14 episodes

Brain Health with Dr. Nissen brings you advancements in medicine, neuroscience, psychiatry, and nutrition to help you live a better life. Dr. Nissen's expert interviews reveal new, evidence-based approaches to enhancing mental health, sharpening cognition, and optimizing performance. With topics such as optogenetics, Alzheimer's disease, neuromodulation, depression, the Mediterranean Diet, and psychedelics, this show is sure to expose listeners to new topics on the frontiers of medicine and neuroscience. Join us at www.DrNissen.com

Dr. Nissen is a medical doctor and TEAM-CBT therapist.

Brain Health with Dr. Nissen Dr. Nissen

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Brain Health with Dr. Nissen brings you advancements in medicine, neuroscience, psychiatry, and nutrition to help you live a better life. Dr. Nissen's expert interviews reveal new, evidence-based approaches to enhancing mental health, sharpening cognition, and optimizing performance. With topics such as optogenetics, Alzheimer's disease, neuromodulation, depression, the Mediterranean Diet, and psychedelics, this show is sure to expose listeners to new topics on the frontiers of medicine and neuroscience. Join us at www.DrNissen.com

Dr. Nissen is a medical doctor and TEAM-CBT therapist.

    #13: Emotional Intelligence for Kids - a Conversation about Emily Empathy on the NewMomBoss Podcast

    #13: Emotional Intelligence for Kids - a Conversation about Emily Empathy on the NewMomBoss Podcast

    Get the book here! https://pixelfy.me/Amazon-Emily-Empathy

    This episode of @newmomboss is all about empathy. We discuss his definition of empathy, the importance it has in the stability of our kids, the effects it has on mental health, and some practical ways to practice this within our homes.  Kallista Andersen is the founder of New Mom Boss. She helps moms-to-be get prepared for their baby, during pregnancy and beyond. She coaches and educates women on how to get ready for new motherhood, guiding them on what to do next and when to do it, as well as preparing them for their new self and relationships.  She is a mom of three, a registered nurse, and a certified lactation counselor, and she has combined her experience and professional background to support new moms.  

    Kallista is launching New Mom Prep School in September 2020. It is a 5-week online course, along with group coaching, that guides women in preparing themselves, their home, and career for the new mom life. If you’d like more information on that, you can visit her website, http://www.newmomboss.com.   

    Brain Health with Dr. Nissen brings you advancements in medicine, neuroscience, psychiatry, and nutrition to help you live a better life. Dr. Nissen’s expert interviews reveal new, evidence-based approaches to enhancing mental health, sharpening cognition, and optimizing performance. With topics such as optogenetics, Alzheimer’s disease, neuromodulation, depression, the Mediterranean Diet, and psychedelics, this show is sure to expose listeners to new topics on the frontiers of medicine and neuroscience. Join our community at http://www.drnissen.com/    

    Dr. Nissen is a medical doctor (MD) and TEAM-CBT Therapist. This show is intended for entertainment and educational purposes only and does not substitute personalized medical advice. Please speak with your doctor before attempting any medical or major diet and lifestyle changes.

    • 34 min
    Replay: Mental Health and Crime with Dr. Nathaniel Morris, MD

    Replay: Mental Health and Crime with Dr. Nathaniel Morris, MD

    This is a discussion with Dr. Nathaniel Morris about how mental health interfaces with the legal and criminal justice system. Mental illness is closely related to the criminal justice system, and while discussed socially and in the media, the intricacies of the legal system itself are difficult to understand. This episode will bring clarity to these issues. Dr. Nathaniel Morris is a fourth-year resident physician in psychiatry and chief resident for Stanford inpatient psychiatry at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Before his residency training, he graduated from Cornell University and Harvard Medical School. He has written about mental health care, medical education, and health policy for academic journals and popular press. Brain Health with Dr. Nissen brings you advancements in medicine, neuroscience, psychiatry, and nutrition to help you live a better life. Dr. Nissen’s expert interviews reveal new, evidence-based approaches to enhancing mental health, sharpening cognition, and optimizing performance. With topics such as optogenetics, Alzheimer’s disease, neuromodulation, depression, the Mediterranean Diet, and psychedelics, this show is sure to expose listeners to new topics on the frontiers of medicine and neuroscience. Join our community at http://www.drnissen.com/  

