Student Health Resource Library

Recommended Books

This page was designed as a resource for students looking to find books specific to a particular health topic. By clicking on a topic from the below list, you will be directed to the section of this page that provides a list of books relevant to that topic.

Topics Covered:

General Health References for the College Student
General Mental Well-being and Psychological Disorders
Mental/Psychological Disorders
Body Image and Disordered Eating
Disordered Eating
Women's Health and Self-Esteem
LGBT Resources
Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence
Sexuality and Sexual Pleasure
Sexually Transmited Infections (STIs) and AIDS
Drugs and Alcohol: Use, Abuse and Addiction

General Health References for the College Student

The College Student's Health Guide Sandra Smith, Christopher Smith, Westchester Publishing Company, 1988.

Consumer Reports: The Best of Health Marvin M. Lipman, M.D., and the Editors of Consumer Reports on Health. Consumers Union of United States, Inc: 2001.

The "Go Ask Alice" Book of Answers Columbia University's Health Education Program. Henry Holt & Co.: 1998.

The Sports Medicine Patient Advisory Pierre Rouzier, MD. HBO & Company: 1999.

The Wellness Book Herbert Benson MD & Eileen M. Stuart, RN CMS

Becoming a Master Student 7th Ed. Dave Ellis.

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General Mental Well-being and Psychological Disorders

Feeling Good, The New Mood Therapy David Burns

The Feeling Good Handbook David Burns

The Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook 3rd Ed. Martha Davis PhD, Elizabet Robbins Eshelman, MSW, and Matthew McKay PhD

The Places that Scare You

Shyness, What It Is, What to Do About It Philip G. Zimbardo

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Mental/Psychological Disorders

A Brilliant Madness: Living with Manic-Depressive Illness P. Duke (bipolar disorder)

Girl Interrupted S. Kaysen (borderline personality disorder)

Nobody Nowhere: The Autobiography of an Autistic D. Williams

Out of Depths A.T. Boisin (schizophrenia)

Stop Obsessing: How to Overcome your Obsessions and Compulsions Edna B. Foa, PhD and Reid Wilson, PhD.

Too Much Anger, Too Many Tears J. Gotkin and P. Gotkin (schizophrenia)

An Unquiet Mind K.R. Jamison (bipolar disorder)

Welcome Silence: My Triumph Over Schizophrenia C.L. North

Beating the College Blues, Paul Grayson, Ph.D., and Philip Meilman, Ph.D., 1992, Facts on File, Inc., NY

Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness W. Styron (depression)

Undercurrents: A Therapist's Reckoning With Her Own Depression M. Manning
Sleep Disorders

All I Want is a Good Night's Sleep Sonia Ancoli-Israel

Sleep Disturbance Harvard Health Letter

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Body Image and Disordered Eating

The Adonis Complex: The Secret Crisis of Male Body Obsession Harrison G. Pop, Jr, M.D., Katharine A. Phillips, M.D., Roberto Olivardia, PhD. The Free Press: 2000.

The Beauty Myth by Naomi Wolf. New York: William Morrow, 1991.

Body Image Workbook: An 8-Step Program For Learning to Like Your Looks Thomas Cash, 1997.

Body Outlaws: Yound Women Write About Body Image and Identity ed by Ophira Edut. Seal Press, 2000.

The Body Politic In Gilligan, D., Lyons NP, Hammer TJ eds.

Making Connections: The Relational Worlds of Girls at Emma Willard School. Troy, Ny: Emma Willard School, 1989; 162-182.

The Body Project by Joan Jacobs Brumberg. Random House, New York, 1997.

Body Wars: Making Peace With Women's Bodies Margo Maine. Gurze Books: 2000.

Bodylove: Learning To Like Our Looks and Ourselves Rita Freedman, New York: Harper and Row, 1988.

Fat is not A Four-Letter Word Charles Roy Schroeder, PhD. CHRONIMED Publishing, 1992.

I am Beautiful: A Celebration of Women in Their Own Words Dana Carpenter and Winfree Woody. Bridgeport, CT: Rose Communications. 1996.

Losing It: False Hopes and Fat Profits in the Diet Industry Laura Frasier, Plume Books Ltd, 1998

Love the Body You Were Born With: A 10-Step Workbook for Women Margo Dixon, NY: The Berkley Publishing Group, 1996.

Making Peace With Food Susan Kano, Harper 1989.

Real Gorgeous: The Truth About Body and Beauty Kaz Cooke, WW. Norton, New York, 1996.

Transforming Body Image Marcia Germaine Hutchinson, Freedom California, Crossing Press: 1985.

Unbearable Weight Suan Bordo University of California Press, 1993.

When Girls Feel Fat: Helping Girls Through Adolescence Sandra Susan Friedman, Firefly Books, 2000.

When Women Stop Hating Their Bodies Jane Hirschman, Random House of Toronto, 1995.

Somebody To Love Leslea Newman, Chicago: Third Side Press. 1991.

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Disordered Eating

Am I Still Visible? A Woman's Triumph Over Anorexia Nervosa S. Heater

Fat is a Feminist Issue II: A Program to Conquer Compulsive Eating Susie Orbach

A Hunger So Wide and So Deep: American Women Speak Out on Eating Problems Becky Thompson. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1994.

A Feminist Perspective on Eating Disorders P Fallon, M.A. Katzman, and S.C. Wolley, Ed. New York: Guilford Press: 1994.

