Recommended Reading

BOOKS ON ANXIETY

It’s not all in your head: How worrying about your health could be making you sick- and what you can do about it. By Gordon Asmundson & Steven Taylor

The shyness and social anxiety workbook: Second edition. By Martin Antony & Richard Swinson

Relaxation revolution: The science and genetics of mind body healing. by Herbert Benson & William Proctor

The anxiety & phobia workbook. By Edmund Bourne

Calming your anxious mind: How mindfulness and compassion can free you from anxiety, fear, and panic. By Jeffrey Brantley

Flying without fear: Effective strategies to get you where you need to go. By Duane Brown

How to stop worrying and start living.  By Dale Carnegie

The hair pulling “habit” and you: How to solve the trichotillomania puzzle. By Ruth Golomb

The worry cure: Seven steps to stop worry from stopping you.  By Robert Leahy

Yoga for anxiety: Meditations and practices for calming the body and mind. By Mary NurrieStearns & Rick NurrieStearns

Growing up brave: Expert strategies for helping your child overcome fear, stress, and anxiety. By Donna Pincus

Helping your anxious child: A step-by-step guide for parents. By Ronald Rapee, Ann Wignall, Susan Spence, Vanessa Gobham, & Heidi Lyneham

Anxious kids, anxious parents: 7 ways to stop the worry cycle and raise courageous and independent children. By Reid Wilson & Lynn Lyons

Metacognitive therapy for anxiety and depression.  By Adrian Wells

Facing panic: Self-help for people with panic attacks. By Reid Wilson (available on www.adaa.org, under “Finding help” then “Self-help publications”)

BOOKS ON OCD & PERFECTIONISM

Letting go of perfect: Overcoming perfectionism in kids.  By Jill Adelson & Hope Wilson

When perfect isn’t good enough: Second edition. By Martin Antony & Richard Swinson

Nobody’s perfect: A story for children about perfectionism. By Ellen Flanagan Burns

Freedom from obsessive-compulsive disorder: A personalized recovery program for living with uncertainty. By Jonathan Grayson

What to do when good enough isn’t good enough: The real deal on perfectionism (A guide for kids). By Thomas Greenspon

The OCD workbook: Your guide to breaking free from obsessive-compulsive disorder. By Bruce Hyman & Cherlene Pedrick

BOOKS ON CHILDHOOD ISSUES

Waking up dry: A guide to help children overcome bedwetting. By Howard Bennett

Freeing your child from negative thinking: Powerful, practical strategies to build a lifetime of resilience, flexibility, and happiness. By Tamar Chansky

Late, lost, & unprepared: A parents’ guide to helping children with executive functioning.  By Joyce Cooper-Kahn & Laurie Dietzel

The 7 habits of highly effective teens. By Sean Covey

Mindset: The new psychology of success. By Carol Dweck

Disease-proof your child: Feeding kids right. By Joel Fuhrman

The Kazdin Method for parenting the defiant child. By Alan Kazdin

The out-of-sync child. By Carol Kranowitz & Lucy Miller

The price of privilege: How parental pressure and material advantage are creating a generation of disconnected and unhappy kids. By Madeline Levine

Last child in the woods: Saving our children from nature-deficit disorder.  By Richard Louv

Sleeping through the night. By Jodi Mindell

Mindsets in the classroom: Building a culture of success and student achievement in schools. By Mary Cay Ricci

The optimistic child: A proven program to safeguard children against depression and build lifelong resilience.  By Martin Seligman

Parenting your out-of-control teenager: 7 steps to reestablish authority and reclaim love. By Scott Sells

Parenting from the inside out: How a deeper self-understanding can help you raise children who thrive. By Daniel Seigel & Mary Hartzell

School success for kids with ADHD. By Stephan Silverman, Jacqueline Iseman, & Sue Jeweler

Parenting by heart: How to stay connected to your child in a disconnected world. By Ron Taffel

It’s a boy!: Your son’s development from birth to age 18.  By Michael Thompson & Teresa Barker

Smart kids with learning disabilities: Overcoming obstacles and realizing potential.  By Rich Weinfeld, Linda Barnes-Robinson, Sue Jeweler, & Betty Shevitz

ADDITIONAL RECOMMENDATIONS

Taking charge of adult ADHD. By Russell Barkley

Feeling better: A 6-week mind-body program to ease your chronic symptoms. By Arthur Barsky & Emily Deans

Life is what you make of it. By Peter Buffett

The feeling good handbook. By David Burns

You can be happy no matter what. By Richard Carlson

Choosing to lie: How to defeat suicide through cognitive therapy. By Thomas Ellis

The life cycle completed. By Erik Erikson

ACT made simple: An easy-to-read primer on acceptance and commitment therapy.  By Russ Harris & Steven Hayes

Light on life: The yoga journey to wholeness, inner peace, and ultimate freedom. By B.K.S. Iyengar

I wasn’t ready to say goodbye: Surviving, coping, and healing after the sudden death of a loved one. By Brook Noel & Pamela Blair

Healthy at 100: How you can- at any age- dramatically increase your life span and your health span.  By John Robbins

Cognitive-behavioral therapy for adult ADHD: Targeting executive dysfunction. By Mary Solanto

The power of now: A guide to spiritual enlightenment. By Eckhart Tolle

Yoga for Depression. By Amy Weintraub