If Your Adolescent Has an Anxiety Disorder: An Essential Resource for Parents (Adolescent Mental Health Initiative)

If Your Adolescent Has an Anxiety Disorder: An Essential Resource for Parents (Adolescent Mental Health Initiative)

By: Linda Wasmer Andrews (author), Edna B. Foa (author)Hardback

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An in-depth look at prevalent anxiety disorders in adolescents, this book is designed for parents of teens who have recently been diagnosed with or who are at risk for developing such a disorder. It is also for other adults, such as teachers and guidance counsellors, who are regularly in contact with at-risk adolescents. The book combines scientific expertise - including information about available treatments and up-to-date research findings on anxiety disorders-with the practical wisdom of parents who have raised teenagers with these illnesses. In clear and accessible language, Dr Edna B. Foa and Linda Wasmer Andrews explain in detail each of the four major anxiety disorders (social anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder). The book includes tips on how to go about getting a diagnosis, what a diagnosis means, when and where to get treatment, and how to navigate the health care system. There is also advice on how to handle everyday life - both at home and at school - once the teen is diagnosed. Pointers on red flags to look out for and about the dangers of doing nothing are included as well to help parents and other adults deal effectively with adolescent anxiety disorders before they become debilitating.

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About Author

Edna B. Foa, Ph.D., is a Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania and Director of the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety. Linda Wasmer Andrews is a freelance science writer based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She is the co-author of If Your Adolescent Has Depression or Bipolar Disorder: An Essential Resource for Parents.

Contents

1. Introduction: Uneasy Minds ; 2. Anxiety Disorders: What They Are, Where They Come From ; 3. Social Anxiety Disorder: Afraid of Embarrassment ; 4. Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Worried About Everything ; 5. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Caught in a Mind Trap ; 6. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Failure to Recover From a Trauma ; 7. Treatment and Recovery: A Close-Up of the Process ; 8. Call to Action: Fighting Stigma, Empowering Your Teen

Product Details

  • publication date: 06/04/2006
  • ISBN13: 9780195181500
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9780195181500
  • weight: 478
  • ISBN10: 0195181506

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