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Lending Library

NAMI Montgomery County, PA offers the Maryella Hitt Lending Library. Our library offers a substantial collection of books and other materials on mental health topics, available for members to borrow free of charge. To borrow books, please visit or contact our Lansdale office: 215-361-7784 or email NAMI-MontCoPA.

Follow the links below to navigate to the topic of your choice. Note that although books may apply to more than one topic, each is only listed once.

Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety Disorders – Biography

Adult Attention Deficit Disorder

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder – Biography

Borderline Personality Disorder

Brain Research

Children and Adolescents

Childhood Attention Deficit Disorder

Children with Bipolar Disorder

Childhood Depression

Childhood Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder



Addiction and Co-Occurring Disorders

Older Adults

Electroconvulsive Therapy

Estate Planning

Anxiety Disorders

Antony, Martin M. and Richard P. Swinson. The shyness & social anxiety workbook; proven techniques for overcoming your fears. New Harbinger, 2000. 238 p.

Baer, Lee. Getting control; overcoming your obsessions and compulsions. Rev. ed. Plume, 2000. 258 p.

Baer, Lee. The imp of the mind; exploring the silent epidemic of obsessive bad thoughts. Plume, 2002. 154 p.

Coping with anxiety and phobias. Harvard Health Publications. 2002. 42 p.

deSilva, Padmal and Stanley Rachmal. Obsessive-compulsive disorder. 2d ed. Oxford, 1998. 141 p.

Kernodle, William. Panic disorder; the medical point of view. 4th ed. Rand McNally, 1997. 209 p.

Keuthen, Nancy J. Help for hair pullers; understanding and coping with trichotillomania. New Harbinger, c2001. 184 p.

Panic disorder and agoraphobia: a guide. Rev. ed. By John H. Greist and James W. Jefferson. Madison Institute of Medicine, 1998. 69 p.

Penzel, Fred. Obsessive-compulsive disorders. Oxford Univ. Press, 2001. 428 p.

Rappaport, Judith. The boy who couldn’t stop washing; the experience of obsessive-compulsive disorder. Dutton, 1989. 260 p.

Raskin, Valerie Davis. When words are not enough; the women’s prescription for depression and anxiety. Broadway Books, 1997. 318 p.

Ross, Jerilyn. Triumph over fear; a book of help for people with anxiety, panic attacks and phobias. Bantam, 1994. 296 p.

Saul, Helen. Phobias; fighting the fear. Arcade, c2001. 306 p.

Sebastian, Richard. Compulsive behavior. Chelsea House, 1993. 111 p.

Social phobia: a guide. Rev. ed. Dean Foundation for Health, 1997. 60 p.

Anxiety Disorders – Biography

Wilensky, Amy S. Passing for normal; a memoir of compulsion. Broadway Books, 1999. 211 p.

Adult Attention Deficit Disorder

Hallowell, Edward M. Answers to distraction. Bantam, 1996. 334 p.

Hallowell, Edward. Driven to distraction. Pantheon, 1994. 319 p.

Bipolar Disorder

Fawcett, Jean. New hope for people with bipolar disorder. Prima Health, 2000. 331 p.

Fieve, Ronald R. Moodswing. 2d ed. rev. and expand. Bantam, c1997. 321 p.

Goodwin, Frederic K. and Kay R. Jamison. Manic depressive illness, Oxford Univ. Press, 1990. 938 p.

Granet, Roger. Why am I up, why am I down? Dell, 1999. 244 p.

Living with manic-depressive illness; a guidebook for patients, families and friends. National Depressive and Manic Depressive Assoc. n.d. 35 p.

Mead, Richard Aaron. Yes you can! Commitment and strategies for overcoming bipolar and unipolar depression. Regent Press, c2001. 110 p.

Miklowitz, David J. The bipolar survival guide. Guilford, c2002. 322 p.

Miklowitz, David J. and Michael J Goldstein. Bipolar disorder; a family-focused treatment approach. Guilford, c1997. 318 p.

Mondimore, Francis Mark. Bipolar disorder; a guide for patients and families. Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 1999. 277 p.

