The following self-help books were considered excellent by a significant number of mental health practitioners in a large survey. This is only a partial list of the most highly rated books. The complete study is found in The Authoritative Guide to Self-Help Resources in Mental Health by John Norcross, John Santrock, Linda Campbell, Thomas Smith, Robert Sommer, and Edward Zuckerman, New York: The Guilford Press.

 

Anger

 

Anxiety

 

Assertiveness

 

ADHD

 

Battered women

 

Communication

 

Death & Grieving

 

Dementia

 

Eating Disorders

 

Love

 

Marriage

 

Mood Disorders

 

Schizophrenia

 

Self Management

 

Sex

 

 

Sexual abuse

 

Spiritual

 

Stress

 

Weight management

 

And a few of my personal favorites….