ACI is the world leader in applying brain imaging science to clinical practice. ACI has the world’s largest database of functional brain scans related to psychiatric medicine, now totaling more than 50,000 scans, and the clinics have seen patients from 75 countries.
Dr. Amen is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, where he teaches medical students and psychiatric residents about using brain imaging in clinical practice.
Dr. Amen is the author of 35 professional articles, 4 book chapters and 23 books, including the New York Times bestsellers, Change Your Brain, Change Your Life and Magnificent Mind At Any Age. He is also the author of Healing ADD, Healing the Hardware of the Soul, Making A Good Brain Great, The Brain in Love, and the co-author of Healing Anxiety And Depression and Preventing Alzheimer’s. In February 2010, Harmony Books will publish Dr. Amen’s new book, Change Your Brain, Change Your Body. He has also written and produced three recent blockbuster fundraising shows for public television, raising more than 16 million dollars. Dr. Amen, together with The United Paramount Network and Leeza Gibbons, produced a show called “The Truth About Drinking”, on alcohol education for teenagers, which won an Emmy Award for the Best Educational Television Show.
Dr. Amen, together with his son-in-law, Jesse Payne, has developed a 12 week high school course on practical neuroscience called “Making A Good Brain Great”. The course is now being taught in 40 states and 7 countries.
A small sample of the organizations Dr. Amen has spoken for include: the National Security Agency (NSA), the National Science Foundation (NSF), Harvard’s Learning and the Brain Conference, the Million Dollar Round Table, and the Supreme Courts of Delaware, Ohio and Wyoming. Dr. Amen has been featured in Parade Magazine, the New York Times Magazine, Newsweek, Men’s Health and Cosmopolitan. He is on the editorial board of Men’s Health Magazine.
Dr. Amen is married, father of four children, and an avid table tennis player.
- Change Your Brain, Change Your Life - At work, home and everywhere you go
- Change Your Brain, Change Your Body - With a better brain you also get a better body
- Healing the Hardware of the Soul - How Making the Brain-Soul Connection Can Optimize Your Life, Love, and Spiritual Growth
- Unleash the Power of The Female Brain - Supercharging Yours for Better Health, Energy, Mood, Focus, and Sex
- Healing ADD - The Breakthrough Program that Allows You to See and Heal the Six Types of ADD
- Coaching Yourself to Success - A Step-by-Step Guide for Identifying and Achieving Your Goals
- Firestorms in the Brain - An Inside Look at Violent Behavior
- The Fountain of Youth is Between your Ears - Use Tour Brain, Change Your Age
- Does Your Brain Have to Age?
Most of us assume that as we get older our memory is bound to deteriorate like an old radio with faulty reception. We figure that losing keys, struggling with names and other signs of forgetfulness are the natural outcome of having lived past 60. This common attitude is usually summed up with a shoulder shrug and four words: “What can you do?” The two-word answer: a lot. Even when your memory has already started unraveling. Even though aging is the single most important risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease and memory loss. Mental decline is not a foregone conclusion as you age. You can have a vibrant, agile memory long past retirement. You just have to be serious about protecting it.