Separation Anxiety Disorder in Adults

Separation Anxiety Disorder in Adults
Author: Vijaya Manicavasagar,Derrick Silove
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2020-03-12
ISBN 10: 0128125551
ISBN 13: 9780128125557
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Separation Anxiety Disorder in Adults Book Review:

Separation Anxiety Disorder in Adults provides a comprehensive foundation for understanding the development, manifestation, and treatment of adult separation anxiety. The book explores precursors and triggers to both childhood and adult separation anxiety disorder, comorbidity with other disorders and conditions, and characteristics of populations and individuals with separation anxiety. Assessment and treatment are comprehensively covered, discussing how treatment for adults difers from that for children. Clinical review questionnaires are included for immediate use in practice. Reviews the diagnosis, assessment, management, and treatment of adult separation anxiety Covers how treatment for adults differs from that for children Identifies precursors and triggers to separation anxiety Discusses comorbidity with other disorders and conditions Includes clinical review questionnaire measures

Separation Anxiety Disorder in Adults

Separation Anxiety Disorder in Adults
Author: Vijaya Manicavasagar,Derrick Silove
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2020-03-16
ISBN 10: 0128125543
ISBN 13: 9780128125540
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Separation Anxiety Disorder in Adults Book Review:

Separation Anxiety Disorder in Adults provides a comprehensive foundation for understanding the development, manifestation, and treatment of adult separation anxiety. The book explores precursors and triggers to both childhood and adult separation anxiety disorder, comorbidity with other disorders and conditions, and characteristics of populations and individuals with separation anxiety. Assessment and treatment are comprehensively covered, discussing how treatment for adults difers from that for children. Clinical review questionnaires are included for immediate use in practice.

Separation Anxiety Disorder in Adults with Borderline Personality Disorder

Separation Anxiety Disorder in Adults with Borderline Personality Disorder
Author: Cindy Aaronson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:49681994
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents

Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents
Author: Wendy K. Silverman,Andy P. Field
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2011-08-25
ISBN 10: 113949841X
ISBN 13: 9781139498418
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents Book Review:

Anxiety disorders are among the most prevalent mental health problems in childhood and adolescence. This fully revised new edition is an authoritative guide to the understanding and assessment of anxiety disorders in the young. The first section covers historical and conceptual issues, including cognitive and developmental processes, clinical and theoretical models, phenomenology and classification, and evidence-based assessment. Subsequent sections cover the biology of child and adolescent anxiety, and environmental influences including traumatic events, parenting and the impact of the peer group. The final section addresses prevention and treatment of anxiety. All chapters incorporate new advances in the field, explicitly differentiate between children and adolescents, and incorporate a developmental perspective. Written and edited by an international team of leading experts in the field, this is a key text for researchers, practitioners, students and clinical trainees with interests in child and adolescent anxiety.

A Fresh Look at Anxiety Disorders

A Fresh Look at Anxiety Disorders
Author: Federico Durbano
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 358
Release: 2015-09-09
ISBN 10: 9535121499
ISBN 13: 9789535121497
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Fresh Look at Anxiety Disorders Book Review:

This book, the ideal following of the previous New Insights into Anxiety Disorders, collects papers of a number of clinical psychiatrists all over the world, giving their contribution to the comprehension and clinical management of anxiety disorders. Following the previously edited book on anxiety, this new one will focus on some specific clinical issues such as PTSD, psychosomatics, and complementary approaches to anxiety management themes which were not discussed in the previous book.

Pediatric Anxiety Disorders

Pediatric Anxiety Disorders
Author: Roma A. Vasa,Amy Krain Roy
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 387
Release: 2014-07-08
ISBN 10: 1461465990
ISBN 13: 9781461465997
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pediatric Anxiety Disorders Book Review:

Over the past decade, significant advances in research methodology have stimulated dramatic progress in the field of child psychiatry in general, and in pediatric anxiety disorders, more specifically. Pediatric Anxiety Disorders: A Clinical Guide is a comprehensive and vital addition to the literature at an exciting time in the field of psychiatry. This state-of-the-art reference aims to bridge the most up-to-date research findings with relevant clinical perspectives, making it a unique and essential resource for established clinicians and researchers, as well as for students and trainees. The book is organized into four sections, each of which includes chapters on a specific area of interest. The first section reviews the current research regarding etiological mechanisms of pediatric anxiety. The second section provides in-depth descriptions of the anxiety disorders that affect children and adolescents. The third section summarizes the literature on empirically supported assessment tools and evidence based cognitive-behavioral and pharmacological interventions. Of special practical note, the authors of these chapters have included comprehensive summary tables that can serve as quick reference tools. The final section of the text is dedicated to understanding how anxiety manifests in two special populations, children with chronic medical illnesses and those with autism spectrum disorders. Pediatric Anxiety Disorders: A Clinical Guide is an authoritative new volume developed by a renowned collection of clinicians and researchers in the field of childhood anxiety disorders.

