Best Schizophrenia Books
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1. Hidden Valley Road
Author: by Robert Kolker
Quercus (April 9, 2020)
April 9, 2020
12 children.6 of them diagnosed with schizophrenia. Science’s greatest hope in understanding the disease. ONE OF BARACK OBAMA’S FAVOURITE BOOKS OF 2020*TIME 100 Must-Read Books Of 2020 Pick*New York Times bestseller*Selected as Oprah’s Book Club Pick*’Startlingly intimate’ – The Sunday Times’Grippingly told and brilliantly reported’ – Mail on Sunday’Unforgettable’ – The TimesFor fans of Educated, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks and Three Identical StrangersDon and Mimi Galvin seemed to be living the American dream.
After World War II, Don’s work with the Air Force brought them to Colorado, where their twelve children perfectly spanned the baby boom: the oldest born in 1945, the youngest in 1965. In those years, there was an established script for a family like the Galvins – aspiration, hard work, upward mobility, domestic harmony – and they worked hard to play their parts.
But behind the scenes was a different story: psychological breakdown, sudden shocking violence, hidden abuse. By the mid-1970s, six of the ten Galvin boys, one after the other, were diagnosed as schizophrenic. How could all this happen to one family?
2. ACT Made Simple: An Easy-to-Read Primer on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Author: by Russ Harris
New Harbinger Publications
Now fully-revised and updated, this second edition of ACT Made Simple includes new information and chapters on self-compassion, flexible perspective taking, working with trauma, and more. Why is it so hard to be happy? Why is life so difficult? Why do humans suffer so much?
And what can we realistically do about it? No matter how rewarding your job, as a mental health professional, you may sometimes feel helpless in the face of these questions. You are also well aware of the challenges and frustrations that can present during therapy.
If you’re looking for ways to optimize your client sessions, consider joining the many thousands of therapists and life coaches worldwide who are learning acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). With a focus on mindfulness, client values, and a commitment to change, ACT is proven-effective in treating depression, anxiety, stress, addictions, eating disorders, schizophrenia, borderline personality disorder (BPD), and myriad other psychological issues.
3. 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. Chronic: The Hidden Cause of the Autoimmune Pandemic and How to Get Healthy Again
Author: by Steven Phillips
Autoimmune disease and chronic illness is a global pandemic.What is fueling it? In this timely book, Steven Phillips, MD, and his former patient, Sony singer-songwriter Dana Parish, reveal striking evidence that a broad range of common infections, from COVID-19 to Lyme and many others, cause a variety of autoimmune, psychiatric, and chronic conditions.
Chronic explores the science behind what makes them difficult to diagnose and treat, debunks widely held beliefs by doctors and patients alike, and provides solutions that empower sufferers to reclaim their lives. Dr. Phillips was already an internationally renowned physician specializing in complex, chronic diseases when he became a patient himself.
After nearly dying from his own mystery illness, he experienced firsthand the medical community’s ignorance about the pathogens that underlie a deep spectrum of serious conditionsfrom fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, and lupus, to depression, anxiety, OCD and neurodegenerative disorders.
5. Principles of Neural Science, Sixth Edition
Author: by Eric Kandel
The gold standard of neuroscience textsupdated with hundreds of brand-new images and fully revised content in every chapterDoody’s Core Titles for 2021! For more than 40 years, Principles of Neural Science has helped readers understand the link between the human brain and behavior.
As the renowned text has shown, all behavior is an expression of neural activity and the future of both clinical neurology and psychiatry is dependent on the progress of neural science. Fully updated, this sixth edition of the landmark reference reflects the latest research, clinical perspectives, and advances in the field.
It offers an unparalleled perspective on the the current state and future of neural science. This new edition features:Unmatched coverage of how the nerves, brain, and mind functionNEW chapters on: – The Computational Bases of Neural Circuits that Mediate Behavior – Brain-Machine Interfaces – Decision-Making and ConsciousnessNEW section on the neuroscientific principles underlying the disorders of the nervous systemExpanded coverage of the different forms of human memoryHighly detailed chapters on stroke, Parkinson’s disease, and multiple sclerosis2,200 images, including 300 new color illustrations, diagrams, radiology studies, and PET scansPrinciples of Neural Science, Sixth Edition benefits from a cohesive organization, beginning with an insightful overview of the interrelationships between the brain, nervous system, genes, and behavior.
6. Far From the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity
Author: by Andrew Solomon
Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, a Books for a Better Life Award, and one of The New York Times Book Review’s Ten Best Books of 2012, this masterpiece by the National Book Award-winning author of The Noonday Demon features stories of parents who not only learn to deal with their exceptional children, but also find profound meaning in doing soa brave, beautiful book that will expand your humanity (People).
Solomon’s startling proposition in Far from the Tree is that being exceptional is at the core of the human conditionthat difference is what unites us. He writes about families coping with deafness, dwarfism, Down syndrome, autism, schizophrenia, or multiple severe disabilities; with children who are prodigies, who are conceived in rape, who become criminals, who are transgender.
