Freeing Your Child from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Author: Tamar Chansky, Ph.D.
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 9780307794444
Release Date: 2011-06-15
Genre: Family & Relationships

If you're a parent of one of the more than one million children in this country with obsessive-compulsive disorder, you know how confusing, even frightening, the symptoms of OCD can be. You're terrified of losing your child and angry about the havoc this disorder has wreaked in your family. More than anything, you want to be able to unlock the secrets of OCD, understand the cause of your child's bizarre symptoms, and help your child break free of these disruptive, relentless thoughts and actions. In her landmark book, Freeing Your Child from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Dr. Tamar E. Chansky creates a clear road map to understanding and overcoming OCD based on her successful practice treating hundreds of children and teenagers with this disorder. In Part I, Dr. Chansky "cracks the code" of the peculiar rules and customs of OCD -- the handwashing, tapping, counting, and so forth. She explains how OCD is diagnosed, how to find the right therapist partner, and how to tailor treatment options to your child's needs. You'll learn how powerful behavioral modification can be and when medication can help. In Part II, you'll learn how not to be pulled in by your child's debilitating rituals at home or at school, how to talk to your child about the "brain tricks" OCD causes, and how to create an effective OCD battle plan that will empower your child to "boss back" the OCD monster. You'll also learn how to cope in moments of crisis. Part III offers specific advice for how to help your child handle the most common manifestations of OCD such as fears of contamination, checking, getting things "just right," intrusive thoughts, and more. Part IV is an indispensable guide to additional resources, including books, videos, organizations, and websites. Filled with Dr. Chansky's compassionate advice and inspiring words from the many children with OCD whom she has helped, this book will be your lifeline. Battling back from OCD is hard work, but with the comprehensive, proven guidance in this book, you can help your child reclaim a life free from its grip. From the Hardcover edition.

Freeing Your Child from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Author: Tamar Ellsas Chansky
Publisher: Harmony Books
ISBN: 9780812931174
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Family & Relationships

The first definitive resource for parents of children suffering from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder presents a step-by-step guide for behavior therapy that break the OCD sycle and can help reduce, or even eliminate, the need for medication. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

Talking Back to OCD

Author: John S. March
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781606238448
Release Date: 2006-12-28
Genre: Psychology

No one wants to get rid of obsessive-compulsive disorder more than someone who has it. That's why Talking Back to OCD puts kids and teens in charge. Dr. John March's eight-step program has already helped thousands of young people show the disorder that it doesn't call the shots--they do. This uniquely designed volume is really two books in one. Each chapter begins with a section that helps kids and teens zero in on specific problems and develop skills they can use to tune out obsessions and resist compulsions. The pages that follow show parents how to be supportive without getting in the way. The next time OCD butts in, your family will be prepared to boss back--and show an unwelcome visitor to the door. Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Self-Help Book of Merit

OCD in Children and Adolescents

Author: John S. March (MD.)
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1572302429
Release Date: 1998-05-21
Genre: Psychology

This practical manual presents a cognitive-behavioral treatment program that has been proven effective in eliminating or alleviating OCD symptoms in children across a broad range of ages and aptitudes. Building upon and expanding their internationally acclaimed HOW I RAN OCD OFF MY LAND, the authors provide an empirically grounded guide to assessment, treatment planning, and skills-based intervention. Clinicians are taken through the four stages of treatment--psychoeducation, cognitive training, mapping OCD, and graded exposure and response prevention--in 13 to 20 clearly structured treatment sessions. The book is enriched by sample dialogues, "clinical pearls" drawn from the authors' own experience, and appendices featuring reproducible rating scales, patient handouts, and tips and resources for parents. PHOTOCOPY RIGHTS: The publisher grants to individual purchasers nonassignable permission to reproduce handouts and forms in this book for clinical use with their clients. For details and limitations, see copyright page.

Obsessive compulsive Disorder

Author: Mitzi Waltz
Publisher: Patient-Centered Guides
ISBN: 1565927583
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Family & Relationships

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is one of the most commonpsychiatric problems faced by children, although frequently notdiagnosed or treated. Many children diagnosed with OCD also turn out tohave other brain-based disorders, particularly ADD/ADHD. Childhood OCD can be a truly debilitating disability, not just a minorproblem or personality quirk. Children with OCD experience extremeanxiety and embarrassment. Their OCD symptoms often prevent them frombuilding good relationships, from achieving their best in school, andfrom having a normal childhood. The effects of this disruption can bepainful and lifelong. The good news is that OCD is very treatable. "Obsessive-CompulsiveDisorder helps parents: Secure a diagnosisManage family lifeUnderstand medical interventionsExplore therapeutic and other interventionsGet care with an existing health plan, even with no coverage of"mental disorders"Author Mitzi Waltz, an advocate for children's neurological issues, hasincluded the stories of dozens of parents and adolescents.

Freeing Your Child from Negative Thinking

Author: Tamar E. Chansky
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 9780786726059
Release Date: 2008-10-20
Genre: Family & Relationships

A leading clinical expert in the fields of child cognitive behavior therapy and anxiety disorders, Dr. Tamar Chansky frequently counsels children (and their parents) whose negative thinking creates chronic or occasional emotional hurdles and impedes optimism, flexibility, and happiness. Now, in the first book that specifically focuses on negative thinking in kids, Freeing Your Child from Negative Thinking provides parents, caregivers, and clinicians the same clear, concise, and compassionate guidance that Dr. Chansky employed in her previous guides to relieving children from anxiety and obsessive compulsive symptoms. Here she thoroughly covers the underlying causes of children’s negative attitudes, as well as providing multiple strategies for managing negative thoughts, building optimism, and establishing emotional resilience.

