Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Unleash the Power of the Female Brain

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Book Review - Unleash the Power of the Female Brain

About the Book
Daniel G. Amen, M.D. is one of the world's leading experts on the brain and bestselling author of over 30 books. For the first time, Dr. Amen devotes an entire book to the female brain, offering insight on the unique characteristics and needs of a woman's brain in UNLEASH THE POWER OF THE FEMALE BRAIN (Harmony Books, On Sale February 12, 2013 $26.00).

The book, based on the largest gender brain study ever done, offers a breakthrough guide addressing the issues women ask about the most including hormones, fertility, pregnancy, menopause, weight, stress, anxiety, insomnia, and relationships.

Based on research from Dr. Amen's clinical practice, UNLEASH THE POWER OF THE FEMALE BRAIN identifies at least five strengths of the female brain: empathy, intuition, collaboration, self control and appropriate worry. But with each strength, comes a potential dark side, such as a higher incidence of anxiety, depression, insomnia, pain, and being unable to turn off their thoughts. In the book, Dr. Amen shares a step-by-step program to help women optimize their brain strengths and overcome their vulnerabilities to achieve greater health, energy, and lasting happiness. Dr. Amen says that by harnessing the power of their very unique and incredible brains, women can change the world.


  • That Male Brains and Female Brains Are NOT the Same - And Why You Should Care
  • How to get your Brain Ready for Babies
  • How to Unlock the Secrets of Love and Sex
  • How to Keep Your Daughter's Brain Safe During the Teenage Years
  • How to Soothe the Female Brain: Overcoming Stress, Anxiety, Depression, OCD, and Insomnia
  • Getting Back In Control: Overcoming Cravings, Obesity and Addictions
  • Healing from Toxic Relationships, Past Emotional Trauma, Memory Problems, Brain Injuries, and Chemotherapy
  • Why Women Live Longer

About the Author
DANIEL G. AMEN, M.D., is a clinical neuroscientist, psychiatrist, and brain-imaging expert who heads the world-renowned Amen Clinics, Inc. ( He has authored five New York Times bestsellers.

My Take on the Book
As the father of girls I am always looking for books that will allow me to better understand females and the female mind. What was great about this book was a mixture of science as well as from delightful stories and experiences that are shared by individuals that you can relate with. The book is full of great ideas, foods to help with ailments, self-help for relationships and simply understanding the differences between male and female brains ( as well as much more).  I cannot say that I completely understand everything that goes into the workings of the female mind, and I may never understand all this, but this book did help me to better understand how as a parent, and father, I can better support my own daughters in their healthy development, through the things that I provide them to eat, to the support and counsel that I can provide them as they grow. The author of the book tackles a important topic that you typically do not find and I have to commend him for that. I encourage all women to read this, but even more so, all fathers to read this.

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