How can you tell about your brain without doing a scan? The questionnaire will only take about 20 minutes to complete and will help you understand the health of your brain and the brain type you may have.
How can you tell about your brain without doing a scan? For many years Dr. Amen has been aware that most people will not be able to get their brains scanned, either because they are not near one of his clinics or because of the cost. Based on nearly 50,000 brain scans, Dr. Amen developed a wonderful set of questionnaires to help people see how their own brain functions. Because not everyone is insightful into their own behavior, he also encourages people who care about you to fill it out on you as well.
The questionnaires will only take about 25 minutes to complete and will help you understand the health of your memory and whether or not you have tendencies toward ADD, anxiety, obsessiveness or depression. There is also a “Bad Brain Habit Quiz” to help you know about how your day to day behavior affects the health of your brain. Plus, there is a series of questions that evaluate 5 different brain systems, like Dr. Amen talked about in the show, and depending on how you score, he gives you personalized suggestions on how to balance your specific brain.
Of course, you should talk with your doctor, but this series of questionnaires will give you a great start to understanding your brain and specific ideas on what you need to do to make it healthy.
You can also give these questionnaires to your whole family and all of your friends.