Daniel G. Amen, M.D., is a clinical neuroscientist, psychiatrist, and brain-imaging expert who heads the world-renowned Amen Clinics. Patrick Lawlor has recorded over three hundred audiobooks in just about every genre. He has been an Audie Award finalist multiple times and has garnered several AudioFile Earphones Awards, a Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Award, and many Library Journal and Kirkus starred audio reviews.
A distinguished fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, Amen (psychiatry, Univ. of California, Irvine; Change Your Brain, Change Your Life) is well known for his research on neuropsychiatry and brain imaging. He holds that differing levels of activity in various parts of the brain, as revealed by a brain scan, greatly aid the diagnosis and treatment of behavioral problems. Here, he applies that approach to sexual issues like attraction, gender differences in sex behavior, dangerous partners, sex addictions and fetishes, erotic enhancement, and problematic and mood-related behavior. There are self-tests, case studies, and suggestions for balancing brain activity through diet, exercise, supplements, and (as prescribed by a physician) medications. This fascinating, clearly written book is supported by a glossary, extensive references, and a detailed description of how brain scans work. However, Amen's approach is somewhat controversial, so it may not convince all readers. For large public libraries.-MC Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.
"Patrick Lawlor handles the sexual aspects of the book gracefully and is clearly attuned to the author's desire to improve people's lives... [A] memorable listening experience." ---AudioFile