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The Meguro Counseling Center has found self-education to be quite useful in the process of understanding and helping oneself or someone close to you who is suffering from a difficulty. The books on this list represent some of the topics commonly inquired about. You can order the books listed on this page directly from the Amazon internet bookstore by clicking on the highlighted book title, or by doing a search through the search icon at the bottom of the page. The books introduced on this web site are only for information and educational purposes, direct care by a mental health professional is required in order to evaluate each individual's needs.


Mental Health Disorders Sourcebook (3rd edition): Basic Consumer Information About Mental and Emotional Health and Mental Illness. Edited by Karen Bellenir. Publisher: Omnigraphics, 5th edition, 2012


The Gift of Therapy : An Open Letter to a New Generation of Therapists and Their Patients. By Irvin Yalom. Publisher: Harper Perennial, 2003.

Psychodynamic Psychiatry in Clinical Practice. By Glen O. Gabbard. Publisher: American Psychiatric Association, 2014.


10 Steps to a Great Relationship: What Every Couple Should Know About Love. By Howard J. Rankin. Stepwise Press, 1998.

Life After Betrayal: A Practical Guide (The 10-Step Empowerment Series). By Bevan Lynda. Loving Healing Press, 2006.


Against Depression. By Peter Kramer. Publisher: Penguin, 2006.

Mind Fall: Inside Major Depression: A Story of Survival & A Medical Perspective. By Lynn Shahan and Anna-Lisa Stonehill. Bridgewood Press, 2003.

Overcoming Depression. By Demitri F. Papolos and Janice Papolos. Harper Paperbacks, 1997.


Bipolar Disorder Assessment And Treatment 2nd Edition. By Trisha Suppes and Ellen B. Dennehy. Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2012.


Anxiety and Its Disorders: The Nature and Treatment of Anxiety and Panic (2nd Edition). By David Barlow. The Guilford Press, 2004.

100 Q & A About Panic Disorder. By Carol Berman. Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2 edition, 2009.


Coping with Social Anxiety: The Definitive Guide to Effective Treatment Options. By Eric Hollander and Nicholas Bakalar. Owl Books, 2005.


Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Theory, Research, and Treatment. By Richard P. Swinson, Martin M. Antony, S. Rachman, and Margaret A. Richter (Eds). The Guilford Press, 2001.

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (Oxford Psychiatry Library Series). By Dan Stein and Naomi Fineberg. Oxford University Press, 2007.


Stahl's Essential Psychopharmacology: Neuroscientific Basis and Practical Applications. By Stephen M. Stahl. Publisher: Cambridge University Press, 2013.


The Easy Way to Stop Smoking: Join the Millions Who Have Become Non-Smokers Using Allen Carr's Easyway Method. By Alan Carr. Publisher: Sterling, 2005.


Order a book that has a chapter co-authored by Dr. Berger: Suicide and the Unconscious. Edited by Antoon A. Leenaars and David Lester. Publisher: Jason Aronson, 1996.

You can search the Amazon Bookstore for other topics, titles, or authors that might interest you. For example, enter "depression" and click on "search" if you want to search other titles on depression. logo enter keywords...

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