DR. AUREEN PINTO WAGNER is Director of The Anxiety Wellness Center in Cary, NC, Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the International OCD Foundation. Dr. Wagner is a clinical child psychologist, anxiety treatment expert and sought-after international speaker who is recognized for her unique Worry Hill(R) treatment approach. She is the author of several highly acclaimed books on anxiety and its treatment.
Up and Down the Worry Hill: A Children's Book about Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and its Treatmentby Aureen Pinto Wagner Ph.D., Paul A. Jutton (Illustrator)
Over one million children and adolescents in the US suffer from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), a baffling illness that can be debilitating for the child in school, with friends and family. Help is now available! Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is the gold standard of treatment for OCD, and offers youngsters and their families the path to mastery over OCD. In this uniquely creative and heart-warming book, Dr. Wagner, an internationally recognized expert in the treatment of childhood OCD, uses the powerful real-life metaphor of the Worry Hill to describe OCD and its treatment clearly and simply through the eyes of a child. Children and adults will identify with Casey's struggle with OCD, his sense of hope when he learns about treatment, his relief that neither he nor his parents are to blame, and eventually, his victory over OCD.Parents and Professionals can use this book alone or together with the companion book, What to do when your Child has Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. This is the only children's OCD book that has a companion book for parents.
- Lighthouse Press, Incorporated NY
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- Product dimensions:
- 9.75(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)
- Age Range:
- 4 - 8 Years
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I have OCD and noticed my son displaying some signs of it. I bought the book to help him talk about it. The book helped him feel better and he opened up to me telling me how he has been feeling. My son is 7 years old. I think it is a very good book for those that have OCD.
This book made my son feel SO much better - immediately after he read it! Knowing he wasn't 'crazy' as well as giving clear information on what he could do to control his OCD instead of it controlling him made all the difference in the world! Riding Up and Down the Hill is exactly what we did to help in the exposure therapy and ritual prevention and he was able to 'hold on' until we reached the top of the hill and then he was so happy to ride down the other side. In turn, his OCD 'shrank'. He was so proud of himself and so was I! I also highly recommend the other book Dr. Wagner wrote entitled 'What to Do When Your Child Has OCD'. It's a must for parents!! Thank you Dr. Wagner!!! You are wonderful and have made such an impact on my son, his OCD and our family!!
My daughter, who's 7, read this book almost entirely independently. She has had OCD for years, but had never encountered other children who have the disorder. To read about Casey and other kids who are dealing with this, plus seeing that there is a way to overcome it, was so enlightening for her. Dr. Wagner breaks everything down so well so that a child can understand this very confusing disorder.