Brain Energy: A Revolutionary Breakthrough in Understanding Mental Healthand Improving Treatment for Anxiety, Depression, OCD, PTSD, and More Audiobook

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12.25 hours

Release Date

November 2022


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This is the book that will forever change the way we understand and treat mental health. If you or someone you love is affected by mental illness, it might change your life. We are in the midst of a global mental health crisis, and mental illnesses are on the rise. But what causes mental illness? And why are mental health problems so hard to treat? Drawing on decades of research, Harvard psychiatrist Dr. Chris Palmer outlines a revolutionary new understanding that for the first time unites our existing knowledge about mental illness within a single framework: mental disorders are metabolic disorders of the brain. Brain Energy explains this new understanding of mental illness in detail, from symptoms and risk factors to what is happening in brain cells. Palmer also sheds light on the new treatment pathways this theory opens upwhich apply to all mental disorders, including anxiety, depression, ADHD, alcoholism, eating disorders, bipolar disorder, autism, and even schizophrenia. Brain Energy pairs cutting-edge science with practical advice and strategies to help people reclaim their mental health. This groundbreaking book reveals: why classifying mental disorders as separate conditions is misleading; the clear connections between mental illness and disorders linked to metabolism, including diabetes, heart attacks, strokes, pain disorders, obesity, Alzheimers disease, and epilepsy; the link between metabolism and every factor known to play a role in mental health, including genetics, inflammation, hormones, neurotransmitters, sleep, stress, and trauma; the evidence that current mental health treatments, including both medications and therapies, likely work by affecting metabolism; and new treatments available today that readers can use to promote long-term healing. Palmer puts together the pieces of the mental illness puzzle to provide answers and offer hope. Brain Energy will transform the field of mental health, and the lives of countless people around the world. Download and start listening now! Brain Energy provides a long-awaited unifying mechanism underlying a vast spectrum of mental illness conditions. And this new paradigm will undoubtedly usher in potent therapeutic interventions for pervasive psychiatric conditions for which standard pharmaceutical approaches have proven minimally effective. David Perlmutter, MD, #1 New York Times bestselling author


Brain Energy is a dramatic breakthrough in understanding mental illness by a leading Harvard psychiatrist who provides a revolutionary road map for people suffering from depression, anxiety, bipolar disease, [and] in fact, almost any brain disorder. Mark Hyman, MD, New York Times bestselling author Dr. Palmer takes a provocative and insightful look into the origins of mental disorders, which have profound implications for how we treat the disease. Jason Fung, MD, New York Times bestselling author Psychiatry will never be the sameChristopher Palmer poses the hypothesis, supports it with data, and, in my humble opinion, nails the treatment: Feed the brain what it needs. Robert H. Lustig, MD, MSL, professor emeritus of pediatrics at University of California, San Francisco, and New York Times bestselling author Brain Energy is a book all psychiatric professionals should read as a useful criticism of our fields major deficits. It is a book all people should read to understand how much they can do (and not do) for the sake of their mental health. LoisW. Choi-Kain, MD, director of the Gunderson Personality Disorders Institute and assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School

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