Recommended Reading

I don’t actually agree with what everything some of these web sites have to say, but I present them all so you can judge for yourself. I think the debate is healthy.

Pendulum Resources

Dr. Ivan’s Depression Central

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill

The Schizophrenia Home Page

Schizoaffective Disorder Information Center

The Antipsychiatry Coalition

Many of these can be found in any bookstore.

Schiller, Lori and Bennett, Amanda, The Quiet Room: A Journey Out of the Torment of Madness

Pirsig, Robert M., Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values

Kesey, Ken, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Edwards, Betty, The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain

Peck, M. Scott, The Road Less Traveled

Shapiro, David, Neurotic Styles

Berne, Eric, Games People Play: The Psychology of Human Relationships

Langer, Ellen J., Mindfullness

Aronson, Elliot, The Social Animal

Jamison, Kay Redfield, An Unquiet Mind

Jamison, Kay Redfield, Touched with Fire: Manic-Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament

Jamison, Kay Redfield, Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide

Duke, Patty and Hochman, Gloria, A Brilliant Madness: Living with Manic-Depressive Illness

Duke, Patty and Turan, Kenneth, Call Me Anna: The Autobiography of Patty Duke

Vonnegut, Mark, The Eden Express: A Memoir of Insanity

Miller, Alice, Hannum, Hunter (translator) and Hannum, Hildegarde (translator), For Your Own Good: Hidden Cruelty in Child-Rearing and the Roots of Violence

Cronkite, Kathy, On the Edge of Darkness: Conversations about Conquering Depression

Nasar, Sylvia, A Beautiful Mind: The Life of Mathematical Genius and Nobel Laureate John Nash