Helping Your Child with OCD

Author: Lee Fitzgibbons
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications Incorporated
ISBN: 1572243325
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Family & Relationships

This workbook is full of assessments, fill-ins, and progress charts that encourage parents to get involved in and stay committed to their child's recovery from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.

Free from OCD

Author: Timothy A. Sisemore
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 1608820971
Release Date: 2010-08-01
Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction

You may not know anyone else who suffers from repetitive “stuck” thoughts and compulsive rituals, but plenty of other teens experience symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD): the need to repeatedly wash their hands, check to make sure everything’s okay, count possessions, put things in order, or even repeat thoughts over and over. Rituals like these may calm you down when you’re feeling stressed or anxious, but you know all too well that the relief is temporary and you’ll have to repeat the ritual when you start feeling uneasy again. This cycle can make you feel trapped, but also may seem impossible or even frightening to break. Free from OCD offers forty easy cognitive behavioral exercises to help you move past your symptoms and live freely and flexibly, without fear. You’ll finally be able to stop compulsive thoughts in their tracks and keep them from coming back. This book helps you learn to: •Notice when thoughts are based in reality and when they’re exaggerated •Recognize and neutralize situations that trigger your symptoms •Make friends and feel more confident in social situations •Use relaxation techniques instead of falling back on your rituals

Breaking Free from OCD

Author: Jo Derisley
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781843105749
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Psychology

This step-by-step guide is written for adolescents with OCD and their families. Using the principles of cognitive behavioural therapy, which is the proven method for helping those with OCD, it offers teenagers a structured plan of treatment which can be read alone, or with a parent, counsellor or mental health worker.

Freeing Your Child from Anxiety Revised and Updated Edition

Author: Tamar Chansky, Ph.D.
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 9780804139816
Release Date: 2014-07-29
Genre: Family & Relationships

Childhood should be a happy, carefree time. Yet too many children are stressed-out and exhibiting symptoms of anxiety. In Freeing Your Child from Anxiety, childhood anxiety expert Dr. Tamar Chansky shares a proven approach for helping children build emotional resilience for a happier and healthier life. Parents everywhere want to know: What is normal? How can you know when stress has crossed over into a full-blown anxiety disorder? How can you prevent anxiety from taking root? And how do you help your son or daughter break free from a pattern of fear and worry and lead a happy, productive life? Fortunately, anxiety is very treatable, and parents can do a lot to help get their children’s emotional well-being back on track. Freeing Your Child from Anxiety contains easy, fun, and effective tools for teaching children to outsmart their worries and take charge of their fears. This revised and updated edition also teaches how to prepare children to withstand the pressure in our competitive test-driven culture. Learn the tips, techniques, and exercises kids need to implement the book’s advice right away, including “How to Talk to Your Child” sections and “Do It Today” activities at the end of each chapter. These simple solutions can help parents prevent their children from needlessly suffering today—and ensure that their children have the tools they need for a good life tomorrow.

Freeing Your Child from Anxiety

Author: Tamar Chansky, Ph.D.
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 9780307485113
Release Date: 2008-11-19
Genre: Family & Relationships

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. www.broadwaybooks.com From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Everything Parent s Guide to Children with OCD

Author: Stephen Martin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781605507958
Release Date: 2008-08-17
Genre: Family & Relationships

OCD can make a child’s life difficult, turning simple tasks like homework and chores into almost impossible challenges. A child with OCD may feel stressed, worried, and even inadequate. Parents who suspect their child is suffering from OCD—or parents of a child with an OCD diagnosis—can now rest. This helpful guide helps parents with many issues: recognize symptoms; get an accurate diagnosis; find the right doctor and therapist; develop strategies for tackling schoolwork; and decide on the right treatment. Parents will learn how to talk to a child about OCD and devise coping strategies for school, sports, friendships, and other everyday situations. Children with OCD can learn how to enjoy life—without all the worry!

What to Do when Your Child Has Obsessive compulsive Disorder

Author: Aureen Pinto Wagner
Publisher: Lighthouse Press
ISBN: 0967734711
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Family & Relationships

There are over one million children in the US who suffer from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. These children often have uncontrollable worries and engage in seemingly senseless rituals. Parents and school professionals often feel helpless and frustrated as they struggle to understand and help the child stop the bizarre doubts and habits that take over the child's mind and life. Now, there is hope and help.Dr. Aureen Wagner brings you the latest scientific advances in the treatment of this beguiling disorder along with her many years of experience in treating children and teenagers. Using the metaphor of the Worry Hill, for which she has received international recognition, Dr. Wagner presents a powerful step-by-step approach that countless children have used successfully to triumph over OCD. Her skill, compassion and expert guidance will provide new hope, energy and resolve to help children and their caregivers conquer OCD.Designed to be used alone or with the children's integrated companion book: Up and Down the Worry Hill.

Up and Down the Worry Hill

Author: Aureen Pinto Wagner
Publisher: Lighthouse PressInc
ISBN: 0979539250
Release Date: 2013-08
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Describes obsessive-compulsive disorder and its treatment through the eyes of a child, covering the child's struggle with the disease, his sense of hope when he learns about treatment, and his relief that neither he nor his parents are to blame.

The OCD Workbook

Author: Bruce M. Hyman
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 9781572244221
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Psychology

A major revision and expansion, this second edition of a bestselling classic offers the latest information about the neurobiological causes of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), new medications and other treatment options for the disorder, as well as a new chapter outlining cutting-edge daily coping strategies for sufferers. Widely recognized as a fundamental OCD resource, the last edition sold 3,000 copies in Canada in less than 12 months.