Coping with an Anxious or Depressed Child: A Guide for Parents and Carers

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Does your child suffer from anxiety or depression? Are you at a loss as to what to do about it? This navigational tool, written by eminent clinical psychologist Sam Cartwright-Hatton, will tell you how to give your child the best chance of recovery, as well as offer insight into the often complicated systems of mental healthcare.
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Coping with an Anxious or Depressed Child: A CBT Guide for Parents and Children

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Overview


Does your child suffer from anxiety or depression? Are you at a loss as to what to do about it? This navigational tool, written by eminent clinical psychologist Sam Cartwright-Hatton, will tell you how to give your child the best chance of recovery, as well as offer insight into the often complicated systems of mental healthcare.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781851684823
  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications
  • Publication date: 1/25/2007
  • Series: Coping With (Oneworld) Series
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 1,387,394
  • Product dimensions: 5.33 (w) x 8.44 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Table of Contents


Series Foreword     ix
Is this book for you?     1
Who is this book for?     1
What are anxiety and depression?     1
What this book covers     5
Section 1
Are anxiety and depression common in childhood, and will they grow out of it?     11
How common are anxiety and depression in childhood?     11
Will they grow out of it?     12
Are anxiety and depression harmful for my child?     12
What is the outlook for my child?     13
What causes anxiety and depression in children and adolescents?     17
Genetics and personality     17
Learning     19
Whose fault is it that my child is like this?     22
Psychological treatments for anxious and depressed children     25
Information on different professionals you may come across     25
How to get help     28
What sort of treatment will my child be offered?     32
Medications for anxious and depressed children     39
Drugs just for anxiety     40
Drugs that work for both depression and anxiety     41
What are the circumstances in which doctors can prescribe medication for my child?     43
What are the side effects of these medications?     44
What should I do when my child wants to come off medication?     44
Other things to note about medication     45
A note on herbal remedies     45
Section 2
A few basics that can make all the difference     49
Diet     49
Sleep     51
Routines     53
Exercise     54
'Pleasure and Mastery'     55
A stable, safe, predictable(ish) home life     59
The Seven Confident Thoughts     59
Special Time     60
Happy Family Times     62
Communicating well within your family     63
Boosting your child's self-esteem and confidence     69
Play to your child's strengths     70
Push them to try new things     70
Making sure your child gets a confidence boost every week     73
On their best behaviour: getting your kids to do what you want without tears and tantrums     75
Getting more good behaviour     75
Praise     78
Rewards and bribes     80
The magic of star charts     88
On their best behaviour: getting your kids to do what you want without tears and tantrums     95
Getting less bad behaviour and less anxious behaviour     95
Ignoring     96
Dealing with dangerous and destructive behaviours: Time Out     101
Dealing with non-compliances: Consequences     105
Dealing with fears and worries     111
Fears     112
Worries     119
Facing facts     133
Your own state of mind     133
Marital discord     137
What schools and teachers can do to help     139
How to get school on your side     140
Who do I talk to?     140
What do I tell them?     140
What about bullying?     147
Who to talk to if school are unhelpful     148
A final note - how can you help school to help your child?     150
Rounding up     153
Appendix     155
Index     161
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