Books & Other Resources

Books & Other Resources


Andre, L. (2009). Doctors of deception: what they don’t want you to know about shock treatment. New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press.

Angell, M. (2005). The truth about the drug companies: How they deceive us and what to do about it. New York, NY: Random House.

Baughman, F. (2006). The ADHD fraud: How psychiatry makes “patients” of normal children. Bloomington, IN: Trafford Publishing.

Boyle, M. (1993). Schizophrenia: A scientific delusion. Abingdon, U.K.: Routledge.

Breggin, P. (1991). Toxic psychiatry: Why therapy, empathy and love must replace the drugs, electroshock, and biochemical theories of the "new psychiatry". New York, NY: St. Martin’s Press.

Breggin, P. (1995). Talking back to Prozac: What doctors won’t tell you about today’s most controversial drug. New York, NY: St. Martin’s Press.

Breggin, P. (2001). Talking back to Ritalin: What doctors aren't telling you about stimulants and ADHD. Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Press, Inc.

Breggin, P. R. (2008). Brain-disabling treatments in psychiatry: Drugs, electroshock, and the psychopharmaceutical complex (2nd ed). New York: Springer Publishing Company.

Breggin, P. (2008). Medication madness: A psychiatrist exposes the dangers of mood-altering medications. New York: St. Martin’s Press.

Breggin, P. & Cohen, D. (2000). Your drug may be your problem: How and why to stop taking psychiatric medications. Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Press, Inc.

Caplan, P. (1996). They say you’re crazy: How the world’s most powerful psychiatrists decides who’s normal. Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Lifelong Books.

Caplan, P. & Cosgrove, L. (Eds.). (2004). Bias in psychiatric diagnosis. Lanham, MD: Jason Aronson.

Coalition Against Medicalized Psychiatry and Psychology (CAMPP). (2021). Prescripticide.

Colbert, T. (1996). Broken brains or wounded hearts: What causes mental illness. Orange, CA: Kevco Publishing.

Colbert, T. (2017). The four false pillars of biopsychiatry. Orange, CA: Kevco Publishing.

Coleman, L. (1984). The reign of error: Psychiatry, authority, and law. New York, NY: Beacon Press.

Crawford, M. J. (2004). Suicide following discharge from in-patient psychiatric care. Advances in Psychiatric Treatment, 10, 434–438.

Davies, J. (2012). The importance of suffering: The value and meaning of emotional discontent. Routledge.

Davies, J. (2013). Cracked: Why psychiatry is doing more harm than good. Icon Books Ltd.

Davies, J. (2017). How voting and consensus created the diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (DSM-III). Anthropology & Medicine, 24(1), 32-46. Article Link:

Davies, J. (2017). The sedated society. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.Davies, J. (2021). Sedated: How Modern Capitalism Created our Mental Health Crisis.

Frances, A. (2013). Saving normal: An insider’s revolt against out-of-control psychiatric diagnosis, DSM-5, Big Pharma, and the medicalization of ordinary life. New York, NY: William Morrow.

Gottstein, J. (2008). Involuntary commitment and forced psychiatric drugging in the trial courts: Rights violations as a matter of course. Alaska Law Review, 25(51), 51-105. Retrieved from:

Gottstein, J. (2020). The Zyprexa papers. Anchorage, AK: Jim Gottstein.

Gøtzsche, P. (2013). Deadly medicines and organised crime: How Big Pharma has corrupted healthcare. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.

Gøtzsche, P. (2015). Deadly psychiatry and organised denial. London, UK: Art People.

Greenberg, G. (2013). The Book of woe: The DSM and the unmaking of psychiatry. New York, NY: Blue Rider Press.

Hagen, M. (1997). Whores of the courts: The fraud of psychiatric testimony and the rape of American justice. New York: HarperCollins.

Harrington, A. (2019). Mind fixers: Psychiatry’s troubled search for the biology of mental illness. New York, NY: W. W. Norton & Co.

Healy, D. (2004). The creation of psychopharmacology. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Universiy Press.

Healy, D. (2006). Let them eat prozac. New York, NY: New York University Press.

Hornstein, G. A. (2009). Agnes’s jacket: A psychologist’s search for the meaning of madness. New York: Rodale.

Horwitz, A. (2003). Creating mental illness. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.

Horwitz, A. & Wakefield, J. (2012). The Loss of sadness: How psychiatry transformed normal sorrow into depressive disorder. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press

Jackson, G. (2005). Rethinking psychiatric drugs: A guide for informed consent. Bloomington, IN: Author-House.

Jackson, G. (2009). Drug-Induced dementia: A perfect crime. Bloomington, IN: Author-House.

Jordan, J. & McNiel, D. (2019). Perceived coercion during admission into psychiatric hospitalization increases risk of suicide attempts after discharge. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 50, 180-188.

Joseph, J. (2004). The gene illusion: Genetic research in psychology and psychiatry under the microscope. New York: Algora Publishing.

Joseph, J. (2017). Schizophrenia and genetics: The end of an illusion. Pennsauken, NJ: Bookbaby.

Karon, B. (2003). The tragedy of schizophrenia without psychotherapy. Journal of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry, 31(1), 89-118.

Karon, B. P. & VandenBos, G. R. (2004). Psychotherapy of schizophrenia: Treatment of choice. Lanham, Md: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.

Kirk, S. A., Cohen, D., & Gomory, T. (2015). DSM-5: The delayed demise of descriptive diagnosis. In The DSM-5 in perspective (pp. 63-81). Springer, Dordrecht. Chapter link:

Kirk, S.; Gomory, T.; & Cohen, D. (2015). Mad science: Psychiatric coercion, diagnosis, and drugs. Abingdon, U.K.: Routledge.

Kirsch, I. (2011). The emperor’s new drugs: Exploding the antidepressant myth. New York, NY: Basic Books.

