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Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Resources

 

Developmental Disabilities/Autism Resources:

Music Therapy Resources

Comprehensive Mental Health Information:

  • MedWeb: Resources in mental health, psychiatry and psychology & catalog of biomedical and health related web sites from Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center Library at Emory University.
  • Psychcentral: One of the best online mental health resources from Dr. John Grohol.
  • Mental Help Net:An award winning, comprehensive guide to mental health online.
  • Online Dictionary of Mental Health:A global information resource and research tool covering all of the disciplines contributing to our understanding of mental health.
  • Facts for Families: Contains informative sections regarding child and adolescent psychiatric disorders.

Online Screening Tests:

  • Depression Quiz: Measure and track your depressive feelings.
  • Mania Quiz: Measure and track mania and manic episodes.
  • Adult ADD Quiz: Measure and track adult attention deficit disorder.
  • OCD Quiz: Helps determine if you may have obsessive-compulsive disorder

Substance Abuse Resources:

Other Resources:

General Information Links:

  • PubMed: 15 million citations from MEDLINE and additional life science journals for biomedical articles back to the 1950’s. PubMed includes links to full text articles and other related resources. A service of the National Library of Medicine.
  • PubMed Central: Digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature.
  • Wikipedia: An online free-content encyclopedia that anyone can edit.
  • KidsHealth: Expert Information for Families about Children’s’ Health

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RELATIONSHIP ISSUES: CREATING COUPLES RELATIONSHIPS THAT WORK

Chapman, Gary. The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate. Chicago, Ill. Northfield Publishing. 1992,2004

Chapman, Gary. The Five Love Languages of Teenagers. Chicago, Ill. Northfield Publishing. 2000

Gray, John. Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus. New York, N.Y. Harper Collins. 1992

Gottman, John M. and Silver, Nan. The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work. New York, N.Y.. Random House. 1999

Gottman, John M.. Why Marriages Succeed or Fail . New York, N.Y.. Random House. 1995

Hendrix, Harville. Getting the Love You Want: A Guide For Couples. New York, N.Y. Henry Holt & Co.. 1988

Jeffers, Susan. Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway. New York, N.Y. Random House.

Lerner, Harriet. The Dance of Intimacy: A Woman’s Guide to Courageous Acts of Change in Key Relationships. New York, NY. Rivers Oram Press. 1992

Lerner, Harriet. The Dance of Anger: A Woman’s Guide to Changing the Patterns of Intimate Relationships. New York, N.Y. Harper & Row. 1985

Lerner, Harriet. Fear and Other Uninvited Guests : Tackling the Anxiety, Fear, and Shame That Keep Us from Optimal Living and Loving. New York, N.Y. HarperCollins . 2004

Lerner, Harriet. The Dance of Connection: How to Talk to Someone When You’re Mad, Hurt, Scared, Frustrated, Insulted, Betrayed, or Desperate. New York, N.Y. HarperCollins. 2001

RESOURCES FOR CREATING PHENOMENAL FAMILY

Markham, Howard J.. Stanley, Scott M

Blumberg, Susan L.. Fighting For Your Marriage: Positive Steps for Preventing Divorce and Preserving a Lasting Love. San Francisco, CA`. Jossey-Bass, John Wiley & Sons. 2001

McGraw, Phil. Family First: Your Step By Step Plan for Creating a Phenomenal Family. New York, N.Y. Simon & Schuster. 2004

Weiner-Davis, Michelle. Getting Through to the Man You Love: The No-Nonsense, No-Nagging Guide for Women. New York, N.Y. St. Martins Press. 1998

Weiner-Davis, Michelle. Divorce Busting: A Step By StepApproach to Making Your Marriage Loving Again. New York, N.Y. Simon and Schuster . 1992

Wolin, Steven and Sophie Wolin. The Resilient Self: How Survivors in Troubled Families Rise Above Diversity. New York, N.Y. Villard Books, . 1993

CHILD DEVELOPMENT & PARENTING

Pearce, JC: The Magical Child. New York, EP Dutton & Co Inc, 1977

Cline,Foster W. & Fay, Jim, Parenting with Love and Logic: Teaching Children Responsibility, Colorado Springs, CO, Pinon Press, 1990

DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY/DELAY

The Out of Sync Child, (One of the Best books on Sensory dysfunction & Integration)

DEATH & DYING

Kubler-Ross, Elizabeth. Death & Dying: The Final Stage of Growth. . Prentice-Hall. 1975

Levine, Stephen. Who Dies?: An Investigation of Conscious Living and Conscious Dying. New York, N.Y. Doubleday. 1984

DIVORCE

Markham, Howard J.. Stanley, Scott M

Blumberg, Susan L.. Fighting For Your Marriage: Positive Steps for Preventing Divorce and Preserving a Lasting Love. San Francisco, CA`. Jossey-Bass

John Wiley & Sons. 2001

Ahorns, Constance. The Good Divorce. New York, N.Y. Harper Collins. 1994

Everett, Craig & Everett, Sandra Volgy. Healthy Divorce. San Francisco, CA. Jossey- Bass Publishers. 1994

GETTING IT TOGETHER: EFFECTIVE TOOLS FOR CHANGE

Block, Douglas. Words That Heal: Affirmations and Meditations for Daily Living. New York, N.Y. Bantam Books. 1990

