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The Worried Child : Recognising Anxiety in Children and Helping Them Heal - Paul Foxman

The Worried Child

Recognising Anxiety in Children and Helping Them Heal

Paperback Published: 16th January 2004
ISBN: 9780897934206
Number Of Pages: 304

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Anxiety in children decreases their intellectual, emotional, and social development, as well as physical health. Author Paul Foxman believes there are three interacting ingredients that contribute to anxiety in children--biological sensitivity, personality, and stress overload. "The Worried Child shows that anxiety is preventable--or can be minimized--by raising children's self-confidence, increasing social and self-control skills, and teaching them how to play, relax, and communicate their feelings and needs. Written for parents and teachers and anyone dealing with children, the guide covers the importance of adequate rest, sleep, and exercise and provides detailed lists, skill exercises, sample dialogues, and case studies. It also presents extensive information on the various types and symptoms of anxiety disorders. Advice for educators, health care professionals, childcare workers, and psychotherapists is included along with a chapter and tutorial written specifically for children.

Forewordp. x
Acknowledgmentsp. xii
Introductionp. 1
How This Book Can Helpp. 4
My Experience with Anxietyp. 5
Anxiety in Children: When Is It Normal, When Is It a Disorder?p. 7
What Is Anxiety?p. 8
What Is Anxiety and Why Is It So Prevalent Today?p. 9
Threats That Lead to Anxiety in Childrenp. 11
The Role of Stress in Children's Anxietyp. 12
Emotions and Anxietyp. 16
Cognitive Patterns and Anxietyp. 17
Three Ingredients in Anxietyp. 17
Childhood Anxiety Disordersp. 21
Children's Normal Fearsp. 21
Anxiety Disorders in Childrenp. 23
Mixed Anxiety Disordersp. 37
Secondary Depressionp. 37
Other Disorders Associated with Anxietyp. 38
Anxiety Disorders at Different Agesp. 38
Personality Traits in Anxious Childrenp. 41
The "Anxiety Personality Style"p. 41
Cognitive Patterns of the Anxious Childp. 43
Assets and Liabilities of the Anxiety Personality Stylep. 44
Identifying Anxious Children in School and Day Carep. 44
What Parents Can Dop. 45
Sources of Anxiety in Children and How You Can Help to Counteract Themp. 53
Before and Beyond Birth: Developmental Stages and the Roots of Anxietyp. 54
Bondingp. 54
Brain Development and Anxietyp. 62
Early Child Development and Anxietyp. 65
What Parents Can Dop. 68
The Family and Anxiety in Childrenp. 70
Divorcep. 71
Child Abusep. 81
Performance Pressurep. 83
Families and Feelingsp. 85
Other Family Patterns and Stylesp. 87
Sexualityp. 88
Drug and Alcohol Abusep. 90
Religion and Spiritualityp. 91
Disciplinep. 95
Parents' Own Anxietyp. 99
Stress in Parentsp. 103
Other Things Parents Can Dop. 107
Society and Anxietyp. 110
Dangers in the Environmentp. 111
Natural Disastersp. 112
Lack of Health Care for Childrenp. 114
Sexual Abusep. 116
Violations of Trust and Powerp. 123
Children as Exploited Consumersp. 125
Drug and Alcohol Issuesp. 127
Obesity and Related Health Problemsp. 128
Terrorism, War, and Child Anxietyp. 131
My Anxiety about Warp. 131
Terrorismp. 134
Government Responses to Terrorismp. 136
What Parents Can Dop. 139
Anxiety in Schoolp. 144
Grading Our Schoolsp. 144
How Schools Create Stress and Anxiety in Childrenp. 145
Learning Stylesp. 146
Multiple Intelligencesp. 147
Emotional Intelligencep. 149
Personality Integrationp. 150
Social Stress and Anxietyp. 152
Bullying, Teasing, and Violence in Schoolsp. 153
Theft in Schoolsp. 154
Academic Sources of Anxietyp. 155
Homework Stress and Anxietyp. 155
When Does College Begin?p. 156
What Parents Can Dop. 159
The Media and Child Anxietyp. 162
Television and Moviesp. 162
Musicp. 168
Video Gamesp. 170
Inadequate Rating Systemsp. 172
Internet Surfingp. 172
What Parents Can Dop. 173
Treating Anxiety in Childrenp. 177
Biochemistry, Medication, and Nature's Remediesp. 178
Help Often Begins with the Family Doctorp. 178
Biochemical Approach to Treating Anxietyp. 180
Brief History of Drug Treatment for Anxietyp. 181
Pros and Cons of Medication for Children's Anxietyp. 181
Alternative-Medicine Approachesp. 184
Psychotherapy for Anxious Childrenp. 192
When to Seek Therapyp. 192
How to Choose a Therapist for Your Anxious Childp. 193
How Therapists Evaluate Anxious Childrenp. 194
Types of Therapy for Anxious Childrenp. 195
Components of Therapy for Anxious Childrenp. 199
Treatment Progressp. 212
Health-Insurance and Managed-Care Issuesp. 213
A Chapter for Young People: What You Can Do to Help Treat Your Own Anxietyp. 216
What's Good about Anxiety?p. 216
What You Should Know about Anxietyp. 217
How to Relax and Whyp. 220
How to Control Stressp. 222
Are You Having Fun Yet?p. 224
Are You "Too Sensitive"?p. 225
Are You a Perfectionist?p. 226
Do You Worry a Lot?p. 227
How to Stop Unwanted Thoughts or Behaviorp. 228
How to Speak Up for Yourselfp. 229
Are Your Parents Divorced?p. 230
Does School Make You Anxious or Stressed?p. 231
Bad Things That Can Happen and What You Can Dop. 233
How Do You Feel?p. 234
The Good and Bad News about Television, Movies, Video Games, and Musicp. 235
Good Foods and Bad Foods for Anxietyp. 238
Should You Get Professional Help?p. 240
Medicine for Anxietyp. 241
Case Examplesp. 243
Social Anxietyp. 243
Generalized Anxietyp. 244
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorderp. 246
Group Therapy for Adolescent Social Anxietyp. 248
Panic Disorder and Separation Anxietyp. 252
Divorce, Separation Anxiety, and Emetophobiap. 256
Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) and Anxiety Associated with a Medical Conditionp. 257
Quick Cure for Generalized Anxiety Disorderp. 259
PTSD with Mixed Anxiety Disorderp. 260
In Closingp. 263
What Schools Can Do to Reduce Anxietyp. 264
Alternatives to Tests and Numerical Gradesp. 264
Group Learning and Multi-Age Classesp. 266
Safety and Violencep. 269
Relationship Between School and Familyp. 270
Curriculum Considerationsp. 272
Use of Technologyp. 273
Honor Codep. 273
Resourcesp. 275
Bibliographyp. 279
Indexp. 283
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ISBN: 9780897934206
ISBN-10: 0897934202
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 16th January 2004
Publisher: Hunter House Inc.,U.S.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.5  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.43

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