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Daniel G. Amen, MD

Daniel G. Amen, MD, is a child and adult psychiatrist, brain-imaging specialist, best-selling author, and medical director of The Amen Clinics in Newport Beach and Fairfield, Calif., and Tacoma, Wash. He is a nationally recognized expert in the fields of the brain and behavior and brain imaging. Amen has pioneered the use of brain imaging in clinical psychiatric practice. His clinics have the world's largest database of functional brain scans for neuropsychiatry. In addition to his private practice, Amen is assistant clinical professor of psychiatry and human behavior in the University of California, Irvine, College of Medicine.

Amen did his general psychiatric training at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., and his child and adolescent psychiatry training at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu. He has won writing and research awards from the American Psychiatric Association, the U.S. Army, and the Baltimore-D.C. Institute for Psychoanalysis. He is board certified in both general and child psychiatry.

Amen is the author of numerous professional and popular articles and books, including Healing ADD, Change Your Brain, Change Your Life, Healing The Hardware of the Soul, and his latest, Healing Anxiety and Depression. In 1999, 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 the Emmy Award that year for the Best Educational Television Show.

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