Books, movies, n’ stuff

Surprisingly, I haven’t simply made all this up.
Check out my library:


where we stand: class matters by bell hooks (full pdf)

The Myth of Mental Illness by Thomas Szasz (full pdf)

How To Become a Schizophrenic: The Case Against Biological Psychiatry by John Modrow (amazon)

Madness, Heresy, and the Rumor of Angels: The Revolt Against the Mental Health System by Seth Farber (pdf excerpt)

Rethinking Madness: Towards a Paradigm Shift in Our Understanding and Treatment of Psychosis by Paris Williams (amazon)

Medication Madness: The Role of Psychiatric Drugs in Cases of Violence, Suicide, and Crime by Peter Breggin (amazon)

Trauma and Recovery by Judith Herman, M.D. (full pdf)

The Bhudda and the Borderline: My Recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder through Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Buddhism, and Online Dating by Kiera Van Gelder (amazon)

Complex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving by Pete Walker, M.A., M.F.T. (amazon)

The Body Never Lies: The Lingering Effects of Hurtful Parenting by Alice Miller (amazon)

Will I Ever Be Good Enough?: Healing the Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers by Dr. Karyl McBride Ph.D. (amazon)

Madness Made Me by Mary O’Hagan (She is one of the foremost leaders in recovery and has had unique success as a New Zealand Mental Health Commissioner.) amazon

Peer-reviewed studies

Case Report of Mesial Temporal Sclerosis with Seizures and Psychosis: An Interface Between Psychiatry and Neurology.
Puppala, Padmaja; Hasit Thakore, & Martha Edelman. Prim Care Companion. J Clin Psychiatry. 2009; 11(1): 37-38.

Postictal Psychosis in Frontal Lobe Complex Partial Seizures. Bestha, Durga Prasad; Monica Arora. Psychiatry (Edgmont). 2009; 6(4):15.

Saboteurs, Scapegoats And Secrets: Diagnosis In Family Therapy by Stuart Fine, Department of Psychiatry, University of B.C.

Movies/ Videos

Adult Child of Alcoholic–Are You Crazy? by Lisa Romano (video clip)

Thirteen (2003) – Borderline Personality Disorder (self-injury trigger warning)

The Voices (2014) – If the voices told you to do it, and then you did it, are you still a good boy? (gore warning)

Speak (2004) – How trauma causes selective mutism

Alien Boy: The Life and Death of James Chasse (2013) – Documentary about a man murdered by Portland police for being perceived as mentally ill

What the $!#@ do we know; quantum edition – Investigate your perception of reality, if you dare

Chicago (2003) – Roxy Hart’s Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Coraline (2009) – The “Other Mother’s” Narcissistic Personality Disorder


Hothead Paisan – How does one NOT become a homicidal terrorist lesbian???!!

Johnny the Homicidal Maniac – Really, the amount of self-restraint it takes to NOT become completely homicidal in this society should be respected. I should get a cookie and a medal for every DAY I don’t just go on cleansing sprees.


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