Psychiatrist Daniel Amen Answers Brain Questions From Twitter | Tech Support | WIRED

Dr. Daniel Amen uses the power of Twitter to answer the internet's burning questions about how the human brain works. Why do we sometimes completely forget common words? Why does our brain seem to work best in the shower? Why is our anxiety through the roof during quarantine? Dr. Amen answers all these questions and much, much more!


Dr. Daniel Amen is a double board certified psychiatrist, 12-time New York Times best-selling author and founder of Amen Clinics. Check out his new book, and the work they’re doing at his clinic below:

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  1. GoodTime Poke

    GoodTime Poke

    Před 14 hodinami

    He didn’t finish the acronym, BRIGHT MINDS: Blood flow Retirement/ aging Inflammation Genetics Head trauma Toxins Mental health Immunity /infection Neurohormonal deficiency Diabesity Sleep issues

  2. GoodTime Poke

    GoodTime Poke

    Před 14 hodinami


  3. Nicky Jul

    Nicky Jul

    Před dnem

    Me, a firefighter with anxiety watching this *nervous sweat*

  4. Han Kat

    Han Kat

    Před dnem

    I wish I was more like a dolphin haha :D

  5. xD_TheBurningSky10101


    Před dnem

    Interesting content, but his mouth movement is wild

  6. I am Joy

    I am Joy

    Před 3 dny

    I like his voice

  7. MJ


    Před 4 dny

    Ayo how can I set up an appt with this dude

  8. Madiha Atif

    Madiha Atif

    Před 5 dny

    “We’ll have to BOOST your BRAIN CELL” he’s so cute.🥺

  9. Saio_Mori


    Před 6 dny

    Well, definitely learned something new today so my brain's a little stimulated. Think I'm gonna go for a walk now.

  10. Dylan Harries

    Dylan Harries

    Před 7 dny

    Good content but way too many jump cuts.

  11. Jamila Qazi

    Jamila Qazi

    Před 7 dny

    Helpful info but the editing in insanely distracting. I'm watching the pop in and out and basically not listening.

  12. xXJessieXx


    Před 7 dny


  13. fla la

    fla la

    Před 8 dny

    i Love this Thank You ✨

  14. NotAbig DealThough

    NotAbig DealThough

    Před 8 dny

    If you put it on 1.75x speed he talks normal

  15. Fat Fuck Face

    Fat Fuck Face

    Před 10 dny

    Imagine your last name being Amen. And then listening to Hozier. Ameeeen ameeeeen ameeen ameeeeen. Take me to chuuuurch. I'm sorry.

  16. hippyable


    Před 10 dny

    The end of mental illness well hurry up and find a cure!

  17. Lidia


    Před 11 dny

    People like him make me wanna study psychology sooooo bad

  18. Natalia Muñoz

    Natalia Muñoz

    Před 12 dny

    This guy is Justin Bieber’s Phychiatrist

  19. BeActive Behappy

    BeActive Behappy

    Před 12 dny

    13:48 I love how he talks, you think that he's going to smile but he keeps saying things

  20. Eter Puralis

    Eter Puralis

    Před 12 dny

    Oh cool, so that time i fell out of the shopping cart and landed on my head as a child probably *did* ruin my life. Lovely.

  21. professorJorgeZermeno11


    Před 12 dny

    Are pink elephants real?

  22. Beowulf


    Před 12 dny

    I tried writing it down, didn't help for me

  23. Luny Toonz

    Luny Toonz

    Před 12 dny

    Funny how a psych sometimes talks about it like its peanuts.

  24. 12thDecember


    Před 13 dny

    I'm a year late in finding this channel, but Dr. Amen's comment about the connection between head trauma and psychiatric problems is spot on. As an example, watch this video on MrBallen's channel where he relates the tragic story of Johnny Lewis, sometimes referred to as Katy Perry's ex.

  25. Brenda Martinez

    Brenda Martinez

    Před 13 dny

    I wonder what Dr. Amen has to say about Bipolar Disorders. I was diagnosed 2 years ago and just barely getting my symptoms under control with the proper treatment....