Torrey, E. Fuller and Michael B. Knable. Surviving manic depression; a manual on bipolar disorder for patients, families and providers. Basic Books, 2002. 395 p.

Waltz, Mitzi. Adult bipolar disorders; understanding your diagnosis and getting help. O’Reilly, c2002. 371 p.

Bipolar Disorder – Biography

Duke, Patty and Gloria Hochman. A brilliant madness. Bantam, 1992. 285 p.

Hinshaw, Stephen. The years of silence are past; my father’s life with bipolar disorder. Cambridge Univ. Press, c2002. 227 p.

Jamison, Kay. Touched with Fire: manic-depressive illness and the artistic temperament. Free Press, 1993. 228p.

Jamison, Kay. An unquiet mind: a memoir of moods and madness. Knopf, 1995. 223 p.

Lyden, Jackie. Daughter of the Queen of Sheba. Houghton Mifflin, c1997. 257 p.

Simon, Lizzie. Detour: my bipolar road trip in 4-D. Atria, c2002. 211 p.

Borderline Personality Disorder

Bockian, Neil R. New hope for people with borderline personality disorder. Prima Publishing, c2002. 331 p.

Clarkin, John F. Borderline personality disorder. Guilford, 1992. 341 p.

Dean, Melanie A. Borderline personality disorder: the latest assessment and treatment strategies. Compact Clinicals, 1995. 84 p.

Kreisman, Jerold & Hal Straus. I hate youBdon’t leave me; understanding the borderline personality. Avon, 1989. 207 p.

Mason, Paul T. and Randi Kreger. Stop walking on eggshells; taking your life back when someone you care about has borderline personality disorder. New Harbinger, 1997. 258 p.

Moskowitz, Richard. Lost in the mirror; an inside look at borderline personality disorder. 2d ed. Taylor, 2001. 206 p.

Thornton, Melissa Ford. Eclipses: behind the borderline personality disorder. Monte Santo, 1998. 148p.

Brain Research

Barondes, Samuel H. Molecules and mental illness. Scientific American Library, 1999. 215 p.

Barondes, Samuel H. Mood genes: hunting for origins of mania and depression. W. H. Freeman, 1998. 237 p.

Farasone, Stephen et al. Genetics of mental disorders; a guide for students, clinicians and researchers. Guilford, 1999. 272 p.

New developments in the biology of mental disorders. Research & Education Assoc., 1995 181 p.

Siever, Larry J. The new view of self; how genes and neurotransmitters shape your mind, your personality, and your mental health. Macmillan, 1997. 257 p.

Children and Adolescents

Blamed and ashamed; the treatment experiences of youth with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders and their families. Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health, 2001. 60 p.

Childhood revealed; art expressing pain, discovery & hope. Abrams, 1999. 160 p.

Campbell, Ross. Kids in danger. Victor Books, 1995. 187 p. [Anger]

Greene, Ross W. The explosive child; a new approach for understanding and parenting easily frustrated, chronically inflexible children. 2d ed. Quill, 2001. 334 p.

Gutkind, Lee. Stuck in time: the tragedy of childhood mental illness. Henry Holt, 1993. 253 p.

Peschel, Enid. Neurobiological disorders in childhood. Jossey-Bass, 1992. 138 p.

Swedo, Susan. Is it Ajust a phase@? How to tell common childhood phases from more serious problems. Broadway Books, 1999. 348 p.

Wilens, Timothy E. Straight talk about psychiatric medication for kids. Guilford, 1999. 279 p.

Childhood Attention Deficit Disorder

Barkley, Russell. Taking charge of ADHD; the complete and authoritative guide for parents. Guilford,1995. 294p.

Dendy, Chris A. Zeigler. Teenagers with ADD; a parents’ guide. Woodbine House, 1995. 370 p.

Dendy, Chris A. Zeigler. Teaching teens with ADD and ADHD; a quick reference guide for teachers and parents. Woodbine House, c2000. 352 p.

Wender, Paul H. ADHD: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in children, adolescents, and adults. Oxford, c2000. 277 p.

Children with Bipolar Disorder

Lynn, George. Survival strategies for parenting children with bipolar disorders. Jessica Kingsley, 2000. 236 p.

