Podcast – Ending Bipolar Disorder, Depression and Anxiety with Dr. Daniel Amen

Today, I welcome back a regular on The Chalene Show, Dr. Daniel Amen! He and I will cover all things mental illness and mental health, like: preventing many common mental health issues (e.g., depression, anxiety, bi-polar disorder, suicide, ADHD, etc.), medication versus supplements, how to know if you’ve been given the right diagnosis, and more!


You’ll find out…

  • Why the focus of Dr. Amen’s new book is on mental illness
  • Why Dr. Amen chose the term mental illness as part of the title for his new book
  • The difference between the brain and the mind
  • What we should be doing when we think something is off mentally
  • Why a bipolar diagnosis has become trendy
  • How bipolar disorder shows up on a SPECT scan
  • Why a lot of people are afraid to seek help in the area of mental health
  • How we get society to stop using the term mental illness
  • If mental health issues are on the rise as a society or are we just becoming more aware
  • A shocking statistic involving teens, suicide, and sleep
  • Where to go — to get a proper diagnosis — if you think something is going on with your brain
  • What is brain envy and why it’s so important
  • Why “cheat days” are stupid
  • Nutraceuticals versus medical interventions
  • What effects we know SSRIs have on gut health
  • The difference between prescribed medications, nutraceuticals and supplements
  • What to look out for when we’re considering dietary supplements
  • Advice for someone who has taken SSRIs for years
  • How to live a fuller life while improving your brain health
  • Advice for helping someone who’s not motivated to make a change in their lives — but yet, we know they need help



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If you liked this episode, check out Episode #472 – Treating Adult ADD with Dr Daniel Amen

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