Il existe plusieurs livres qui traitent de la détresse psychologique, d’anxiété et de stress,  d’insomnie, de stress post-traumatique, du TDAH et d’estime de soi et qui nous permettent d’amorcer une réflexion pour améliorer notre situation.

Le Comité du bien-être des médecins résidents a donc répertorié un certain nombre d’ouvrages qui sont décrits ci-dessous. Certains sont humoristiques, d’autres des textes pratiques. Nous vous invitons à consulter la liste. La majorité de ces livres peuvent être achetés en ligne. Il est à noter que les ouvrages en anglais sont commentés en anglais et vice-versa.

Anxiété et stress

La peur d’avoir peur
André Marchand et Andrée Letarte
Stanké Éditeur, Février 2004

Nous vivons le plus souvent dans la peur. La peur de n’être pas aimés. De ne pas être à la hauteur. De perdre nos moyens et de devenir fous. De mourir d’une crise cardiaque dans un moment de panique. Submergée par la peur d’avoir peur, notre raison déraisonne et ne peut nous secourir.

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The Anxiety & Phobia Workbook, 6th edition
Edmund J. Bourne, Ph.D.
New Harbinger publication, 2015

Now in its sixth edition and recommended by therapists worldwide, The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook has been the unparalleled, essential resource for people struggling with anxiety and phobias for almost thirty years. 

Living with anxiety, panic disorders, or phobias can make you feel like you aren't in control of your life. If you're ready to tackle the fears that hold you back, this book is your go-to guide. Packed with the most effective skills for assessing and treating anxiety, this evidence-based workbook contains the latest clinical research. You'll develop a full arsenal of skills for quieting fears and taking charge of your anxious thoughts, including:

- Relaxation and breathing techniques
- Ending negative self-talk and mistaken beliefs
- Imagery and real-life desensitization
- Lifestyle, nutrition, and exercise changes
Written by a leading expert in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and a classic in its field, this fully revised edition offers powerful, step-by-step treatment strategies for panic disorders, agoraphobia, generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), worry, and fear. You will also find updated information compatible with the DSM-V , as well as current information on medications and treatment, nutrition, mindfulness training, exposure therapy, and the latest research in neurobiology.

Whether you suffer from anxiety and phobias yourself, or are a professional working with this population, this book will provide the latest treatment solutions for overcoming the fears that stand in the way of living a full, happy life. This workbook can be used on its own or as a supplement to therapy.

Coping with Anxiety : 10 simple ways to relieve anxiety, fear and worries
Edmund J. Bourne, Ph.D.
New Harbinger publication, 2003

These immediate, user-friendly, and effective strategies are designed to help you overcome anxiety. They include step-by-step exercises that you can do in the moment without having to understand the subtleties of the most often used therapies for treating anxiety.

Why zebras don’t get ulcers
Robert Sapolsky
Henri Holt and compagny publisher, 2004

Renowned primatologist Robert Sapolsky offers a completely revised and updated edition of his most popular work, with nearly 90,000 copies in print. Now in a third edition, Robert M. Sapolsky's acclaimed and successful Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers features new chapters on how stress affects sleep and addiction, as well as new insights into anxiety and personality disorder and the impact of spirituality on managing stress. As Sapolsky explains, most of us do not lie awake at night worrying about whether we have leprosy or malaria. Instead, the diseases we fear-and the ones that plague us now-are illnesses brought on by the slow accumulation of damage, such as heart disease and cancer. When we worry or experience stress, our body turns on the same physiological responses that an animal's does, but we do not resolve conflict in the same way-through fighting or fleeing. Over time, this activation of a stress response makes us literally sick. Combining cutting-edge research with a healthy dose of good humor and practical advice, Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers explains how prolonged stress causes or intensifies a range of physical and mental afflictions, including depression, ulcers, colitis, heart disease, and more. It also provides essential guidance to controlling our stress responses. This new edition promises to be the most comprehensive and engaging one yet.

