Recommended Reading List


Appelbaum, Paul S. Almost a Revolution: Mental Health Law and the Limits of Change. Oxford University Press (1994)
*Amador, Xavier I Am Not Sick, I Don’t Need Help. Vida Press Peconic, NY (2000)
Armat, Virginia C. Isaac, Rael Jean Madness in the Streets: How Psychiatry and the Law Abandoned the Mentally Ill. The Free Press, NY (1990)
Backlar, Patricia The Family Face of Schizophrenia. G.P. Putnam’s Sons, New York (1994)
Bellack A, Mueser K, Gingerich S, Agresta J. Social Skills Training for Schizophrenia: A Step by Step Guide

2nd edition. Guilford Press, NY, London (2004)

Buckley, Peter F.

Waddington, J.

Schizophrenia and Mood Disorders: The New Drug Therapies in Clinical Practice. Butterworth Heinemann, Boston (2000)
Eriksson, Anne High Clear Bell of Morning
Gray, John; Shone, Margaret; Liddle, Peter Canadian Mental Health Law and Policy, 2nd edition. LexisNexis Canada, Toronto (2008)
Green, Michael Foster Schizophrenia Revealed: From Neurons to Social Interactions. WW Norton, New York (2003)
Erin, Hawkes When Quietness Came: A Neuroscientists Personal Journey With Schizophrenia (2012)
Keefe, Richard S.E. Harvey, Philip D. Understanding Schizophrenia: A Guide to the New Research on Causes and Treatment. The Free Press, Macmillan, Toronto (1994)
Inman, Susan After Her Brain Broke : Helping My Daughter Recover Her Sanity. Bridgeross Communications, Dundas, Ontario (2010)
Lafond, Virginia Grieving Mental Illness: A Guide for Patients and Their Caregivers. University of Toronto Press (1994)
MacKay, Sandra Yuen My Schizophrenic Life: The Road To Recovery From Mental Illness(2010)
Marsh, Diane T. Dickens, Rex M. How to Cope with Mental Illness in Your Family: A Self- Care Guide for Siblings, Offspring or Parents. Putnam, New York (1997)
** Mueser, K. and Gingerich, S. The Complete Family Guide to Schizophrenia. Guilford Press New York (2006)
Noble, K. Lenz, S. Children With Schizophrenia. Glenrose Hospital Educational Services, Edmonton, Alta. (1995)
Secunda, Victoria When Madness Comes Home: Help & Hope for Children, Siblings and Partners. Disney Press (1998)
***Torrey, E. Fuller Surviving Schizophrenia: A Manual for Consumers, Families, and Providers (5th ed.) HarperCollins NY (2006)


*   Helpful for family members whose relatives do not recognize that they are ill

** A good guide for day-to-day problems of living – structuring activities, setting boundaries, etc.

***Dr. Torrey’s book is the fundamental reference work for families dealing with schizophrenia and highly recommended.