Recommended Readings for You and Your Patients

July, 2008

Books on Depression

  • Recovering From Depression: A Workbook for Teens.  By Copeland and Copans (2002).
  • The Feeling Good Handbook.  By David D. Burns, MD.
  • I Don’t Want to Talk About It – Overcoming the Secret Legacy of Male Depression.  By Terrence Real (1997).
  • Adolescent Depression: A Guide for Parents.  By Francis Mark Mondimore (2002).
  • Out of the Darkened Room: Protecting the Children and Strengthening the Family When a Parent Is Depressed.  By William R. Beardslee (2002).
  • If Your Adolescent Has Depression or Bipolar Disorder: An Essential Resource for Parents.  By Dwight L. Evans, M.D. and Linda Wasmer Andrews (2005).
  • Recovering From Depression: A Workbook for Teens.  By Copeland and Copans (2002).
  • The Grieving Teen -  A Guide for Teenagers and Their Friends.  By Helen Fitzgerald (2000).
  • Living When A Young Friend Commits Suicide.  By Earl A. Grollman and Max Malikow (1999).
  • When A Friend Dies – A Book for Teens About Grieving and Healing.  By Marilyn E. Gootman (2005).
  • Will’s Choice.   By Gail Griffith (2005).
  • Unholy Ghost – writers on depression.  Edited by Nell Casey (2001).

 Books on Stress

  • The Pressured Child.  By Michael Thompson (2004).
  • Stressed-Out Girls: Helping Them Thrive in the Age of Pressure.  By Roni Cohen-Sandler
  • Odd Girl Speaks Out: Girls Write About Bullies, Cliques, Popularity, and Jealousy.  By Rachel Simmons. 

Parenting Books

  • Parenting That Works: Building Skills That Last a Lifetime.  By Edward R. Christophersen, Ph.D., ABPP and Susan L. Mortweet, Ph.D. (2002).
  • Helping Your Troubled Teen.  By Cynthia S. Kaplan (2007).
  • Boys of Few Words.  By Adam J. Cox (2006).
  • Why Do They Act That Way? A Survival Guide to the Adolescent Brain for You and Your Teen.  By David Allen Walsh and Nat Bennett.

Books on Anxiety

  • If Your Adolescent Has an Anxiety Disorder: An Essential Resource for Parents (Adolescent Mental Health Initiative).  By Edna B. Foa and Linda Wasmer Andrews (2006). 
  • Helping Your Anxious Child: A Step-By-Step Guide for Parents.  By Sue Spence, Vanessa Cobham, Ann Wignal, & Ronald Rapee.
  •  What to Do When You're Scared and Worried: A Guide for Kids.  By James Crist.
  • What to Do When You Worry Too Much: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Anxiety (What to Do Guides for Kids).  By Dawn Huebner.
  • The Anxiety Cure for Kids: A Guide for Parents.  By Elizabeth DuPont Spencer, Robert DuPont, & Caroline Dupont.
  • Freeing Your Child from Anxiety: Powerful, Practical Solutions to Overcome Your Child's Fears, Worries, and Phobias.  By Tamar Chansky. 

Children’s Books

  • Wishing Wellness:  A workbook for children of parents with mental illness.  By Lisa Anne Clarke (2006). ages 6-12.
  • Why Are You So Sad? A Child’s Book About Parental Depression.  By Beth Andrews (2002). ages 3-8.
  • What To Do When Your Grumble Too Much: A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming Negativity.  By Dawn Huebner (2005). ages 6-12.
  • What To Do When You Worry Too Much: A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming Anxiety.  By Dawn Huebner (2005). ages 6-12.
  • Mind Over Basketball: Coach Yourself to Handle Stress. By Jane Weierbach and Elizabeth Phillips-Hershey (2007). ages 8-12.
  • Boy Who Didn’t Want to Be Sad.  By Rob Goldblatt (2004). ages 4-8.
  • Double Dip Feelings: Stories to Help Children Understand Emotions, second edition.  By Barbara Cain (2001). ages 4-8.

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- Dr. Howard King, M.D.