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Arrêtez de vous faire du souci pour tout et pour rien
Robert Ladouceur, Lynda Bélanger, Éliane Léger, Éditions Odile Jacob, 2008

Ne pas s'inquiéter pour tout et pour rien.
Rester calme. Arrêter d'imaginer le pire. Simplifier les problèmes. Tout le monde en rêve. Et si c'était possible ? Voici un programme complet conçu pour tous ceux qui se font sans arrêt du souci. Quiz, questionnaires, exemples, exercices : tout est là pour vous permettre d'apprendre à vivre autrement et mieux - c'est-à-dire plus doucement, plus tranquillement, sans inquiétude excessive, sans souci inutile.

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The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook
Martha Davis, PhD, Elisabeth Robbins Eshelman, MSW, Matthew Mckay, PhD
New Harbenger Publishers, 2008

The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook broke new ground when it was first published in 1980, detailing easy, step-by-step techniques for calming the body and mind in an increasingly overstimulated world. Now in its sixth edition, this workbook, highly regarded by therapists and their clients, remains the go-to source for stress reduction strategies that can be incorporated into even the busiest lives.

This new edition is updated with powerful relaxation techniques based on the latest research, and draws from a variety of proven treatment methods, including progressive relaxation, autogenics, self-hypnosis, visualization, and mindfulness and acceptance therapy.

In the first chapter, you'll explore your own stress triggers and symptoms, and learn how to create a personal plan for stress reduction. Each chapter features a different method for relaxation and stress reduction, explains why the method works, and provides on-the-spot exercises you can do to apply that method when you feel stressed. The result is a comprehensive yet accessible workbook that will help you to curb stress and cultivate a more peaceful life.

This book has been awarded The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Self-Help Seal of Merit - an award bestowed on outstanding self-help books that are consistent with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) principles and that incorporate scientifically tested strategies for overcoming mental health difficulties. Used alone or in conjunction with therapy, our books offer powerful tools readers can use to jump-start changes in their lives.

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Techniques de thérapie cognitivo-comportementale (TCC) et croissance personnelle

Pensouillard le hamster: petit traité de décroissance personnelle
Serge Marquis, MD
Les éditions Transcontinental,2011

Il s'appelle Pensouillard. C'est un hamster. Un tout petit hamster. Il court. Dans une roulette. A l'intérieur de votre tête. Vous fait la vie dure. Vous la rend même impossible, parfois. Euh. Souvent. Certains jours, il court plus vite que d'autres. Certaines nuits, il vous empêche carrément de dormir. « Personne ne me comprend. » « Que vont-ils penser de moi ? » « J'aurais donc dû ! » « Pourquoi elle a un chum et pas moi ? » « Pourquoi tout le monde y arrive et pas moi ? » Pauvre, pauvre petit hamster. Derrière le tapage incessant de Pensouillard se cache votre ego - celui-là même que les guides de croissance personnelle vous apprennent à cajoler. Face aux petits bobos et aux gros tracas de la vie, il vous fait souffrir, vous leurre, vous empêche d'être libre. Comment le remettre à sa place ? Dans un style vivant et plein d'esprit, le Dr Serge Marquis vous invite à observer les mouvements de votre ego. A vous amuser de ses pitreries. Puis, à ralentir pour trouver la paix. Étape par étape, l'auteur vous guide dans une aventure inattendue, celle de la. décroissance personnelle. Une démarche à contre-courant à la fois divertissante et libératrice. Car un petit pas de moins pour Pensouillard, c'est un grand pas de plus pour vous

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Mind over Mood: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think
Dennis Greenberger, PhD and Christine A. Padesky, PhD
The Guilford press, 1995

Developed by two master clinicians with extensive experience in cognitive therapy treatment and training, this popular workbook shows readers how to improve their lives using cognitive therapy. The book is designed to be used alone or in conjunction with professional treatment. Step-by-step worksheets teach specific skills that have helped hundreds of thousands people conquer depression, panic attacks, anxiety, anger, guilt, shame, low self-esteem, eating disorders, substance abuse and relationship problems. Readers learn to use mood questionnaires to identify, rate and track changes in feelings; change the thoughts that contribute to problems; follow step-by-step strategies to improve moods; and take action to improve daily living and relationships.

