Freeing Your Child from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

A Powerful, Practical Program for Parents of Children and Adolescents

Freeing Your Child from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

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. From the Hardcover edition.

The OCD Workbook

Your Guide to Breaking Free from Obsessive-compulsive Disorder

The OCD Workbook

This revised edition ofThe OCD Workbook contains new findings on the causes of OCD, including developments in genetic research. It offers information on treatment options like neurosurgery and new medications and a new chapter on day-to-day coping strategies for people with OCD. The new edition includes expanded coverage of related disorders like body dysmorphic disorder, trichotillomania, and skin picking. New information on relapse prevention, OCD in children, and family involvement in OCD round out this important book. Learn about the causes and symptoms of OCD Design a self-directed cognitive behavior treatment plan Build a strong base of family support Evaluate professional treatment options Maintain your progress and deal with setbacks

Primary Care of the Child With a Chronic Condition E-Book

Primary Care of the Child With a Chronic Condition E-Book

Written by nurse practitioners for nurse practitioners, this one-of-a-kind resource provides the expert guidance you need to provide comprehensive primary care to children with special needs and their families. It addresses specific conditions that require alterations in standard primary care and offers practical advice on managing the major issues common to children with chronic conditions. A consistent format makes it easy to locate essential information on each condition. Plus, valuable resources help you manage the issues and gaps in health care coverage that may hinder quality care. This is the only book authored by Nurse Practitioners that focuses on managing the primary health care needs of children with chronic conditions. More than 60 expert contributors provide the most current information available on specific conditions. Comprehensive summary boxes at the end of all chronic conditions chapters provide at-a-glance access to key information. Resource lists at the end of each chronic condition chapter direct you to helpful websites, national organizations, and additional sources of information that you can share with parents and families. Updated references ensure you have access to the most current, evidence-based coverage of the latest research findings and management protocols. Four new chapters — Celiac Disease, Eating Disorders, Muscular Dystrophy, and Obesity — keep you up to date with the latest developments in treating these conditions. Autism content is updated with the latest research on autism spectrum disorders, including current methods of evaluation, identification, and management. Coverage of systems of care features new information on how to help families obtain high-quality and cost-effective coordinated services within our complex health care system. Easy-to-find boxes in the chronic conditions chapters summarize important information on treatment, associated problems, clinical manifestations, and differential diagnosis.

Help your Child or Teen Get Back On Track

What Parents and Professionals Can Do for Childhood Emotional and Behavioral Problems

Help your Child or Teen Get Back On Track

Help Your Child or Teen Get Back on Track offers specific self-help interventions and a wide-ranging, practical discussion of the types of professional help available for a child or adolescent with emotional and behavioral problems. The book covers topics that would be discussed during a consultation with a child psychiatrist. The first section offers practical guidance and ideas to help parents understand their child's problems and learn to distinguish between normal disruption and that which warrants professional treatment. The second section of the book includes useful information for those parents who are considering, seeking, or already involved with professional help for their child. Essential reading for parents who are worried about a child or adolescent with emotional and behavioral problems, this book is also a useful resource for social workers, psychologists, school counselors, pediatricians, and adult psychiatrists.

Tarascon Pediatric Psychiatrica

Tarascon Pediatric Psychiatrica

Now in an easy-to-read, larger Deluxe format, the Tarascon Pediatric Psychiatrica is filled with tables and charts, providing facts and treatment options for common psychological disorders from infancy to adolescence. This must-have clinical resource includes vital information on infant, child and adolescent disorder classification and treatment, epidemiology and biostatistics, human development, diagnostic evaluation, psychopharmacology, management of psychiatric medical emergencies and more. The Tarascon Pediatric Psychiatrica is the ultimate portable reference for the busy psychiatrist, psychologist, primary care physician or other health care professionals in the field of pediatric psychiatry.

Primary Care of the Child with a Chronic Condition

Primary Care of the Child with a Chronic Condition

Contains up-to-date information which addresses major issues common to the care of all children with chronic conditions, including: the role of the primary care provider; the impact of a chronic condition on the child's development, as well as its impact on the family and school issues; ethical and cultural concerns; managing care coordination; transition to adulthood; and the financial resources needed to support the child.

Clinical behavior therapy

adults and children

Clinical behavior therapy

A timely clinical resource on the most widely used treatment approach Edited by Michel Hersen, a recognized expert in the field, Clinical Behavior Therapy provides up-to-the-minute information on both traditional and current issues surrounding the treatment of child, adolescent, and adult disorders. Featuring an impressive list of contributors on the cutting edge of behavior therapy research, this valuable resource aids clinicians in achieving the most common goals in performing psychotherapy with adults and children, including describing the case succinctly, determining the best method to assess the client, dealing with complications during the course of treatment, ensuring continuation of therapeutic gains, and assessing overall treatment effectiveness. Topics covered include: * Major depressive disorder * Panic and agoraphobia * Posttraumatic stress disorder * Bulimia nervosa * Borderline personality disorder * Alcohol abuse * Marital dysfunction * Childhood depression * Obsessive-compulsive disorder * Social phobia * Anorexia nervosa * Conduct disorder * Mental retardation * Elimination disorder Along with a description of each disorder and chief complaints, every chapter addresses behavioral assessment, medical consultation, the course of treatment, therapist/client factors, and recommendations on termination and follow-up. Also considered are the more contemporaneous issues, such as managed care, case conceptualization, and rationale for treatment choice. The text's attention to the increased emphasis on accountability, assessment, clear conceptuali-zation, and treatment effectiveness makes Clinical Behavior Therapy a vital contribution to the field.

Stress and Anxiety-Related Disorders

Stress and Anxiety-Related Disorders

Presents various anxiety related disorders, including post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and panic attacks, and discusses the symptoms, history, and treatment of these disorders.

Therapy in the Real World

Effective Treatments for Challenging Problems

Therapy in the Real World

Helping beginning and experienced therapists cope with the myriad challenges of working in agencies, clinics, hospitals, and private practice, this book distills the leading theories and best practices in the field. The authors provide a clear approach to engaging diverse clients and building rapport; interweaving evidence-based techniques to meet therapeutic goals; and intervening effectively with individuals, families, groups, and larger systems. Practitioners will find tools for addressing the needs of their clients while caring for themselves and avoiding burnout; students will find a clear-headed framework for making use of the variety of approaches available in mental health practice.