful strategies for reclaiming our lives from these disorders.”
“This landmark book is destined to change the way we think about mental illness and its prevention and treatment. Dr. Amen has been at the forefront of psychiatric neuroscience for decades, and his knowledge is vast and profound. The End of Mental Illness provides an integrative approach to understanding how our brains work – or don’t work – when it comes to mood, addiction, ADHD, PTSD, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder…the list goes on. If you want real answers about mental health – based in science rather than myth – read this indispensable book.”
“This book is a tour de force! It provides an up-to-date, comprehensive overview of the field of neuroscience as it applies to mental health. Dr. Amen has distilled complex scientific concepts into easy-to-read prose and offers clear explanations for how psychiatric disorders develop and can be treated.”
“Amen has been a leader in psychiatry for over thirty years, and this book shows why. The End of Mental Illness is current, comprehensive, and highly readable. Amen provides an excellent synthesis of the newest neuroscience research on mental illness along with his own clinical pearls gleaned from treating tens of thousands of patients. This volume should be read by any clinician interested in providing state-of-the art care to their psychiatric patients.”