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Helpful Links

Click on one of the following links for information about any mental disorder; including symptoms and treatment. Counseling is always helpful in addition to education and, if necessary, medication:

 

Wikipedia
Mayo Clinic
National Institutes for Mental Health
Web MD
Psy Com

Helpful Readings

ADDICTION:

  1. “Positive Addiction” by William Glasser.
  2. “Addiction: Why Can’t They Just Stop” by John Hoffman.
  3. “The Addictive Personality: Understanding the Addictive Process and Compulsive Behavior” by Craig Nakken.
  4. “Willpower is Not Enough: Recovering From Addictions of Every Kind” by Arnold M. Washton.
  5. “Addict in the Family: Stories of Loss, Hope and Recovery” by Beverly Conyers.

BIPOLAR DISORDER:

  1. “An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness” by Kay Redfield Jamison.
  2. “The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide: What You and Your Family Need to Know” by David K. Miklowitz.
  3. “Welcome to the Jungle: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Bipolar Disorder But Were Too Freaked Out to Ask” by Hilary T. Smith.
  4. “Why Am I Still Depressed: Recognizing and Managing the Ups and Downs of Bipolar II and Soft Bipolar Disorder” by Jim Phelps.

CHILDHOOD ISSUES:

  1. “Adult Children Dealing With Emotionally Immature Parents” by Lindsay C. Gibson.
  2. “Running on Empty: Overcome Your Childhood Emotional Neglect” by Janice Webb and Christine Musello.
  3. “Healing the Shame That Binds You” by John Bradshaw.

CREATIVITY:

  1. “Lateral Thinking: Creativity Step by Step” by Edward de Bono.
  2. “Creativity: Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention” by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi.

DEPRESSION:

  1. “Stumbling on Happiness” by Daniel Gilbert.
  2. “Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy” by David D. Burns.
  3. “Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness” by William Styron.
  4. “Authentic Happiness: Using the New Positive Psychology to Realize Your Potential for Lasting Fulfillment” by Martin Seligman.
  5. “The Origin of Everyday Moods: Managing Energy, Tension, and Stress” by Robert E. Thayer.
  6. “I Don’t Want to Talk About It.”  Terry Real (FOR MEN).
  7. “The Mindful Way Through Depression: Freeing Yourself From Chronic Unhappiness” by Mark Williams.
  8. “The Cognitive-Behavioral Workbook for Depression: A Step-by-Step Program” by Albert Ellis and William J. Knaus.
  9. “Unstuck: Your Guide to the Seven-Stage Journey Out of Depression” by Dr. James S. Gordon.
  10. “Depression Fallout: The Impact of Depression on Couples and What You Can Do to Preserve the Bond” by Anne Sheffield.
  11. “Talking to Depression: Simple Ways to Connect With Someone in Your Life Who Is Depressed” by Claudia J. Strauss and Martha Manning.
  12. “Manufacturing Depression: the Secret History of a Modern Disease” by Gary Greenberg.
  13. “The Cognitive-Behavioral Workbook for Depression: a Step-by-Step Program” by William J. Knaus and Albert Ellis.
  14. “Unstuck: Your Guide to the Seven-Stage Journey Out of Depression” by James S. Gordon.
  15. “Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy for Depression” by Zindel V. Segal, J. Mark G. Williams and John D. Teasdale.
  16. “The Mindful Way Through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness” by Zindel V. Segal, John D. Teasdale and Jon Kabat-Zinn.
  17. “The Upward Spiral: Using Neuroscience to Reverse the Course of Depression” by Alex Korb.

GRIEF AND LOSS:

  1. “Grieving Mindfully: A Compassionate and Spiritual Guide to Coping With Loss” by Sameet K. Kumar.
  2. “The Courage to Grieve” by Judy Tatelbaum.
  3. “Who Dies” by Stephen Levine.
  4. “A Year to Live” by Stephen Levine.
  5. “Healing After Loss: Daily Meditations For Working Through Grief.” by Martha Whitmore Hickman.