While each of these characteristics is potentially isolating, the experience of difference within families is universal, and Solomon documents triumphs of love over prejudice in every chapter. All parenting turns on a crucial question: to what extent should parents accept their children for who they are, and to what extent they should help them become their best selves.
7. Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Therapists
Author: by John D. Preston
New Harbinger Publications
A comprehensive professional resource for mental health treatmentnow in a fully revised and updated ninth editionThe Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Therapists is the gold standard for mental health clinicians looking for clear, reliable information about the pharmacological treatment of mental health issues.
Organized by disorder and, within each disorder, by medication, this book is designed to familiarize clinicians and students with the basic terminology and models of psychopharmacology. This fully revised and updated ninth edition provides essential information on new medications and treatment options and includes the latest research on side effects, contraindications, and efficacy of all major medications prescribed for mental health disorders.
You’ll also find new chapters on sleep disorders and experimental treatments, updated information on child and adolescent psychopharmacology and the latest best practices for treating pregnant and breastfeeding patients and patients with substance use disorders. This handbook makes it simple to: get the facts about drug interactions and side effects; find out how medications affect adults, children, and adolescents differently; learn how different cultures view medical treatment, vital information for anyone who treats clients from a variety of backgrounds; and discontinue medication safely when needed.
8. Couple Found Slain: After a Family Murder
Author: by Mikita Brottman
July 6, 2021
Mikita Brottman is one of today’s finest practitioners of nonfiction. The New York Times Book ReviewCritically acclaimed author and psychoanalyst Mikita Brottman offers literary true crime writing at its best, taking us into the life of a murderer after his convictionwhen most stories end but the defendant’s life goes on.
On February 21, 1992, 22-year-old Brian Bechtold walked into a police station in Port St. Joe, Florida and confessed that he’d shot and killed his parents in their family home in Silver Spring, Maryland. He said he’d been possessed by the devil.
He was eventually diagnosed with schizophrenia and ruled not criminally responsible for the murders on grounds of insanity. But after the trial, where do the “criminally insane” go? Brottman reveals Brian’s inner life leading up to the murder, as well as his complicated afterlife in a maximum security psychiatric hospital, where he is neither imprisoned nor free.
During his 27 years at the hospital, Brian has tried to escape and been shot by police, and has witnessed three patient-on-patient murders. He’s experienced the drugging of patients beyond recognition, a sadistic system of rewards and punishments, and the short-lived reign of a crazed psychiatrist-turned-stalker.
9. Anti-Oedipus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia (Penguin Classics)
Author: by Gilles Deleuze
An “introduction to the nonfascist life” (Michel Foucault, from the Preface)When it first appeared in France, Anti-Oedipus was hailed as a masterpiece by some and “a work of heretical madness” by others. In it, Gilles Deleuze and Flix Guattari set forth the following theory: Western society’s innate herd instinct has allowed the government, the media, and even the principles of economics to take advantage of each person’s unwillingness to be cut off from the group.
What’s more, those who suffer from mental disorders may not be insane, but could be individuals in the purest sense, because they are by nature isolated from society. More than twenty-five years after its original publication, Anti-Oedipus still stands as a controversial contribution to a much-needed dialogue on the nature of free thinking.
10. The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness
Author: by Elyn R. Saks
A much-praised memoir of living and surviving mental illness as well as “a stereotype-shattering look at a tenacious woman whose brain is her best friend and her worst enemy” (Time).Elyn R. Saks is an esteemed professor, lawyer, and psychiatrist and is the Orrin B.
Evans Professor of Law, Psychology, Psychiatry, and the Behavioral Sciences at the University of Southern California Law School, yet she has suffered from schizophrenia for most of her life, and still has ongoing major episodes of the illness. The Center Cannot Hold is the eloquent, moving story of Elyn’s life, from the first time that she heard voices speaking to her as a young teenager, to attempted suicides in college, through learning to live on her own as an adult in an often terrifying world.
Saks discusses frankly the paranoia, the inability to tell imaginary fears from real ones, the voices in her head telling her to kill herself (and to harm others), as well as the incredibly difficult obstacles she overcame to become a highly respected professional.
11. Surviving Schizophrenia, 7th Edition: A Family Manual
Author: by E. Fuller Torrey
Updated throughout and filled with all the latest research, treatment plans, commonly asked questions and more, the bestselling resource on schizophrenia is backnow in its seventh edition.E. Fuller Torrey is a brilliant writer. There is no one writing on psychology today whom I would rather read.
Los Angeles TimesSince its first publication in 1983, Surviving Schizophrenia has become the standard reference book on the disease and has helped thousands of patients, their families, and mental health professionals. In clear language, this much-praised and important book describes the nature, causes, symptoms, treatment, and course of schizophrenia and also explores living with it from both the patient’s and the family’s point of view.
This new, completely updated seventh edition includes the latest research findings on what causes the illness, as well as information about the newest drugs for treatment, and answers the questions most often asked by families, consumers, and providers. An indispensable guide for those afflicted by schizophrenia as well those who care for them, Surviving Schizophrenia covers every aspect of the condition and sheds new light on an often-misunderstood illness.