Pediatric Anxiety Disorders

Pediatric Anxiety Disorders
Author: Scott N. Compton,Marianne A. Villabo,Hanne Kristensen
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 570
Release: 2019-03-28
ISBN 10: 0128130059
ISBN 13: 9780128130056
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pediatric Anxiety Disorders Book Review:

Pediatric Anxiety Disorders provides a critical, updated and comprehensive overview of anxiety disorders in children and adolescents based on the current state of empirical research. The book provides specific clinical recommendations which integrate new knowledge from neuroscience and innovative delivery formats for interventions. This is the first reference to examine anxiety diagnoses in accordance with the latest edition of the DSM-5, including childhood onset disorders, such as Separation Anxiety Disorder, Selective Mutism, Specific Phobia, Social Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. The book assists clinicians in critically appraising the certainty of the evidence-base and the strength of clinical recommendations. Uses the latest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, the DSM-5 Includes the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) approach in assessing guideline development Focuses on advances in etiology, assessment and treatment Presents new advances in our understanding of the brain behind fear and anxiety Uses a stepped care approach to treatment

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
Author: American Psychiatric Association
Publsiher: Amer Psychiatric Pub
Total Pages: 132
Release: 1952
ISBN 10: 9780890420171
ISBN 13: 0890420173
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Book Review:

American Psychiatric Association The original DSM TM.

Prevalence Of Separation Anxiety Disorder In Adult Outpatients In Russia

Prevalence Of Separation Anxiety Disorder In Adult Outpatients In Russia
Author: Alla Avedisova
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:1250425808
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Prevalence Of Separation Anxiety Disorder In Adult Outpatients In Russia Book Review:

Objectives:The aim of the study was to assess the prevalence of adult separation anxiety disorder (ASAD) in an outpatient psychiatric network.Background:Studies of the prevalence of ASAD in a cohort of patients with anxiety and depressive disorders have not been previously conducted in Russia.Materials and Methods:Cohort of 557 outpatients ages 18 and above was assessed by the Adult Separation Anxiety Questionnaire (ASA-27). Patients who scored u226522 by the ASA-27 were examined using the clinical-psychopathological method, the Structured Clinical Interview for Separation AnxietySymptoms (SCI-SAS). The comorbid pathology was evaluated using the Mini-International Neuropsychiatric Interview (MINI).Results and Conclusions:Of the 557 patients examined using ASA-27, 138 patients (24.8%) scored of 22 points and above (37,2u00b112,4) and had some subclinical symptoms ASAD. The clinical-psychopathological analysis of these patients, as well as the use of SCI-SAS, allowed to estimate the prevalence of SAD in adults of 5,4% (30 patients). In the majority of patients (60%) ASAD first manifested in childhood. The average age of onset in these ASAD patients was 8,4u00b13,9. In 40% of cases, the patients had first onset of the disorder in adulthood, with an average age of 34,4u00b19,9 years. Data on concomitant disorders indicate high rates of comorbidity with other mental disorder: 63.3% of cases with mood disorders, 40% with anxiety disorders, 6.7% with schizotypal disorders. The results of this study show that there is a high prevalence of ASAD among outpatients. ASAD is associated with different comorbidities. Further study of ASAD is needed to develop approaches to managing patients with ASAD.

