Recommended Reading

If you wish to learn more about anxiety and anxiety disorders, there are a number of excellent self-help books available on the market today.

Cognitive-behavioral self-help books and treatment manuals can be used independently or in conjunction with therapy.

Anxiety/Depression in General:

Bourne, E. J. (2005). The Anxiety & Phobia Workbook (4th Ed.). New Harbinger Publications, Inc.

Burns, D. D. (1999). The Feeling Good Handbook. Plume.

Greenberger, D. & Padesky, C. A. (1995). Mind Over Mood: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think. Guilford Press.

McKay, M., Davis, M., & Fanning, P. (2007). Thoughts & Feelings: Taking Control of Your Moods and Your Life. New Harbinger Publications, Inc.

Compulsive Hoarding:
Tolin, D., Frost, R., & Steketee, G. (2007). Buried in Treasures: Help for Compulsive Acquiring, Saving, and Hoarding. Oxford University Press.

Tolin, D., Hartford HealthCare (2013). Buried in Treasures: A Professional's Guide to Hoarding Disorder (2 DVD set).

Steketee, G., & Frost, R. (2006). Compulsive Hoarding & Acquiring: Workbook. Oxford University Press - Treatments That Work Series.

Generalized Anxiety Disorder/Worry:
Craske, M. G., & Barlow, D. H. (2006). Mastery of Your Anxiety and Worry: Client Workbook. Oxford University Press - Treatments That Work Series.

LeJeune, C. (2007). The Worry Trap: How to Free Yourself from Worry & Anxiety Using Acceptance & Commitment Therapy. New Harbinger Publications, Inc.

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder:
Hyman, B. M., & Pedrick, C. (2005).The OCD Workbook 2nd Ed.): Your Guide to Breaking Free from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. New Harbinger Publications, Inc.

Steketee, G. (1999). Overcoming Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: A Behavioral and Cognitive Protocol for the Treatment of OCD. New Harbinger Publications, Inc.

Munford, P. R. (2004). Overcoming Obsessive Checking. New Harbinger Publications, Inc.

Purdon, C., & Clark, D. A. (2005). Overcoming Obsessive Thoughts. New Harbinger Publications, Inc.

Foa, E.B., & Wilson, R. (1991). Stop Obsessing!: How to Overcome Your Obsessions and Compulsions. Bantam Books.

Foa, E. B., & Kozak, M. J. (2004). Mastery of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Client Workbook. Oxford University Press - Treatments That Work Series.

Baer, L. (2000). Getting Control: Overcoming Your Obsessions and Compulsions. Plume.

Chansky, T. E. (2001). Freeing your Child from OCD. Crown Publications.

Wagner, A. P. (2002). What To Do When Your Child Has Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Strategies and Solutions. Lighthouse Press.

Panic Disorder/Panic Attacks:
Carbonell, D. (2004). Panic Attacks Workbook: A Guided Program for Beating the Panic Trick. Ulysses Press.

Burns, D. D. (2007). When Panic Attacks: The New Drug-Free Therapy That Can Change Your Life. Broadway.

Barlow, D.H., & Craske, M.G. (2000). Mastery of your Anxiety and Panic: Client Workbook for Anxiety and Panic (3rd Ed.). Oxford University Press - Treatments That Work Series.

Craske, M. G., & Barlow, D. H. (2000). Mastery of your Anxiety and Panic: Client Workbook for Agoraphobia (3rd Ed.). Oxford University Press - Treatments That Work Series.

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder:

Rothbaum, B. O., & Foa, E. B. (2000). Reclaiming your Life after Rape: A Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for PTSD. Oxford University Press - Treatments That Work Series.

Matsakis, A. (1996). I Can’t Get Over It: A Handbook for Trauma Survivors. New Harbinger Publications.

Social Anxiety Disorder/Social Phobia:
Hope, D.A., Heimberg, R.G., & Turk, C.L. (2004). Managing Social Anxiety: A Cognitive-Behavioral Approach: Client Workbook. Oxford University Press.

Antony, M.M., & Swinson, R.P. (2000). The Shyness & Social Anxiety Workbook: Proven Techniques for Overcoming Your Fears. New Harbinger Publications, Inc.

Antony, M. M., & Swinson, R. P. (1998). When Perfect Isn’t Good Enough: Strategies for Coping with Perfectionism. New Harbinger Publications, Inc.

Tolin, D., John Wiley & Sons (2012). Face Your Fears: A Proven Plan to Beat Anxiety, Panic, Phobias, and Obsessions.

Specific Phobia (fear of heights, spiders, etc.):

Antony, M. M., Craske, M. G., & Barlow, D. H. (1995). Mastery of Your Specific Phobia. Oxford University Press.

Antony, M. M., & Watling, M. A. (2006). Overcoming Medical Phobias: How to Conquer Fear of Blood, Needles, Doctors & Dentists. New Harbinger Publications, Inc.

Franklin, M.E., & Tolin, D.F. (2007). Treating trichotillomania: Cognitive behavior therapy for hair pulling and related problems. Springer.

Keuthen, N. J., Stein, B. D., & Christenson, G. A. (2001). Help for Hair Pullers: Understanding and Coping with Trichotillomania. New Harbinger Publications.

Penzel, F. (2003). The hair-pulling problem: A complete guide to trichotillomania. Oxford University Press.

Golomb, R.G., & Vavrichek, S.M. (1999). The hair pulling habit and you: How to solve the trichotillomania puzzle. Writers' Cooperative of Greater Washington.

Woods, D.W., & Twohig, M.P. (2008). Trichotillomania: An ACT-enhanced Behavior Therapy Approach Workbook. Oxford University Press.

Online Resources:

There are many online sources that provide information about anxiety and anxiety disorders. We have compiled a list of what we believe to be some of the most reliable and reputable sites available:

Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies

Anxiety Disorders Association of America

National Institute of Mental Health

American Psychological Association

American Psychiatric Association

National Association of Social Workers

Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation

Trichotillomania Learning Center ‚Äč

Anxiety Disorders Center