Kutchins, H. & Kirk, S. (1997). Making us crazy: DSM: The psychiatric bible and the creation of mental disorders. New York: Free Press.

Lehmann, P. (2004). Coming off psychiatric drugs: Successful withdrawal from neuroleptics, antidepressants, lithium, carbamazepine and tranquilizers. Berlin, Germany: Peter Lehmann Publishing.

Levine, A. (2017). Mental health Inc.: How corruption, lax oversight and failed reforms endanger our most vulnerable citizens. New York, NY: Harry N. Abrams.

Levine, B. (2003). Commonsense rebellion: Taking back your life from drugs, shrinks, corporations, and a world gone crazy. New York, NY: Continuum.

Maisel, E. (2012). Rethinking depression: How to shed mental health labels and create personal meaning. Novalto, CA: New World Library.

Maisel, E. (2016). The Future of mental health: Deconstructing the mental disorder paradigm. Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Moncrieff, J. (2008). The myth of the chemical cure: A critique of psychiatric drug treatment. Basingstoke, U.K.: Palgrave MacMillan.

Moncrieff, J.; Cohen, D.; & Porter, S. (2013). The psychoactive effects of psychiatric medication: The elephant in the room. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, 45(5), 409-415.

Moncrieff, J. (2020). A Straight talking introduction to psychiatric drugs: The truth about how they work and how to come off them (2nd Ed.). Monmouth, England: PCCS Books.

Morgan, R. (Ed.). (2005). The iatrogenics handbook: A ritical look at research & practice in the helping professions. Albuquerque, NM: Morgan Foundation.

Morgan, R. (Ed.) (1999). Electroshock: The case against. Albuquerque, NM: Morgan Foundation.

Moynihan, R. & Cassels, A. (2006). Selling ickness: How the world's biggest pharmaceutical companies are turning us all into patients. New York, NY: Nation Books.

Newman, F. & Holzman, L. (2006). Unscientific Psychology: A Cultural-Performatory Approach to Understanding Human Life. Bloomington, IN: iUniverse, Inc.

Probert, J. (2021).Moving toward a human rights approach to mental health. Community Mental Health Journal.

Ross, C. & Pam, A. (1995). Pseudoscience in biological psychiatry: Blaming the body. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

Ruby, C. (2020). Smoke and mirrors: How you are being fooled about mental illness - An insider's warning to consumers. Welcome, MD: Clear Publishing.

Seitler, B.N. (2006). On the implications and consequences of a neurobiological etiology of ADHD. Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry, 8, pp. 229-240.

Seitler, B.N. (2008a). Successful child psychotherapy of ADHD: An agitated depression explanation. American Journal of Psychoanalysis, 68, pp. 276-294.

Seitler, B.N. (2008b). Once the wheels are in motion: Involuntary hospitalization and forced medicating. Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry, 10(1), pp. 31-41.

Seitler, B.N. (2011). Is ADHD a real neurological disorder or collection of psychosocial symptomatic behaviors? Implications for treatment in the case of Randall E. J. Infant, Child, Adolescent Psychotherapy, 10, pp. 116-129.

Seitler, B. (2017). Sophistry and ADHD: The dual myths of organicity and biochemical imbalance and the ensuing medication tidal wave. In B. Seitler & K. Kleinman (Eds.), Essays from cradle to couch: In honor of the psychoanalytic developmental psychology of  Sylvia Brody (pp. 387--424). IP Books Publishers.

Sharpe, K. (2012). Coming of age on Zoloft: How antidepressants cheered us up, let us down, and changed who we are. New York, NY: Harper Perennial.

Sheller, S.; Kirkpatrick, S.; & Mondics, C. (2019). Big Pharma, Big Greed: The inside story of one lawyer’s battle to stem the flood of dangerous medicines and protect public health. Washington, DC: Strong Arm Press.

Simon, L. (2019). Psycho“therapy” and the stories we live by. New York, NY: Bookbaby.

Smedslund, J. (2012). The bricoleur model of psychological practice. Theory & Psychology, 22(5), 643-657.

Stastny, P. & Lehmann, P. (Eds.) (2007). Alternatives beyond psychiatry. Berlin, Germany: Peter Lehmann Publishing.

Szasz, T. (1961). The myth of mental illness: Foundations of a theory of personal conduct. New York: Harper & Row.

Szasz, T. (1970). The manufacture of madness: A comparative study of the Inquisition and the mental health movement. New York: Harper & Row.

Szasz, T. (1984). The therapeutic state: Psychiatry in the mirror of current events. Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books.

Szasz, T. (2007). Medicalization of everyday life: Selected essays. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press.

Szasz, T. (2008). Psychiatry: The science of lies. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press.

Szasz, T. (2009). Coercion as cure: A critical history of psychiatry. Abingdon, U.K.: Routledge.

Timmimi, S. & Leo, J. (Eds.). (2009). Rethinking ADHD: From brain to culture. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan.

Valenstein, E. (2002). Blaming the brain: The truth about drugs and mental health. New York: Free Press.

Whitaker, R. (2010). Mad in america: Bad science, bad medicine, and the enduring mistreatment of the mentally ill (2nd Ed.). New York, NY: Basic Books.

Whitaker, R. (2011). Anatomy of an epidemic: Magic bullets, psychiatric drugs, and the astonishing rise of mental illness in America. New York, NY: Broadway Books.

Whitaker, R. & Cosgrove, L. (2015). Psychiatry under the influence: Institutional corruption, social injury, and prescriptions for reform. Basingstoke, U.K.: Palgrave Macmillan.

Williams, P. (2012). Rethinking madness: Towards a paradigm shift in our understanding and treatment of psychosis. San Francisco, CA: Sky’s Edge Publishing.