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Best Schizophrenia Books: The Ultimate List

Until you’ve consumed all of the best Schizophrenia books, can you even claim to be a true fan?

1. The Collected Schizophrenias: Essays (2019)

 Best Schizophrenia Books: The Ultimate ListAn intimate, moving book written with the immediacy and directness of one who still struggles with the effects of mental and chronic illness, The Collected Schizophrenias cuts right to the core. Schizophrenia is not a single unifying diagnosis, and Esmé Weijun Wang writes not just to her fellow members of the “collected schizophrenias” but to those who wish to understand it as well. Opening with the journey toward her diagnosis of schizoaffective disorder, Wang discusses the medical community’s own disagreement about labels and procedures for diagnosing those with mental illness, and then follows an arc that examines the…
Author(s): Esmé Weijun Wang

2. I Am Not Sick, I Don’t Need Help! How to Help Someone with Mental Illness Accept Treatment. 10th Anniversary Edition. (2011)

 Best Schizophrenia Books: The Ultimate List‘This book fills a tremendous void…’ wrote E. Fuller Torrey, M.D., about the first edition of I AM NOT SICK, I Don’t Need Help! Ten years later, it still does. Dr. Amador’s research on poor insight was inspired by his attempts to help his brother Henry, who developed schizophrenia, accept treatment. Like tens of millions of others diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, Henry did not believe he was ill. In this latest edition, 6 new chapters have been added, new research on anosognosia (lack of insight) is presented and new advice, relying on lessons learned from thousands of LEAP seminar participants,…
Author(s): Xavier Amador

3. Cognitive-Behavioral Social Skills Training for Schizophrenia: A Practical Treatment Guide (2016)

 Best Schizophrenia Books: The Ultimate ListThis unique manual presents cognitive-behavioral social skills training (CBSST), a step-by-step, empirically supported intervention that helps clients with schizophrenia achieve recovery goals related to living, learning, working, and socializing. CBSST interweaves three evidence-based practices–cognitive-behavioral therapy, social skills training, and problem-solving training–and can be delivered in individual or group contexts. Highly user friendly, the manual includes provider scripts, teaching tools, and engaging exercises and activities. Reproducible consumer workbooks for each module include skills summaries…
Author(s): Eric L. Granholm, John R. McQuaid, et al.

4. Schizophrenia For Dummies (2008)

 Best Schizophrenia Books: The Ultimate ListPractical tools for leading a happy, productive life Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe, and disabling mental disorder that afflicts one percent of the population, an estimated 2.5 million people in America alone. The firsthand advice in this reassuring guide will empower the families and caregivers of schizophrenia patients to take charge, offering expert advice on identifying the warning signs, choosing the right health professional, understanding currently available drugs and those on the horizon (as well as their side effects), and evaluating traditional and alternative…
Author(s): Jerome Levine, Irene S. Levine

5. Surviving Schizophrenia, 7th Edition: A Family Manual (2019)

 Best Schizophrenia Books: The Ultimate ListUpdated throughout and filled with all the latest research, treatment plans, commonly asked questions and more, the bestselling resource on schizophrenia is back—now in its seventh edition.“E. Fuller Torrey is a brilliant writer. There is no one writing on psychology today whom I would rather read.”— Los Angeles TimesSince its first publication in 1983, Surviving Schizophrenia has become the standard reference book on the disease and has helped thousands of patients, their families, and mental health professionals. In clear language, this much-praised and…
Author(s): E. Fuller Torrey

6. Schizophrenia: Understanding Schizophrenia, and how it can be managed, treated, and improved (2019)

 Best Schizophrenia Books: The Ultimate ListSCHIZOPHRENIAThis book covers the topic of Schizophrenia, and will explain exactly what Schizophrenia is, how it’s diagnosed, and how it can be treated and managed. Inside, you will learn about the different signs and symptoms of Schizophrenia, how it’s diagnosed, and how it can be treated. Whether you personally suffer from Schizophrenia, or if a loved one does, it can be a difficult thing to live with. This book aims to educate you on Schizophrenia and provide you with a range of practical strategies for coping with the associated symptoms and…
Author(s): Ross Wilson

