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Anxiety & Depression

Is the “Mama Bear” Response Triggered by a Hormone?

Is The Mama Bear Response Triggered By A Hormone On The Brain Warriors Way Podcast with Dr Daniel Amen and Tana Amen BSN RN

Many of us have felt an instinctual form of protective aggression in situations where one’s family unit seems threatened. Did you know that this response is caused by a hormone known as Oxytocin? Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen lay out what oxytocin is and why it’s so important you have enough of it.

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How to Overcome Negative Thoughts and Fear

How To Overcome Negative Thoughts And Fear On The Brain Warriors Way Podcast With Dr Daniel Amen and Tana Amen BSN RN

One of our most persistent enemies in life is the recurrence of automatic negative thoughts that infiltrate our minds, causing insecurity, anxiety, and doubt. In anticipation of Dr. Daniel Amen’s newest children’s book, Captain Snout and the Superpower Questions, he and Tana discuss the cognitive behavior therapy involved in getting those toxic thoughts out of…

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The Big Brain Issue of Sending Kids To College at 18

Mental Health Issues Among College Students On The Brain Warrior's Way Podcast with Dr Daniel Amen and Tana Amen BSN RN

Mental health issues among college students are on the rise, and often times these problems have roots in the parenting techniques applied during upbringing. Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen highlight some of the issues a parent faces when trying to adequately prepare their son or daughter for their eventual path to independence, including overprotection,…

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Natural, Easy and Safe Ways to Treat Depression

Treating Depression The Natural Way On The Brain Warriors Way Podcast1 with Dr Daniel Amen and Tana Amen BSN RN

Treating depression is often the same as treating any other physical disease that manifests in the body, and therefore there should be no shame in recognizing the symptoms and getting the help you need. Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss a “stepladder” approach to treating depression, which consists of trying the easiest, safest, and…

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How Long Does It Take To Get Over Grief?

Dealing With Grief On The Brain Warrior's Way Podcast with Dr Daniel Amen and Tana Amen BSN RN

Dealing with grief is among the most difficult of all human experiences. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss the pitfalls that can accompany grief, such as isolation, using problematic comforts (like alcohol and sugar), or using your grief as an excuse to hurt yourself. They…

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Beyond the Fame: Celebrities and Mental Illness

Beyond The Fame Celebrities And Mental Illness On The Brain Warriors Way Podcast With Dr Daniel Amen And Tana Amen BSN RN

Achieving fame and fortune and the lifestyle that comes with it doesn’t necessarily make one immune to problems with mental health. In fact, many of the world’s most high-profile role models, from Katy Perry to Selena Gomez, have made their personal struggles public. It is this vulnerability that demonstrates just how alike we all are,…

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How Do Violent News Headlines Affect Your Brain? (Part 2)

How Do Violent News Headlines Affect Your Brain Part 2 on The Brain Warriors Way Podcast with Dr Daniel Amen and Tana Amen BSN RN

In part 2 of a discussion on violence and the brain, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen dig deeper into the 4 circles that influence a person’s behavior: psychological, biological, spiritual, and social. A significant lack in any of these circles can play a major role in inducing violent behavior, as seen in people such…

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How Do Violent News Headlines Affect Your Brain? (Part 1)

How Do Violent News Headlines Affect Your Brain Part 1 on The Brain Warriors Way Podcast with Dr Daniel Amen and Tana Amen BSN RN

With violent headlines continuing to dominate the media, it’s important to look for root causes in dangerous individuals. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen take a look into the 4 circles that influence a person’s behavior: psychological, biological, social, and spiritual.

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