Interview with Dr. Daniel Amen on ending bipolar disorder, anxiety, and depression + his top tips for keeping your brain young and healthy!
Published May 28, 2020
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    Join my text group for more tips, notifications of sales, and more! Just text DRLEAF to 80519 (only available at this time for U.S numbers) Episode description:  Mental health is a hot topic these days, especially considering the current COVID-19 pandemic, and the enforced social separation and isolation many of us have experienced over the past several months. Even though things are starting to open in many places, we all are facing a world which is dramatically different to the one we knew before the pandemic—so many things are uncertain, which only exacerbates our collective mental distress. Thankfully, as I discuss in this week’s blog and podcast with world-renowned psychiatrist, brain specialist and best-selling author Dr. Daniel Amen, there are ways we can take our mental and brain health into our own hands! The human brain is remarkably resilient: over time we can heal our minds and find freedom, purpose and renewal in an imperfect world. Special offers from our sponsors:  -Ritual (my favorite multivitamins): To get 10% off your first three months of Ritual multivitamins see:   -BetterHelp (the best online counseling app): To get 10% off ​BetterHelp counseling during your first month see:   -SEED (my favorite probiotic!): Visit and use code MENTALMESS for 15% off your first month of the Daily Synbiotic Podcast Time Stamps  -3:06 How the Vietnam War inspire Dr. Amen’s love for medicine  -7:30 ADHD: a story of how one boy overcame his symptoms, and how psychiatry has changed over human history  -17:25 Why we need to start changing the current mental health narrative  -24:43 What to do to have a healthy brain and love your life  -38:10 Why you need to spend time building your brain every day  -40:11 Head trauma, brain injuries and mental health  -46:27 The best habit for a healthy brain Read the full blog and transcript here:    For more info on Dr. Amen and to get his books visit: Additional Resources:   -Get my new brain detox app SWITCH on sale now! Get 50% off a 3 month subscription. Just look for Switch on Your Brain in the App Store or Google Play or visit:  -Get any of my books, DVDs, and workbooks for less 25% with code DRLEAF at checkout:    -Visit my website at for more free resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health! And be sure to sign up for my weekly newsletter to get even more mental self-care tips delivered to your inbox weekly and to see my upcoming events (you can sign up at!) Follow me on social media for daily mental self-care tips!   -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf:  -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf:  -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf:  -Youtube: If you enjoyed this episode please leave a 5 review on iTunes, Google Play, or wherever you are listening! And don't forget to subscribe and share this podcast with friends and family! I love seeing your posts on social media!
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