Handbook of Evidence Based Interventions for Children and Adolescents

Handbook of Evidence Based Interventions for Children and Adolescents
Author: Lea A. Theodore, PhD
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 534
Release: 2016-07-20
ISBN 10: 0826127959
ISBN 13: 9780826127952
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Evidence Based Interventions for Children and Adolescents Book Review:

A step-by-step resource for treating more than 40 prevalent issues with proven strategies This comprehensive handbook for evidence-based mental health and learning interventions with children and adolescents is distinguished by its explicit yet concise guidance on implementation in practice. With a compendium of proven strategies for resolving more than 40 of the most pressing and prevalent issues facing young people, the book provides immediate guidance and uniform step-by-step instructions for resolving issues ranging from psychopathological disorders to academic problems. Busy academics, practitioners, and trainees in schools and outpatient clinical settings will find this resource to be an invaluable desktop reference for facilitating well-informed decision-making. Unlike other volumes that ignore or merely reference the evidence base of various interventions, this book focuses on providing immediate, empirically supported guidance for putting these strategies into direct practice. Issues covered include crisis interventions and response, social and emotional issues, academic/learning issues, psychopathological disorders, neuropsychological disorders, and the behavioral management of childhood health issues. Each chapter follows a consistent format including a brief description of the problem and associated characteristics, etiology and contributing factors, and three evidence-based, step-by-step sets of instructions for implementation. Additionally, each chapter provides several websites offering further information about the topic. Featuring contributions from leading scholars and practitioners on each issue covered, this book will be a valuable resource for child clinical and school psychologists, counselors, social workers, and therapists as well as other health and mental health professionals whose primary practice is with children and adolescents. Key Features: Demonstrates step-by-step, evidence-based interventions for more than 40 common childhood issues Provides treatment procedures that can be immediately put into practice Covers a wide range of mental health and academic/learning issues for children and adolescents Relevance for both school-based and clinically-based practice Includes contributions by noted experts in the field

Social Anxiety Disorder

Social Anxiety Disorder
Author: National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health (Great Britain)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 323
Release: 2013-08-01
ISBN 10: 9781909726031
ISBN 13: 1909726036
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Anxiety Disorder Book Review:

Social anxiety disorder is persistent fear of (or anxiety about) one or more social situations that is out of proportion to the actual threat posed by the situation and can be severely detrimental to quality of life. Only a minority of people with social anxiety disorder receive help. Effective treatments do exist and this book aims to increase identification and assessment to encourage more people to access interventions. Covers adults, children and young people and compares the effects of pharmacological and psychological interventions. Commissioned by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE). The CD-ROM contains all of the evidence on which the recommendations are based, presented as profile tables (that analyse quality of data) and forest plots (plus, info on using/interpreting forest plots). This material is not available in print anywhere else.

Adult Separation Anxiety Disorder ASAD

Adult Separation Anxiety Disorder  ASAD
Author: Ryan C. Boddy
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:945380603
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Adult Separation Anxiety Disorder ASAD Book Review:

eparation anxiety (SA) is often thought to occur exclusively during childhood; however, recent research has identified a putative diagnosis of Adult Separation Anxiety Disorder (ASAD), which mirrors separation anxiety often exhibited during juvenile years. Several studies have suggested that exposure to certain parental features during childhood may lead to the development of ASAD, including parental depression, parental anxiety, and parental overprotection. This study aimed to address these hypotheses by examining retrospective report of exposure to specific parental features among a population of adults diagnosed with ASAD and to elucidate important clinical correlates related to ASAD, such as impairment in daily functioning. The present study used a survey design which was nationally representative and based on the National Comorbidity Survey-Replication and which consisted of a population of 436 participants with a lifetime diagnosis of ASAD and 2,438 participants with no history of a DSM-IV diagnosis. Participants were asked to respond retrospectively about their exposure to the above-mentioned parental features during childhood. Chi square tests revealed that participants with a diagnosis of Adult Separation Anxiety Disorder endorsed exposure to significantly more parental anxiety and parental depression. Additionally, chi square tests indicated that these individuals reported more features related to preoccupied attachment. Using survey participants with a diagnosis of ASAD or subclinical levels of ASAD, the effects of treatment on daily functioning, as well as the level of functional impairment associated with ASAD was measured. Individuals with a history of treatment for ASAD reported significantly more functional impairment in the area of work than those without treatment. An independent-samples t-test revealed that respondents with a diagnosis of ASAD endorsed significantly more parental overprotection than did respondents with no diagnosis. Last, the continuity hypothesis, which states that juvenile symptoms of separation anxiety continue into adulthood, was explored. A chi square goodness-of-fit test was used to determine whether these data fit the continuity hypothesis model. Results did not support the continuity hypothesis, as the number of participants who endorsed childhood separation anxiety was significantly lower than the expected count. Future research should aim to identify efficacious treatments for ASAD, as few studies to date have demonstrated effective means of treating patients with this disorder.

Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety Disorders
Author: Nese Kocabasoglu,Hulya Bingol Caglayan
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 138
Release: 2019-02-27
ISBN 10: 1789854814
ISBN 13: 9781789854817
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Anxiety Disorders Book Review:

In this book, we focus on children with anxiety disorders and the children whose parents were diagnosed with anxiety disorders in their lifetime. The aim is to investigate the different types of anxiety disorders with different underlying mechanisms. The developmental perspective will support a better understanding of the development of anxiety disorders and transition from childhood to adulthood. We believe this book will appeal to a wide audience of practicing psychiatrists, psychologists, psychiatric nurses, social workers and mental health professionals. It is our hope that many will find this book useful for training mental health professionals to give them the newest developmental point of view about prototype anxiety disorders. We dedicate this book to our lovely families, patients, and their families.

Separation Anxiety in Children and Adolescents

Separation Anxiety in Children and Adolescents
Author: Andrew R. Eisen,Charles E. Schaefer
Publsiher: Guilford Press
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2007-02-13
ISBN 10: 159385482X
ISBN 13: 9781593854829
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Separation Anxiety in Children and Adolescents Book Review:

This volume presents a unique, research-based approach to treating the prevalent, distressing, yet highly treatable problem of separartion anxiety. The authors provide step-by-step guidelines for planning and implementing the entire process of therapy with children, adolescents, and thier families--from intake and assessment through coping skills traning, cognitive-behavorial interventions, and relapse prevention. Comprehensive case examples illustrate the complexities of building strong relationships with families under stress and effectvely intervening with 3- to 17-year-olds across multiple situations (day and night) and settingd (home, extracurricular, school, and camp). The book is written for maximum accessibility for clinicians from any background, even those woth limited cognitive-behavioral therapy experience.

Handbook of Child and Adolescent Anxiety Disorders

Handbook of Child and Adolescent Anxiety Disorders
Author: Dean McKay,Eric A. Storch
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 532
Release: 2011-03-23
ISBN 10: 1441977848
ISBN 13: 9781441977847
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Child and Adolescent Anxiety Disorders Book Review:

Is it school refusal or separation anxiety disorder? Can preschoolers have panic attacks? Does food neophobia really exist? For readers seeking ways to improve assessment, case conceptualization, or treatment plans as well as a more general understanding of anxiety disorders among children, the Handbook of Child and Adolescent Anxiety Disorders addresses these and many other complex issues. A straightforward companion to the diagnostic manuals, this volume crosses theoretical boundaries to describe in depth the wide range of children’s anxiety disorders and to explain the developmental nuances that separate them from their adult analogues. Coverage includes: Diagnostic and etiological models of children’s anxiety disorders (i.e., genetic, cognitive-behavioral, taxonomic, neuropsychological, dimensional). Differential diagnosis guidelines for generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), phobic conditions, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in youth. Ancillary factors in child and adolescent anxiety (e.g., personality, temperament, parenting issues, and comorbid conditions). Psychological, pharmacological, and combined treatments for childhood anxiety disorders. Special populations and emerging areas of interest, including anxiety disorders in the contexts of chronic health problems and developmental disabilities. The Handbook of Child and Adolescent Anxiety Disorders is a must-have reference for researchers, clinicians, and graduate students in psychology, psychiatry, social work and counseling as well as allied professionals in hospitals, community mental health centers, schools, and private practice.

The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of The Treatment of Childhood and Adolescent Anxiety

The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of The Treatment of Childhood and Adolescent Anxiety
Author: Cecilia A. Essau,Thomas H. Ollendick
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2012-11-26
ISBN 10: 1118314492
ISBN 13: 9781118314494
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of The Treatment of Childhood and Adolescent Anxiety Book Review:

Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of the Treatment of Childhood and Adolescent Anxiety presents a collection of readings from leading experts that reveal the most effective evidence-based interventions for the prevention and treatment of anxiety disorders in children and adolescents. Features expertise of the foremost scientist-practitioners in the field of child and adolescent anxiety Includes state-of-the art information on psychological interventions from each author Written in a clear and easy-to-follow manner for a wide audience

Treating and Preventing Adolescent Mental Health Disorders

Treating and Preventing Adolescent Mental Health Disorders
Author: Dwight L. Evans
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 920
Release: 2017-08-11
ISBN 10: 0199928169
ISBN 13: 9780199928163
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Treating and Preventing Adolescent Mental Health Disorders Book Review:

