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Resources

Books

ADD / ADHD

Driven to Distraction

Author: Edward M. Hallowell, John J. Ratey
Description: Many parents have found this book very helpful to understanding their children . . . and themselves. Written in straight forward and easy to understand language, it outlines the classic and not so classic presentation of symptoms of attention deficit and hyperactivity. Highly recommended by doctors, therapists and parents.


Bipolar Disorder

The Bipolar Child

Author: Demitri Papolos, MD and Janice Papolos
Description:
The first comprehensive book designed to assist parents, teachers and mental health professionals understand the presentation and treatment options available for children with Bipolar Disorder. Dr. Papolos uses clinical vignettes to highlight common (and not so common) presentations of Bipolar Disorder in different age groups. An excellent review of the full range of treatment strategies is included as well as additional resources for patients and their families.


Chronic Pain

Managing Pain Before It Manages You

Author: Margaret Caudill, PhD
Description: Very little can impact on your life quite as much as a medical condition that causes chronic pain. From back pain to fibromyalgia, chronic pain often results in increases in depression and anxiety, often causing a worsening of a patient's experience of pain. This book is highly recommended by our therapists for patients with chronic pain as part an approach to take control of your life despite the presence of painful medical conditions.


Depression

Feeling Good

Author: David D. Burns, MD
Description: This breakthrough book introduces the principles of Cognitive Therapy, which teach us that by changing the way we think we can alter our moods, deal with emotional problems, and get rid of depression without the use of medications.


Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

The Boy Who Couldn't Stop Washing

Author: Judith L. Rapoport, MD
Description: An excellent case study of a young patient with OCD and the treatment approach that was successful in reducing his symptoms and allowing him to return to good functioning.


Parenting

How To Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk

Author: Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
Description: This is the national bestseller that has sold millions of copies over two decades. It presents basic and easy ways to improve communication with your children and to help them feel listened to.

Parents Are Teachers—a Child Management Program

Author: Wesley C. Becker
Description: How and when to consequence a child's behavior in a way that promotes positive behaviors and reduces negative behaviors. The most common pitfalls that result in behavior system failure are reviewed.


Relationships

Your Perfect Right: Assertiveness and Equality in Your Life and Relationships (Eighth Edition)

Author: Robert E. Alberti and Michael L. Emmons
Description: Described as the most complete, practical and authoritative assertiveness training course available in print. Alberti and Emmons cover practical responces to a wide variety of life situations in which people often find themselves dis-empowered. As noted in the first chapter of the book, "Assertive behavior promotes equality in human relationships, enabling us to act in our own best interests, to stand up for ourselves without undue enxiety, to express honest feelings comfortably, to exercize personal rights without denying the rights of others". Strongly recommended by our therapists.

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