Thursday, May 8, 2008

Worried Kids - Anxiety Disorder -Great Book

I just got this book last week and it seems like a great book. It is titled Worried No More: Help and Hope for Anxious Children by Aureen Pinto Wagner

It says it is for Parents, school and healthcare professionals.

It includes highly effective practical strategies, specific how to steps and really is clear and easy to understand like the cover says!

The chapters include case studies of a few children (The many faces of fear), normal fears and anxieties, when does anxiety become a problem…… then goes into Anxiety disorders and problems. Such as Separation anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, specific phobias, social anxiety, OCD, PANDAS, PTSD, Panic disorder, school phobia. It also has a chapter that tells you how to tell the difference between the anxiety disorders….

Goes into disorders associated with anxiety (Depression, Tourette’s, ADHD, Autism, Asperger’s, trichotillomania, body dysmorphic disorder,eating disorders, etc)

Also has sections on:

warning signs and signals
what causes anxiety disorders
cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety
when should medication be considered
safety of meds
what parents can do to help
what schools can do to help
an action plan at school
challenges on the road to recovery (meltdowns, etc)
strategies at a glance

AND…. It even goes into writing and reading difficulties associated with anxiety along with inability to complete assignments, and a whole lot more.

Includes forms and tools—