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The following books contain useful information about various psychiatric and learning disorders as well as strategies for coping with these challenges. The books included on the list are frequently recommended by various providers at Southampton Psychiatric Associates. Because all of our providers have their own preferences and theoretical orientations, you should discuss titles with your provider before you begin reading.


Anxiety Disorders 

  • If Your Adolescent Has an Anxiety Disorder 
    by Foa & Andrews 

  • Freeing Your Child from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder - Chansky

  • Freeing Your Child from Anxiety– Chansky

  • Strong and Fearless – Nuernberger

  • When Panic Attacks – Burns 

  • When Perfect Isn’t Good Enough – Antony and Swinson

  • Thoughts and Feelings – McKay, Davis, and Fanning

  • The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook – Bourne

  • Anxious 9 to 5 – Kase 

  • Worried No More – Wagner 

  • Up and Down the Worry Hill – Wagner 


Attention Deficit Disorder / Learning Differences

  • Taking Charge of ADHD - Barkley

  • A Mind at a Time – Levine 

  • Driven to Distraction – Hallowell 

  • Nonverbal Learning Disabilities at Home and Nonverbal Learning Disabilities at School – Tanguay


Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • The Complete Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome - Atwood


Borderline Personality Disorder

  • Stop Walking on Eggshells – Mason and Kreger


Eating Disorders

  • If Your Adolescent Has an Eating Disorder – Walsh and Cameron

  • Help Your Teenager Beat an Eating Disorder – Lock and LeGrange



  • The Fall of Freddie the Leaf – Buscaglia (for children)


Marital Discord

  • After the Affair – Spring


Mood Disorders

  • The Bipolar Child – Papolos and Papolos

  • Raising a Moody Child – Fristad and Goldberg

  • If Your Adolescent Has Depression or Bipolar Disorder – Evans and Andrews

  • Thoughts and Feelings – McKay, Davis, and Fanning



  • The Blessing of a Skinned Knee – Mogul 

  • Parenting the Strong-Willed Child – Forehand  

  • The Explosive Child – Greene

  • Get Out of My Life, but First Could You Drive Me and Cheryl to the Mall – Wolf



  • If Your Adolescent has Schizophrenia – Gur and Johnson

  • The Complete Family Guide to Schizophrenia – Mueser and Gingerich


Sensory Dysfunction

  • Understanding Sensory Dysfunction – Emmons



  • Kids in the Syndrome Mix – Kutscher

  • Child of Mine – Satter (childhood nutrition)

  • Solve Your Child’s Sleep Problems – Ferber

  • I Can Make a Difference – Edelman and Moser (inspiring children)

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