The world of medicine has much to offer people today. People who are looking for solutions to their health problems will often find them in this field. One of the most important of all medical fields is that of psychiatry. Psychologists have developed various ways to help patients cope better with issues that they may face life due to problems with brain chemistry. A skilled psychiatrist can help people discover who they are, pinpoint some problems they may be unaware of and help the person develop a plan of action to combat them effectively. One such skilled psychologist is Daniel Amen. Amen’s research has help thousands of people overcome psychiatric problems and teach them ways to function better in their daily lives.
Daniel Amen has founded clinics that help those who are dealing with problems such as ADD work with their diagnosis and learn strategies that can help them improve their lives. His clinics welcome patients from around the world. Dr. Amen has also done various other kinds of investigative work such as working on the potential effects from concussions. His work has led to directly consultations with the National Football League where he has helped developed methods that can be used to make playing football safer for those who want to play the sport. He’s written about his work with the NFL for the Huffington Post.
Daniel Amen is a descendant of Lebanese immigrants who settled in California. He was born in Encino, California in 1954. The future doctor discovered his love of medicine early in life and started to get training in the field early. After majoring in biology at Southern California College, Amen earned a doctorate from Oral Roberts School of Medicine in 1982. He decided to specialize in the field of psychiatry. Amen entered the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in order to complete a residency in the field of general psychiatry. He decided to further specialize in the field by taking additional training. The doctor studied child and adolescent psychiatry in order to better understand the inner thoughts of children at Tripler Army Medical Center in Hawaii. At that point, he decided to turn to the field of nuclear medicine and completed training at the Institute of Nuclear Medicine Education. Today, Doctor Amen is holds a double board certification from both the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is certified in both the general psychiatric field and the field of child and adolescent psychiatry.