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Dr. Daniel Amen is a double board-certified psychiatrist, professor and brain health expert as well as a 10-time New York Times bestselling author.  His latest book is entitled The End of Mental Illness. Over 30 years ago, Dr Amen pioneered brain imaging, known as SPECT imaging, as a better way to more accurately diagnose mental illness and understand what’s causing it.  The Washington Post called Dr. Amen the most popular psychiatrist in America and Discover Magazine listed his brain imaging research as the top neuroscience story for 2015.  Press play on this episode of Time4Coffee to learn more about why Dr. Amen believes that brain health is the foundation of all health. 


  • Why being overweight influences your mental health (4:15)
  • What Dr. Amen has learned about mental illnesses from brain imaging? (8:18)
  • What other health factors contribute to mental health problems (15:19)
  • Why being mentally healthy requires being physically healthy (20:17)
  • What role your genetics play in your mental health (22:18)
  • Why treatment plans need to be tailored to each person (24:57)
  • What advice he has for young people during quarantine (28:49)
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