  26. mirrencorin


    Před 13 dny

    „Mental hygiene is just as important as washing your hands.“ Amen.

  27. Zoe Clapp

    Zoe Clapp

    Před 13 dny

    What a brilliant video, thank you for this.

  28. Alex Hodge

    Alex Hodge

    Před 13 dny

    Is it hypocritical of me to be watching this at 4 in the morning after a day of eating junk and thinking negative thoughts? Maybe. But I'm overjoyed nonetheless to hear a professional say that I can turn my brain health around. And this right as a very hopeful sunrise greets me. You know what? Thanks, doc. Thanks, Wired. I really needed this.

  29. veera gosine

    veera gosine

    Před 13 dny

    Mind blown

  30. Mr Jordan

    Mr Jordan

    Před 14 dny

    Let's hear it one quick time for how this dude has so many holistic/non-pharma suggestions. Can he get an "amen"?

  31. Jessic a

    Jessic a

    Před 14 dny

    3 in 1 hold 6 out 1 hold

  32. David Hill

    David Hill

    Před 15 dny

    I listened to the Pleasure Trap and thoroughly enjoyed it but could NOT find the author on the front page🤨 Patricia

  33. T B

    T B

    Před 15 dny

    The opening is perfect!

  34. Fã da TV

    Fã da TV

    Před 15 dny

    Interrupt signals - oh! So that is it. Eventually the word will pop in. The brain must be tired... I used it so much and gave it little quality food in exchange :) (my explanation)

  35. Nightmare Gamer

    Nightmare Gamer

    Před 15 dny

    Omg his voice,I can listen to him for hours

  36. parvati kashyap

    parvati kashyap

    Před 16 dny

    Anyone really stressed after understanding how many things I gotta fix and take care of Yeshhh

  37. Saphira


    Před 16 dny

    1:55 WAIT THAT'S DYLAN SAUNDERS Any Starkid fans here?

  38. Josh Rowlinson

    Josh Rowlinson

    Před 17 dny

    FACT pressure

  39. the-Cleric


    Před 17 dny

    Drugs are not toxins. They are neurotransmitters. You're a doctor aren't you? You shouldn't be getting corrected on CZstate, come on man. Don't call things what they are not.

    • Lara Vlogs

      Lara Vlogs

      Před 16 dny

      I hate to tell you this, but you are actually also wrong. You chose one topic or rather one sentence in a 20 minute video as an example for him not having knowledge about things. However, he is correct about Marihuana being a toxin, which basically means „toxic for your body“ just as alcohol or any other medication can be. Why? Because it depends on the amount you take and how you take it. Studies have proved that the THC content is higher than it ever was in the past, yet the CBD content is declining for many years now, which usually has a less psychoactive effect. There is also a high possibility that Schizophrenia is linked with regular THC consume during teenage years, because of - you guessed it - research. Alcohol is proved to cause brain damage. Opiats (legally used as pain killing meds) and other medications have various side effects and can lead to addiction. Just because it is a neurotransmitter and might have good side effects, it doesn‘t mean it can‘t harm you and your body. But if you don‘t believe him, a Board certified psychiatrist with the biggest brain scan database, you probably won‘t believe me, someone who works in the pharmaceutical field.

  40. wilson lu

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    Před 18 dny

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  41. "Once There Was An Ugly Barnacle, He Was SO Ugly That Everyone Died, the end" -Patrick Pinhead Star

    "Once There Was An Ugly Barnacle, He Was SO Ugly That Everyone Died, the end" -Patrick Pinhead Star

    Před 18 dny

    I wonder what kinda foods this guy recommends to promote mental health

  42. King


    Před 18 dny

    this guy is a scammer and a fraud, anyone in upper academia knows this, watch out!

  43. Max Watkins

    Max Watkins

    Před 19 dny

    The bent wish semiannually develop because coat operationally scorch aside a splendid stopwatch. friendly, marked office

  44. Mrinal Singh

    Mrinal Singh

    Před 19 dny

    Brain support. Yes, that's exactly what I need.

