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Straight talk about your child's mental health : what to do when something seems wrong

Author: Stephen V Faraone
Publisher: New York : Guilford Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Dr. Faraone provides guidance on taking good care of your child's psychological health. Learning what's typical for kids of your child's age and how mental health practitioners distinguish between an everyday challenge of childhood, a passing phase, and a diagnosable illness will help you decide when - and how - to take the steps that can spare you and your child needless pain and frustration." "If you've decided  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Guide (Descripteur de forme)
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen V Faraone
ISBN: 157230894X 9781572308947 1572306319 9781572306318
OCLC Number: 51630861
Description: ix, 390 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. Understanding the psychological health of children. What do psychological problems look like? --
Health vs. illness: when do everyday problems become disorders? --
What causes psychological problems? pt. II. Diagnoses and disorders --
Diagnoses of disruptive behavior --
Diagnoses of moodiness --
Diagnoses of worry and anxiety --
Learning disorders --
Diagnoses of abnormal development --
Obsessive compulsive disorder, tourette's disorder, and eating disorders --
pt. III. Getting professional help --
The mental health evaluation --
Following up on the diagnosis: finding the right treatment for your child --
Working with the mental health care system.
Responsibility: Stephen V. Faraone.
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Parents reach for dog-eared copies of Dr. Spock when their child has a rash or the flu, but when "moodiness" lingers or worrisome behavior problems grow, they have nowhere to turn for answers or  Read more...

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"Dr. Faraone provides an invaluable service with this book. As someone who has consulted with thousands of parents concerned about their children, I deeply understand just how much they need honesty Read more...

 
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