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10 Books That Changed My Thinking On Mental Health

Dean John Riley
 
Making Us Crazy: DSM - The Psychiatric Bible and the Creation of Mental Disorders (Psychology/self-help)
Making Us Crazy: DSM - The Psychiatric Bible and the Creation of Mental Disorders (Psychology/self-help)
"Amazing book challenging societies obsession with labelling and diagnosing behaviour as diseases."
The Myth of Mental Illness: Foundations of a Theory of Personal Contact (Perennial library)
The Myth of Mental Illness: Foundations of a Theory of Personal Contact (Perennial library)
"A classic in exploring the relationship between psychiatry and the state."
Power, Interest and Psychology: Elements of a Social Materialist Understanding of Distress
Power, Interest and Psychology: Elements of a Social Materialist Understanding of Distress
"Argues that human distress is a product of society and not the human mind."
Depression: Why it happens and how to overcome it (Overcoming common problems)
Depression: Why it happens and how to overcome it (Overcoming common problems)
"Excellent self-help book on depression helping one to revaluate their thoughts and behaviour."
Depression: The Way Out of Your Prison
Depression: The Way Out of Your Prison
"The best depression book ever written."
Psychiatric Drugs Explained
Psychiatric Drugs Explained
"The only book you need on psychiatric drugs and the only book I really reccomend to students."
Toxic Psychiatry. Drugs and Electroconvulsive Therapy: The Truth and the Better Alternatives: Why Therapy, Empathy and Love Must Replace the Drugs, ... Biochemical Theories of the New Psychiatry
Toxic Psychiatry. Drugs and Electroconvulsive Therapy: The Truth and the Better Alternatives: Why Therapy, Empathy and Love Must Replace the Drugs, ... Biochemical Theories of the New Psychiatry
"The book that opened my mind to a new whole way of thinking about psychiatric drugs."
Madness and Civilization (Routledge Classics)
Madness and Civilization (Routledge Classics)
"Interesting analysis of the role of power, knowledge and confinement in the development of psychiatry."
Beyond Prozac: Healing Mental Distress
Beyond Prozac: Healing Mental Distress
"A great starting point for a critique of biological psychiatry."
Against Therapy
Against Therapy
"Want to understand the ethics and limits of psychotherapy? Read this."