About Dr. Daniel Amen


Dr. Daniel G. Amen

America’s Leading Psychiatrist and Brain Health Expert

Board-certified psychiatrist, neuroscientist, brain imaging expert, and #1 New York Times best-selling author.



Meet Dr. Amen

Dr. Daniel G. Amen is a board-certified psychiatrist, neuroscientist, brain imaging expert, and 9-time New York Times best-selling author.

Dr. Amen believes that the health of the brain is core to all health and success. “When your brain works right,” he says, “you work right. And when your brain is troubled, you are much more likely to have trouble in your life.” 

"One of the most gifted minds in medicine."
Dr. Mehmet Oz – Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Author, and TV host of “The Dr. Oz Show”

Dr. Amen is the Founder and CEO of Amen Clinics, which use advanced imaging and diagnostic tools to help people around the world with a wide range of issues, from attention problems, anxiety issues, mood problems, autism, obsessive compulsive disorder, addictions, obesity, memory, learning, and behavioral problems. Amen Clinics have the world’s largest database of behavior-related brain scans, with nearly 100,000 completed scans of patients from 111 countries.

Healthy Directions is thrilled to join forces with Dr. Amen, sharing his expertise and products to help people have better brains and better lives.

Best-selling Author
Dr. Amen is the author or co-author of 60 professional articles, seven book chapters, and more than 30 books including the #1 New York Times bestseller, The Daniel Plan.

Bestsellers also include: Change Your Brain, Change Your Life, Magnificent Mind At Any Age, Change Your Brain, Change Your Body, and The Amen Solution.

Dr. Amen’s published scientific articles have appeared in the prestigious journals: Molecular Psychiatry, Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience, Journal of Neurotrauma, American Journal of Psychiatry, and more.

Unparalleled Credentials

Dr. Amen is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, the highest award presented to members, and is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is an active member of American Neuropsychiatric Association and the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree in 1982, and went on to complete more than a decade of post-graduate work in the fields of psychiatry and nuclear brain imaging.
Dr. Amen is the #1 most influential mental health expert and advocate on the web. Sharecare

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