Shelf of textbooks

In the course of my work I read a lot. Here are some reading I’ve found to be the most helpful.

About the Limits of Medication and Diagnosis

  • Anatomy of an Epidemic by Robert Whitaker
  • The Emperor’s New Drugs by Irving Kirsch
  • Doctoring the Mind by Richard Bentall
  • Psychiatric Diagnosis by Lucy Johnstone

About Other Things that Can Help

About Worries and Anxiety

About Sadness and Depression

About Parenting

  • Breaking Free of Childhood Anxiety and OCD by Eli Lebowitz. (This is an excellent guide if you’re asking yourself “What do I do as a parent, to help my child with their anxiety?”)
  • ACT psychologist Tiffany Rochester writes a beautiful post about parenting here
  • And a helpful article here about how to talk with your child about seeing a psychologist
  • Parenting Your Anxious Child with Mindfulness and Acceptance: A Powerful New Approach to Overcoming Fear, Panic, and Worry Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy by Christopher McCurry
  • No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind by Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson
  • How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen so Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish
  • Parent Effectiveness Training: The Proven Program for Raising Responsible Children by Thomas Gordon
  • Parenting from the Inside Out by Daniel Siegel & Mary Hartzell
  • Connecting with Kids Through Stories: Using Narratives to Facilitate Attachment in Adopted Children by Denise Lacher, Todd Nichols & Joanne May
  • Transforming the Difficult Child by Howard Glasser
  • Postpartum Depression and Anxiety bSonya WatsonKathryn Whitehead

About Teenagers

About Drugs and Alcohol

About Bodies

About Self Esteem

About How Our Brains Work