Brain Thrive by 25 Improves Overall Brain Function in Students

Friday, October 14, 2016 General News
Email Print This Page Comment bookmark
Font : A-A+

Experimental Study on Brain-Based Course for Teens and Young Adults Documents Statistically Significant Improvements in Self-Esteem, and Decreases in Depression, Alcohol, Drug and Tobacco Use

COSTA MESA, Calif., Oct. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Brain Thrive by 25 is a revolutionary course designed to change

the lives of teenagers and young adults all over the world. Based on the latest brain research by Daniel G. Amen, MD and Jesse Payne, Ed.D., it was created with one goal in mind, to help pre-teens, teens and young adults have better brains and better lives.

Multi-Dimensional Education, Inc., (MDEI) an independent education research group, studied the effects of Brain Thrive by 25 at 16 sites on over 330 students.  They found that the 12-lesson/12-lab course significantly decreased drug, alcohol and tobacco use, and decreased depression, while it improved self-esteem measures in students where the course was fully implemented compared to schools where implementation was low or non-existent.  Utilizing a multi-dimensional approach to assessing the outcomes associated with the implementation of Brain Thrive by 25, this study supports the Brain Thrive by 25 positive impact on brain function and schools seeking to help students succeed academically.

The Brain Thrive by 25 Course is a practical brain science course and curriculum which was created to change the way teenagers and young adults learn about, protect, and care for their brain.  The course is meant to be adaptable and flexible to fit within a wide variety of educational environments and settings.  The goal of the course is to increase student achievement and graduation rates by teaching students (teenagers and young adults) about the importance of brain function and how it relates to everyday living, loving, learning, joy, success, academics, career, and life.

For the first time Brain Thrive by 25 is available online for both high school and college students, who have the option of earning 3 college credits from Corban University.

According to Dr. Doug Grove, President of MDEI, "After spending a year organizing and implementing the study, and weeks of analysis, the results strongly supported that unlike many interventions we have evaluated, Brain Thrive by 25 was literally making a difference in developing better minds of the students who took part in the intervention."

Dr. Daniel Amen is a double board-certified psychiatrist, 10-time New York Times bestselling author, and Founder of Amen Clinics. Sharecare named him the internet's most influential expert and advocate on mental health.

Dr. Jesse Payne has worked within the fields of psychology, psychiatry, and education for over 15 years in the following capacities: 3rd grade teacher, 4th grade teacher, non-directive play therapy administrator, after-school program coordinator, summer camp director, high school teacher, university professor, student teacher supervisor, curriculum writer, program developer, and clinical historian. Dr. Payne has worked with Dr. Amen and the Amen Clinics since 2003, developing curriculum and programs related to the developing brain.

PR Contact:Natalie BuchozP: (949) 266-3700 ex 8659F: (949)


To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:

SOURCE Amen Clinics, Inc.


Post your Comments

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
* Your comment can be maximum of 2500 characters
I agree to the terms and conditions

News A - Z


News Search

Medindia Newsletters

Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!

Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Find a Doctor

Press Release Category

Press Release Archive

Stay Connected

  • Available on the Android Market
  • Available on the App Store