The Obsession: Reflections on the Tyranny of Slenderness Kim Chernin

Overcoming Over-Eating Jane Hirshmann.

Surviving an Eating Disorder: Strategies for Family and Friends Revised and Updated, Michelle Siegel PhD, Judith Brisman PhD, Margo Weinshel, MSW. Harper Perennial Edition, 1997.

When Your Child has an Eating Disorder: A Step-by-Step Workbook for Parents and Other Caregivers Abigail H. Natenshon, Jossey-Bass Publishers: 1999.

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Women's Health and Self-Esteem

The Beauty Myth by Naomi Wolf. New York: William Morrow, 1991.

Deadly Pursuasion: Why Women and Girls Must Fight the Addictive Power of Advertising Jean Kilbourne. The Free Press, New York, NY: 1999.

Where the Girls Are: Growing Up Female with the Mass Media Susan J. Douglas, Times Books, 1994.

Woman: An Intimate Geography Natalie Angier. A Peter Davison Book, Houghton Mifflin C.: 1999.

Women and Self-Esteem Linda Sanford, Mary Ellen Donovan. Garden City, New York: Anchor Press/Doubleday, 1984.

Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom Christiane Northrup, M.D. Bantam Books: 1994.

Our Bodies, Ourselves: For the New Century The Boston Women's Health Book Collective. Simon and Schuster, 1998.

Revolution From Within: A Book of Self-Esteem Gloria Steinem. Little, Brown and Company, Canada, 1993.

Sacrificing Our Selves for Love Jane Wegscheider Hyman, Esther R.Rome. The Crossing Press: 1996.

Schoolgirls: Young Women, Self-esteem and the Confidence Gap Peggy Ornstein, New York, Doubleday, 1994.

Self-Esteem Comes in All Sizes Carol Johnson

Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Lives of Adolescent Girls Mary Pipher, Putnam, New York 1994.

Can't Buy My Love

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LGBTQA Resources

Bi Any Other Name by Lorraine Hutchins

Coming Out to Parents by Mary Borhek

Gender queer: Voices from Beyond the Sexual Binary by Riki Anne Wilchins

Intersex in the Age of Ethics by Alice Domurat Dreger

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health Issues: Selections from the American Journal of Public Health by American Public

Lessons from the Intersexed by Suzanne Kesler

Pucker Up: A Hands on Guide to Ecstatic Sex by Tristan Taormino

Sex Adviser: The 100 Most Asked Questions About Sex Between Men By Tony Palermo

Is it a Choice? By Eric Marcus

Pomosexuals by Carol Queen

The Whole Lesbian Sex Book by Felice Newman

My Gender Workbook by Kate Bornstein

Free Your Mind: The Book for Gay, Lesbian, & Bisexual Youth - and Their Allies Ellen Bass and Kate Kaufman.

Damron Men's Travel Guide 2003, Gina M. Gatta, Damron Company, December, 2002.

Damron Women's Travel Guide 2003, Gina M. Gatta, Damron Company, December 2002.

Damron Road Atlas Paperback 9th Ed, 2001

Gay Travel a to Z: The World of Gay and Lesbian Travel Options at Your Fingertips, Ferrari International, 20th Edition, Revised, April 1999.

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Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence

After the Silence by Nancy Rayne (surviving SA)

Aftermath by Susan Brison (a sort of philosophical perspective on surviving

The Sexual Healing Journey: A Guide for Survivors of Sexual Abuse Wend Maltz

The Survivor's Guide to Sex: How to Create Your Own Empowered Sexuality After Child Sexual Abuse Staci Haines

The Courage to Heal by Ellen Bass and Laura Davis

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Sexuality and Sexual Pleasure

Annual Editions: Human Sexuality 99/00 24th Ed. Editor: Susan J. Bunting. Dushkin/McGraw-Hill: 1999.

The New Good Vibrations Guide to Sex: Tips and Techniques from America's Favorite Sex Toy Store Cathy Winks and Anne Semans

Sex for One: The Joy of Selfloving Betty Dodson, PhD. Crown Trade Paperbacks: 1996.

Sex is Never an Emergency: A Candid Guide for Young Adults Elaine Pierson

Sexual Awareness: Enhancing Sexual Pleasure Barry and Emily McCarthy

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Managing Herpes: How to Live and Love with a Chronic STD Charles Ebel, American Social Health Association: 1994.

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Drugs and Alcohol: Use, Abuse, and Addiction

Chocolate to Morphine: Understanding Mind-Active Drugs Andrew Weil, MD & Winifred Rosen. Houghton Mifflin Co.: 1983.

Drugs & Society: A biological Perspective Patricia Jones-Witters, Weldon Witters. Wadsworth Health Sciences: 1983.

Drugs and the Human Body: With Implications for Society Ken Liska, Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc.:1981.

Drugs of Action

Recovery from Smoking: Quitting with the 12 Step Process Elizabeth Hanson Hoffman, Hazelden: 1991.

Uppers, Downers, All Arounders 2nd Ed, Darryl S. Inaba, PharmD., William E. Cohen. CNS Productions: 1993.

Drinking: A Love Story Caroline Knappp. The Dial Press: 1996.

Getting Better: Inside Alcoholics Anonymous N. Robertson (alcoholism)

Buzzed Cynthia Kuhn, Scottt Swartzwelder, Wilkie Wilson 1998Nothing to Lose Cheri Erdman, NY: Harper Collins, 1995.

Out of Hock Dahlstrom & Company

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