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The Myths of Happiness

The Myths of Happiness: What Should Make You Happy, but Doesn’t, What Shouldn’t Make You Happy, but Does by Sonja Lyubomirsky ISBN: 978-1594204371 Happiness: So Simple, Yet So Complicated “While experiencing happiness, we have difficulty in being conscious of it.

Posted in Happiness, Psychology/Psychiatry

Surviving Survival

Surviving Survival: The Art and Science of Resilience by Laurence Gonzales ISBN: 978-0393083187 How People Put Their Lives Back Together After Life-threatening Trauma The awkward title of this book belies one of the most insightful and inspiring books on psychological

Posted in Happiness, Psychology/Psychiatry

A Guide to the Good Life

A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy by William B. Irvine ISBN: 978-0195374612 “Stoic Joy”, “Practical Philosophy”, and other Oxymorons I majored in philosophy many years ago in college, and ever since, I made a

Posted in Happiness, Psychology/Psychiatry

Perfect Chaos

Perfect Chaos: A Daughter’s Journey to Survive Bipolar, a Mother’s Struggle to Save Her by Linea Johnson and Cinda Johnson ISBN: 978-0312581824 You can’t fully understand mental illness unless you hear it from the patient’s and family’s point of view.

Posted in Child Maintenance, Psychology/Psychiatry

Developing Resilience

Developing Resilience: A Cognitive-Behavioural Approach by Michael Neenan ISBN: 978-0415480680 A Self-Help Book so Comprehensive That it Could Double as a Textbook … … or perhaps “A Textbook so Succinctly Written That it Could Double as a Self-Help Book” ?

Posted in Psychology/Psychiatry

Driven To Distraction

Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood Through Adulthood by Edward M. Hallowell ISBN: 978-0684801285 Even 18 Years After Publication, This Book Remains One of the Best ADHD Resources Around There are hundreds of books

Posted in Psychology/Psychiatry

The Unthinkable

The Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes — and Why by Amanda Ripley ISBN: 978-0307352903 “The Unthinkable” might just be “Indispensable” when a disaster strikes After the 9/11 terrorist attacks, I long wondered if we were investing too much money

Posted in Psychology/Psychiatry

In Sheep’s Clothing

In Sheep’s Clothing: Understanding and Dealing with Manipulative People by George K. Simon ISBN: 978-1935166306 Warning: Do NOT attempt to deal with, live with, or relate with another person unless you have read this book first! Yes, it really is

Posted in Psychology/Psychiatry

Substance Use Disorders

Substance Use Disorders (Practical Guides in Psychiatry) by Stuart Gitlow ISBN: 978-0781769983 The most clinically insightful and well-written textbook on Substance Abuse I was looking for a book to help me study for a certifying exam by the American Board

Posted in Psychology/Psychiatry
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