7. The Complete Family Guide to Schizophrenia: Helping Your Loved One Get the Most Out of Life (2006)

 Best Schizophrenia Books: The Ultimate ListWill the person you love ever get better? Chances are you’ve grappled with the question. With care and support from their families, people with schizophrenia can and do make vast improvements. Noted therapists Kim Mueser and Susan Gingerich deepen your understanding of the illness and cover a wide range of effective treatments. Based on decades of research and experience, they offer pragmatic suggestions for dealing with depression, psychosis, and other symptoms. They show you how to prioritize needs, resolve everyday problems, and encourage your loved one to set life goals. Plus, individual sections highlight special issues for parents,…
Author(s): Kim T. Mueser, Susan Gingerich

8. MEANINGFUL RECOVERY from Schizophrenia and Serious Mental Illness with Clozapine: Hope & Help (2017)

 Best Schizophrenia Books: The Ultimate ListARE YOU…A MOTHER, A FATHER who has lost all hope of being able to help your child…A WIFE, A HUSBAND who struggles to mentally support a loved one lost in a deep dark place…A STUDENT, AN ADULT, A VETERAN who fears life itself and has dropped out school and work…A PSYCHIATRIST who has diligently tried every antipsychotic medicationfor your patient but with no success…A PSYCHOLOGIST who has watched with frustration as your patient swirls on a merry-go-round of hospitals and wilderness escapes…A SOCIAL WORKER who has helplessly witnessed your client lurch down a destructive path…THIS BOOK…
Author(s): Laitman MD, Dr. Robert S., Opler MD PhD, Dr. Lewis A., et al.

9. Surviving Schizophrenia, 6th Edition: A Family Manual (2013)

 Best Schizophrenia Books: The Ultimate ListUpdated throughout and filled with all the latest research, the bestselling Surviving Schizophrenia is back, now in its sixth edition.Since its first publication in 1983, Surviving Schizophrenia has become the standard reference book on the disease and has helped thousands of patients, their families, and mental health professionals. In clear language, this much-praised and important book describes the nature, causes, symptoms, treatment, and course of schizophrenia and also explores living with it from both the patient's and the family's point of view. This new, completely updated sixth edition…
Author(s): E. Fuller Torrey

10. On Conquering Schizophrenia: From the Desk of a Therapist and Survivor (2019)

 Best Schizophrenia Books: The Ultimate ListOn Conquering Schizophrenia addresses the topic of schizophrenia like never written. Author Robert Francis offers a revelatory and breakthrough paradigm regarding the relegation and defeat of schizophrenia hither yet present in the topical annals. In his conceptualization, Francis offers both a theoretical clarity along with the necessary pragmatics. And along the way, in a seemingly effortless stream of topic and word, Francis also broaches the topics of metaphysics, philosophy, theology, literary form, and humor while all the while crafting a long…
Author(s): Robert Francis

11. Schizophrenia: A Blueprint for Recovery (2012)

 Best Schizophrenia Books: The Ultimate ListSchizophrenia: A Blueprint for Recovery provides innovative techniques to work with a person in psychosis, move him or her into recovery and aid in rejoining mainstream society. Topics include the building of psychosis, hallucinations and false perceptions, working with someone in psychosis, stabilizing on medication and counseling for self-understanding. The 2012 Revised Edition includes enhancements in understanding psychosis, a discussion of medication and alternatives and a new appendix to aid in working with a person experiencing psychosis. The 2014 follow-up and companion book, Delusions, Meaning and…
Author(s): Milt Greek

Best Schizophrenia Books: The Ultimate List

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some schizophrenia books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Characterization of Neural Activity Using Complex Network Theory : An Application to the Study of Schizophrenia

Author(s): Javier Gomez-Pilar
ID: 2889429, Publisher: Springer International Publishing;Springer, Year: 2021, Size: 3 Mb, Format: pdf

Schizophrenia Treatment Outcomes: An Evidence-Based Approach to Recovery

Author(s): Amresh Shrivastava
ID: 2530350, Publisher: Springer Nature, Year: 2020, Size: 2 Mb, Format: epub

Neuroimaging in Schizophrenia

Author(s): Marek Kubicki; Martha E. Shenton
ID: 2530551, Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2020, Size: 28 Mb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are absolutely record-breakers according to Chicago Tribune, others are written by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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