You and Your Anxious Child: Free Your Child from Fears and Worries and Create a Joyful Family Life
by Anne Marie Albano, Ph.D. —
Anxiety affects more children and teens than any other psychiatric illness, but it is also the most treatable emotional disorder.
Some 25 percent of children and adolescents will suffer an anxiety disorder at several points in their lifetimes, resulting in serious problems in their abilities to function in school, with peers and on a general day-to-day basis.
Albano, a renowned researcher and clinician, has developed groundbreaking, proven coping strategies that illuminate a new path to fear-free living for families and provides a guide to recognizing and alleviating a range of debilitating fears.
She differentiates between separation anxiety, generalized anxiety and social phobia, and guides parents on when and how to seek intervention.
With moving case studies, such as Jon’s, whose mother quit her job because his separation anxiety compelled her to stay with him full-time, this book elucidates the nightmare that families can be living and helps them understand that they are not alone.
Every step of the way, Albano illustrates proven therapies to manage anxiety issues in children, while also addressing the emotional needs of parents.
This book brings much-needed hope to families, helping them shape a positive, new vision of the future.
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Reprinted from AzNetNews, Volume 32, Number 3, June/July 2013.