Mind over mood, second edition: Change how you feel by changing the way you think
Dennis Greenberger, PhD and Christine A. Padesky, PhD
The Guilford press, 2015

Discover simple yet powerful steps you can take to overcome emotional distress--and feel happier, calmer, and more confident. This life-changing book has already helped more than 1,000,000 readers use cognitive-behavioral therapy--one of today's most effective forms of psychotherapy--to conquer depression, anxiety, panic attacks, anger, guilt, shame, low self-esteem, eating disorders, substance abuse, and relationship problems. Revised and expanded to reflect significant scientific developments of the past 20 years, the second edition contains numerous new features: expanded content on anxiety; chapters on setting personal goals and maintaining progress; happiness rating scales; gratitude journals; innovative exercises focused on mindfulness, acceptance, and forgiveness; new worksheets; and much more.

Mind Over Mood will help you:
*Learn proven, powerful, practical strategies to transform your life.
*Follow step-by-step plans to overcome depression, anxiety, anger, guilt, and shame.
*Set doable personal goals and track your progress (you can photocopy the worksheets from the book or download and print additional copies).
*Practice your new skills until they become second nature.

Cited as “the most influential cognitive-behavioral therapy publication” by the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies and included in the UK National Health Service Bibliotherapy Program.

Imparfaits, libre et heureux
Christophe André
Éditions Odile Jacob, 2009

Ne plus se soucier de l'effet que l'on fait sur les autres. Agir sans craindre ni l'échec ni le jugement. Ne plus trembler à l'idée du rejet. Et trouver tranquillement sa place au milieu des autres. Ce livre va vous aider à avancer sur le chemin de l'estime de soi. A la construire, la réparer, la protéger. Il va vous aider à vous accepter et à vous aimer, même imparfait. Non pour vous résigner, mais pour mieux évoluer. Pour être enfin vous-même, imparfait, mais libre et heureux...

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The Self-Esteem Workbook
Glenn R. Schiraldi, PhD
New Harbinger Publishers, 2001

Every now and then, we all second-guess ourselves. If you have low self-esteem, or are constantly comparing your successes and failures with those of the people around you, it's time to take a step back and re-evaluate how you treat 'you'.

' The Self-Esteem Workbook ' is based on the author's original new research, which has shown that self-esteem can be significantly improved through the use of self-help materials. Now psychologist and health educator Glenn Schiraldi has shaped these tested resources into a comprehensive, self-directed program that guides readers through twenty essential skill-building activities, each focused on developing a crucial component of healthy self-esteem.

This classic is still the most comprehensive guide on the subject and the only book that offers proven techniques for talking back to your self-critical voice. Learn step-by-step techniques to help you:
- Handle your mistakes and respond well to criticism
- Foster compassion for yourself and others
- Set up and achieve goals that will enrich your life
- Use visualization for self-acceptance
If you are ready to stop being hard on yourself, and start showing compassion and understanding, this workbook can help you get started.

Feeling Good : The New Mood Therapy
David D. Burns, MD.,
Harper Collins Publishers, 2008

The good news is that anxiety, guilt, pessimism, procrastination, low self-esteem, and other "black holes" of depression can be cured without drugs. In Feeling Good, eminent psychiatrist, David D. Burns, M.D., outlines the remarkable, scientifically proven techniques that will immediately lift your spirits and help you develop a positive outlook on life. Now, in this updated edition, Dr. Burns adds an All-New Consumer′s Guide To Anti-depressant Drugs as well as a new introduction to help answer your questions about the many options available for treating depression.

