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Recommended Reading


"A good book can be worth more than a
dozen Therapy sessions, many excellent
self help books can be used to facilitate
progress in therapy."
(Dr A.A. Lazarus PhD, Clinical Psychologist)


Obviously you do not have to read all of these books, just select from your health problem category. You can borrow many of the titles from your local library, if they do not have a copy your librarian may be able to obtain one on your behalf; they also have a wide range of video cassettes and audiotapes on stress, anxiety, depression and relaxation available for loan. Most libraries now have a computer so just type in your health problem and print out a list of books on that subject.

Note it is recommended that, whether you suffer anxiety, depression, panic, agoraphobia, obsessive compulsive disorder, whatever, that you buy a copy of The Anxiety and Phobia workbook because anxiety is at the heart of most problems from obsessive compulsive disorder, anxiety, panic, post traumatic stress disorder, or depression. It is written by a Clinical Psychologist who specializes in treatment of anxiety disorders and was a sufferer himself.

These self-help books are not an alternative to professional care and treatment by your doctor, they are complementary to it. It is not wise to self diagnose or self treat.

ANXIETY AND PHOBIAS

Books

"The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook"
E. Bourne, New Harbinger inc.

"Overcoming Anxiety: a self-help guide to using cognitive behavioral techniques"
H. Kennerly, Robinson

"Triumph over Fear: a book
of help and hope for people with
anxiety, panic attacks, and phobias"
J. Ross (1995), Bantam Books

"Controlling Anxiety"
G. Butler, M. Fennel, Oxford University Press

"Understanding Health Anxiety"
C. Kuchemann, D. Sanders, Oxford University Press

"Managing Anxiety"
G. Butler (1995), Oxford University Press

Videos

"What you really need to know about . . . .
Anxiety, Phobias and Panic Attacks"
Dr R Buckman, Videos for Patients Ltd, London

Audiotapes

"Anxiety" A Talking Life Audiotape
Liverpool


POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER

Books

"Post Traumatic Stress Disorder"
R.B. Flannery, Crossroad Publishers

"Post Traumatic Stress Disorder,
a practical guide to recover"
D. Kinchin (1994), Thorsons

"Understanding your Reactions to Trauma"
C. Herbert (1995)


OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER

Books

"Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: a guide"
J. Griest

"Obsessive Compulsive Disorder"
Westbrook (1996)

Videos

"What you really need to know about . . .
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder"
Dr R. Buckman, Videos for Patients Ltd


EXERCISE

Books

"Fitness Walking"
T. Iknoian, Human Kinetics

"The Exercise Health Connection"
D.C. Nieman, Human Kinetics

Book/Video

"Rebounding"
Hawkins, Thorsons

"Starbound"
Michele Wilbur


COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY

Books

"Thoughts and Feelings: The Art of
Cognitive Stress Intervention"
M. McKay, M. Davis, P. Fanning
New Harbinger inc.

"New Mood Therapy"
D. Burns

"Cognitive Therapy for Emotional Disorders"
Aaron T. Beck (1991) Penguin Books


BREATHING

Books

"Hyperventilation Syndrome"
S.Bradley, Kyle Cathie Ltd

"The Breath Connection"
R. Fried, Plenum Press

"Breathing Free"
T. Hale, Hodder and Stoughton
 

NUTRITION

"Managing your Mind and Mood through Food"
J. Wurtman, Grafton Books

"Hypoglycaemia"
M. Budd, Thorsons

"Healing Nutrients: A Guide to Using
Everyday Food to Prevent Disease
and Promote Wellbeing."
P. Quillin, Penguin

"Think Yourself Healthy"
Blair Justice


MIND BODY MEDICINE

"The Mind Body Medicine Handbook"
D. Sobel, Rx Publishers, USA

"Healing Anxiety with Herbs"
H. Broomfield, Thorsons

"Alternatives to Tranquilizers"
J. McKenna, New Leaf
 

PAIN

"Managing Pain Before it
Manages You"
M.A.Caudill, Guildford Press

PANIC

Books

"Coping successfully with Panic Attacks"
S. Trickett, Sheldon Press

"Overcoming Panic: using self-help
cognitive behavioral techniques"
D. Silove and V. Manicavasager
Robinson Publishers

"Understanding Panic"
D. Westbrook and K. Rouf (1998)
Oxford University Press

Videos

"What you really need to know about . . . .
Anxiety, Phobias and Panic Attacks"
Dr R. Buckman, Videos for Patients Ltd, London
 

SOCIAL ANXIETY

Books

"Dying of Embarrasment:
help for Social Anxiety and Phobia"
B. Markway et al

"Overcoming Social Anxiety and Shyness: using self-help cognitive behavioral techniques"
G. Butler, Robinson Publishers

"Overcoming Social Anxiety"
G. Butler, Oxford University Press
 

AGORAPHOBIA

Books

"Agoraphobia: Symptoms, Causes
and Treatment"
A. Hardy

"Who's Afraid of Agoraphobia: Facing up
to Fear and Anxiety - a Self-Help Guide"
Alice Neville (1986), Century Arrow
 

DEPRESSION

Books

"Overcoming Depression: a self help guide
to using cognitive behavioral techniques"
Robinson Publishers

"Depression and How to Survive it"
A. Clare, S. Milligan, Arrow Books

"Dealing with Depression"
T. Barnes with the Samaritans, Vermillion

"Managing Depression"
D. Westbrook (1999), Oxford University Press

"Coping with Depression"
I.N. Blackburn (1987) Chambers Publishing

Videos

"What you really need to know about . . . .
Depression"
Dr R. Buckman, Videos for Patients Ltd.

Audiotapes

"Depression"
A Talking Life Audiotape, Liverpool
 

STRESS MANAGEMENT AND
RELAXATION


Books

"The Relaxation and Stress
Reduction Workbook"
M. Davis, E. Robbins, M. Eshelman
M. McKay, New Harbinger inc.

"Living with Stress"
C.L. Cooper, R.D. Cooper
L.H. Eaker, Penguin

Videos

"What you really need to know about . . .
Stress"
Dr R. Buckman, Videos for Patients Ltd

Audiotapes

"Work Stress"
A Talking Life Audiotape, Liverpool

"How to Relax"
(1997) Oxford Clinical Psychology Dept.
 

SELF HELP

"G-Text"
A list of 800 National Self Help
groups throughout the UK
 

HUMOUR

"Smile Therapy"
L. Hodgkinson, Optima

COUNSELLING

"Talking to a Stranger"
L. Knight, Stoughton
 

SELF-ESTEEM

"Ten Days to Self-Esteem"
D. Burns (1993) William Morrow Publishers

ADDICTIONS

"Addictions: Your Questions Answered"
D. Boyd, Element Books
 

GAMBLING

"Overcoming Problem Gambling: Using
Self Help Cognitive Behavioral Techniques"
A. Blaszozynski, Robinson Publishers
 

ACUPUNCTURE/ACUPRESSURE

"Acupressure Made Easy"
J. Kenyon, Thorsons
 

HEAD MASSAGE

"Indian Head Massage"
N. Mehta, Thorsons