Some useful books and websites

There are a few really good books (memoirs included) which not only help find some alternative/complementary therapies but also help to understand the condition both as a patient as well as a family member. I don’t claim to have read all of them but have made this list based on the few that I have read and based on others recommendations.

DEPRESSION:

Finding Care for Depression, Mental Episodes & Brain Disorders by R. Sealey, BSc, CA, SEAR Publ., North York, 2002

Depression-Free Naturally Joan Mathews Larson, PhD Ballantine Publishing, New York, 1999

The Noonday demon: An Atlas of Depression: Andrew Solomon

Natural Highs: Supplements, Nutrition, and Mind-Body Techniques to Help You Feel Good Hyla Cass, MD and Patrick Holford Penguin Putnam, New York, 2002

Nutrition and Mental Illness: An Orthomolecular Approach to Balancing Body Chemistry Carl Pfeiffer, PhD, MD Healing Arts Press, Vermont, 1987

Nutrient Power: Heal Your Biochemistry and Heal Your Brain, Joe Walsh

SCHIZOPHRENIA:

Healing Schizophrenia: Complementary Vitamin and Drug Treatments Abram Hoffer, PhD, MD, FRCP(C) CCNM, Toronto, 2004

Vitamin B3 & Schizophrenia: Discovery, Recovery, Controversy Abram Hoffer, PhD, MD, FRCP(C) Quarry Press, Kingston, 1998

The Scenic route: A way through madness: Rossa Forbes   (Memoir)

My mysterious son: A Life-changing passage between schizophrenia and Shamanism: Dick Russell   (Memoir)

Living with voices:50 stories of recovery

Natural Healing for Schizophrenia and other common Mental disorders by Eva Edelman

Hearing Voices, Living fully: Claire Bien   (Memoir)

Treating the “untreatable”: Healing in the realms of madness: Ira Steinman

The family face of schizophrenia: Patricia Backlar

ADHD:

Dr. Hoffer’s ABC of Natural Nutrition for Children Abram Hoffer, PhD, MD, FRCP(C) Quarry Press, Kingston, 1999

Healing the Hyperactive Brain Michael Lyon, MD, Focused Publishing, Calgary, 2000

AUTISM:

AUTISM Treating Autism: Parent Stories of Hope and Success ed. by B Rimland, PhD & S. Edelson, PhD ARI, 2003

Children with Starving Brains J. McCandless, MD, Bramble, 2002

Unraveling the Mystery of Autism & PDD A Mother’s Story of Research & Recovery Karen (Memoir)

BIPOLAR DISORDER:

An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness, Kay Redfield Jamison (Memoir)

BIPOLAR WELLNESS: How to Recover from Bipolar Illness: Michael Rose MA  (Memoir)

Other interesting websites/links:

https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/allinthemind/about/

All in the mind is an interesting podcast-a program about the mind, brain and behavior, and the endlessly fascinating interactions between them.

http://newbrainnutrition.com/author/juliarucklidge/

A link between nutrition and mental health

http://www.searpubl.ca/

A useful website on orthomolecular treatment information

Weekly podcast: The Psych Central Show and A Bipolar, a Schizophrenic, and a Podcast

https://psychcentral.com/podcasts/

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