TAWOP 2008 Book Review List

Here are the books reviewed on the blog to date. If you click on the titles, this will take you to a more detailed review on this blog. If there are titles you think should be included on the list just add your suggestion(s) as a comment or if you have your own views again just leave a comment.

General Psychiatry

Bipolar Illness. Reference work on Bipolar Illness by Kay Reyfield Jamison and Frederick Goodwin.

Humanizing Madness. Dr Niall McLaren’s biocognitive model is arrived at through a detailed philosophical analysis of how the brain and mind can be reconciled which incorporates many domains of knowledge.

Mental Health and Religion. A reflective look at the intersection between mental health and religion covering a number of interesting and thought provoking areas.

Old Age Psychiatry

Oxford Textbook of Old Age Psychiatry. A detailed and broad ranging book on Old Age Psychiatry bringing together a number of experts from different fields.

The Old Age Psychiatry Handbook. A textbook of Old Age Psychiatry which covers a broad range of issues and incorporates UK national guidelines as well as diagnostic criteria.

The Dementias: Crossroads between Neurology and Psychiatry. An exploration of how research and clinical practice cross over.


The Maudsley Prescribing Guidelines. 9th Edition. An essential pharmacotherapy text for the practising psychiatrist.

Handbook of Psychopharmacology. A Life-span Approach. A pocketbook of USA approved psychotropic medications with some useful details about each.


Online Therapy. A Therapist’s Guide to Expanding Your Practice. A guide to setting up an online therapy practice.

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing. Shapiro’s now classic text on EMDR and required reading for EMDR practitioners.

Overcoming Anxiety: A Five Areas Approach.  A guided self-help book for treating anxiety disorders using the five areas approach.

Perspectives on the Henderson Hospital. A collection of academic articles about different aspects of the therapeutic community at the Henderson Hospital.


Albert Ellis. A biography of the founder of Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy with many fascinating insights into his life and works.

Hyper-chondriac. A funny book about a man who suffers with a lot of illnesses as he journeys through the mainstream and alternative healthcare systems.


Introducing Evolutionary Psychology. A basic introduction to the field of evolutionary psychology with lots of diagrams to engage the reader.

Fundamentals of Adlerian Psychology. An introduction to Adlerian Psychology.


Interpreting CT Head Scans. An introduction to reading CT head scans.

Electrocardiography. An introductory text on ECG’s.


Stigma. Notes on the Management of Spoiled Identity. Goffman’s classic text on Stigma.


Neural Networks. An introduction to Neural Networks which have many applications in medicine as well as providing theoretical explanations of brain function.



Introducing Freud. An engaging introduction to Freud and his works.

Jung: A Very Short Introduction. An enjoyable introduction to Jung and his works.


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