Anxiety & Depression

Americans Are The Unhappiest They’ve Ever Been. Here’s Why


Research has shown Americans are the least happy they have been in decades. Dr Daniel and Tana Amen are starting a happiness challenge to help out, and ask you to join them on the adventure. Daniel Amen, MD: Welcome to the Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast. I’m Dr. Daniel Amen. Tana Amen, BSN RN: And I’m…

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COVID-19 Long Haul, Fatigue, Fighting Negative Thoughts in a Pandemic

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Death toll statistics can have a negative impact on brain health and make way for harmful thoughts. Dr. Amen and Tana Amen sit down to elaborate on how to change one’s focus to practicing mental discipline and how the benefits of these exercises help maintain a healthy body weight during a pandemic. Daniel Amen, MD:…

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How Does Social Isolation Affect Mental Health? With Dr. Dale Bredesen

Dr Bredesen touches on the topic of isolation and how it affects mental decline, especially in nursing homes where stimulation is key. He reviews some practices that people can use to keep their brain healthier for longer, by continuing ancestral traditions our bodies inherited through evolution. For more information on Dr. Bredesen’s new book, The…

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Learned Helpless: What is It? (And How to Reverse It!)


Depression was at epidemic levels even before the pandemic, but once the quarantine period began, it quickly jumped to 28%. That’s more than one in 4 people suffering! As Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen explain in their new PBS special ‘Overcoming Anxiety, Depression, Trauma & Grief’, taming the Hopeless & Helpless Dragons that leave…

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How to Come to Terms with Fear of Dying

Perhaps the most common of all dragons from the past discussed in Dr. Amen’s new book “Your Brain is Always Listening’ is the dreaded ‘Death Dragon’. This is the fear of death that can seriously hinder your mental health if you aren’t able to keep it in check. In the final episode of this week’s…

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What Causes Anxiety in the Brain?

In Dr. Daniel Amen’s new book “Your Brain is Always Listening” he describes the ‘dragons from the past’ that can breathe fire on your emotional brain. The most common of these is the Anxious Dragon, which has been especially dangerous during this pandemic. In this episode of the podcast, Daniel and Tana Amen discuss what…

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What Makes a Person Feel Inferior or Flawed?

In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen continue their discussion on the dragons from the past featured in Daniel’s brand-new book, “Your Brain is Always Listening.” The dragon discussed in this episode, the Inferior and Flawed Dragon, can be especially dangerous, as it is the dragon that…

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Overcome Feelings of Being Invisible

In this special multi-part series of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel and Tana Amen discuss at length the most important concepts explored in Dr. Amen’s new book, “Your Brain is Always Listening.” In this episode, the focus is on the Abandoned, Invisible, and Insignificant Dragon, which was one of Daniel’s biggest obstacles growing…

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The Father/Son Stress Cycle – What to Do?

In Dr. Daniel Amen’s new book, “Your Brain is Always Listening”, he discusses how the different types of dragons from the past can breathe fire on your emotional brain, causing you to feel anxiety, depression, trauma, and grief. In this chapter, Dr. Amen and his wife Tana discuss the fascinating story that opens the book,…

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Your Emotional Brain: The Dragons from the Past

When COVID-19 brought society to a grinding halt last year, one of the first things Dr. Amen wrote was that “mental hygiene is just as important as washing your hands.” While true, it may be difficult to have good mental hygiene unless you know where your issues are originating from. In Dr. Amen’s brand new…

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