We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Always beware folks telling stories rather than giving data. He uses some truths to lie with here. The inadequacies of what psychiatry does not do well does not imply that what he's doing is a solution. He speaks as if it is, though you will notice how reticent he is about making claims that can be nailed down.
There are some promising areas here, and some good will come of it. But "brain rehabilitation" is extremely limited.
Assistant Village Idiot
As someone who works regularly with ADHD students, and has a pretty severe case myself, I don't know what to make of Dr. Amen. His first book, "Driven to Distraction," was extremely helpful to many people, and was one of the first useful books for people with ADHD (I think it was still ADD back then), but he has gone a very long way since the first edition of the book.
I have one mother who absolutely swears by him, finding the improvements almost miraculous, going the full route of taking her two boys to one of the clinics, getting a full work-up, and following instructions to the letter, particularly using the amino acid supplements he recommends. I've tried them myself, as an experiment (my wife refers to me as "the alchemist"), and one of them, L-Theanine, definitely had a positive effect, but it was mild, and it also made me more emotional in a way I wasn't comfortable with, so I stopped.
Many professionals condemn him, and others have not found his techniques helpful, but based on anecdotes from others, I don't think it can be denied that his methods certainly help some--and considering how extreme some of these changes have been, I believe it to be more than a placebo effect or wishful thinking or confirmation bias, etc.