Book List – Treatments

by KL on August 4, 2010


Electroshock: Restoring the Mind

Author: M. D. Max Fink
Member Review: A useful book for anyone considering Electro-Convulsive Therapy (ECT). It gives a thorough discussion of the procedure and an extensive discussion of the controversies that surround it. The author argues that electroshock therapy is now a safe, effective, painless, and sometimes life-saving treatment for emotional and mental disorders.
Review in Psychiatric Bulletin


Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy

Author: David D. Burns
Member Review: This book presents cognitive behavioral therapy, a highly successful, clinically proven, drug-free treatment for depression.
Review at Good Reads


The Depression Book: Depression As an Opportunity for Spiritual Growth

Cheri Huber
Member Review: A quasi-humorous book on depression! Written by a teacher at the Practice of Zen Buddhism Meditation in our very own Mountain View, it has whimsical diagrams and font. A bit playful, and full of Buddhist wisdom, it talks about meditation as a help for depression.
Review from 109 Things

Tags: treatment, bipolar, depression, ECT, CBT, cognitive behavioral therapy