This book is brought to you by Trigger Press, as part of our innovative and philanthropic Pullingthetrigger range. Find out more at www.trigger-press.com. From the heart and soul of lifelong mental health su erer, Adam Shaw, and the expert mind of the renowned psychologist, Lauren Callaghan, this book for young people su ering from anxiety and OCD (ages 6yrs to 17yrs) and their parents and caregivers, is divided into two helpful parts. Part I explores how Adam struggled with OCD, anxiety and panic attacks as a child, and explains what needed to be done to ensure his path to recovery and beyond. Part II is the treatment and recovery approach for children and young people. Adam's first-hand experience and Lauren's compassionate approach make this a genuinely family-friendly guide. It is an innovative, user-friendly self-help approach which supports and guides children and teenagers who su er from anxiety and OCD to recovery and beyond. It also includes practical advice and guidance for parents and caregivers. This complete guide gives you and your family a user-friendly blueprint for mental health support and recovery.
Adam Shaw is a world wide mental health advocate, philanthropist, author, owner of a large mental health publishing company and co-founder of the successful global charity, The Shaw Mind Foundation. Adam lives in the UK and is married with 5 children. Now in recovery from mental health issues himself, he is committed to helping others suffering from debilitating mental health issues through the global charity he co-founded, The Shaw Mind Foundation. www.shawmindfoundation.org Lauren Callaghan (CPsychol, PGDipClinPsych, PgCert, MA (hons), LLB (hons), BA), born and educated in New Zealand, is an innovative industry leading psychologist based in London. Lauren was a psychologist at the specialist national treatment centres for severe obsessional problems in the UK and is renowned as an expert in the field of mental health, recognised for diagnosing and successfully treating OCD and anxiety related illnesses in particular. In addition to appearing as a treating clinician in the critically acclaimed and BAFTA award winning documentary Bedlam, Lauren is a frequent guest speaker on mental health conditions in the media and at academic conferences. Lauren also acts as a guest lecturer and honorary researcher at the Institute of Psychiatry Kings College, UCL.
Contents Introduction Part I Adam Shaw - My Story Chapter 1: My Battle with Worry Chapter 2: It's All My Fault! Chapter 3: Don't Wish Bad Things Chapter 4: Back from the Brink Chapter 5: The Anxiety Behind the Worries Chapter 6: Anxiety and Obsessional Disorders in Children Chapter 7: The Truth About Anxiety Chapter 8: OCD in Children Part II Pullingthetrigger Managing Anxiety in Children Chapter 9: Let's Meet Skeet Chapter 10: How to Deal with Your Worries Chapter 11: Thinking Traps and Other Ways to Beat Worry Chapter 12: How to Beat OCD Chapter 13: Life Beyond Worry and OCD Chapter 14: The Power of Sleep Chapter 15: Be Brilliant! Managing Anxiety in Teenagers Chapter 16: Getting to Grips with Anxiety Chapter 17: ACCEPT Chapter 18: Are You Falling into Thinking Traps? Chapter 19: EMBRACE Chapter 20: Testing It All Out Chapter 21: CONTROL Chapter 22: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Chapter 23: Recovery from OCD Chapter 24: Panic Attacks Chapter 25: A Plan for Life Beyond OCD, Anxiety and Worry Conclusion