An essential reading list for everyone involved in mental health today.
I recently needed to put together a bibliography for a presentation and thought I would share with you. A selection of the most essential books currently on my bookshelf.
I would highly recommend all of them to you for a greater understanding of human distress.
A Prescription for Psychiatry: Why We Need a Whole New Approach to Mental Health and Wellbeing by Peter Kinderman (2014)
Models of Madness: Psychological, Social and Biological Approaches to Psychosis (International Society for Psychological… by John Read and Jacqui Dillon (2013)
De-Medicalizing Misery: Psychiatry, Psychology and the Human Condition by Professor Mark Rapley, Dr Joanna Moncrieff and Ms Jacqui Dillon (2011)
Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence – from Domestic Abuse to Political Terror by Judith Lewis Herman (1997)
Asylums (Pelican) by Erving Goffman (1968)
The Spirit Level: Why Equality is Better for Everyone by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett (2010)
Recovery and Mental Health: A Critical Sociological Account by Dr David Pilgrim and Ann McCranie (2013)
Key Concepts in Mental Health (SAGE Key Concepts series) David Pilgrim (2009)
The Myth of the Chemical Cure: A Critique of Psychiatric Drug Treatment by Dr Joanna Moncrieff (9 Sep 2009)
Trauma and Psychosis: New Directions for Theory and Therapy by Warren Larkin and Anthony P. Morrison (28 Sep 2006)
Madness Contested: Power and Practice by Steven Coles, Sarah Keenan and Bob Diamond (2013)
Jaakko Seikkula – Open Dialogue http://beyondmeds.com/2010/01/04/alternative-for-psychosis/