    Dr. Nissen is a medical doctor (MD) and TEAM-CBT Therapist. This show is intended for entertainment and educational purposes only and does not substitute personalized medical advice. Please speak with your doctor before attempting any medical or major diet and lifestyle changes.

    • 28 min
    #12: Upgrade your Brain, Learn Anything Faster, and Unlock Your Exceptional Life with Jim Kwik, author of Limitless

    #12: Upgrade your Brain, Learn Anything Faster, and Unlock Your Exceptional Life with Jim Kwik, author of Limitless

    Do you want to learn how to read faster, remember more, and become limitless? Well then, this episode is for you.

    In our shows, we discuss how to improve mental health, sharpen cognition, and reach optimal performance. When it comes to sharpening cognition and reaching optimal performance, elevating our learning skills is how we can become limitless.

    Today, I am absolutely thrilled to be here with Jim Kwik (yes, that is his real name), who is a widely recognized world expert in memory, speed-reading, brain performance, and accelerated learning. He is the founder of Kwik Learning and is a brain coach to his students as well as serving as an advisor to many of the world’s leading CEOs and celebrities.

    Kwik’s learning techniques, entertaining presentations, and impressive memory demonstrations have led him to be a highly sought after by clients such as Google, Virgin, Nike, Zappos, SpaceX, NYU, Harvard, GE, Fox Studios, CalTech, and others. You may have seen him on Forbes, HuffPost, CNBC, or via his popular videos on the internet with over 100 million views and his famous “Kwik Brain” Podcast. Today, Jim discusses his new book,  Limitless: Upgrade your Brain, Learn Anything Faster, and Unlock Your Exceptional Life. Get a copy at www.LimitlessBook.com

    Brain Health with Dr. Nissen brings you advancements in medicine, neuroscience, psychiatry, and nutrition to help you live a better life. Dr. Nissen’s expert interviews reveal new, evidence-based approaches to enhancing mental health, sharpening cognition, and optimizing performance. With topics such as optogenetics, Alzheimer’s disease, neuromodulation, depression, the Mediterranean Diet, and psychedelics, this show is sure to expose listeners to new topics on the frontiers of medicine and neuroscience. Join our community at http://www.drnissen.com/ 

    Dr. Nissen is a medical doctor (MD) and TEAM-CBT Therapist. This show is intended for entertainment and educational purposes only and does not substitute personalized medical advice. Please speak with your doctor before attempting any medical or major diet and lifestyle changes.

    • 55 min
    #11: Depression genetics, the role of our gut microbiome, and depression prognosis (does depression have a cure?)

    #11: Depression genetics, the role of our gut microbiome, and depression prognosis (does depression have a cure?)

    Is depression genetic, hereditary, are there depression genes, or a depression gene test? Is there a depression microbiome, dysbiosis, bacteria, or infections that lead to depression? Is depression curable, does it have a cure? How do you heal from depression when you've tried everything and relapse?

    Brain Health with Dr. Nissen brings you advancements in medicine, neuroscience, psychiatry, and nutrition to help you live a better life. Dr. Nissen’s expert interviews reveal new, evidence-based approaches to enhancing mental health, sharpening cognition, and optimizing performance. With topics such as optogenetics, Alzheimer’s disease, neuromodulation, depression, the Mediterranean Diet, and psychedelics, this show is sure to expose listeners to new topics on the frontiers of medicine and neuroscience. Join our community at http://www.drnissen.com/  

    Dr. Nissen is a medical doctor (MD) and TEAM-CBT Therapist. This show is intended for entertainment and educational purposes only and does not substitute personalized medical advice. Please speak with your doctor before attempting any medical or major diet and lifestyle changes.

