Review The Book Promoting Mental Health This School Year

The Smile Prescription.

Given the recent cases of public violence, school shootings, and celebrity suicides, it is more obvious than ever that we need to address mental health issues – especially in kids. Anxiety and depression in high school students have been on the rise and it is never too early to start teaching kids about mental health. A strategy for psychological wellness may be closer than you think…it’s right under your nose!

Client: Dr. Richard Castellano
Media Request: Book Review

About The Book.

Numerous research studies and scientific articles from Harvard, JAMA, and scientists from across the world have proven that your smile can actually relieve stress, boost your mood, and release endorphins.

Richard “The Smile Dr.” Castellano, MD, is a facial expert. His book “The Smile Prescription” explores research showing that smiling (and humor) stimulate the reward centers in our brain, among many other positive benefits. And now, you can MEASURE the impact of our smile on ourselves and those we work with. Our facial behaviors influence and reveal the wiring of the brain and it will radically change the way that you think, live your life, and interact with other people (source). The interactive and fun book teaches how to leverage these secrets…which are literally under your nose!

Why It’s A Great Read For Parents & Students.

Mental health and well-being is important at every age. Whether you are in elementary school or working on a college degree, being a student is stressful. If you are a teenager, its even more emotional. This book is a fun and light-hearted guide to self improvement and mental stability.

Told through a first-person narrative, “The Smile Prescription” takes readers on Dr. Castellano’s journey to understand the unexpected and dramatic impact our non-verbal communication has on everyone we meet. From wacky Harvard research studies to daily observations at his plastic surgery practice, Castellano proves that facial behaviors influence and reveal the wiring of the brain. As a facial analysis expert, Castellano has analyzed hundreds of thousands of faces, which allows him to provide a user-friendly and fun guide showing how facial expressions can be used as a tool to dramatically improve quality of life.

Whatever the mechanism is, if smiling has been shown to improve well-being, happiness and mental health, then it is something worth doing!

This book gives people a much-needed boost of happiness and is guaranteed to make you SMILE!


Dr. Rich Castellano

Wall Street Journal best-selling author Rich Castellano MD, (Known as The Smile Dr.) is an experienced facial rejuvenation artist, innovator, and highly sought after trainer. As the Founder/Medical Director of ImageLift®, Dr. Castellano has performed over 10,000 laser and cosmetic treatments, making him one of the most sought-after facial plastic surgeons in the U.S. today.

His new book “The Smile Prescription” explores the art of smiling, facial expression, and innovative communication strategies. Dr. Rich now teaches plastic surgeons and cosmetic doctors from across the country as private clients with his award-winning, online coaching and mentoring program, PracticeProfitabilityMD.com Dr. Castellano has made hundreds of live appearances including guest interviews on The Daily Buzz, FOX, NBC, ABC, CBS, and numerous other media outlets.


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