4 out of 4 stars
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How My Brain Works by Dr. Barbara Koltuska-Haskin is a well-written book that explains the field of neuropsychology in simple everyday language. The author splits the book into two parts. The first section goes into detail about the field of neuropsychology and testing. The second section explains the different ways to help the brain reach its maximum potential. The book covers diet, lifestyle, pharmaceutical medicines, and how stress and depression all impact the overall health of the brain and the entire body. The author provides a detailed look at how to address the best outcome for neuropsychology patients.
What I liked about the book was the way the author divided the book. It made it easy to follow. I never felt overwhelmed with information. The author has 30 years of experience in this field of medicine. She shared her medical background in this field and integrated simple everyday practices that anyone can do to improve one's brain health.
This book provides knowledge of the struggles and possible remedies of brain health. I enjoyed the different places that the author inserted her own life experiences and quotes from other authors. She also included many helpful tips on sleep, diet, and adding lifestyle changes to heal the body. I appreciated that the book didn't discuss pharmaceutical options as the only way to address the brain's problems. Some of the herbal and nutrient therapies discussed can have adverse outcomes if mixed with other medications. The author recommends checking with your family physician before trying these therapies. The author was straightforward and very knowledgeable.
There wasn't anything I didn't like about this book. I personally learned many helpful tips. I integrated these practices into my own life and found them to be highly beneficial. The author never talked over my head with the information I didn't understand. Different kinds of treatment are gone through clearly and grouped in an easy-to-follow format. She also incorporated many references at the end of the book that will help in further research of this topic. I rate this book 4 out of 4 stars.
I found the book to be exceptionally well edited. I did not find any punctuation, spelling, or grammar errors.
This book is an excellent reference for anyone struggling personally or with a family member struggling with mental health issues. I recommend this book for readers who would like to learn about brain health. Medical personnel, adults, and teenagers 18 and older interested in medical informational texts would find this very thought-provoking. This book is a great asset to include in a reader's library of self-help books.
How My Brain Works
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