A Parent Guide to Hair Pulling Disorder: Effective Parenting Strategies for Children (formerly, “Stay Out of My Hair”) with Trichotillomania is a guide for parents of children with compulsive hair pulling, or trichotillomania, that explains the nature and causes of the problem and methods for treatment and obtaining help. The book also addresses the particular challenges… More A Parent Guide To Hair Pulling Disorder
Written by the parent of a child who suffers from depression, this book provides a wealth of information on depression and tips for coping.
Sherman Smith saw the most terrible thing happen. At first he tried to forget about it, but soon something inside him started to bother him. He felt nervous for no reason. Sometimes his stomach hurt. He had bad dreams. And he started to feel angry and do mean things, which got him in trouble. Then… More A Terrible Thing Happened
Powerfully illustrated, A Thought Is Just a Thought is the compelling and sympathetic story of Jenny, who suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). It describes Jenny’s visits with her mother to a doctor. He notices that Jenny is afraid to stop tapping the wall with her fingers for fear that her sister won’t come home, and… More A Thought Is Just A Thought: A Story Of Living With OCD
Dr. Jamison is one of the foremost authorities on manic-depressive (bipolar) illness; she has also experienced it firsthand. For even while she was pursuing her career in academic medicine, Jamison found herself succumbing to the same exhilarating highs and catastrophic depressions that afflicted many of her patients, as her disorder launched her into ruinous spending sprees, episodes… More An Unquiet Mind; A Memoir Of Moods And Madness
This book offers a different and unique yet effective approach to help children and teens push through their fears, worries, and phobias to ultimately become more resilient, independent, and happy. Using current research and contemporary examples, this book exposes the most common anxiety-enhancing patterns— reassurance, accommodation, avoidance, and poor problem solving which may, unknowingly reinforce… More Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents
Many people suffer from feelings of stress and anxiety in their everyday lives. For people with Asperger syndrome (AS), this stress can be particularly difficult to manage. On a daily basis people with AS must fit into a world that seems totally foreign to them, and this can increase feelings of alienation and anxiety, making… More Asperger Syndrome and Anxiety: A Guide to Successful Stress Management
The author expands the traditional model of attachment focused therapy, applying it to a family therapy setting. Drawing on more than 20 years of clinical experience, Hughes presents his comprehensive, effective, and accessible treatment model for working with all members of a family, not simply the individual in question to recognize, resolve, and heal personal… More Attachment-Focused Family Therapy
Attachment is the deep and enduring connection established between a child and caregiver in the first few years of life. It profoundly influences every component of the mind, body, emotions, relationships, and values. Disrupted attachment not only leads to emotional and social problems, but also results in biochemical consequences in the developing brain. Attachment, Trauma,… More Attachment, Trauma, And Healing
The seven true stories in this book, told by nine parents, were selected from interviews conducted by sisters Mary and Elin Widdifield, and interwoven with one sister’s own experiences. Told with remarkable candor, these stories offer more insight than any single story or academic analysis. This book provides a shared voice for millions of people… More Behind the Wall: The True Story of Mental Illness as Told by Parents
Dr. Mondimore offers practical information regarding the symptoms, diagnosis, and causes such as how symptoms fluctuate in persons with seasonal affective disorder, how they can lead to a mistaken diagnosis of attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder in children, and how they may be made worse by alcohol or drug addiction. Dr. Mondimore gives advice about how to… More Bipolar Disorder: A Guide For Patients And Families (3rd Edition)
Bipolar disorders are different in children than in adults. There are some diagnostic criteria unique to children. This book covers the range of topics that parents need to know about in order to help their children: Description of the range of bipolar disorders; Diagnostic criteria, current and proposed, including comparisons to common misdiagnoses; Family life… More Bipolar Disorders: A Guide To Helping Children and Adolescents
Children who have Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder are helped to understand their problem as this storybook describes the mechanisms of the disorder and its most common symptoms. Using animals as the main characters, it is humorous, heartwarming and inspiring. Ages 5 and up.
Meet Blueloon a sad little balloon who is suffering from depression. With help from the wise rock, Blueloon learns what he can do to bounce back to being the way he used to be bright, round, and full with a very straight string! Although clinical depression is often thought of as an adult disease, it… More Blueloon
This comprehensive guide thoroughly explains what BPD is and what a patient’s treatment options are, including the treatment called dialectic behavior therapy. Author Blaise A. Aguirre, M.D., one of the foremost experts in the field, describes recent advances in treatments and brings into focus what we do and don’t know about this condition.
Children with bipolar disorder frequently are able to identify with Brandon’s moods as he cycles between depression and mania. When symptoms differ from those of the character, reading the book still opens dialogue about the illness. The book provides comfort as Brandon learns that he is not the only one who struggles with this inner… More Brandon And The Bipolar Bear: A Story For Children With Bipolar Disorder
Written by leading experts on OCD, this step-by-step guide is written for adolescents with OCD and their families, to be used in home treatment or as a self-help book. Using the principles of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), which is the proven method for helping those with OCD, it offers teenagers a structured plan of treatment… More Breaking Free from OCD: A CBT Guide for Young People and Their Families
The information and resources in this guide provide primary care health professionals with the tools needed to promote mental health in children, adolescents, and their families. It also helps them recognize the early stages of mental health problems and mental disorders, and to intervene appropriately.
This two-volume tool kit that accompanies Volume I, provides hands-on tools for health care professionals and families for use in screening, care management, and health education.
Young Alex’s father had been a policeman until he began to suffer from depression, perhaps the most common mental health issue we face. Alex’s questions are those that are often asked by the children of parents who have depression: is the parent simply lazy? Does he no longer care? And is it something I can… More Can I Catch It Like A Cold?: Coping With a Parent’s Depression