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.
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.
Anxiety is the most common emotional problem in children and adolescents and affects about 13% of youngsters. Many endure serious problems in their school, social and family lives. Help is now available for these anxious children. Success rates with the right treatment are excellent. The sooner children are treated, the sooner they can get back to the business of growing up, learning and being happy. Dr. Aureen Wagner describes an effective way for parents, schools and healthcare professionals to work collaboratively to help anxious children. Worried No More is packed with information and practical strategies to help children cope with worry, school refusal, separation anxiety, excessive shyness, panic, disasters and tragedies, phobias, obsessions and compulsions. Book jacket.
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.
Author: John S. March (MD.)
Publisher: Guilford Press
Release Date: 1998-05-21
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.
Author: John S. March
Publisher: Guilford Press
Release Date: 2006-12-28
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
Author: Holly L Niner
Publisher: Open Road Media
Release Date: 2014-04-15
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Eight-year-old Kevin is frustrated by his need to check things and repeat actions over and over until a counselor diagnoses obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and teaches him ways to manage this condition. Includes a note for parents and teachers explaining OCD.
Presents a guide for adolescents who suffer from OCD, with step-by-step guidelines for handling symptoms that range from obsessive thoughts and low self-esteem to stress reactions and toleration of uncertainty.
Author: E. Katia Moritz
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Behavior therapy for children
This storybook was written to help young children suffering from OCD. The book tells a story of how O.C. Flea persuades many animals on the farm into engaging in obsessive thoughts and compulsions that interfere with their everyday life. The animals eventually come to realize that if they ignore O.C. Flea, nothing bad will actually happen.
Author: Abhilash Desai
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 2017-08-11
Building on the first edition, Psychiatric Consultation in Long-Term Care has been fully revised and updated, integrating DSM-5 classification throughout. It delivers an essential resource for psychiatrists, neurologists, geriatricians, palliative care physicians, primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, and physician assistants involved in prevention, assessment, diagnosis, and management of neuropsychiatric disorders in long-term care (LTC) populations, as well as for nurses, social workers, and other professionals involved in important day-to-day care. The book provides comprehensive descriptions of practical, strengths-based, individualized, psychosocial, spiritual, and environmental approaches, and high-quality mental healthcare utilizing pharmacological interventions when appropriate to improve the emotional and spiritual well-being of LTC residents. It details key elements in creating genuine person-centered long-term care: the reduction of inappropriate medications and counter-therapeutic staff approaches, treating serious psychiatric disorders with evidence-based interventions, and a road-map for owners and administrators of LTC facilities.
Author: Terry Spencer Hesser
Publisher: Laurel Leaf
Release Date: 2010-03-10
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
During her preschool years, Tara Sullivan lived in terror that something bad would happen to her mother while they were apart. In grade school, she panicked during the practice fire drills. Practice for what?, Tara asked. For the upcoming disaster that was bound to happen? Then, at the age of 11, it happened. Tara heard the phrase that changed her life: Step on a crack, break your mother's back. Before Tara knew it, she was counting every crack in the sidewalk. Over time, Tara's "quirks" grew and developed: arranging her meals on plates, nonstop prayer rituals, until she developed a new ritual wherin she kissed her fingers and touched doorknobs.... From the Paperback edition.
Author: Robert Hudak
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 2011-02-17
Clinical Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders in Adults and Children is a complete, comprehensive overview of OCD, covering its underlying causes, manifestations and treatment. The book begins by covering the basic science of OCD and its biological basis and mechanisms. It discusses the treatment for both adults and children with an emphasis on providing information for clinicians to use in their everyday practice. Using the latest information regarding evidence-based treatments, it takes the reader through medication options, including behavioural therapy, support groups and recent developments in surgical treatment. The clinical manifestations of OCD are covered, as well as the differentiation between OCD and other neuropsychiatric disorders with similar presentations. Chapters on spectrum illnesses including body dysmorphic disorder, impulse control disorders such as trichotillomania, and hoarding are also included. This book will appeal to all mental health professionals, from practitioners to researchers, working in the field of compulsive disorders.
Describes what obsessive-compulsive disorder is and how it works, and teaches young readers techniques to reduce and overcome it through writing and drawing activities and self-help exercises and strategies.
Author: David Skuse
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2017-05-15
An authoritative, up-to-date guide for psychologists, psychiatrists, pediatricians and other professionals working with vulnerable and at-risk children Child Psychology and Psychiatry, Third Edition is an indispensable resource for psychologists and psychiatrists in training, as well as experienced clinicians who want to stay abreast of important recent developments in the field. Comprehensive in coverage and much broader in scope than competing titles, its clear, concise entries and abundance of illustrations and visual aids make it easy for busy professionals and interns to quickly absorb and retain key information. Written by expert clinicians and researchers in a wide range of disciplines within or relevant to the fields of normal and abnormal childhood development, Child Psychology and Psychiatry includes contributions from clinical psychologists, neuropsychologists, child psychiatrists, pediatricians, speech pathologists, and developmental psychology and psychopathology researchers. It has been fully updated for the DSM-5 and reflects the theoretical, structural, and practical developments which have taken place in the world of child psychology and psychiatry over recent years. Combines a strong academic and research emphasis with the extensive clinical expertise of contributing authors Covers normal development, fostering child competence, childhood resilience and wellbeing, and family and genetic influences Discusses neurobiological, genetic, familial and cultural influences upon child development, especially those fostering childhood resilience and emotional wellbeing Explores the acquisition of social and emotional developmental competencies with reviews of child psychopathology, clinical diagnoses, assessment and intervention Features new chapters on the impact of social media on clinical practice, early intervention for psychosis in adolescence, and the development of the theory and practice of mentalization Child Psychology and Psychiatry, Third Edition is an indispensable learning tool for all of those training in clinical psychology, educational psychology, social work, psychiatry, and psychiatric and pediatric nursing. It is also a valuable working resource for all those who work professionally with at-risk children and adolescents.