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The titles below were personally selected by Christopher R. Brigham, MD. Especially noted references are marked “primary” with authors’ names in bold.

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Abramson, J. 2005 Overdosed America: The Broken Promise of American Medicine New York: Harper Perennial

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Angell, M. 2004 The Truth About the Drug Companies New York: Random House

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Barsky, A.J., and E.C. Deans. 2006 Stop Being Your Symptoms and Start Being Yourself New York: Harper Collins

Baur, S. 1988 Hypochondria: Woeful Imaginings Berkeley, CA: University of California Press

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Bausell, R.B. 2007 Snake Oil Science: The Truth About Complementary and Alternative Medicine New York: Oxford University Press

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Black, C. 2008 Working For a Healthier Tomorrow London: The Stationery Office

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Bortz, W. 2011 Next Medicine: The Science and Civics of Health New York: Oxford University Press

Brawley, O.W. 2011 How We Do Harm: A Doctor Breaks Ranks About Being Sick in America New York: St. Martin’s Press

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Brownlee, S. 2007 Overtreated: Why Too Much Medicine is Making Us Sicker and Poorer New York: Bloomsbury

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Cantor, C., with B.A. Fallon. 1996 Phantom Illness: Shattering the Myth of Hypochondria Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company

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Coulter, A. 2011 Engaging Patients in Health Care New York: McGraw-Hill

Deyo, R.A., and D.L. Patrick. 2005 Hope or Hype: The Obsession with Medical Advances and the High Cost of False Promises New York: American Management Association

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Dineen, T. 2001 Manufacturing Victims: What the Psychology Industry is Doing to People Third Edition. Montreal: Robert Davies

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Donoghue, P., and M.E. Siegel. 2000 Sick and Tired of Feeling Sick and Tired: Living with Invisible Chronic Illness New York: W.W. Norton

Dossey, L. 1996 Prayer Is Good Medicine: How to Reap the Healing Benefits of Prayer San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco

Dossey, L. 1999 Reinventing Medicine: Beyond Mind-Body to a New Era of Healing San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco

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Dyer, W. 2007 Change Your Thoughts—Change Your Life Carlsbad, CA: Hay House

Edwards, A., and G. Elwyn. 2009 Shared Decision-Making in Health Care: Achieving Evidence-Based Patient Choice Second Edition. New York: Oxford University Press

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Feinberg, S., with M. Leong, J. Christian, C. Pasero, A. Fong, and R. Feinberg. 2014 ACPA Resource Guide to Chronic Pain Medication and TreatmentRocklin, CA: American Chronic Pain Association

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Forman, H. 2014 A Nation in Pain: Healing Our Biggest Health Problem New York: Oxford University Press

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Goldacre, B. 2008 Bad Science: Quacks, Hacks, and Big Pharma Flacks New York: Fourth Estate

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Goldacre, B. 2013 Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients New York: Farber and Farber

Greenberger, D., and C. Padesky. 1995 Mind Over Mood: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think New York: Guilford

Groopman, J. 2005 The Anatomy of Hope: How People Prevail in the Face of Illness New York: Random House

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Groopman, J., and P. Hartband. 2011 Your Medical Mind: How to Decide What is Right For You New York: Penguin

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Hadler, N.M. 2004 The Last Well Person: How to Stay Well Despite the Health Care System Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press

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Hadler, N.M. 2008 Worried Sick: A Prescription for Health in an Overtreated America Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press

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Hadler, N.M. 2009 Stabbed in the Back: Confronting Back Pain in an Overtreated Society Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press

Hadler, N.M. 2011 Rethinking Aging: Growing Old and Living Well in an Overtreated Society Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press

Hadler, N.M. 2013 The Citizen Patient: Reforming Health Care Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press

Halligan, P., and M. Aylward, eds. 2006 Power of Belief: Psychosocial Influences on Illness, Disability, and Medicine New York: Oxford University Press

Horwitz, A.V. 2003 Creating Mental Illness Chicago: University of Chicago Press

Howard, P.K. 1994 The Death of Common Sense: How Law is Suffocating America New York: Warner Brothers

Howard, P.K. 2009. Life Without Lawyers: Liberating Americans From Too Much Law New York: W.W. Norton

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Hughes, R. 1993 Culture of Complaint: The Fraying of America New York and Oxford, UK: The New York Public Library & Oxford University Press

Illich, I., I.K. Zola, J. McKnight, J. Caplan, and H. Shaiken. 2000 Disabling Professions London and New York: Marion Boyars

Institute of Medicine. 1999 Disability in America Washington, DC: National Academy Press

Institute of Medicine and National Research Council. 2002 The Dynamics of Disability: Measuring and Monitoring Disability for Social Security Programs Washington, DC: National Academy Press

Johnson, S.K. 2008 Medically Unexplained Illness: Gender and Biopsychosocial Implications Washington, DC: American Psychological Press