Papolos, Demitri and Janice Papolos. The bipolar child; the definitive and reassuring guide to childhood’s most misunderstood disorder. Rev. and expand. ed. Broadway,c2002. 452 p.

Waltz, Mitzi. Bipolar disorders; a guide to helping children and adolescents. O’Reilly, 2000. 422 p.

Childhood Depression

Empfield, Maureen and Nicholas Bakalar. Understanding teenage depression; a guide to diagnosis, treatment and management. Henry Holt, c2001. 250 p.

Fassler, David G. AHelp me, I’m sad.@ Recognizing, treating and preventing childhood and adolescent depression. Viking, 1997. 210 p.

Ingersoll, Barbara. Lonely, sad and angry; a parent’s guide to depression in children and adolescents. Doubleday, 1995. 225 p

Kerns, Lawrence. Helping your depressed child; a reassusring guide to the causes and treatments of childhoood and adolescent depression. Prima, 1993. 283 p.

Koplewicz, Harold S. More than moody; recognizing and treating adolescent depression. Putnam, c2002. 366 p.

Koplewicz, Harold S. It’s nobody’s fault; new hope and help for difficult children and their parents. Three Rivers Press, c1996. 304 p.

Mondimore, Frances M. Adolescent depression; a guide for parents. Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, c2002. 287 p.

Oster, Gerald and Sarah D. Montgomery. Helping your depressed teenager: a guide. Wiley, 1995. 184 p.

Slaby, Andrew. No one saw my pain; why teens kill themselves. Norton, 1996 (c1994). 208 p.

Williams, Kate. A parent’s guide for suicide and depressed teens. Hazelden, 1995. 234 p.

Childhood Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Chansky, Tamar. Freeing your child from obsessive-compulsive disorder; a powerful, practical program for parents of children and adolescents. Three Rivers Press, c2000. 354 p.

March, John. OCD in children and adolescents. Guilford, 1998. 298 p.

Waltz, Mitzi. Obsessive-compulsive disorder; help for children and adolescents. O’Reilly, c2000. 384 p.


American Medical Association. Essential guide to depression. Pocket Books, 1998. 238 p.

Bloch, Douglas. When going through hell….don’t stop. Pallas, 2000. 200 p.

Broida, Marian. New hope for people with depression. Prima Publishing, c2001. 317 p.

Burns, David D. The feeling good handbook. Rev. ed. Plume, c1999. 732 p.

Copeland, Mary Ellen. Learning to cope with depression and manic depression; a workbook for people who experience extreme high and low moods and for the people who love and support them. Peach Press, 1991.184 p.

Copeland, Mary Ellen. Living without depression and manic depression; a workbook for maintaining mood stability. New Harbinger, 1994. 263 p.

DePaulo, Raymond J., Jr. and Leslie Horvitz. Understanding depression; what we know and what you can do about it. Wiley, c2002. 296 p.

Elfenbein, Debra. Living with antidepressants: personal accounts of life on impramine, nortiptyline, amitriptyline and others. Harper, 1996. 140 p.
Golant, Mitch and Susan Golant. What to do when someone you love is depressed. Henry Holt, 1996. 192 p.

Heston, Leonard. Mending minds; a guide to the new psychiatry of depression, anxiety and other serious disorders. W. H. Freeman, 1992. 233 p.

Karp, David A. Speaking of sadness; depression, disconnection, and the meanings of illness. Oxford Univ. Press, 1996. 240 p.

Klein, Donald and Paul Wender. Understanding depression: a complete guide to its diagnosis and treatment. Oxford Univ. Press, 1993. 182 p.

Kramer, Peter D. Listening to Prozac. Viking, 1993. 409 p.

Mayo Clinic on depression. Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, c2001. 194 p.

Mondimore, Francis Mark. Depression, the mood disease. Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 1990. 226 p.

Real, Terence. I don’t want to talk about it; overcoming the secret legacy of male depression. Scribner, 1997. 483 p.

O’Connor, Richard. Undoing depression: what therapy doesn’t teach you and medication can’t give you. Berkley Books, 1997. 358 p.

Owen, Patricia L. I can see tomorrow; a guide for living with depression. Hazelden, 1995. 183 p.

