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RYW Booklist for adults

Woman reading a green bookThe books included on this Read Yourself Well - books on prescription list, have been selected by a team of mental health professionals working with the reading agency. This book list is shared by all the library authorities in the UK who are running the Read yourself well: Books on Prescription  scheme. 

There are also booklists available for those living with Dementia and for children and families.

A PDF copy of the booklist for adults is available to download at the bottom of the page. The titles available to download as eBooks are available in a separate PDF.

Book list

Anger

Overcoming Anger and Irritability by William Davies

Anxiety

Overcoming Anxiety by Helen Kennerley

Overcoming Anxiety, Stress and Panic : A Five Areas Approach by Chris Williams

Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway by Susan Jeffers

Binge Eating/Bulimia Nervosa

Overcoming Binge Eating by Christopher G. Fairburn

Getting Better Bit(e) by Bit(e): A Survival Kit for Sufferers of Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorders by Ulrike Schmidt and Janet Treasure

Overcoming Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating by Peter J Cooper

Chronic Fatigue

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (second edition) by Frankie Campling and Michael Sharpe

Overcoming Chronic Fatigue by Mary Burgess and Trudie Chalder

Chronic Pain

Overcoming Chronic Pain by Frances Cole, Carus Catherine, Hazel Howden-Leach and Helen Macdonald

Depression

Overcoming Depression and Low Mood: A Five Areas Approach (third edition) by Chris Williams

Mind Over Mood: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think by Dennis Greenberger and Christine Padesky

Overcoming Depression: A Guide to Recovery with a Complete Self-help Programme by Paul Gilbert

Health Anxiety

Overcoming Health Anxiety by David Veale and Rob Willson

Introduction to Coping with Health Anxiety by Brenda Hogan and Charles Young

Obsessions and Compulsions

Overcoming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder by David Veale and Rob Willson

Understanding Obsessions and Compulsions by Frank Tallis

Break Free from OCD: Overcoming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder with CBT by Fiona Challacombe, Victoria Bream Oldfield and Paul M Salkowskis

Panic

Overcoming Panic and Agoraphobia by Derrick Silove and Vijaya Manicavasagar

Panic Attacks: What They Are, Why They Happen and What You Can Do About Them by Christine Ingham

Phobias

An Introduction to Coping with Phobias by Brenda Hogan

Relationship Problems

Overcoming Relationship Problems by Michael Crowe

Self-Esteem

Overcoming Low Self- Esteem by Melanie Fennell

The Feeling Good Handbook By David Burns

Social Phobia

Overcoming Social Anxiety and Shyness by Gillian Butler

Sleep Problems

Overcoming Insomnia and Sleep Problems by Colin A. Espie

Stress

The Relaxation and Stress Reduction workbook by Martha Davis

Manage your Stress for a Healthier Life by Terry Looker and Olga Gregson

Worry

The Worry Cure: Stop Worrying and Start Living by Robert L. Leahy

How to Stop Worrying by Frank Tallis

eBooks

eBooks are available to download from the eBook and eAudiobook catalogue

Overcoming Anger and Irritability by William Davies

Overcoming Anxiety by Helen Kennerley

Overcoming Chronic Fatigue by Mary Burgess, Trudie Chalder

Overcoming Chronic Pain by Frances Cole

Overcoming Health Anxiety by David Veale, Rob Willson

Overcoming Insomnia and Sleep Problems by Colin Espie

Overcoming Panic and Agoraphobia by Derrik Silove

Overcoming Relationship Problems by Michael Crowe

Overcoming Social Anxiety and Shyness by Gillian Butler

Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook by Martha Davis, Elizabeth Robbins Eshelman, Patrick Fanning

 The Worry Cure (abridged) by Robert L. Leahy, Ph.D., Michael Chamberlain

Download the book list

The book lists are available in PDF format reading well booklist (pdf 307KB) eBook reading well booklist (pdf 35KB). To use these files, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not have it on your computer, please use our advice page.

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