PARENTING:

  1. “Parenting With Love and Logic”  by Foster Cline and Jim Fay.
  2. “Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child: The Heart of Parenting” by John Gottman, Joan Declaire and Daniel Goleman.
  3. “The Nature of Love” by Harry Harlowe.
  4. “The Language and Thought of the Child” by Jean Piaget.
  5. “Raising Cain” by Dan Kindlon and Michael Thompson.
  6. “Respectful Parents, Respectful Kids” by Sara Hart.
  7. “Beyond Consequences” by Karen Forbes and Dr. Bryan Post.
  8. “Don’t be Afraid to Discipline” by Ruth Peters.
  9. “The Explosive Child” by Ross Greene.
  10. “Giving the Love That Heals: A Guide for Parents” by Harville Hendrix.
  11. “For Parents and Teenagers” by William Glasser.
  12. “Seven Spiritual Laws for Parents” by Deepak Chopra.
  13. “If the Buddha Had Kids” by Charlotte Kasl.
  14. “Mothering Without a Map: the Search for the Good Mother Within” by Kathryn Black.
  15. Books by Barry Brazelton
  16. Books by Michael Popkin
  17. Books by Joy Berry

PERSONALITY AND THE SELF:

  1. “Understanding Human Nature” by Alfred Adler.
  2. “Type Talk: The 16 Personality Types That Determine How We Live, Love and Work” by Otto Kroeger adn Janet M. Thuesen.
  3. “Please Understand Me: Character and Temperament Types” by David Keirsey and Marilyn Bates.
  4. The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You Are Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are” by Brene Brown.
  5. “The Ego and the Mechanisms of Defence” by Anna Freud.
  6. “Gestalt Therapy: Excitement and Growth in the Human Personality” by Fritz Perls.
  7. “A Divided Self: A Study of Sanity and Madness” by R.D. Laing.
  8. “A Guide to Rational Living” by Albert Ellis and Robert A. Harper.
  9. “On Becoming a Person: A Therapist’s View of Psychotherapy” by Carl Rogers.
  10. “Beyond Freedom and Dignity” B.F. Skinner.
  11. “Passages: Predictable Crises of Adult Life” by Gail Sheehy.
  12. “Gifts Differing: Understanding Personality Type” by Isabel Briggs Myers.
  13. “My Voice Will Go With You: The Teaching Tales of Milton H. Erickson, M.D.” by Milton Erickson.
  14. “The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature” by Steven Pinker.
  15. “The Essential Guide to Borderline Personality Disorder: New Tools and Techniques” by Randi Kreger.
  16. “Disarming the Narcissist” by Wendy T. Behary.
  17. “The Wizard of Oz and Other Narcissists: Coping with the One-Way Relationship in Work, Love and Family” by Eleanor Payson.
  18. “You Just Don’t Understand” by Deborah Tannen.
  19. “When Things Fall Apart” by Pema Chodron.

PTSD:

  1. “Waking the Tiger” by Peter Levine.
  2. “In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness” by Peter Levine.
  3. “Trauma and Recovery” by Judith Herman.
  4. “Irritable Hearts: A PTSD Love Story” by Mac McLelland.
  5. “The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind and Body in the Healing of Trauma” by Bessel van der Kolk.

RELATIONSHIPS:

  1. “Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work” by John Gottman
  2.  “Emotional Blackmail: When the People in Your Life Use Fear, Obligation and Guilt to Manipulate You” by Susan Forward.
  3. “Games People Play: The Psychology of Human Relagionships” by Eric Berne.
  4. “People Skills: How to Assert Yourself, Listen to Others, and Resolve Conflicts” by Robert Bolton.
  5. “Envy and Gratitude” by Melanie Klein.
  6. “The Five Love Languages” by Gary Chapman
  7.  “Too Good to Leave, Too Bad to Stay: A Step-by-Step Guide to Deciding Whether to Stay In or Get Out of Your Relationship” by Mira Kirshenbaum
  8. “The Verbally Abusive Relationship: How to Recognize It and How to Respond” by Patricia Evans.
  9. “Communication Miracles for Couples: Easy and Effective Tools to Create More Love and Less Conflict.”  By Jonathan Robinson.
  10. “Perfect Love, Imperfect Relationships: Healing the Wound of the Heart” by John Welwood.
  11. “Getting the Love You Want” by Harville Hendrix.
  12. “Make Up, Don’t Break Up: Finding and Keeping Love for Singles and Couples” by Dr. Bonnie Eaker Weil and Harville Hendrix.
  13. “Getting Together and Staying Together: Solving the Mystery of Marriage” by William Glasser.
  14. “How to Be An Adult in a Relationship: The Five Keys to Mindful Loving” by David Richo.
  15. “Love is a Choice: The Definitive Book On Letting Go of Unhealthy Relationships” by Paul D. Meier.
  16. “Couple Skills: Making Your Relationship Work” by Kim Paleg.
  17. “Relationship Rescue” by Dr. Phil McGraw.
  18. “Why Can’t You Read My Mind?  Overcoming the 9 Toxic Thought Patterns That Get in the Way of a Loving Relationship” by Susan Magee.
  19. “Secret Language of Relationships” by Gary Goldschneider.
  20. “When Anger Hurts Your Relationship: 10 Simple Solutions for Couples Who Fight” by Kim Paleg.
  21. “I Love You, But I’m Not IN Love With You: Seven Steps to Saving Your Relationship” by Andrew Marshall.
  22. “How to Improve Your Marriage Without Talking About It” by Patricia Love and Steven Stosny.
  23. “Since Strangling Isn’t an Option” by Sandra A. Crowe.
  24. “Survivors Partners: Healing the Relationships of Sexual Abuse Survivors” by Paul A. Hansen.