12. Tell Your Children: The Truth About Marijuana, Mental Illness, and Violence
Author: by Alex Berenson
In a brilliant antidote to all thefalse narratives about pot (American Thinker), an award-winning author and former New York Times reporter reveals the link between teenage marijuana use and mental illness, and a hidden epidemic of violence caused by the drugfacts the media have ignored as the United States rushes to legalize cannabis.
Recreational marijuana is now legal in nine states. Advocates argue cannabis can help everyone from veterans to cancer sufferers. But legalization has been built on mythsthat marijuana arrests fill prisons; that most doctors want to use cannabis as medicine; that it can somehow stem the opiate epidemic; that it is beneficial for mental health.
In this meticulously reported book, Alex Berenson, a former New York Times reporter, explodes those myths, explaining that almost no one is in prison for marijuana; a tiny fraction of doctors write most authorizations for medical marijuana, mostly for people who have already used; and marijuana use is linked to opiate and cocaine use.
13. Everything Is Fine: A Memoir
Author: by Vince Granata
Grief, mental illness, and the bonds of family are movingly explored in this extraordinary memoir suffused with emotional depth and intellectual inquiry (Rachel Louise Snyder, author of No Visible Bruises) as a writer delves into the tragedy of his mother’s violent death at the hands of his brother who struggled with schizophrenia.
Perfect for fans of An Unquiet Mind and The Bright Hour. Vince Granata remembers standing in front of his suburban home in Connecticut the day his mother and father returned from the hospital with his three new siblings in tow.
He had just finished scrawling their names in red chalk on the driveway: Christopher, Timothy, and Elizabeth. Twenty-three years later, Vince was a thousand miles away when he received the news that would change his lifeTim, propelled by unchecked schizophrenia, had killed their mother in their childhood home.
Devastated by the grief of losing his mother, Vince is also consumed by an act so incomprehensible that it overshadows every happy memory of life growing up in his seemingly idyllic middle-class family. In candid, smoothly unspooling prose, Granata reconstructs life and memory from grief, writing a moving testament to the therapy of art, the power of record, and his immutable love for his family (Booklist).
14. Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America
Author: by Robert Whitaker
Updated with bonus material, including a new foreword and afterword with new research, this New York Times bestseller is essential reading for a time when mental health is constantly in the news. In this astonishing and startling book, award-winning science and history writer Robert Whitaker investigates a medical mystery: Why has the number of disabled mentally ill in the United States tripled over the past two decades?
Interwoven with Whitaker’s groundbreaking analysis of the merits of psychiatric medications are the personal stories of children and adults swept up in this epidemic. As Anatomy of an Epidemic reveals, other societies have begun to alter their use of psychiatric medications and are now reporting much improved outcomes …
So why can’t such change happen here in the United States? Why have the results from these long-term studiesall of which point to the same startling conclusionbeen kept from the public? Our nation has been hit by an epidemic of disabling mental illness, and yet, as Anatomy of an Epidemic reveals, the medical blueprints for curbing that epidemic have already been drawn up.
15. The Collected Schizophrenias: Essays
Author: by Esmé Weijun Wang
Powerful, affecting essays on mental illness, winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize and a Whiting AwardAn intimate, moving book written with the immediacy and directness of one who still struggles with the effects of mental and chronic illness, The Collected Schizophrenias cuts right to the core.
Schizophrenia is not a single unifying diagnosis, and Esm Weijun Wang writes not just to her fellow members of the collected schizophrenias but to those who wish to understand it as well. Opening with the journey toward her diagnosis of schizoaffective disorder, Wang discusses the medical community’s own disagreement about labels and procedures for diagnosing those with mental illness, and then follows an arc that examines the manifestations of schizophrenia in her life.
In essays that range from using fashion to present as high-functioning to the depths of a rare form of psychosis, and from the failures of the higher education system and the dangers of institutionalization to the complexity of compounding factors such as PTSD and Lyme disease, Wang’s analytical eye, honed as a former lab researcher at Stanford, allows her to balance research with personal narrative.
16. Ordinary Hazards: A Memoir
Author: by Nikki Grimes
A Michael L.Printz Honor BookA Robert F. Sibert Informational Honor BookA Boston Globe/Horn Book Nonfiction Honor BookArnold Adoff Poetry Award for TeensSix Starred Reviews – Booklist BCCB The Horn Book Publishers Weekly School Library Connection Shelf AwarenessA Booklist Best Book for Youth * A BCCB Blue Ribbon * A Horn Book Fanfare Book * A Shelf Awareness Best Children’s Book * Recommended on NPR’s “Morning Edition” by Kwame Alexander”This powerful story, told with the music of poetry and the blade of truth, will help your heart grow.”-Laurie Halse Anderson, author of Speak and Shout”[A] testimony and a triumph.”-Jason Reynolds, author of Long Way DownIn her own voice, acclaimed author and poet Nikki Grimes explores the truth of a harrowing childhood in a compelling and moving memoir in verse.
Growing up with a mother suffering from paranoid schizophrenia and a mostly absent father, Nikki Grimes found herself terrorized by babysitters, shunted from foster family to foster family, and preyed upon by those she trusted. At the age of six, she poured her pain onto a piece of paper late one night – and discovered the magic and impact of writing.