Freeing Your Child from Anxiety: Powerful, Practical Solutions to Overcome Your Child's Fears, Worries, and Phobias

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Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony, Nov 19, 2008 - Family & Relationships - 320 pages
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Anxiety is the number one mental health problem facing young people today.


Childhood should be a happy and carefree time, yet more and more children today are exhibiting symptoms of anxiety, from bedwetting and clinginess to frequent stomach aches, nightmares, and even refusing to go to school. Parents everywhere want to know: All children have fears, but how much is normal? How can you know when a stress has crossed over into a full-blown anxiety disorder? Most parents don’t know how to recognize when there is a real problem and how to deal with it when there is.

In Freeing Your Child From Anxiety, a childhood anxiety disorder specialist examines all manifestations of childhood fears, including social anxiety, Tourette’s Syndrome, hair-pulling, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and guides you through a proven program to help your child back to emotional safety.

No child is immune from the effects of stress in today’s media-saturated society. Fortunately, anxiety disorders are treatable. By following these simple solutions, parents can prevent their children from needlessly suffering today—and tomorrow.



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Contents

ANXIETY DISORDER BASICS
12
HA PTE R 2 Making the Diagnosis for Anxiety
28
HA PTE R 3 When and Where to Turn for Help
44
H A PTE R 5 Putting It All Together
83
ALL WORRIES GREAT AND SMALL
101
From the MiniScaries to Real Phobias
122
CHA PT E R s From Shyness to Social Anxiety
146
PT E R 9 From Clinginess to Separation Anxiety
164
H A PT E R 1 0 From Superstitions and Rituals to Obsessive
196
From Nervous Habits to Tourette
221
HA PT 2 R 12 From Acute Stress to PostTraumatic Stress
238
Things That Go Bump in the Night
257
Worry Prevention in the Real World
285
Appendix
299
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TAMAR E. CHANSKY, Ph.D., founder of The Children’s Center for OCD and Anxiety, has helped thousands of children overcome fears and gripping mental compulsions. Author of Freeing Your Child from Obsessive Disorder, she has appeared frequently on television and radio, including National Public Radio's Voices in the Family and The Parents’ Journal. She lives with her husband and daughters in Philadelphia.


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