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What are the books that every Psychiatrist must read?

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Psychologists are a discerning bunch when it comes to books. Because of their insider's view of mental health and Psychology, They're able to sharply judge a book's accuracy and value. We asked five Psychologits what books they's recommend to readers.


Nine Approved Must reads on MENTAL HEALTH

Below books, you will find on everything from applying cognitive therapy for anxiety reduction to parenting well to living a meaningful life to supprting a child through eating disorder recovery.

1. The feeling good handbok by David Burns

According to Psychologist and attention expert Lucy jo Palladino, Phd - This book offers A clear useful explanationof the benefits and techniques of cognitive therapy iwth self-help instruction for depression, low self esteem, anxiety, fears, phobias, communication problem and more

2. Spark by John Ratey

This books is "An Intelligent presentation of new research on the vital link between brain health and physical movement. She adds: "Read it first for the valuable information, then reread the parts that renew your motivation to excercise regularly to improve your concentration, mood and resilience to stress

3. How to talk so kids will listen and listen so kids will talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish

This book says, ''Busy parents raise capable, Co-operative, emotionall stable children. Specifically she says that it's based on the brilliant work of Dr.Haim Ginott and full of helpful cartoons, bullted summaries and simple yet effective excercises"

4. Siddhartha by Herman Hesse

Jeffrey sumber, M.A Psychotherapist, author and teacher recommends this books often to Clients confronting their meaning in life. Siddhartha is about the journey of a young man on a quest to know himself and charts the sometimes confusing choices he makes in order to find a sense of deep peace. He says that the book provides enough real analogies to our modern lives with enough emotional distance to make it perfect teaching tool for therapy

5. Get out of your mind and into your life by Steve Hayes

According to anxiety specialist Chad LeJeune, Phd, This is a Challening title for a challenging book, but one very much worth the effort. It provides a revolutionary way to look at experiences of themselves and of life"

Specifically, Hayes talks about how trying to avoid uncomfortable feelings or situations limits our life too much so by learning to accept and tolerate those discomforts, we can pursue a bigger, more interesting and more meaningful life,"

6. help your Teenager beat an eating disorder by James Lock abd Daniel le Grange

This book has been essential iin helping Parents and loved ones gain a greater sense of eating disorders and their role in recovery.

7. Skills Based Learning for caring for a Loved One with an eating Disorder by Janet Treasure, Graimne Smith and Anna Crane

This books provides practical pointers and evidence based information for supporting a loved one. She also says both books are helpful for assiting parents in letting go of their guilt and shame during the treatment process which has lilttle to no room in the road to recovery for these families.

8. Intimacy and Desire: Awaken the passion in your rerlationship by David Schnarch

Individual struggling in their relationships. He cautious that It can sexually explicit at times, but has lot of great information for people looking to improve both their relationship and their own individual dynamics.

9.The Anxiety and Phobia by Edmund Bourne

Thi sbook is valuable for anyone struggling with Anxiety, It has tons of good information about causes of anxiety, Treatment options and lots of Strategies to address it

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