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

How to Help Someone with Mental Illness Accept Treatment.

"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. Dr. Amador's research on poor insight was  inspired by his attempts to help his brother Henry, who developed schizophrenia, accept treatment. Like tens of millions of others diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, Henry did not believe he was ill.

In this latest edition, 6 new chapters have been added, new research on anosognosia (lack of insight) is presented and new advice, relying on lessons learned from thousands of LEAP seminar participants, is given to help readers quickly and effectively use Dr. Amador’s method for helping someone accept treatment.

I AM NOT SICK, I Don't Need Help! is not just a reference for mental health practitioners or law enforcement professionals. It is a must-read guide for family members whose loved ones are battling mental illness. Read and learn as have hundreds of thousands of others…to LEAP-Listen, Empathize, Agree, and Partner-and help your patients and lovedones accept the treatment they need.

"I strongly recommend this book for [both] families and therapists."

Aaron T. Beck, M.D.
Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania



I'm Right, You're Wrong,

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

For a limited time only, autographed versions are available at a discounted price!

Stop arguing and LEAP to break the impasse! Dr. Amador
most detailed book on LEAP to date--gives you the tools
and strategies to:

      -diffuse anger and lower defenses  

      -get past stubbornness and even denial  

      -ask for your opinion, instead of argue against it 

      -turn adversaries into allies 

    -create positive and productive relationships that get you what you need

At home, at work and in life, LEAP demonstrates how winning
is not about hearing the other person say getting him to give
you what you need even when he doesn agree with you.



     No Estoy Enfermo! No Necesito Ayuda!


       Ayudando a las personas con enfermedades

       mentales serias a aceptar tratamiento

        Comentarios a la primera edición

       «Este libro llena un tremendo vacío de la literatura entre la esquizofrenia y el trastorno bipolar.»

        -E. FULLER TORREY, M.D. – Autor de Surviving Schizophrenia

«Recomiendo sinceramente este libro tanto para familiares como para terapeutas.»

-AARON T. BECK, M.D. – Profesor de Psiquiatría de la Universidad de Pennsylvania.

«Es un libro maravilloso... una rica fuente de información y consejos prácticos.»

-HERBERT PARDES, M.D. – Presidente del Hospital Universitario de Columbia y Cornell y antiguo Director del NIMH.


Break the Bipolar CycleI Am Not Sick I Don't Need Help!

Take control of your symptoms--and take charge of your life.

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 and irritability, as well as problems with weight gain, memory, and fatigue. Dealing with these day-to-day problems can sometimes seem like too much to bear. Drawing on the latest research in bipolar disorder, stress, and health, this step-by-step guide offers a complete selection of livable, workable solutions to manage bipolar disorder and helps you:

Identify your symptoms Explore your treatment options. Stabilize your moods, sharpen your mind, achieve your goals. This isn't a one-size-fits-all guide. It's a uniquely personal approach to your bipolar disorder that covers the full spectrum of the disease and its symptoms. You'll be able to find successful ways to regulate your moods, relieve your stress, improve your thought processes, and break the bipolar cycle--for a happier, healthier life.


Insight and PsychosisInsight and Psychosis: Awareness of Illness in Schizophrenia and Related Disorders

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 own unique perceptions and beliefs - 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 all those involved in the treatment of mental illness.

Edited by:
Xavier F. Amador &
Anthony S. David



I Am  Not Sick I Don't Need Help!

 When Someone You Love is Depressed

 How to help your loved one without losing yourself.

 by Xavier Amador Ph.D. and Laura Rosen, Ph.D.

Many books have been written for those suffering from depression, but what if you're suffering because someone you love is depressed? Research shows that if you are close to a depressed person, you are at a much higher risk of developing problems yourself, including anxiety, phobias, and even a kind of contagious depression. In this authoritative and compassionate book, psychologists Laura Epstein Rosen and Xavier Francisco Amador explain the mechanisms of depression that can cause communication breakdown, increase hostility, and ultimately destroy relationships. Through compelling real-life stories and step-by-step advice, 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, the give sensitive guidance about how to recognize your needs, how to provide the best kind of 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 and invaluable companion in you journey back to health. 


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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