Best Popular Psychology Mental Illness Books
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1. Why Does He Do That?: Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men
Author: by Lundy Bancroft
In this groundbreaking bestseller, Lundy Bancrofta counselor who specializes in working with abusive menuses his knowledge about how abusers think to help women recognize when they are being controlled or devalued, and to find ways to get free of an abusive relationship.
He says he loves you.So… Why does he do that? You’ve asked yourself this question again and again. Now you have the chance to see inside the minds of angry and controlling menand change your life. In Why Does He Do That?
You will learn about: The early warning signs of abuse The nature of abusive thinking Myths about abusers Ten abusive personality types The role of drugs and alcohol What you can fix, and what you can’t And how to get out of an abusive relationship safelyThis is without a doubt the most informative and useful book yet written on the subject of abusive men.
Women who are armed with the insights found in these pages will be on the road to recovering control of their lives.Jay G.Silverman, Ph.D., Director, Violence Prevention Programs, Harvard School of Public Health
2. An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness
Author: by Kay Redfield Jamison
WITH A NEW PREFACE BY THE AUTHORIn her bestselling classic, An Unquiet Mind, Kay Redfield Jamison changed the way we think about moods and madness. Dr. Jamison is one of the foremost authorities on manic-depressive (bipolar) illness; she has also experienced it firsthand.
For even while she was pursuing her career in academic medicine, Jamison found herself succumbing to the same exhilarating highs and catastrophic depressions that afflicted many of her patients, as her disorder launched her into ruinous spending sprees, episodes of violence, and an attempted suicide.
Here Jamison examines bipolar illness from the dual perspectives of the healer and the healed, revealing both its terrors and the cruel allure that at times prompted her to resist taking medication. An Unquiet Mind is a memoir of enormous candor, vividness, and wisdoma deeply powerful book that has both transformed and saved lives.
4. Gaslighting & Narcissistic Abuse Recovery: Recover from Emotional Abuse, Recognize Narcissists & Manipulators and Break Free Once and for All
Author: by Don Barlow
Break free from the lies and manipulation that are keeping you captive You’re positive you saw a flirty text from another woman on your husband’s phone. Yet, when you confront him, he tells you you’re imagining things and being paranoid.
A co-worker sarcastically mentions that you’re not contributing enough to the big project. When you get offended, they say they were just joking and that you’re too sensitive. Your mother constantly criticizes your weight. When you bring up her comments around other people, she denies ever saying them and says you are making up stories.
Have you repeatedly found yourself in these types of situations where you end up doubting yourself? They might have occurred with different people, in different circumstances, but the way they make you feel is the same. Your feelings are trivialized, your thoughts are manipulated, and your reality is denied.
When this is done to you repeatedly, you begin to feel confused or even crazy. You are left questioning your own reality and sanity. These are classic signs that you’re being gaslighted, and it’s something to take very seriously. Gaslighting is a covert form of abuse that affects your confidence and trust in yourself, which the abuser then takes advantage of to keep you under their control.
5. Codependent No More: Practical 2021 Guidance to Fix Your Codependency, Stop Being a People Pleaser, and Start Loving Yourself
Author: by Andrei Nedelcu
Discover How to Say No’ to Your Significant Others Without Losing Their Love Do you ever feel neglected and used when your efforts aren’t acknowledged? You try your best to fix other people’s problems with everything you have, whether it’s your time, money, or resources, because you’ve been doing it your whole life, and you’re used to it.
You hardly say no to helping people because if you do, you feel incredibly guilty, and you don’t want to “lose their love.” You’re always coming to the rescue, and you sacrifice yourself over and over again. If this sounds like you, then you may just be codependent.
Codependency is the “need to be needed.” It’s needing other people to need you. Being needed and valued by your loved ones is essential and healthy, but here’s when it can become a problem: When it drives most of your decisions, behaviors, and you’re only comfortable in relationships where you feel like the person can’t live without you, this is where things start to become unhealthy.
6. The Sociopath Next Door
Author: by Martha Stout
Who is the devil you know? Is it your lying, cheating ex-husband? Your sadistic high school gym teacher? Your boss who loves to humiliate people in meetings? The colleague who stole your idea and passed it off as her own?
In the pages of The Sociopath Next Door, you will realize that your ex was not just misunderstood.He’s a sociopath. And your boss, teacher, and colleague? They may be sociopaths too. We are accustomed to think of sociopaths as violent criminals, but in The Sociopath Next Door, Harvard psychologist Martha Stout reveals that a shocking 4 percent of ordinary peopleone in twenty-fivehas an often undetected mental disorder, the chief symptom of which is that that person possesses no conscience.
