He is a veteran, serving as an infantry medic, and did his psychiatric residency at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington DC. Dr. Amen is a twelve-time NY Times bestselling author, with books such as Change Your Brain, Change Your Life, Healing ADD, Memory Rescue, The End of Mental Illness, Your Brain Is Always Listening, and The Daniel Plan written with Pastor Rick Warren and Dr. Mark Hyman. In March 2022, You, Happier: The 7 Neuroscience Secrets of Feeling Good Based on Your Brain Type will be published.
Dr. Amen is the founder of Amen Clinics, which has 10 locations across the United States. Amen Clinics has the world’s largest database of brain scans related to behavior, totaling nearly 200,000 SPECT scans on patients from 150 countries.