- Recognise what causes your mood swings
- Nip negative feelings in the bud
- Deal with guilt
- Handle hostility and criticism
- Overcome addiction to love and approval
- Build self-esteem
- Feel good everyday


Vaincre les ennemis du sommeil
Charles M. Morin, Les éditions de l'homme, 2009

Ce livre propose un programme complet pour vaincre les troubles du sommeil sans médicaments. Après avoir expliqué les stades du sommeil, l’auteur montre comment on peut modifier ses habitudes et ses attitudes pour contrôler l’insomnie. Il enseigne aussi différentes techniques de relaxation et propose des moyens efficaces pour créer un environnement propice au sommeil. De plus, vous trouverez des informations utiles sur le décalage horaire, l’apnée, la narcolepsie, les somnifères, de même que sur les troubles du sommeil spécifiques aux enfants, aux adolescents et aux personnes âgées.

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Mon cerveau a encore besoin de lunettes
Annick Vincent, MD.
Les éditions Québécor, 2010

Le TDAH se manifeste dès l’enfance par des symptômes d’inattention, d’hyperactivité ou d’impulsivité. Les outils pour en réduire les symptômes agissent comme des lunettes pour le cerveau en l’aidant à se concentrer ou en freinant la bougeotte. Plus de la moitié des enfants atteints de TDAH en gardent des symptômes à l’âge adulte. Ils ont donc ENCORE besoin de lunettes et ont avantage à connaître quels sont les outils disponibles pour eux, les grands. Au fil des clins d’œil humoristiques et des témoignages vivants, le lecteur découvre les symptômes cliniques, la littérature scientifique et les traitements pharmacologiques pour traiter ce trouble neurologique. Ce guide offre de plus une foule d’astuces efficaces et de trucs pratiques spécialement conçus pour aider les adultes atteints et ceux qui les entourent à mieux vivre avec le TDAH au quotidien. 

« Ce livre accessible expose clairement et simplement les connaissances à la fine pointe des recherches sur le TDAH à l’âge adulte. » Margaret Weiss, médecin psychiatre•••

« Enfin un guide en français sur le TDAH ! Ce livre est indispensable à tous les adultes qui vivent avec ce trouble, ainsi qu’à tous les professionnels de la santé qui ont à intervenir auprès de cette clientèle. »Martin Lafleur, neuropsychologue•••

« Excellente mine de trucs pratiques pour la vie quotidienne?! Le livre de Dr Vincent, avec l’approche vive et dynamique qui la caractérise si bien, comble un grand vide dans la diffusion d’une information de qualité sur le TDAH chez l’adulte. »Daniel Létourneau, adulte atteint d’un TDAH, cofondateur et ex-président de l’Association de parents PANDA de la MRC L’Assomption

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The PTSD Workbook: Simple, Effective Techniques for Overcoming Traumatic Stress Symptoms
Mary Beth Williams, PhD, LCSW, CTS,, Soili Poijula, PhD
New Harbinger Publishers, 2013

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an extremely debilitating anxiety condition that can occur after exposure to a terrifying event or ordeal. Although many know that this mental health issue affects veterans of war, many may not know that it also affects victims of domestic violence, sexual violence, natural disasters, crime, car accidents and accidents in the workplace. No matter the cause of their illness, people with PTSD will often relive their traumatic experience in the form of flashbacks, memories, nightmares, and frightening thoughts. This is especially true when they are exposed to events or objects that remind them of their trauma. Left untreated, PTSD can lead to emotional numbness, insomnia, addiction, anxiety, depression, and even suicide.

In The PTSD Workbook, Second Edition, psychologists and trauma experts Mary Beth Williams and Soili Poijula outline techniques and interventions used by PTSD experts from around the world to offer trauma survivors the most effective tools available to conquer their most distressing trauma-related symptoms, whether they are a veteran, a rape survivor, or a crime victim. Based in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), the book is extremely accessible and easy-to-use, offering evidence-based therapy at a low cost. This new edition features chapters focusing on veterans with PTSD, the link between cortisol and adrenaline and its role in PTSD and overall mental health, and the mind-body component of PTSD.

This book is designed to arm PTSD survivors with the emotional resilience they need to get their lives back together after a traumatic event.