He or she has no ability whatsoever to feel shame, guilt, or remorse. One in twenty-five everyday Americans, therefore, is secretly a sociopath. They could be your colleague, your neighbor, even family. And they can do literally anything at all and feel absolutely no guilt.
7. After The Mask: A Guide to Caring for Students and Schools
Author: by Christopher Jenson M.D.
How do we prepare for life after the mask? After the Mask: A Guide to Caring for Students and Schools provides expert insight, honest conversation, and deeper understanding regarding the pediatric mental health crisis that has been accelerating since the early 2000s and exacerbated by the pandemic.
Educators, perhaps more than ever, need definitive guidance to address the social, emotional, and academic complications associated with the mental health concerns among youth today. After the Mask integrates high-level science from public health leaders with the expertise and perspective of educators to provide evidence-based strategies that enhance student well-being without asking teachers to be health care providers or social workers.
These are strategies educators want to implement in their classrooms. A 50-page appendix, including example lesson plans, program evaluations, and additional resources, helps guide focused mental health prevention. Pick up your copy today!
8. Abnormal Psychology
Author: by Ronald J. Comer
Gain perspective on where psychological disorders stand today as Abnormal Psychology speaks to your interests in this subject by connecting theory with diagnosis and treatment, giving you a full picture of this area of science.
9. Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger's
Author: by John Elder Robison
Three Rivers Press
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER As sweet and funny and sad and true and heartfelt a memoir as one could find. From the foreword by Augusten Burroughs Ever since he was young, John Robison longed to connect with other people, but by the time he was a teenager, his odd habitsan inclination to blurt out non sequiturs, avoid eye contact, dismantle radios, and dig five-foot holes (and stick his younger brother, Augusten Burroughs, in them)had earned him the label social deviant.
It was not until he was forty that he was diagnosed with a form of autism called Asperger’s syndrome. That understanding transformed the way he saw himselfand the world. A born storyteller, Robison has written a moving, darkly funny memoir about a life that has taken him from developing exploding guitars for KISS to building a family of his own.
It’s a strange, sly, indelible accountsometimes alien yet always deeply human.
10. Wounded Heart: Hope for Adult Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse
Author: by Dan B. Allender
NavPress Publishing Group
For those who have experienced childhood sexual abuse and those who love and care for them, The Wounded Heart offers a tender, compassionate window into the psychological effects of abuse and the theological foundations for healing. Thirty years ago, with great courage and vision, Dan Allender brought Christians to the table to acknowledge, understand, and help victims heal from their experience of the evil of sexual abuse.
His work continues to help victims and those who love them to honestly acknowledge their abuse, understand the unique challenge of repentance for victims of abuse, and learn to love boldly in defiance of their trauma. Ultimately Dan offers the bold assurance to sexual abuse victims that even they can find their way to joy and hope in the comforting embrace of a good God.
The Wounded Heart has sold over 400,000 copies and has been the first book family, friends, counselors, pastors, and victims have turned to in search of Christian answers to the calamity of sexual abuse. With a new introduction reflecting on the ongoing importance of the book, and a companion workbook for personal and group recovery, The Wounded Heart continues to offer an urgently needed word of grace in a world ravaged by sexual abuse.
11. The Body Never Lies: The Lingering Effects of Hurtful Parenting
Author: by Alice Miller
An examination of childhood trauma and its surreptitious, debilitating effects by one of the world’s leading psychoanalysts. Never before has world-renowned psychoanalyst Alice Miller examined so persuasively the long-range consequences of childhood abuse on the body. Using the experiences of her patients along with the biographical stories of literary giants such as Virginia Woolf, Franz Kafka, and Marcel Proust, Miller shows how a child’s humiliation, impotence, and bottled rage will manifest itself as adult illnessbe it cancer, stroke, or other debilitating diseases.
Never one to shy away from controversy, Miller urges society as a whole to jettison its belief in the Fourth Commandment and not to extend forgiveness to parents whose tyrannical childrearing methods have resulted in unhappy, and often ruined, adult lives.
In this empowering work, writes Rutgers professor Philip Greven, “readers will learn how to confront the overt and covert traumas of their own childhoods with the enlightened guidance of Alice Miller.”
