Self-help books

There are many useful self-help books that are based on reliable research. Here is a list with links to each.
Addictive Behavior
Controlling Your Drinking: Tools to Make Moderation Work for You by William R. Miller
Responsible Drinking: A Moderation Management Approach for Problem Drinkers by Frederick Rotgers
Sex, Drugs, Gambling and Chocolate: A Workbook for Overcoming Addictions by A. Thomas Horvath

The Wisdom to Know the Difference: An Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Workbook for Overcoming Substance Abuse by Kelly G. Wilson

ADHD in Children and Adults
Learning Outside The Lines: Two Ivy League Students with Learning Disabilities and ADHD Give You the Tools for Academic Success and Educational Revolution by Jonathan Mooney and David Cole
Mastering Your Adult ADHD: A Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment Program Client Workbook (Treatments That Work) by Steven A. Safren, Susan Sprich, Carol A. Perlman, and Michael W. Otto
More Attention, Less Deficit: Success Strategies for Adults with ADHD by Ari Tuckman
Taking Charge of ADHD, Third Edition: The Complete, Authoritative Guide for Parents by Russell A. Barkley
Taking Charge of Adult ADHD by Russell A. Barkley
The ADHD Workbook for Kids: Helping Children Gain Self-Confidence, Social Skills, and Self-Control by Lawrence Shapiro

Anger Management
Anger Busting 101: The New ABC’s for Angry Men & the Women Who Love Them by Newton Hightower
Anger Management for Everyone: Seven Proven Ways to Control Anger and Live a Happier Life by Raymond Chip Tafrate and Howard Kassinove
The Anger & Aggression Workbook by John J Liptak & Ester A Leutenberg
The Anger Control Workbook by Matthew McKay & Peter Rogers
The Anger Workbook: An Interactive Guide to Anger Management by Les Carter & Frank Minirth
Rage: A Step-by-Step Guide to Overcoming Explosive Anger by Ronald Potter-Efron

Hair Pulling behaviours
Help for Hair Pullers: Understanding and Coping With Trichotillomania by Nancy J. Keuthen, Dan J. Stein, & Gary A. Christensen
The Hair-Pulling Problem: A Complete Guide to Trichotillomania by Fred Penzel
What’s Happening To My Child: A Guide For Parents’ Of Hair Pullers by Cheryn Salazar
You Are Not Alone: Compulsive Hair Pulling, the Enemy Within by Cheryn Salazar

Breaking Free from Depression: Pathways to Wellness (Guilford Self-Help Workbook Series) by Jesse H. Wright
Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy by David D. Burns
Mind Over Mood by Dennis Greenberger & Christine Padesky
Overcoming Depression One Step at a Time: The New Behavioral Activation Approach to Getting Your Life Back by Michael E. Addis & Christopher R. Martel
The Feeling Good Handbook by David D. Burns
The Mindful Way through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness (includes audio CD narrated by Jon Kabat-Zinn) by J. Mark G. Williams, John D. Teasdale, Zindel V. Segal, & Jon Kabat-Zinn

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
Mastery of Your Anxiety and Worry: Workbook by Michelle G. Craske & David H. Barlow

Overcoming Generalized Anxiety Disorder – Client Manual: A Relaxation, Cognitive Restructuring, and Exposure-Based Protocol for the Treatment of Gad (Best Practices for Therapy) by John R. White
The Worry Cure: Seven Steps to Stop Worry from Stopping You by Robert L. Leahy

Buried in Treasures: Help for Compulsive Acquiring, Saving, and Hoarding by David F. Tolin, Randy O. Frost and Gail Steketee
Compulsive Hoarding and Acquiring: Workbook by Gail S. Steketee & Randy Frost
Digging Out: Helping Your Loved One Manage Clutter, Hoarding, and Compulsive Acquiring by Michael A. Tompkins, Tamara L. Hartl, Randy Frost and Gail Steketee
Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things by Gail S. Steketee & Randy Frost

