Hi everyone. I was wondering if anybody had any book recommendations? I recently starting reading, “Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents” and it has been a bit helpful. Looking for more reading material, especially for Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Depression, and/or PTSD. Thank you for any suggestions.
Anxiety (Including GAD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
You Aren't Depression's Victim by Debra Atlas
I’ve found The Body Keeps the Score and It Didn’t Start with You very helpful
my therapist recommended The Body Keeps the Score to me! I still haven’t gotten past the first chapter though 😅 maybe I’ll try reading it again
I second this book. It’s one of my favorites about understanding and treating PTSD.
I was going to say this one too.
If you want to know more about childhood trauma, I would recommend books by Bruce Perry. There’s What Happened to You? and the Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog. They can be a little heavy, particularly the last one, because he uses real life examples from patients he’s worked with, but he is very insightful.
I also recommend The Anatomy if Anxiety by Ellen Vora. There’s also Running on Empty by Jonice Webb, which is about childhood emotional neglect. And of course Brené Brown has some good books about shame and resilience, which is related and I’ve found insightful.
I second Running on Empty!!
And books about attachment theory have been insightful for me as well. Everyone talks about the book Attached, but I didn’t like it so much because it hardly talked about the disorganized attachment type. I did like The Attachment Effect by Peter Lovenheim, though.
No Bad Parts helps for having self compassion for the parts of you that you believe are sabotaging you, but are actually just hurt & scared and stay the same age as when they were created
Complex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving by Pete Walker
He has some concrete things it do to heal in there. I made flash cards from his 14 thought patterns —> healing responses and I carry them with me. That way I’m not just having the epiphany while reading the book but not using it in my life (like I do with The body keeps the score)
With many of these type of books I feel the author’s perspective relating to your experience can vary. Obviously there are so many kinds of trauma and so many ways to heal/cope. Considering u found adult children of emotionally immature parents helpful i think u might Pete walker too.
The Gaslighting Effect by Travis Emotion
Codependent no more. And any of the Alonan literature. I found Al anon enormously mentally helpful even without the addict in my life. It’s great healthy thinking
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