    • 14 min
    #10: Heat for depression? Can saunas, light therapy, and mindfulness meditation help treat depression?

    #10: Heat for depression? Can saunas, light therapy, and mindfulness meditation help treat depression?

    What is the role of saunas, infrared saunas, and other hyperthermia treatments in depression? What is the role of light therapy, lamps, blue light exposure, and circadian rhythms for seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and depression? What is the role of mindfulness meditation, guided meditations, meditation apps like Headspace, and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for depression?

    Brain Health with Dr. Nissen brings you advancements in medicine, neuroscience, psychiatry, and nutrition to help you live a better life. Dr. Nissen’s expert interviews reveal new, evidence-based approaches to enhancing mental health, sharpening cognition, and optimizing performance. With topics such as optogenetics, Alzheimer’s disease, neuromodulation, depression, the Mediterranean Diet, and psychedelics, this show is sure to expose listeners to new topics on the frontiers of medicine and neuroscience. Join our community at http://www.drnissen.com/  

    Dr. Nissen is a medical doctor (MD) and TEAM-CBT Therapist. This show is intended for entertainment and educational purposes only and does not substitute personalized medical advice. Please speak with your doctor before attempting any medical or major diet and lifestyle changes.

    • 16 min
    #9: Anxious kids? Listen to this. Professor Eli Lebowitz on SPACE, a new parent-based treatment for childhood and adolescent anxiety.

    #9: Anxious kids? Listen to this. Professor Eli Lebowitz on SPACE, a new parent-based treatment for childhood and adolescent anxiety.

    As a listener interested in brain health, you may be thinking about the developing brains of your kids, grandkids, or other young loved ones. It can be difficult when kids we love have excessive anxiety about greeting people, being away from Mom, or even going to school. What can we do about this? Is there anything that can help? Today’s show will answer these questions.

    So, stay tuned because, in this episode, you’ll learn about a new way to approach anxiety in children known as supportive parenting for anxious childhood emotions (SPACE).

    Professor Lebowitz studies and treats childhood and adolescent anxiety and is Director of the Program for Anxiety Disorders at the Yale Child Study Center. His research focuses on the development, neurobiology, and treatment of anxiety and related disorders, with special emphasis on cross-generational and familial influences in these disorders. Dr. Lebowitz is the lead investigator on multiple funded research projects, and is the author of numerous research papers and of books and chapters on childhood and adolescent anxiety. He is also the father of three great boys.

    Brain Health with Dr. Nissen brings you advancements in medicine, neuroscience, psychiatry, and nutrition to help you live a better life. Dr. Nissen’s expert interviews reveal new, evidence-based approaches to enhancing mental health, sharpening cognition, and optimizing performance. With topics such as optogenetics, Alzheimer’s disease, neuromodulation, depression, the Mediterranean Diet, and psychedelics, this show is sure to expose listeners to new topics on the frontiers of medicine and neuroscience. Join our community at http://www.drnissen.com/ 

    Dr. Nissen is a medical doctor (MD) and TEAM-CBT Therapist. This show is intended for entertainment and educational purposes only and does not substitute personalized medical advice. Please speak with your doctor before attempting any medical or major diet and lifestyle changes.

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

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jtrout1990 ,

Good scientific breakdowns of dementia, depression, and other diseases

I’m interested in preventing Alzheimer’s in my family after my grandmother got it and Dr. Nissen makes it easy to understand. Awesome guests. Really liked the space therapy episode for kids with anxiety. My favorite podcast!

goodlifeguild ,

Cutting edge, impressive dialogue

I listen to this on the way to work and have been impressed with Dr. Nissen, his guests, and all of this amazing neuroscience on the frontier. 100% recommended!

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