Anxiety and Depression Bibliography

Amen, Daniel G., and Lisa C. Routh. Healing Anxiety and Depression. New York: Putnam, 2003.

Burns, David D. When Panic Attacks: The New, Drug-free Anxiety Therapy That Can Change Your Life. New York: Morgan Road, 2006.

Hart, Archibald D. The Anxiety Cure: You Can Find Emotional Tranquility and Wholeness. Nashville, TN: Word Pub. 1999.

Leahy, Robert L., and Stephen J. Holland. Treatment Plans and Interventions for Depression and Anxiety Disorders. New York: Guilford, 2000.

McCallum, Dennis. “Cultivating a Tender Heart”

McCallum’s article addresses the plight of ministry pain and anxiety. We have read this over a dozen times, and each time, it speaks powerfully.

Schwartz, Jeffrey M.; Begley, Sharon. The Mind and the Brain. New York, NY: HarperCollins. 2009.

Dr. Jeffrey Schwartz is one of the leading psychiatrists in the world, who specializes in the field of neuro-plasticity (i.e. how the brain will physically change based on thought patterns). Schwartz specializes in working with OCD patients. Through his personally developed therapy, he found that OCD patients were able to change their thought-patterns. As a result, this changed the physical structure of the brain and its neural pathways. In his later book You Are Not Your Brain (2011), Schwartz explains how patients had the choice of medication or his therapy. He writes, “Much to our delight, we found that people who used our four step method had the same positive changes in their brains as the people who took medications to treat their OCD. These incredible brain changes occurred because of our minds’ ability to change our brains.” (see Introduction)

Wehrenberg, Margaret, Psy.D. Steven Prinz, M.D. The Anxious Brain: The Neurobiological Basis of Anxiety Disorders and How to Effectively Treat Them. New York, NY: W. W. Norton & Company, 2007.

Wehrenberg and Prinz are secular psychologists, but interestingly, they affirm the mind-body distinction (p.37). They utilize cognitive behavioral therapy (v.158), which we feel is closest to biblical principles. They explain the physical and biological components to anxiety, explain the proper use of SSRI medication, and strategies for battling panic disorder, social anxiety, and generalized anxiety.

Welch, Edward T. Running Scared: Fear, Worry, and the God of Rest. Greensboro, NC: New Growth, 2007.