NEUROSCIENCE :

  1. “Phantoms in the Brain: Probing the Mysteries of the Human Mind” by V.S. Ramachandran and Sandra Blakeslee.
  2. “The Body Has a Mind of It’s Own” by Sandra and Mathew Blakeslee.
  3. “Molecules of Emotion” by Candace Pert.
  4. “The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat: and Other Clinical Tales” by Oliver Sacks.
  5. “Conditioned Reflexes” by Ivan Pavlov.
  6. “The Emotional Life of the Brain” by R.J. Davidson.
  7. “Emotional Intelligence” by Daniel Goleman.
  8. “The Female Brain” by Louann Brizendine.
  9. “Resilience” by Eric Greitens.
  10. “Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love and Wisdom” by Rick Hanson.
  11. “The Future of the Brain: Essays by the World’s Leading Neuroscientists” by Gary Marcus and Jeremy Freeman.

SPIRITUALITY and MINDFULNESS:

  1. “Mutant Message From Down Under” by Marlo Morgan.
  2. “With Mystics and Magicians in Tibet” by Alexandra David-Neel
  3. “The Courage to Be” by John Tillich.
  4. “The Diary of a Country Priest” by Georges Bernanos.
  5. “Essays in Zen Buddhism: First Series” by Daisetz Teitary Suzuki.
  6. “Man’s Search for Meaning” by Victor Frankl.
  7. “New Seeds of Contemplation” by Thomas Merton.
  8. “Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Every Day Life” by Thich Nhat Hanh.
  9. “A Simple Path” by Mother Theresa.
  10. “Siddhartha” by Hermann Hesse.
  11. “Memories, Dreams, Reflections” by Carl Jung.
  12. “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho.
  13. “Peace is Every Step: The Path to Mindfulness in Everyday Life” by Thich Nhat Hanh
  14. “The Miracle of Mindfulness” by Thich Nhat Hanh.
  15. “The Present: The Gift for Changing Times” by Spencer Johnson.
  16. “Finding Joy” by Charlotte Kasl.
  17. “Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain and Illness” by Jon Kabat-Zinn.
  18. “No Mud, No Lotus: the Art of Transforming Suffering” by Thich Nhat Hanh.
  19. “Wherever You Go, There You Are” by Jon Kabat-Zinn.
  20. “The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment” by Eckhart Tolle.
  21. “The Power is Within You” by Louise Hay.
  22. “You Can Heal Your Life” by Louise Hay.
  23. “Mindfulness in Plain English” by Henepola Gunaratana.
  24. “Coming To Our Senses: Healing Ourselves and the World Through Mindfulness” by Jon Kabat-Zinn.
  25. “Mindfulness for Beginners: Reclaiming the Present Moment — and Your Life” by Jon Kabat-Zinn.
  26. “Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life With the Heart of a Buddha” by Tara Brach.
  27. “When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times” by Pema Chodron.
  28. “Tao Te Ching” by Lao Tzu.
  29. “Start Where You Are: A Guide to Compassionate Living” by Pema Chodron.
  30. “The Art of Happiness” by Dalai Lama XIV.
  31. “True Refuge: Finding Peace and Freedom in Your Own Awakened Heart” by Tara Brach.
  32. “Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness” by Sharon Salzberg.
  33. “Fundamentals of Spiritual Alchemy” by Caroline Myss.
  34. “Invisible Acts of Power” by Caroline Myss.
  35. “The Wisdom Jesus: Transforming Heart and Mind — A New Perspective on Christ and His Message” by Cynthia Bourgeault.
  36. “Optimum Health” by Andrew Weils (mindful eating).