Sponsored by the Adolescent Mental Health Initiative of the Annenberg Public Policy Center (APPC) of the University of Pennsylvania and the Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands Trust, Treating and Preventing Adolescent Mental Health Disorders, Second Edition, provides a major update since the first edition in 2005. It addresses the current state of knowledge about the major mental health disorders that emerge during adolescence, including updated DSM-5 diagnostic criteria. Here, six commissions established by the APPC and the Sunnylands Trust pool their expertise on adolescent anxiety, schizophrenia, substance use disorders, depression and bipolar disorders, eating disorders, and suicidal behavior in sections that thoroughly define each disorder, outline and assess available treatments, discuss prevention strategies, and suggest a research agenda based on what we know and don't yet know about these various conditions. Two additional behavioral disorders-gambling and internet addiction--are covered in this second edition. As a meaningful counterpoint to its primary focus on mental illness, the volume also incorporates the latest research from a seventh commission--on positive youth development--which addresses how we can fully prepare young people to be happy and successful throughout their lives. Concluding chapters discuss overarching issues regarding the behavioral and mental health of adolescents: overcoming the stigma of mental illness, the research, policy, and practice context for the delivery of evidence-based treatments, and the development of a more robust agenda to advance adolescent health. Integrating the work of eminent scholars in both psychology and psychiatry, this work will be an essential volume for academics and practicing clinicians and will serve as a wake-up call to mental health professionals and policy makers alike about the state of our nation's response to the needs of adolescents with mental disorders.

Separation Anxiety

Separation Anxiety
Author: Christian Rivera
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 113
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 9781634839556
ISBN 13: 1634839552
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Separation Anxiety Book Review:

Separation anxiety disorder (SAD) is a common childhood anxiety disorder characterized by extreme anxiety in children due to the fear of separation from the primary attachment figure or from home. The authors of this book examine separation anxiety and sleep problems in infants; provide information on the pathophysiology of SAD and how it can affect the communication skills of children. Furthermore, separation anxiety can also occur in adults. The authors examine separation anxiety in parents of adolescent daughters and potential treatment options for adult separation anxiety disorder based on contemporary psychodynamic models.

Ask a Manager

Ask a Manager
Author: Alison Green
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2018-05-01
ISBN 10: 0399181822
ISBN 13: 9780399181825
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ask a Manager Book Review:

From the creator of the popular website Ask a Manager and New York’s work-advice columnist comes a witty, practical guide to 200 difficult professional conversations—featuring all-new advice! There’s a reason Alison Green has been called “the Dear Abby of the work world.” Ten years as a workplace-advice columnist have taught her that people avoid awkward conversations in the office because they simply don’t know what to say. Thankfully, Green does—and in this incredibly helpful book, she tackles the tough discussions you may need to have during your career. You’ll learn what to say when • coworkers push their work on you—then take credit for it • you accidentally trash-talk someone in an email then hit “reply all” • you’re being micromanaged—or not being managed at all • you catch a colleague in a lie • your boss seems unhappy with your work • your cubemate’s loud speakerphone is making you homicidal • you got drunk at the holiday party Praise for Ask a Manager “A must-read for anyone who works . . . [Alison Green’s] advice boils down to the idea that you should be professional (even when others are not) and that communicating in a straightforward manner with candor and kindness will get you far, no matter where you work.”—Booklist (starred review) “The author’s friendly, warm, no-nonsense writing is a pleasure to read, and her advice can be widely applied to relationships in all areas of readers’ lives. Ideal for anyone new to the job market or new to management, or anyone hoping to improve their work experience.”—Library Journal (starred review) “I am a huge fan of Alison Green’s Ask a Manager column. This book is even better. It teaches us how to deal with many of the most vexing big and little problems in our workplaces—and to do so with grace, confidence, and a sense of humor.”—Robert Sutton, Stanford professor and author of The No Asshole Rule and The Asshole Survival Guide “Ask a Manager is the ultimate playbook for navigating the traditional workforce in a diplomatic but firm way.”—Erin Lowry, author of Broke Millennial: Stop Scraping By and Get Your Financial Life Together

Freeing Your Child from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Freeing Your Child from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Author: Tamar Chansky, Ph.D.
Publsiher: Harmony
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2011-06-15
ISBN 10: 030779444X
ISBN 13: 9780307794444
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Freeing Your Child from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Book Review:

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.