Recommended Reading

Below is a list of readings suggested for people interested in learning more about depression, anxiety, relationships, and other mental health issues compiled by Associates in Psychotherapy. Please note that this is not an exhaustive list, and it will be updated periodically.

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Depression Resources

The Drama of the Gifted Child: The Search for the True Self, 2008 by Alice Miller
Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy Revised and Updated, 1999 by David D. Burns

The Depression Workbook: A Guide for Living with Depression and Manic Depression, Second Edition, 2002 by Mary Ellen Copeland
Overcoming Depression: A Step-by-Step Approach to Gaining Control Over Depression, Second Edition, 2001 by Paul Gilbert

The Mother-to-Mother Postpartum Depression Support Book, 2006 by Sandra Poulin

I Don’t Want to Talk About It: Overcoming the Secret Legacy of Male Depression, 1998 by Terrence Real

Unholy Ghost: Writers on Depression, 2002 by Nell Casey

Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda: Overcoming Regrets, Mistakes, and Missed Opportunities, 1990 by Arthur Freeman

Anxiety Resources

The Anxiety & Phobia Workbook, 2011 by Edmund J. Bourne
Panic Attacks Workbook: A Guided Program for Beating the Panic Trick, 2004 by David Carbonell
Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway, 2006 by Susan Jeffers
The Mindful Path Through Worry and Rumination: Letting Go of Anxious and Depressive Thoughts, 2010 by Sameet Kuma
Fear and Other Uninvited Guests: Tackling the Anxiety, Fear, and Shame That Keep Us from Optimal Living and Loving, 2004 by Harriet Lerner

Positive Thinking Resources

Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life, 2006 by Martin Seligman
The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem, 1995 by Nathaniel Branden
The Power of Positive Thinking, 2003 by Norman Vincent Peale
The Pursuit of Happiness: Discovering the Pathway to Fulfillment, Well-Being, and Enduring Personal Joy, 1993 by David Myers
The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work, 2010 by Shawn Achor
The Seat of the Soul, 1990 by Gary Zukav

Bipolar Disorder Resources

An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness, 1997 by Kay Redfield Jamison
The Bipolar Workbook: Tools for Controlling Your Mood Swings, 2005 by Monica Ramirez Basco
The Depression Workbook: A Guide for Living with Depression and Manic Depression, Second Edition, 2002 by Mary Ellen Copeland
New Hope for People with Bipolar Disorder: Your Friendly, Authoritative Guide to the Latest in Traditional and Complementary Solutions, 2007 by Jan Fawcett, Bernard Golden, and Nancy Rosenfeld
Dancing With Bipolar Bears: Living in Joy Despite Illness, 2003 by James McReynolds

Schizophrenia Resources

I Never Promised You a Rose Garden, 1964 by Joanne Greenbery
Out of It: An Autobiography on the Experience of Schizophrenia, 2005 by Anonymous
Recovered, Not Cured: A Journey Through Schizophrenia, 2005 by Richard McLean
The Quiet Room: A Journey Out of the Torment of Madness, 1996 by Lori Schiller and Amanda Bennett
A Beautiful Mind: The Life of Mathematical Genius and Nobel Laureate John Nash, 2001 by Sylvia Nasar

Mental Illness & Family Resources

The Skipping Stone: The Rippling Effect of Mental Illness in the Family, 1995 by Mona Wasow
Hidden Victims Hidden Healers: An Eight Stage Healing Process for Family and Friends of the Mentally Ill, 2007 by Julie Johnson
My Sister’s Keeper: Learning to Cope with a Sibling’s Mental Illness, 2002 by Margaret Moorman
Mad House: Growing Up in the Shadow of Mentally Ill Siblings, 1998 by Clea Simon

Transitions in Life Resources

The Middle Passage: From Misery to Meaning in Midlife, 1993 by James Holis
New Passages, 1996 by Gail Sheehy
Sex of Seasoned Woman, 2006 by Gail Sheehy

Grief Resources

A Year of Magical Thinking, 2007 by Joan Didion
When Bad Things Happen to Good People, 2004 by Harold Kushner
Staring at the Sun: Overcoming Terror of Death, 2009 by Irvin Yalom
Healing Through the Dark Emotions: The Wisdom of Grief, Fear, and Despair, 2004 by Miriam Greenspan
The Courage to Grieve: The Classic Guide to Creative Living, Recovery, and Growth through Grief, 1984 by Judy Tatelbaum
Empty Arms: Coping with Miscarriage, Stillbirth and Infant Death, 2008 by Sherokee Ilse
I Wasn’t Ready to Say Goodbye: Surviving, Coping & Healing After the Sudden Death of a Loved One, 2008 by Brook Noel
I’m Grieving as Fast as I Can: How Young Widows and Widowers Can Cope and Heal, 1994 by Linda Feinberg
Widow To Widow: Thoughtful, Practical Ideas for Rebuilding Your Life, 2004 by Genevieve Davis Ginsburg
For Widows Only!, 2003 by Annie Estlund
Surviving the Death of a Sibling: Living Through Grief When an Adult Brother or Sister Dies, 2003 by T. J. Wray

Developmental Disabilities Resources

The Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships: Decoding Social Mysteries through the Unique Perspectives of Autism, 2005 by Temple Grandin and Sean Barron
Older Adults with Developmental Disabilities, 1999 by Claire Lavin and Kenneth Doka