Instant Psychopharmacology: A Guide for the Nonmedical Mental Health Professional      by Ronald J. Diamond (I don't care what the title of this book says. It is for everyone - the lay person too. I cannot recommend this book enough. If you are taking meds or if you are a family member of someone who does, this is a fantastic book that will answer many questions for you and gets past the basic info that you can find on the Internet. I recommend this book. I have it and it has been of great help to me personally).

Breakthroughs in Antipsychotic Medications: A Guide for Consumers, Families, and Clinicians      by Peter J. Weiden, M.D., Patricia L. Scheifler, M.S.W., Ronald J. Diamond, M.D., Ruth Ross, M.A. (I can't recommend a better book than this if you need information on antipsychotics. It has everything you need and it is easy to understand. Case closed. Highly recommended. I have this too).

Straight Talk About Psychiatric Medications for Kids      by Timothy Wilens "(I highly recommend this book to any parent who is contemplating putting their child on psychiatric medications. My child has been struggling on/off for the past three years with a number of issues that finally lead to an evaluation for psychiatric medication. The psychiatrist, while skilled, is unable to provide the support and education necessary to the parent to make this major decision an easier one. This book filled in the gaps. It was extremely readable and provided very helpful information regarding the various disorders and the preferred medications for treatment. While I have not yet decided to place my child on medication, this book will make the decision making process much easier)."

The Antidepressant Survival Guide : The Clinically Proven Program to Enhance the Benefits and Beat the Side Effects of Your Medication      by Robert J., Md. Hedaya "(Dr. Hedaya has written a manual for wellness. This book is a serious breakthrough and a must read for all medical professionals as well as patients. Dr. Hedaya follows a logical progression using the theory that we are what we eat. I have witnessed numerous successes using his ground rules. He is definitely on the cutting edge! I say it again, A MUST READ)!