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The following resources offer supplemental information on a variety of psychiatric disorders.


Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Hallowell, E. & Ratey, J. (1994). Driven To Distraction. New York: Pantheon Books. Paperback, 319 pgs. Comments: A classic, considered by many as the "bible" of ADD books. Covers general ADHD issues from childhood to adulthood, with lots of practical information and suggestions.

Hallowell, E. & Ratey, J. (1996). Answers To Distraction. New York: Bantam Books. Paperback, 334 pgs. Comments: A comprehensive guide to ADHD, written in an easy to read question/answer format. The sequel to their classic Driven To Distraction.

Hallowell, E. & Ratey, J. (2005). Delivered from Distraction.

Hartmann, T. Attention Deficit Disorder: A New Perception. Lancaster, PA: Underwood-Miller, 1993.

Kelly, K., and Ramundo, P. (1993). You Mean I'm Not Lazy, Stupid, or Crazy?! Cincinnati, OH: Tyrell and Jeremy Press.

Kolberg, J. and K. Nadeau (2002). ADD‑Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life. New York, NY, Brunner‑Routledge.

Morgenstern, Julie. Organize from the Inside Out.

Nadeau, K. (1996). Adventures In Fast Forward: Life, Love, and Work for the A.D.D. Adult. Paperback, 219pp. Comments: Well written, readable, with clear information and practical suggestions for ADD adults. Highly recommended for ADD adults and for those who wish to understand ADD adult behaviors better.

Safren, S., C. Perlman, et al. (2005). Mastering Your Adult ADHD: A Cognitive‑Behavioral Treatment Program. New York, NY, Oxford University Press.

Weiss, G., and Hechtman, L. (eds). Hyperactive Children Grown Up. 2d ed. New York: Guilford Press, 1992.

Weiss, L. Attention Deficit Disorder in Adults. Dallas, TX: Taylor Pub. Co., 1992.

Wender, P. The Hyperactive Child, Adolescence, and Adult: Attention Deficit Disorder Through the Lifespan. New York: Oxford University Press, 1987.

The following are highly recommended resources for those with a mental disorder or whose life is impacted by another with a mental disorder.

Bipolar Disorder

An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness by Kay Redfield Jamison, Ph.D.


Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness by Pulitzer prize-winning author William Styron

Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy by David Burns

Shock: The Healing Power of Electroconvulsive Therapy by Kitty Dukakis and Michale Tye


Rapoport, Judith L. The Boy Who Couldn't Stop Washing. New York: Plume, reissued 1990. One of the first books to bring obsessive-compulsive disorder to the public's attention.

Fourteen-year-old Charles would take showers for three hours or more each day, and then take another two hours to get dressed. His true story is one of many in this book, which provides information about the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of OCD.