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Dr. Amador is the author of eight books, including the international best-seller, “I’m Not Sick, I Don’t Need Help” (available in 15 languages), “I’m Right, You’re Wrong, Now What,” “When Someone You Love is Depressed,” “Break the Bipolar Cycle” and “Being Single in a Couple’s World.”

 

I'm Right, You're Wrong, Now What? CoverI’m Right, You’re Wrong, Now What?

They happen everyday— those circular “I’m right, you’re wrong!” arguments. At home, at work, in courtrooms or on the street, people lock horns about all kinds of things. These situations frustrate both parties, stall progress, and hurt relationships. But they don’t have to. In his book on using LEAP for all kinds of relationships, Dr. Amador shows you how to turn even toxic arguments into healthy disagreements that strengthen relationships and get you what you need. I’m Right, You’re Wrong, Now What is based on Dr. Amador’s Listen–Empathize–Agree–Partner (LEAP) method, a highly successful program that has been taught to tens of thousands of people in seminars around the U.S. and overseas. It will help you make that all-important distinction between what you want and what you need.

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I Am Not Sick, I Don't Need Help CoverI Am Not Sick, I Don’t Need Help!

“This book fills a tremendous void…” wrote E. Fuller Torrey, M.D., about the first edition of I AM NOT SICK, I Don’t Need Help! Ten years later, it still does. In this new edition of Dr. Amador’s best-selling book, 6 new chapters have been added, new research on anosognosia (lack of insight) is presented, and new advice is offered from lessons learned from thousands of LEAP seminar participants. You will learn why so many people with serious mental illness are in “denial” and refuse treatment. Whether you are a health care professional, family member, friend or law enforcement professional, you will learn how to build trust and succeed at helping someone with mental illness to accept treatment and services. I AM NOT SICK, I Don’t Need Help! is a must-read guide.

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AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH AND SPANISH, IN PAPERBACK, ePUB AND KINDLE EDITIONS

 

 

New Audio Book!

We are proud and excited to announce the publication of the first ever audio edition of: “I am not sick I don’t need help!” How to help someone with mental illness accept treatment, by Dr. Xavier Amador (Vida Press, 2016). Narrated by Dr. Amador, this edition includes additional new material not included in the 10th anniversary edition of the book! Like the best selling print versions of the book, the audiobook is for both Doctors/Therapists and Family Members.

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ALSO AVAILABLE ON AUDIBLE, ITUNES, AND KINDLE

 

 

Break The Bipolar Cycle

If you’re dealing with bipolar disorder, you already know that it’s more than a cycle of “ups” and “downs.” You may also have difficulty with depression, irritability, weight gain, memory and fatigue. Drawing on the latest research, this step-by-step guide offers a complete selection of livable, workable solutions. You’ll be able to find successful ways to regulate your moods, relieve stress, improve thought processes, and break the bipolar cycle for a happier, healthier life. This is truly a “Day to Day Guide.

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When Someone You Love is Depressed

In this authoritative and compassionate book, you’ll learn the mechanisms of depression that can destroy relationships. The authors teach concrete methods that you and your loved one can use to protect yourselves and your relationship from depression’s impact. Drawing on their own innovative research, they give guidance about how to recognize needs, provide support, and how to encourage the depressed person to seek treatment. Whether you are the partner, parent, friend, or child of a depressed person, you’ll find this book an invaluable companion in a journey back to health.

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Being Single in a Couples World

Whether you are looking for a mate or have decided that marriage isn’t what you want, learn to deal with the problems that come from being single in a couples’ world. Drawing on years of clinical experience and research with both single and married clients, the authors have identified the five common stumbling blocks that can get in the way of enjoying singlehood—and developed a four-step plan to help you achieve balance and happiness–whether or not you stay single. The first and most challenging step is to stop buying into old-fashioned ideas about singlehood and marriage.

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Insight and Psychosis

The insight a patient shares into their own psychosis is fundamental to their condition—it goes to the heart of what we understand “madness” to be. Can a person be expected to accept treatment for a condition that they deny they have? Can a person be held responsible for their actions if those actions are inspired by their unique perceptions and beliefs that no one else shares? The new edition of this unique book shows how we can better understand the patient’s view of their illness and provides valuable advice for those involved in the treatment of mental illness.

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