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The Book List

This page started as on person’s book list. Sylvia called her book list a good beginning,  so we’ve added a few books. Based on the input of others a few have been listed as particularly noteworthy, indicated by printing them in bold.

Adamec, C. (1996). How to live with a mentally ill person: A handbook of day-to-day strategies. New York: Wiley.

Adams, N. & Grieder, D. (2005). Treatment Planning for Person-Centered Care: The Road to Mental Health and Addiction Recovery. New York: Academic Press.

Amador, Xavier (2000). I am not sick, I don’t need help. New York: Vida Publishers.

Andreasen, N. (2001). Brave new brain: Conquering mental illness in the era of the genome. New York: Oxford University Press. (1984). The broken brain: The Biological Revolution in Psychiatry. New York: Harper & Row.

Backlar, P. (1994). The family face of schizophrenia: Practical counsel from America’s leading experts. New York: Putnam.

Basco, M. R. & Rush, A.J. (2007). Cognitive behavioral therapy for bipolar disorder (2nd ed.). New York: Guilford Press.

Beattie, M. (1992). Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself.  Center City, MN: Hazelden Foundation

Beck, A.T. & Rector, N.A. (2008). Schizophrenia: Cognitive theory, research and therapy. New York: Guilford Press.

Behrman, A. (2002). Electroboy: A Memoir of Mania. New York: Random House.

Bourne, E. J. (2005). The anxiety & phobia workbook (4th ed.). Oakland, CA: New Harbinger.

Bradshaw, J. (1996). The Family. (Self Esteem.) Deerfield Beach, FL: Health Communications.

Brondolo, E. & Amador, X. (2007). Breaking the bipolar cycle: A day-by-day guide to living with bipolar disorder. New York: McGraw-Hill.

broken book shelfCampbell, B.M. (2004). 72 Hour Hold. New York: Knopf.

Cheney, T. (2011). The Dark Side of Innocence: Growing Up Bipolar. New York: Simon & Schuster. (2008). Mania: A Memoir. New York: Harper Collins.

Cockburn, P. & Cockburn, H. (2011). Henry’s Demons. (Schizophrenia.)New York: Scribner.

Copeland, M. E. (1994). Living without depression and manic depression: A workbook for maintaining mood stability. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger.

Davis, C. (2009). Bipolar Bare.

Deveson, A. (1992). Tell Me I’m Here. New York: Penguin.

DePaulo, J.R. (2003). Understanding depression: What we know and what you can do about it. New York: Wiley.

Drake, R. & Becker, D. (2001). A working life for people with severe mental illness (1st ed.). New York: Oxford University Press.

Duke, P. & Hochman, G. (1992). A brilliant madness: Living with manic-depressive illness. New York: Bantam Books.

Earley, P. (2006). Crazy: A Father’s Search Through America’s Mental Health Madness. New York: Berkley Books.

Ellis, A. (1994). How to stubbornly refuse to make yourself miserable about anything – yes, anything. New York: Carol Publishing.

Fawcett. J. & Golden, B. (2007). New hope for people with bipolar disorder. New York: Three Rivers Press.

Fink, C. & Kraynak, J. (2007). Bipolar disorder for dummies. New York: Wiley.

Golant, M. & Golant S. (2007). What to do when someone you love is depressed. Austin, TX: Holt.

Gorman, J.M. (2007). The Essential Guide to Psychiatric Drugs (rev. ed). New York: St. Martin’s Press.

Griest, J. H. & Jefferson, J.W. (1998). Panic disorder and agoraphobia: A guide. Madison, WI: Madison Institute of Medicine.

Hoffman, P.D. & Steiner-Grossman, P. (2008). Borderline personality disorder: Meeting the challenges to successful treatment. New York: Haworth Press.

Jaffe, DJ (2017) Insane Consequences: How the Mental Health Industry Fails the Mentally Ill .  Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books.

Jamison, K.R. (1999). Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide. New York: Knopf. (1995).

Koplewicz, H. (2002). More than moody: Recognizing and treating adolescent depression. New York: Putnam.

Levine, J. & Levine, I.S. (2009). Schizophrenia for dummies. New York: Wiley.

Liberman, R.P. (2008). Recovery From Disability. Virginia: American Psychiatric Publishing.

Mason, P. & Kreger, R. (1998). Stop Walking On Eggshells: Taking Your Life Back When Someone You Care About Has Borderline Personality Disorder. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger.

McManamy, J. (2006). Living well with bipolar disorder: What your doctor doesn’t tell you that you need to know. New York: Harper.

Minkoff, K. & Drake, R. (1991). New Directions for Mental Health Services No. 50. (Dual diagnosis of major mental illness and substance disorder.) San Francisco: Jossey- Bass.

Nanos, Lynn, LCISW (2018) Breakdown: A Clinician’s Experience in a Broken System of Emergency Psychiatry, (ISBN 13: 9780692168424)

North, C. (1987). Welcome, Silence: My Triumph Over Schizophrenia. N.Y.: Simon & Schuster.

Osborn, I. (1999). Tormenting Thoughts and Secret Rituals: The Hidden Epidemic of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. New York: Delacorte Press.

Papolos, D. F. & Papolos, J. (1997) Overcoming Depression (3rd ed). New York: Harper.

Russell, M. L. (2005). Planning for the future: Providing a meaningful life for a child with disability. Evanston, IL: American Publishing Company.

Saks, E.R. (2007). The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey through Madness. N.Y.: Hyperion.

Schiller, L. & Bennett, A. (1994). The Quiet Room: Out of the Torment of Madness. N.Y: Warner.

Seager, S. B., MD (2014). Behind the Gates of Gomorrah: A Year with the Criminally Insane. NY, Gallery Books

Secunda, V. (1997). When madness comes home: Help and hope for the children, siblings and partners of the mentally ill. New York: Hyperion.

Sheehan, S. (1982). Is there no place on earth for me? New York: Houghton Mifflin.

Temes, R. (2002). Getting your life back together when you have schizophrenia. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger.

Torrey, E. F., et al. (1995). Schizophrenia and manic-depressive disorder. N.Y.:HarperCollins. (2005). Surviving manic depression. N.Y.: Basic Books. (2006). Surviving schizophrenia: A manual for families, consumers and providers. (5th ed.). New York: Collins Living.

Wahl, D. (1999). Telling is risky business: Mental health consumers confront stigma. Piscataway, NJ: Rutgers University Press.

Wang, D.C. (2010). The Kitchen Shrink. New York: Riverhead Books-Penguin Group.

Wyden, P. (1998). Conquering Schizophrenia: A Father, His Son and a Medical Breakthrough. New York: Knopf.


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