  45. Amy Jo Moore

    Amy Jo Moore

    Před 19 dny

    Thanks, Dr. Amen!!

  46. Alissa Boggs

    Alissa Boggs

    Před 20 dny

    I started having issues with remembering words and things consistently, but the Neuro said my brain is still avg/above avg. The thing that got to me was when I was telling him my abilities were diminished compared to earlier tests and how my brain worked before my deployment... is it really all in my head/stress/trauma?

  47. Serenity


    Před 20 dny

    Loved this, thank you so much! Can Dr Amen come back again to teach us more? :D

  48. Seth Kang

    Seth Kang

    Před 20 dny

    kill the ants. automatics negative thoughts. write it down if its true. if not dont think about it

  49. Charles


    Před 21 dnem

    This is one of the best videos on youtube where i learned something that is truly important. That was so great !

  50. ElqYaNoEsquía


    Před 21 dnem

    The prayer thing Is serious

  51. InvestedFemelle


    Před 22 dny

    Loved this! Love him.

  52. Happy Feet

    Happy Feet

    Před 22 dny

    GUYS I FOUND A SONG THAT Actually WORKED FOR ME TO GET ANOTHER SONG OUT OF MY HEAD i think im going to link it of i find it

  53. Afiya Nabil

    Afiya Nabil

    Před 22 dny

    1:54 JAFAR????

  54. Myriam Ruiz

    Myriam Ruiz

    Před 22 dny

    Thank you Dr for your wonderful video.

  55. Camilla Merighi

    Camilla Merighi

    Před 23 dny

    I wanted to say thank you for this video. I think today's narrative about mental health is well intentioned and had the important role of spreading awareness and normalizing it, but it also harmed me by making my feel helpless and unable to take action. So thank you so much for sharing your knowledge in a clear, linear and accessible manner.

  56. SunnyDays


    Před 23 dny

    Mold??? Woooah 🤯🤯

  57. Izabella Engman

    Izabella Engman

    Před 24 dny

    he's such a good psychologist bruh

  58. JennZenn


    Před 24 dny

    Very informative thank you doctor

  59. KytZu 2

    KytZu 2

    Před 24 dny

    Idk why but i just don't care. There's too many things in life already, when i was a kid i would think about so many things can kill my confidence. Now i just do it, it's a waste of brain energy worrying about some things relating to confidence. I'm still curious but i just focus on the things I feel is important to me. Idk, may it's just because of the observe and conserve teaching i hold.

  60. Kimberly Ceulemans

    Kimberly Ceulemans

    Před 25 dny

    Around 9:55 That explains why I almost always zone out when I am washing my hands and brushing my teeth XD

  61. RL CL

    RL CL

    Před 25 dny

    We live in a society where mental illness is trendy.

  62. Agnes


    Před 25 dny

    Fantastic 👍

  63. Kro Selavy

    Kro Selavy

    Před 25 dny

    1:39 « eating Beats » My broken brain : BEATS BEAR BATTLESTAR GALACTICA

  64. meug


    Před 25 dny

    if youre looking for some relaxing music look up death grips. theyre music is very relaxing contrary to their name

  65. Eddie Rice

    Eddie Rice

    Před 25 dny

    nice video doc but i dont think payer works/gods a fairytale.

  66. Booty Nigga

    Booty Nigga

    Před 25 dny

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  67. Petrichor


    Před 25 dny

    I am def saving this for later

  68. Walt R. Buck

    Walt R. Buck

    Před 26 dny

    Umm yeah. So that breathing thing. Thanks for that. It was a miracle delivered.

  69. Ann N

    Ann N

    Před 26 dny

    this guy's brain understands itself way more than the average brain understands itself

  70. Anzu Aoi

    Anzu Aoi

    Před 26 dny

    I swear these ADHD symptoms need to stop being so relatable or I need to see a doctor

  71. leslie williams

    leslie williams

    Před 26 dny

    what's the deal with all these cuts? help!

