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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.
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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:
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