Family and Caregiver Schizophrenia Discussion Forum

Recommended Books for Families Dealing with Schizophrenia

Below is a list of good books for families dealing with schizophrenia or the schizophrenia prodrome (the early phase of psychosis before full blown schizophrenia). I have not read all the books, but if I haven’t then they are from a reputable author or organization (Like Oxford University or Yale University, etc.)

The links under the titles is to the book in where you can download them for free by clicking on the title of the book (link) and then on the “GET” link at the top of the next page that comes up.

This site ( ) is a “pirate site” so I don’t recommend you use the free download ability unless you are really short of cash and can’t buy the books. Much better to support the authors who wrote the book and to simply buy it at your local bookstore or on

Here is the list and the links directly to the books:

Diagnosis : Schizophrenia: a comprehensive resource for patients, families, and helping professionals (PDF format)

The Complete Family Guide to Schizophrenia: Helping Your Loved One Get the Most Out of Life (PDF format)

Schizophrenia For Dummies (PDF format)

The First Episode of Psychosis: A Guide for Patients and Their Families

Ben Behind His Voices: One Family’s Journey from the Chaos of Schizophrenia to Hope . (epub format for Apple ibooks)

Ben Behind His Voices: One Family’s Journey from the Chaos of Schizophrenia to Hope . (mobi format for Kindle)

Ben behind his voices : one family’s journey from the chaos of schizophrenia to hope (PDF Format)

The quiet room : a journey out of the torment of madness

Recovered, Not Cured: A Journey Through Schizophrenia (PDF format)

If Your Adolescent Has Schizophrenia: An Essential Resource for Parents (PDF format)
Oxford University Press

Promoting Recovery in Early Psychosis: A Practice Manual

Early Detection and Cognitive Therapy for People at High Risk of Developing Psychosis: A Treatment Approach

Family Work for Schizophrenia, 2nd Edition: A Practical Guide (PDF format)

Understanding Your Schizophrenia Illness: A Workbook (PDF format)

Psychosocial Interventions for People with Schizophrenia: A Practical Guide for Mental Health Workers (PDF format)

Treating Schizophrenia in the Prodromal Phase: Back to the Future (PDF Format)

The case Study Guide To Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Of Psychosis

Psychological Interventions In Early Psychosis A treatment Handbook

An Atlas of Schizophrenia (PDF format)

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition: DSM-5 (PDF format) . This is the “bible” of mental disorders created by the American Psychiatry Association.

You can also just type in “schizophrenia” into the website to see a full list of all the books related to schizophrenia. Many of them are college textbooks on the topic.