Papolos, Dimitri F. and Janice Papalos. Overcoming depression; the definitive resource for patients and families who live with depression and manic-depression. 3rd ed. HarperPerennial, 1997. 413 p.

Quinn, Brian. The depression sourcebook. 2d ed. Lowell House, 2000. 275 p.

Raskin, Valerie Davis. When words are not enough; the women’s prescription for depression and anxiety. Broadway Books, c1997. 318 p.

Restoring intimacy; the patient’s guide to maintaining relationships during depression. National Depressive and Manic Depressive Assoc., 1999. 114 p.

Rosenthal, Norman E. Winter blues: seasonal affective disorder; what it is and how to overcome it. Guilford, 1993. 325 p.

Seligman, Martin E. P. Learned optimism. Pocket Books, c1998. 320 p.

Sheffield, Anne. Sorrow’s web; overcoming the legacy of maternal depression. Free Press, 2000. 285 p.

Sheffield, Anne. How you can survive when they’re depressed; living and coping with depression fall out. Three Rivers Press, 1998. 306 p.

Understanding depression. Harvard Medical School. Harvard Health Publications, 2001. 44 p.

Whybrow, Peter. A mood apart: depression, mania, and other afflictions of the self. Basic Books, 1997. 365 p.


Casey, Nell. Unholy ghost; writers on depression. William Morrow, c2001. 299 p.

Cronkite, Kathy. On the edge of darkness; conversations about conquering depression. Doubleday, 1994. 352 p.

Danquah, Meri. Willow weep for me; a black woman’s journey through depression: a memoir. Norton, 1998. 272 p.

Kaysen, Susanna. Girl, interrupted. Vintage, 1993. 168 p.

Manning, Martha. Undercurrents; a therapist reckoning with her own depression. HarperCollins, 1995. 197 p.

Slater, Lauren. Prozac diary. Penguin, 1999. 203 p.

Smith, Jeffrey. Where the roots reach for water; a personal & natural history of melancholia. North Point Press, 1999. 292 p.

Solomon, Andrew. The noonday demon; an atlas of depression. Scribner, 2001. 571 p.

Styron, William. Darkness visible: a memoir of madness. Random House, 1990. 84 p.

Thompson, Tracy. The beast; a reckoning with depression. Putnam, 1995. 286 p.

Thorne, Julia. You are not alone; words of experience and hope for the journey through depression. HarperPerennial, 1993. 185 p.

Addiction and Co-Occurring Disorders

Alcohol use and abuse. Harvard Medical School. Harvard Health Publications, 2001. 36 p.

Dual disorders recovery book; a twelve-step program for those of us with addictions and an emotional or psychiatric illness. Hazelden, 1993. 245 p.

Evans, Katie and J. Michael Sullivan. Dual diagnosis; counseling the mentally ill substance abuser. 2d ed. Guilford, 2001. 290 p.

Integrated treatment for dual disorders: a guide to effective practice. Guilford, 2003. 470 p.

Minkoff, Kenneth. Dual diagnosis of major mental illness. Jossey-Bass, 1991. 113 p.

Pita, Diane Doyle, ed. A comprehensive guide for integrated treatment of people with co-occurring disorders. Edit. by Diane Doyle Pita and LeRoy Spaniol. Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Boston Univ., c2002. 768 p.

Steinwachs, Donald M., ed. Using client outcome information to improve mental health and substance abuse treatment. Jossey-Bass, 1996. 136 p.

Older Adults

Kennedy, Gary. Geriatric mental health care; a treatment guide for health professionals. Guilford, c2001. 191 p.

Miller, Mark D. Living longer depression free; a family guide to recognizing, treating, and preventing depression in later life. Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, c2002. 184 p.

Salzman, Carl. Psychiatric medications for older adults: the concise guide. Guilford, c2001. 191 p.

Electroconvulsive Therapy

Electroconvulsive therapy: a guide. Madison Institute of Medicine, 1998. 18 p.

Fink, Max. Electroshock; restoring the mind. Oxford, 1999. 157 p.

Estate Planning

Russell, L. Mark. Planning for the future; providing a meaningful life for a child with ADHD

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