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Suggested Reading

Anxiety Disorders and Phobias

Anxiety Disorders and Phobias: a cognitive perspective, Aaron Beck and Gary Emery with Ruth L. Greenburg (Basic Books, 1990).

The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook, Edmund Bourne, (New Harbinger Press, 1990).

Bipolar Illness

A Brilliant Madness: Living with Manic Depressive Illness, Patty Duke (Anna Pearce) and Gloria Hochman (Bantam Books, 1992)

A Mood Apart: Depression, Mania, and Other Afflictions of the Self, Peter C. Whybrow, M.C. (Harper Collins, Basic Books, New York, 1997)

The Bipolar disorder Survival Guide: David J. Miklowitz, The New Guildford Press, 2002 New York

The Depression Workbook: A Guide for Living with Depression and Manic Depression, Mary Ellen Copeland, (New Harbinger Publications, 1992)

The Bipolar Child: The Definitive and Reassuring Guide to Childhood's Most Misunderstood Disorder: Demitri Papolos, M.D. and Janice Papolos. 2002


Clinical Guide to Depression in Children and Adolescents, Mohammad Shafii, Sharon Lee Shafii, (American Psychiatric Press, 1991)

Contagious Emotions, Staying Well When Your Loved One is Depressed. Ronal M. Podell with Porter Shimmer (Pocket Books; 1992)

Depression and How it Manifests in Adolescence. The National Institute of Health (University of Wisconsin, 1988)

Depression After Childbirth, How to Recognize and Treat Postnatal Illness, Katharina Dalton (Oxford University Press, 1996 (revised))

The Depression Workbook: A Guide for Living with Depression and Manic Depression, Mary Ellen Copeland, (New Harbinger Publications, 1992)

Growing up Sad: Childhood Depression and its Treatment, Leo Cytryn and Donald H. McKnew, Jr. (W.W. Norton & Co., New York, 1996)

Helping Your Depressed Teenager: A Guide for Parents and Caregivers, Gerald Oster and Sarah Mongomery (1995)

Waking up Alive: The Descent, the Suicide Attempt, and the Return to Life, Richard Heckler.


Conquering Schizophrenia: A Father, His Son, and a Medical Breakthrough. (Alfred A. Knopf, 1997)

Coping with Schizophrenia: A Guide for Families, Kim T. Mueser & Susan Gingerich (New Harbinger Publications, 1994)

Living and Working with Schizophrenia, J. Jeffries, E. Plummer, M. Seeman, J. Thornton, (University of Toronto Press, 2nd ed. 1990)

Surviving Schizophrenia A Family Manual, E. Fuller Torrey, (Harper & Row, 2001, 4th ed.)

Understanding Schizophrenia, Keefe, Richard S.E. and Philip D. Harvey (The Free Press, Macmillan, Inc., 1994)

Getting Your Life Back Together When You Have Schizophrenia, Roberta Temes (New Harbinger Publications Inc.)


The Girl with the Crazy Brother, Betty Hyland (published by Franklin Watts, 1987)

  • for younger siblings
  • Helping Someone with Mental Illness; A Compassionate Guide for Family, Friends, and Caregivers, Rosalynn Carter with Susan K. Golant (Times Books, Random House, New York, 1998)

    Helping Your Depressed Teenager: A Guide for Parents and Caregivers, Gerald Oster and Sarah Mongomery (1995)

    How to Live with a Mentally Ill Person: A Handbook of Day to Day Strategies, Christine Adamec, (John Wiley 1996)

    Know About Mental Illness, Hyde, Margaret O. (Walker & Company, 1996)

    It's Nobody's Fault: New Hope and Help for Difficult Children and Their Parents, Harold Koplewicz, (Random House/Times Book, 1996)

    Nothing to Be Ashamed of: Growing up with Mental Illness in Your Family, Sherry H. Dinner (Lathrop, Lee & Shepard, 1989)

    When Someone You Love Has a Mental Illness, Rebecca Woolis (Jeremy P. Tarcher/Perigree Books, 1992)

    A Parent's Guide to Childhood and Adolescent Depression; Patricia Gottlieb Shapiro; Bantam Doubleday Dell; 1994 ISBN 5.

    How to Cope with Mental Illness in Your Family: A Self-Care Guide for Siblings, Offspring, and Parents.; Diane T. Marsh; Putnam Publishing Group.

    Diagnosis and Medication

    Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association (Version IV; American Psychiatric Association,1994)

    The Essential Guide to Psychiatric Drugs, Jack Gorman, (St. Martin's Press; 1995)


    Teen Suicide: a book for friends, family, and classmates; Janet Kolehmainen & Sandra Handwerk; Minneapolis, Lerner Publications, 1986; ISBN

    When living hurts; Sol Gordon; Rev.ed.New York; UAHC Press, 1994; ISBN

    Feed Your Head, some excellent stuff on being yourself; Earl Hipp; ill. L. K; Hanson; Hazelden, 1991; ISBN

    The Power to Prevent Suicide: A guide for teens helping teens; Richard E. Nelson & Judith C. Galas; edited by Pamela Espeland; Minneapolis, MN; Free Spirit Pub 1994; ISBN 1994


    Too Young To Die: Youth & Suicide Francine Klagsbrun; Pocket Books; 1984

    A Time To Listen: Preventing Youth Suicide Patricia Hermes; Harcourt Brace Javanovich; 1987; ISBN

    Prayers for Bobby: A Mother's Coming to Terms with the Suicide of her Gay Son; Leroy Aarons; Harper Collins, New York, 1995; ISBN 0251128

    SUICIDE: The Forever Decision A Book For Those Thinking About Suicide, and For Those Who Know, Love Or Counsel Them; Paul G. Quinnett; Crossroads; 1993 ISBN 3.

    No One Saw My Pain; Why Teens Kill Themselves Andrew Slaby, M.D. & Lili Frank Garfinkel; W.W. Norton &Co.; 1994 ISBN 3903582

    Children Who Don't Want To Live; Israel Orbach; Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, 1988; ISBN 15542761 6.

    Beyond Grief; Carol Staudacher; Harbinger Publications, 1987 7.

    Healing After the Suicide Death of a Loved One; by Ann Smolin, C.S.W. & John Guinan, Ph.D.; Fireside Book by Simon & Schuster, 1993 ISBN 6779667

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