  72. TotoroHai


    Před 26 dny

    10:22 now I can life in peace. 😂

  73. BirdSandwich


    Před 27 dny

    the segment about brain fog genuinely made me tear up because this is something i have been struggilng through for years and i always felt inadequate. hopefully after taking notes and trying to change my habits i can finally have some peace and clarity

  74. Tat C

    Tat C

    Před 27 dny

    I really hope they keep the technique of zooming in and out on the person's face every second. Naat

  75. RPKD


    Před 27 dny

    Now do one with a psychologist

  76. Good Morning

    Good Morning

    Před 27 dny

    This man loves you. He's speaking the whole truth about your brain and mental health. It's everything, everything we do matters

  77. Luke Naoumovitch

    Luke Naoumovitch

    Před 28 dny

    I gotta say, I don’t even like psychology, but this guy teaches things so effectively and has a soothing voice and I can listen to him for hours

  78. hmu Philly

    hmu Philly

    Před 28 dny

    First fix the broken world that is

  79. Ash Draven

    Ash Draven

    Před 28 dny

    15:33 = r/wallstreetbets

  80. SYD F

    SYD F

    Před 29 dny

    Aww I want him to be my grandpa 😩🥺

  81. 〉〉GameHacKeR〈〈


    Před 29 dny

    8:13 Ssss exercise????

  82. peachtime


    Před 29 dny

    yaknow i've never really understood why psychiatrists don't look at brains, i feel like starting that as a practice would be a great way to lead treatment in the right direction rather than just, kinda guessing.

  83. Sophia Olivo

    Sophia Olivo

    Před 29 dny

    I love him

  84. Owen Jeynes

    Owen Jeynes

    Před 29 dny

    Me watching this at 11pm...

  85. Suganthi k

    Suganthi k

    Před 29 dny

    Zooming in and out is putting me off

  86. Евгения Евгениева

    Евгения Евгениева

    Před 29 dny

    Oh no, I am 19 and I defenitwly forget common words way way more than 5 times a week and there are times when I can't recall things I enjoyed, like a book or movie or a dream. It feels like I stimulate my brain with so much information (not just studying) that it can hardly keep up anymore. Please, if someone has an advise, I would gladly listen

  87. Martín Sader

    Martín Sader

    Před 29 dny

    Min: 4:30 greatest advice i've been given in my life

  88. Zen June

    Zen June

    Před 29 dny

    This video showed up on the day I have to complete my A-level Psychology transition homework lol

  89. Dee HB

    Dee HB

    Před měsícem

    This is very helpful! Thanks OMG!

  90. Tom


    Před měsícem

    Very disappointed in Wired giving this opportunistic quack a platform..

    • Tom


      Před 27 dny

      @Christian Beloch Research this guy..

    • Christian Beloch

      Christian Beloch

      Před 27 dny

      What you mean

  91. Reine Dedeurwaerder-Sulmon

    Reine Dedeurwaerder-Sulmon

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  92. Allaion


    Před měsícem

    Regarding the forgetting words, am I far more likely to have to search for words if I have severe ADHD, or is it something I should be worried about

  93. Sara


    Před měsícem

    I LOVE his last name 😂

  94. Rafael Bogdan

    Rafael Bogdan

    Před měsícem

    So basically everything I'm doing is wrong and it's going to kill my brain even faster than the rest of me... how 'encouraging'

  95. NerdyGirl508


    Před měsícem

    I like him I want him to be my therapist (If he has the credentials) I still like my current therapist now thought

  96. Sussy Time & Mommy milkers

    Sussy Time & Mommy milkers

    Před měsícem

    Is it just me or did I hear sexercise at 8:14 …



    Před měsícem

    Whenever I feel down, I just kick my self even further down to a point wher i don't give a 💩anymore

  98. Nitty Gritty

    Nitty Gritty

    Před měsícem

    Sometimes I get weirded out by some words. Like while reading, I'll come across a perfectly basic word and I forget the meaning of it and just be bothered by the spelling.

  99. talha khan

    talha khan

    Před měsícem

    17:50 ..... so that should do it "body positivity" huh ?

  100. Lee On

    Lee On

    Před měsícem

    #adhdgang #adhdsquad