Books & Other Resources

Books & Other Resources



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. (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.

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.

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 University Press.

Healy, D. (2006). Let Them Eat Prozac. New York, NY: New York University Press.

Horowitz, A. (2003). Creating Mental Illness. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.

Horowitz, 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.

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.

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 Traquilizers. 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. https://doi:10.1080/02791072.2013.845328.

Morgan, R. (Ed.). (2005). The Iatrogenics Handbook: A Critical 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 Sickness: 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.

Ross, C. & Pam, A. (1995). Pseudoscience in Biological Psychiatry: Blaming the Body. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

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.

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.