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Author Foa, Edna B.

Title If your adolescent has an anxiety disorder : an essential resource for parents / Edna B. Foa and Linda Wasmer Andrews.

Publication Info. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.

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Description x, 227 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
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Series The Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands' adolescent mental health initiative
Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands' adolescent mental health initiative.
Note "The Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 219) and index.
Contents 1. Introduction : uneasy minds -- How this book can help -- How this book is organized -- The people behind the book -- 2. Anxiety disorders : what they are, where they come from -- Three snapshots of anxiety -- Seven types of anxiety disorders -- About one out of every 20 teens -- From anxiety to disorder -- Coexisting conditions -- The psychology of anxiety -- The biology of anxiety -- The genetics of anxiety -- Dangers of doing nothing -- Benefits of getting help -- 3. Social anxiety disorder : afraid of embarrassment -- One family's story -- Beyond self-consciousness -- Social anxiety disorder in adolescents -- Causes and contributors -- Diagnosis and treatment -- Supporting your teen at home -- Working with your teen's teacher -- Looking to the future -- 4. Generalized anxiety disorder : worried about everything -- One family's story -- Ultimate worrywarts -- GAD in adolescents -- Causes and contributors -- Diagnosis and treatment -- Supporting your teen at home -- Working with your teen's teacher -- Looking to the future -- 5. Obsessive-compulsive disorder : caught in a mind trap -- One family's story -- Rituals and routines -- OCD in adolescents -- Causes and contributors -- Diagnosis and treatment -- Supporting your teen at home -- Working with your teen's teacher -- Looking to the future -- 6. Post-traumatic stress disorder : failure to recover from a trauma -- One family's story -- Aftershocks of trauma -- PTSD in adolescents -- Causes and contributors -- Diagnosis and treatment -- Supporting your teen at home -- Working with your teen's teacher -- Looking to the future -- 7. Treatment and recovery : a close-up of the process -- Getting a diagnosis -- Finding appropriate therapy -- Choosing a therapist -- Pros and cons of medication -- Dealing with insurance issues -- Solving problems at school -- Support for you and your teen -- 8. Call to action : fighting stigma, empowering your teen -- Dispelling societal myths -- Promoting self-acceptance -- The next leg of your journey -- Appendix. Diagnostic criteria -- Glossary.
Summary Growing up can be stressful for any teenager, but it is considerably harder for the many adolescents who develop an anxiety disorder. This book is an essential guide for parents, teachers, or other adults involved with teenagers who may be affected by these disorders. By bringing together two strands of expertise-that of mental health professionals and of parents who have lived through the experience of their own teenager's mental illness--If Your Adolescent Has an Anxiety Disorder provides adult readers with the clinical information and practical advice they need to understand and help the teen. There are chapters detailing four of the different types of anxiety disorders, including social anxiety, generalized anxiety, obsessive-compulsive, and post-traumatic stress disorders. Each includes a clearly written definition, a discussion of factors that can contribute to developing the disorder, treatment information, and case studies based on a real family's own experience with the disease. Tips and quotes from parents are sprinkled liberally throughout the text, and helpful sidebars provide more detailed information. The authors also provide a chapter fully dedicated to discussing treatment options, including what role parents play in treatment, how to juggle treatment and school, and how to handle insurance and managed care issues knowing the right information about anxiety disorders is the first step towards helping adolescents who are dealing with them grow to become healthy, happy adults.
Subject Anxiety in children.
Anxiety in children -- Treatment.
Angoisse chez l'adolescent.
Angoisse chez l'adolescent -- Traitement.
Added Author Andrews, Linda Wasmer.
Annenberg Public Policy Center.
ISBN 0195181514 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
0195181506 (cloth : acid-free paper)
9780195181517 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
9780195181500 (cloth : acid-free paper)

 
    
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