National Anxiety Foundation

 

Recommended Reading List

For Laypersons 
Personal Review by Stephen Cox MD 
GENERAL TOPIC OF ANXIETY 
The Anxiety Cure.  R. Dupont et al. John Wiley and Sons,1998. 
--- "244 pages of common sense advice about helping anxiety in general." 


Anxiety And Its Treatment.  J. Greist M.D. and James Jefferson M.D. , and Isaac Marks, M.D. Warner Books, in paperback, 1986. 
--- "This is a nice concise book which tries to address all the anxiety disorders.  It focuses some on medication, a lot on behavior therapy and a great deal on self help.  It is a quality work written by big names in the anxiety field:  Dr. Greist, an internationally recognized expert on obsessive compulsive disorder;  Dr. Marks, a famous expert in behavior therapy. 


Anxiety. Donald Goodwin Ballantine Books, New York, 1987. 
--- "This is my favorite book on the general topic of anxiety disorders but I understand it may be out of print at the moment so you may have to find it at your library. Dr. Goodwin has a marvelous way of weaving the history and science of anxiety together with a needle of wit.  The professional will find this book enjoyable and enlightening." 


OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE DISORDER 
The Boy Who Couldn't Stop Washing.  Judith Rapoport, Penguin Books, New York, 1991. 


Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder In Children. Obsessive-Compulsive Information Center, Madison Institute of Medicine, 7617 Mineral Point Rd., Suite 300, Madison, WI 53717. (608) 827-2470. 


Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: A Guide. Obsessive-Compulsive Information Center, Madison Institute of Medicine, 7617 Mineral Point Rd., Suite 300, Madison, WI 53717. (608) 827-2470. 


Stop Obsessing!  Edina Foa PhD and Reid Wilson PhD, Bantam Books, New York, 1991. 
Brain Lock  Schwartz, Regan Books/Harper Collins, 1996. 
"all four books above are great. I recommend that if you have OCD, you read all four eventually, and in the above order."