12. Splitting: Protecting Yourself While Divorcing Someone with Borderline or Narcissistic Personality Disorder
Author: by Bill Eddy
New Harbinger Publications
Protect Yourself from Manipulation, False Accusations, and Abuse Divorce is difficult under the best of circumstances. When your spouse has borderline personality disorder (BPD), narcissistic personality disorder (NPD), or is manipulative, divorcing can be especially complicated. While people with these tendencies may initially appear convincing and even charming to lawyers and judges, you know bettermany of these persuasive blamers leverage false accusations, attempt to manipulate others, launch verbal and physical attacks, and do everything they can to get their way.
Splitting is your legal and psychological guide to safely navigating a high-conflict divorce from an unpredictable spouse. Written by Bill Eddy, a family lawyer, therapist, and divorce mediator, and Randi Kreger, coauthor of the BPD classic Stop Walking on Eggshells, this book includes all of the critical information you need to work through the process of divorce in an emotionally balanced, productive way.
Turn to this guide to help you: Predict what your spouse may do or say in court Take control of your case with assertiveness and strategic thinking Choose a lawyer who understands your case Learn how e-mails and social networking can be used against you
13. Stop Walking on Eggshells Workbook (A New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook)
Author: by Randi Kreger
New Harbinger Publications
The symptoms of borderline personality disorder (BPD) include severe mood shifts, unfounded accusations and wildly inappropriate displays of anger, a range of self-destructive behaviors, and frantic efforts to avoid abandonment. For the friends and families of people with BPD, The Stop Walking on Eggshells Workbook supports and reinforces the ideas in its partner book Stop Walking on Eggshells.
The Stop Walking on Eggshells Workbook can be used by itself, or as an accompaniment to the first book. A practical guide to successfully navigating life with someone with BPD, it’s chock full of worksheets, checklists, and exercises to help them apply what they’ve learned to their own relationship.
It includes a form to help to fill in when looking for a clinician, a list of phrases to use, and a glossary of BPD-related terms. The book is easy to read and right to the point.
14. The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat: And Other Clinical Tales
Author: by Oliver Sacks
Touchstone (April 2, 1998)
In his most extraordinary book, one of the great clinical writers of the twentieth century (The New York Times) recounts the case histories of patients lost in the bizarre, apparently inescapable world of neurological disorders. Oliver Sacks’s The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat tells the stories of individuals afflicted with fantastic perceptual and intellectual aberrations: patients who have lost their memories and with them the greater part of their pasts; who are no longer able to recognize people and common objects; who are stricken with violent tics and grimaces or who shout involuntary obscenities; whose limbs have become alien; who have been dismissed as retarded yet are gifted with uncanny artistic or mathematical talents.
If inconceivably strange, these brilliant tales remain, in Dr. Sacks’s splendid and sympathetic telling, deeply human. They are studies of life struggling against incredible adversity, and they enable us to enter the world of the neurologically impaired, to imagine with our hearts what it must be to live and feel as they do.
15. Without Conscience: The Disturbing World of the Psychopaths Among Us
Author: by Robert D. Hare
The Guilford Press
Most people are both repelled and intrigued by the images of cold-blooded, conscienceless murderers that increasingly populate our movies, television programs, and newspaper headlines. With their flagrant criminal violation of society’s rules, serial killers like Ted Bundy and John Wayne Gacy are among the most dramatic examples of the psychopath.
Individuals with this personality disorder are fully aware of the consequences of their actions and know the difference between right and wrong, yet they are terrifyingly self-centered, remorseless, and unable to care about the feelings of others. Perhaps most frightening, they often seem completely normal to unsuspecting targets-and they do not always ply their trade by killing.
Presenting a compelling portrait of these dangerous men and women based on 25 years of distinguished scientific research, Dr. Robert D. Hare vividly describes a world of con artists, hustlers, rapists, and other predators who charm, lie, and manipulate their way through life.
16. The Weight of Air: A Story of the Lies about Addiction and the Truth about Recovery
Author: by David Poses
“Soulful, achingly honest … A potent addition to the literature on drug addiction and recovery.”Kirkus Reviews (starred)While his wife and two-year-old daughter watched TV in the living room, David Poses was in the kitchen, measuring the distance from his index finger to his armpit.
He needed to be sure he could pull the trigger with a shotgun barrel in his mouth.Twenty-six inches. Thirty-two years old. More than a decade in a double life fueled by depression and heroin. In his groundbreaking memoir, The Weight of Air, David chronicles his struggle to overcome mental illness and addiction.
By age nineteen, he’d been through medical detox, inpatient rehab, twelve-step programs, and a halfway house. He saw his drug use as a symptom of depression, but the experts insisted that addiction was the problem. Over the next thirteen years, he went from one relapse to the next, drowning in guilt, shame, and secrets, until he finally found an evidence-based treatment that not only saved his life, but helped him thrive.