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Depression | Anxiety | End of Life | Grief and Loss | Caregiving

 


Depression

Recommended Books

The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression
Andrew Soloman

The Beast: A Journey Through Depression
Tracy Thompson

Feeling Good/ The New Mood Therapy
David D. Burns, M.D.

Sacred Sorrows: Embracing and Transforming Depression
Edited by John E. Nelson, M.D., and Andrea Nelson, Psy.D.

Healing Through the Dark Emotions: The wisdom of grief, fear, and despair
Miriam Greenspan

Recommended Websites

www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/depression
Part of the National Institute of Health (NIH), NIMH is the largest scientific organization in the world dedicated to research focused on the understanding, treatment, and prevention of mental disorders and the promotion of mental health.

www.netplaces.com/depression
Lists several recommended websites about depression.

www.helpguide.org/mental/treatment_strategies_depression.htm
Helpful guide about various aspects of depression in collaboration with Harvard Health Publications.

 

Anxiety

Recommended Books

The Anxiety & Phobia Workbook, 4th edition
Edmund J. Bourne, Ph.D

How to Control Your Anxiety Before it Controls You
Albert Ellis. Ph.D 

Recommended Websites

www.psychcentral.com/resources/Anxiety_and_Panic
Lists various up-to-date websites about information and treatment of anxiety.

socialanxietydisorder.about.com
This is a social anxiety disorder website that offers access to various and extensive resources.

 

End-of-Life Concerns

Recommended Book

The End-of-Life Handbook:  A Compassionate Guide to Connecting with and Caring for a Dying Loved One
David B. Feldman, Ph.D, S. Andrew Lasher, Jr., MD

Recommended Websites

www.fullcirclecare.org/endoflife/plan.html
Hands on help, suggestions, and information for family caregivers.

www.familydoctor.org
Go to section on End-of-Life care, which includes information about Advanced Directives, Hospice Care / Decision Making, and general issues related to end-of-life concerns.

 

Grief and Loss

Recommended Books

How To Go on Living When Someone You Love Dies
Therese A. Rando, Ph.D.

Becoming Myself: Living Life to the Fullest After the Loss of Your Parents
Shari Butler, Ph.D.

Guiding Your Child Through Grief
Mary Ann Emswiler, M.A., M.P.S., James P. Emswiler, M.A., M.ED.

A Time to Grieve: Meditations for Healing After the Death of A Loved One
Carol Staudacher

Widowed
Dr. Joyce Brothers

Recommended Websites

www.helpguide.org/mental/grief_loss.htm
Resources and references for coping with grief and loss in collaboration with Harvard Health Publications.

www.griefnet.org
Online support community for people dealing with grief, death, and major loss with over fifty monitored support groups for both children and adults.

www.compassionatefriends.org
National self-help organization for those grieving the loss of a child.

 

Caregiving: Alzheimer’s disease and Related Dementias

Recommended Books

The 36 – Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for People with Alzheimer Disease, Other Dementias, and Memory Loss in Later Life
Nancy l. Mace, M.A. and Peter V. Rabins, M.D., M.P.H.

Learning to Speak Alzheimer’s
Joanne Koenig Coste

Understanding Difficult Behaviors
Anne Robinson, Beth Spencer, Laurie White

Staying Connected While Letting Go; The Paradox of Alzheimer’s Caregiving
Sandy Braff, M.F.T. and Mary Rose Olenik

Living with Grief, Alzheimer’s Disease
Edited by Kenneth J. Doka

The Alzheimer’s Action Plan
P. Murali Doraiswamy, MD, and Lisa P. Gwyther, M.S.W.

Recommended Websites

www.alz.org
Alzheimer’s Association provides information on services, programs, and help finding the chapter nearest you.

www.careaccess.org
The Council on Aging provides direct services for seniors and family caregivers including Information & Assistance, Senior Services Directory, Care Management, Health Insurance Counseling, Transportation, Meals-on-Wheels, In-Home Care, Emergency Response Systems, and Caregiver Respite Programs.

www.caregiver.org
The Family Caregiver Alliance offers caregivers of people with cognitive impairments such as Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, MS, and Parkinson’s disease information, support, and assistance.

www.aplaceformom.com
A referral information service helping families find living facilities such as nursing homes, assisted living, Alzheimer’s care, retirement communities, home care, and other senior care options.

 
 

 

Depression | Anxiety | End of Life | Grief and Loss | Caregiving