Bridges, William. Transitions: Making Sense of Life’s Changes. New York, N.Y. Addison- Wesley. 1980

Bridges, William. The Way of Transition: Embracing Life’s Most Difficult Moments. Cambridge, Mass. Perseus Publishing. 2001

Buscaglia, Leo. Personhood: The Art of Being Fully Human. New York, N.Y. Ballentine Books. Charles B.Slack. 1978

Chodron, Pema. The Places That Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times. Boston, Mass. Shambhala Publications. 2002

Chodron, Pema. Start Where You Are: A Guide to Compassionate Living. Boston, Mass. Shambhala Publications. 1994

Chodron, Pema. When Things Fall Apart. Boston, Mass. Shambhala Publications. 1997

Gawain,Shakti. Creative Visualization. New York, N.Y. Bantam Books. 1982

Grabhorn, Lynn. Excuse Me Your LIFE is Waiting: The Astonishing Power of Feelings. Charlesville, VA. Hampton Roads Publishing Co. Inc. 2000

Kabat-Zinn, Joni. Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain and Illness. (The Program of the strss Rduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. New York, N.Y. Dell Publishing. 1990

Katie, Byron. Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life. New York, N.Y. Three Rivers Press. 2003

Jeffers, Susan. Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway. New York, N.Y. Random House.

Jampolsky, Gerald. Love is Letting Go Of Fear. New York, N.Y. Bantam Books. 1970, 1981

Mason, L. John. Guide to Stress Reduction. Berkeley, CA. Celestial Arts. 1985

Muller, Wayne. Legacy of the Heart: The Spiritual Advantages of a Painful Childhood. New York, N.Y. Simon & Schuster. 1992

Romano-McGraw, Patricia. It’s Not Your Fault: How Healing Relationships Change your Brain & Can Help You Overcome a Painful Past. Wilmette, Ill. Baha’i Publishing. 2004

Salzberg, Sharon. Loving Kindness: the Revolutionary Art of Happiness. Boston, Mass. Shambhala Publications. 1995

STRATEGIES FOR RELAXATION AND STRESS REDUCTION

Gawain,Shakti. Creative Visualization. New York, N.Y. Bantam Books. 1982

Mason, L. John. Guide to Stress Reduction. Berkeley, CA. Celestial Arts. 1985

Kabat-Zinn, Joni. Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain and Illness. (The Program of the strss Rduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. New York, N.Y. Dell Publishing. 1990

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Achterberg, Dossey & Kolkmeier. Rituals for Healing: Using Imagery for Health and Wellness. New York, N.Y. Bantam Books. 1994

Lark, Susan M. . Premenstrual Syndrome Self Help Book. Berkeley, CA. Celestial Arts. 1984

Lark, Susan M. . Menopause Self Help Book. Berkeley, CA. Celestial Arts. 198-?

MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES

Mason, Paul T. , Kreger, Randi. Stop Walking on Eggshells; Coping When Someone You Care about Has Borderline Personality Disorder. Oakland, CA. New Harbinger Publications. 1998

Jamison, Kay Redfield. “An Unquiet Mind” (One of the best books on Manic Depressive Illness). New York, N.Y. Ransom House. 1995

ADDICTIONS: HOPE AND RECOVERY

Beattie, Melody. Codependency No More. San Francisco, CA. Harper & Row. 1987

Beattie, Melody. Beyond Codependency and Getting Better All the Time. San Francisco, CA. Harper & Row. 1989

Beattie, Melody. The Language of Letting Go: A Book of Meditations. San Francisco, CA. Harper & Row. 1990

Black ,Claudia. It Will Never Happen to Me!: Growing Up With Addiction as Children, Adolescents and Adults. (Recovery for Adult Children of Alcoholics). Bainbridge Island, WA. M.A.C Publishing. 2001

Carnes, Patrick. A Gentle Path Through Recovery: A Guidebook For All People in Recover: (This is a great workbook for getting through the 12 steps). Minneapolis, Minn. Comp Care Publishers. 1989

Larsen, Earnie. Stage II Recovery. New York, N.Y. Harper & Row. 1985

Lerner, Rochelle. Daily Affirmations For Adult Children of Alcoholics. Deerfield Beach , FL. Health Communications. 1985

Muller, Wayne. Legacy of the Heart: The Spiritual Advantages of a Painful Childhood. New York, N.Y. Simon & Schuster. 1992

Mason, Paul T. , Kreger, Randi. Stop Walking on Eggshells; Coping When Someone You Care about Has Borderline Personality Disorder. Oakland, CA. New Harbinger Publications. 1998

Olitzky, Kerry M & . Copans, Stuart A. Twelve Jewish Steps to Recovery: A Personal Guide to Turning from Alcoholism and Other Addictions. . Jewish Lights Pub; . 1991

Richo, David. How to Be An Adult: A Handbook On Psychological and Spiritual Integration. New York, N.Y. Paulist Press. 1991

Whitfield, Charles L. . Healing the Child Within. Deerfield Beach , FL. Health Communications. 1987

Williams, Mary L.. My Precious Child: Affirmations for the Child Within. Deerfield Beach , FL. Health Communications. 1991

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