Anxiety is an increasingly common problem in young people, but there are many different causes and types, and it can be difficult to know where to start in order to understand it and know how best to help.
This easy-to-read guide provides information about the different types of anxiety and why some young people experience anxiety, and is full of advice and tips on how to help and support young people. As well as common types of anxiety such as generalised anxiety disorder and social anxiety disorder, it also covers issues or disorders that can occur alongside anxiety such as depression, self-harm and obsessive compulsive disorder. Case studies feature throughout the book to illustrate real-life situations, and the book includes self-help tips for young people to help them manage their anxiety.
This is an ideal short introduction to anxiety in young people, and how to help and support young people to manage and cope with anxiety.
Carol Fitzpatrick is Emeritus Professor of Child Psychiatry at University College Dublin, UK and is a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist who has over 30 years' experience of working with young people with mental health problems. She is a co-founder of the SPACE Programme, an award-winning support programme for parents and carers of young people with self-harm or suicidal behaviour.
Preface. 1. What is anxiety? 2. Why are some young people more anxious than others? 3. Approaches which work with anxious young people. 4. Helping anxious young people manage school. 5. Helping with common forms of anxiety. 6. Helping with different types of anxiety. 7. Getting professional help. 8. Special problems. 9. What does the future hold? Appendix: Resources in your community. Useful Books. Useful Organisations. Useful Websites. References. Index.