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Worried Child Recognizing Anxiety in Children and Helping Them Heal

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ISBN-10: 0897934202

ISBN-13: 9780897934206

Edition: 2004

Authors: Paul Foxman

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Book details

List price: $21.99
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 1/16/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
How This Book Can Help
My Experience with Anxiety
Anxiety in Children: When Is It Normal, When Is It a Disorder?
What Is Anxiety?
What Is Anxiety and Why Is It So Prevalent Today?
Threats That Lead to Anxiety in Children
The Role of Stress in Children's Anxiety
Emotions and Anxiety
Cognitive Patterns and Anxiety
Three Ingredients in Anxiety
Childhood Anxiety Disorders
Children's Normal Fears
Anxiety Disorders in Children
Mixed Anxiety Disorders
Secondary Depression
Other Disorders Associated with Anxiety
Anxiety Disorders at Different Ages
Personality Traits in Anxious Children
The "Anxiety Personality Style"
Cognitive Patterns of the Anxious Child
Assets and Liabilities of the Anxiety Personality Style
Identifying Anxious Children in School and Day Care
What Parents Can Do
Sources of Anxiety in Children and How You Can Help to Counteract Them
Before and Beyond Birth: Developmental Stages and the Roots of Anxiety
Bonding
Brain Development and Anxiety
Early Child Development and Anxiety
What Parents Can Do
The Family and Anxiety in Children
Divorce
Child Abuse
Performance Pressure
Families and Feelings
Other Family Patterns and Styles
Sexuality
Drug and Alcohol Abuse
Religion and Spirituality
Discipline
Parents' Own Anxiety
Stress in Parents
Other Things Parents Can Do
Society and Anxiety
Dangers in the Environment
Natural Disasters
Lack of Health Care for Children
Sexual Abuse
Violations of Trust and Power
Children as Exploited Consumers
Drug and Alcohol Issues
Obesity and Related Health Problems
Terrorism, War, and Child Anxiety
My Anxiety about War
Terrorism
Government Responses to Terrorism
What Parents Can Do
Anxiety in School
Grading Our Schools
How Schools Create Stress and Anxiety in Children
Learning Styles
Multiple Intelligences
Emotional Intelligence
Personality Integration
Social Stress and Anxiety
Bullying, Teasing, and Violence in Schools
Theft in Schools
Academic Sources of Anxiety
Homework Stress and Anxiety
When Does College Begin?
What Parents Can Do
The Media and Child Anxiety
Television and Movies
Music
Video Games
Inadequate Rating Systems
Internet Surfing
What Parents Can Do
Treating Anxiety in Children
Biochemistry, Medication, and Nature's Remedies
Help Often Begins with the Family Doctor
Biochemical Approach to Treating Anxiety
Brief History of Drug Treatment for Anxiety
Pros and Cons of Medication for Children's Anxiety
Alternative-Medicine Approaches
Psychotherapy for Anxious Children
When to Seek Therapy
How to Choose a Therapist for Your Anxious Child
How Therapists Evaluate Anxious Children
Types of Therapy for Anxious Children
Components of Therapy for Anxious Children
Treatment Progress
Health-Insurance and Managed-Care Issues
A Chapter for Young People: What You Can Do to Help Treat Your Own Anxiety
What's Good about Anxiety?
What You Should Know about Anxiety
How to Relax and Why
How to Control Stress
Are You Having Fun Yet?
Are You "Too Sensitive"?
Are You a Perfectionist?
Do You Worry a Lot?
How to Stop Unwanted Thoughts or Behavior
How to Speak Up for Yourself
Are Your Parents Divorced?
Does School Make You Anxious or Stressed?
Bad Things That Can Happen and What You Can Do
How Do You Feel?
The Good and Bad News about Television, Movies, Video Games, and Music
Good Foods and Bad Foods for Anxiety
Should You Get Professional Help?
Medicine for Anxiety
Case Examples
Social Anxiety
Generalized Anxiety
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Group Therapy for Adolescent Social Anxiety
Panic Disorder and Separation Anxiety
Divorce, Separation Anxiety, and Emetophobia
Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) and Anxiety Associated with a Medical Condition
Quick Cure for Generalized Anxiety Disorder
PTSD with Mixed Anxiety Disorder
In Closing
What Schools Can Do to Reduce Anxiety
Alternatives to Tests and Numerical Grades
Group Learning and Multi-Age Classes
Safety and Violence
Relationship Between School and Family
Curriculum Considerations
Use of Technology
Honor Code
Resources
Bibliography
Index