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Justice, B. 2000 Who Gets Sick: How Beliefs, Moods, and Thoughts Affect Your Health Los Angeles: Jeremy Tartcher

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Kassirer, J.P. 2005 On the Take: How Medicine’s Complicity with Big Business Can Endanger Your Life New York: Oxford University Press

Kent, D., and K. Quinlaw. 1996 Extraordinary People With Disabilities New York: Grolier Publishing

Lane, C. 2007 Shyness: How Normal Behavior Became a Sickness New Haven, CT: Yale University Press

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Law, J. 2006 Big Pharma: Exposing the Global Healthcare Agenda New York: Carroll and Graf

Lichtstein, D.M. 2012 If I Were A Patient… The Path to Becoming an Empowered Patient Seattle, WA: CreateSpace

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Long, P. 2013 Chiropractic Abuse: An Insider’s Lament New York: American Council on Science and Health

Malleson, A. 2002 Whiplash and Other Useful Illnesses Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press

Miller, J. 2007 Faked Disability: A Shame of America Bloomington, IN: Author House

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Null, G. 2009 Death by Medicine Mt. Jackson, VA: Pratikos

Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development. 2003 Transforming Disability Into Ability: Policies to Promote Work and Income Security for Disabled People Paris: Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development

Reeve, C. 2002 Nothing is Impossible: Reflections on a New Life New York: Ballantine

Register, C. 1987 The Chronic Illness Experience: Embracing the Imperfect Life Center City, MN: Hazelden

Rogers, R. 2008 Clinical Assessment of Malingering and Deception New York: Guilford

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Rothshild, B. 2002 The Body Remembers: The Psychophysiology of Trauma and Trauma Treatment New York: W.W. Norton

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Salerno, S. 2005 Sham: How the Self-help Movement Made America Helpless New York: Crown

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Sampson, W., and L. Vaughn. 2005 Science Meets Alternative Medicine: What the Evidence Says About Unconventional Treatments Amherst, NY: Prometheus

Sarno, J.E. 1991 Healing Back Pain: The Mind-Body Connection New York: Warner

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Sarno, J.E. 2006 The Divided Mind: The Epidemic of Mindbody Disorders New York: HarperCollins

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Scaer, R.C. 2007 The Body Bears the Burden: Trauma, Dissociation, and Disease New York: Routledge

Sharpe, V., and A.I. Faden. 1998 Medical Harm: Historical, Conceptual, and Ethical Dimensions of Iatrogenic Illness Cambridge, UK: University of Cambridge Press

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Showalter, E. 1997 Hystories: Hysterical Epidemics and Modern Media New York: Columbia University Press

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Singh, S., and E. Ernst. 2008 Trick or Treatment: The Undeniable Facts About Alternative Medicine New York: W.W. Norton

Sommers, C.H., and S. Satel. 2006 One Nation Under Therapy: How the Helping Culture is Eroding Self-Reliance New York: St. Martin’s Griffin

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Sparrow, M.K. 2000 License to Steal: How Fraud Bleeds America’s Health Care System Boulder, CO: Westview

Strand, R.D. 2003 Death by Prescription: The Shocking Truth Behind an Overmedicated Nation Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson

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Sykes, C.J. 1992 A Nation of Victims: The Decay of the American Character New York: St. Martin’s

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Szasz, T.S. 2007 The Medicalization of Everyday Life Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press

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Talmage, J.B., J.M. Melhorn, and M.H. Hyman. 2011 AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Work Ability and Return to Work 2nd ed. Chicago: American Medical Association

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Vujicic, N.J. 2010 Life Without Limits: Inspiration for a Ridiculously Good Life New York: Doubleday Religion

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Vujicic, N.J. 2012 Unstoppable: The Incredible Power of Faith in Action Colorado Springs, CO: Waterbook Press

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Waddell, G., and M. Aylward. 2009 Models of Sickness and Disability London: Royal Society of Medicine Press

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Waddell, G., M. Aylward, and P. Sawney. 2002 Back Pain, Incapacity for Work, and Social Security Benefits: An International Literature Review and Analysis London: Royal Society of Medicine Press

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Waddell, G., and K. Burton. 2006 Is Work Good for Your Health and Well-being? London: UK Stationery Office

Waddell, G., A.L. Nachemson, and R.B. Phillips. 1998 The Back Pain Revolution London: Churchill Livingston

Warren, R., D. Amen, and M. Hyman. 2013 The Daniel Plan Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan

Weintraub, M.I., ed. 1995 “Malingering and Conversion Reactions” Neurologic Clinics 13 (2): May

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Welch, H.G. 2011 Overdiagnosed: Making People Sick in the Pursuit of Health Boston: Beacon

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Wen, L.O., and J. Kosonosky When Doctors Don’t Listen: How to Avoid Misdiagnoses and Unnecessary Tests New York: St. Martin’s

Wennberg, J.E. 2010 Tracking Medicine: A Researcher’s Quest to Understand Health Care New York: Oxford University Press


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