No More Sleepless Nights by Peter Hauri & Shirley Linde
Overcoming Insomnia: A Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Approach Workbook (Treatments That Work) by Jack Edinger & Colleen Carney
Overcoming Insomnia and Sleep Problems by Colin A. Espie
Relief from Insomnia by Charles M. Morin
Say Good Night to Insomnia: The Six-Week, Drug-Free Program Developed At Harvard Medical School by Gregg D. Jacobs
The Insomnia Answer: A Personalized Program for Identifying and Overcoming the Three Types of Insomnia by Paul Glovinsky & Art Spielman
The Insomnia Workbook: A Comprehensive Guide to Getting the Sleep You Need by Stephanie Silberman

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Brain Lock: Free Yourself from Obsessive-Compulsive Behavior: A Four-Step Self-Treatment Method to Change Your Brain Chemistry by Jeffrey M. Schwartz
Kissing Doorknobs by Terry Spencer Hesser
Mastery of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder – Client Workbook by Edna B. Foa & Michael J. Kozak
Overcoming Obsessive Thoughts: How to Gain Control of Your OCD by Christine Purdon & David A. Clark
Overcoming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder by Gail S. Steketee
Stop Obsessing!: How to Overcome Your Obsessions and Compulsions (Revised Edition) by Edna B. Foa & Reid Wilson
Take Control of OCD: The Ultimate Guide for Kids With OCD by Bonnie Zucker

Panic Disorder
10 Simple Solutions to Panic: How to Overcome Panic Attacks, Calm Physical Symptoms, & Reclaim Your Life by Martin M. Antony & Randi E. McCabe
Don’t Panic by Reid Wilson
Mastery of Your Anxiety and Panic – Fourth Edition (MAP-4) by David H. Barlow & Michelle G. Craske
Panic Disorder: The Facts by Stanley Rachman & Padmal De Silva
When Panic Attacks: The New, Drug-Free Anxiety Therapy That Can Change Your Life by David D. Burns

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
I Can’t Get Over it – A Handbook for Trauma Survivors by Aphrodite Matsakis
Reclaiming Your Life After Rape by Barbara Olasov Rothbaum & Edna B. Foa
Reclaiming Your Life from a Traumatic Experience: A Prolonged Exposure Treatment Program Workbook by Barbara Rothbaum, Edna Foa, & Elizabeth Hembree

How to Accept Yourself (Overcoming Common Problems) by Windy Dryden
Self-Compassion: Stop Beating Yourself Up and Leave Insecurity Behind by Kristin Neff
Self-Esteem: A Proven Program of Cognitive Techniques for Assessing, Improving, and Maintaining Your Self-Esteem by Matthew McKay
Ten Days to Self-Esteem by David D. Burns
Think Confident, Be Confident: A Four-Step Program to Eliminate Doubt and Achieve Lifelong Self-Esteem by Leslie Sokol and Marci Fox
Think Confident, Be Confident for Teens: A Cognitive Therapy Guide to Overcoming Self-Doubt and Creating Unshakable Self-Esteem by Marci Fox and Leslie Sokol

Social Anxiety Disorder (Social Phobia)
Managing Social Anxiety by Debra A. Hope, Richard G. Heimberg, Harlan R. Juster & Cynthia L. Turk
Overcoming Shyness and Social Phobia by Ronald M. Rapee
Overcoming Social Anxiety and Shyness by Gillian Butler
The Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook by Martin M. Antony & Richard P. Swinson

Specific Phobias
The 7 Principles of Public Speaking by Richard Zeoli
The Confident Speaker: Beat Your Nerves and Communicate at Your Best in Any Situation by Harrison Monarth & Larina Kase
Flying Without Fear by Duane Brown
Living with Fear by Isaac M. Marks
Mastering Your Fears and Phobias: Workbook by Martin M. Antony, Michelle G. Craske, & David H. Barlow
Overcoming Specific Phobias – Client Manual: A Hierarchy & Exposure-Based Protocol for the Treatment of All Specific Phobias by Edmund J. Bourne
Overcoming Animal & Insect Phobias: How To Conquer Fear Of Dogs, Snakes, Rodents, Bees, Spiders & More by Martin M. Antony & Randi E. McCabe
Overcoming Medical Phobias: How to Conquer Fear of Blood, Needles, Doctors, And Dentists by Martin M. Antony & Mark A. Watling

The CBT Toolbox: A Workbook for Clients and Clinicians by Jeff Riggenbach

The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook by Martha Davis, Matthew McKay & Elizabeth Robbins Eshelman

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