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Author Forrest, Bonny Jo.
Title Will my kid grow out of it? : a child psychologist's guide to understanding worrisome behavior / Bonny J. Forrest, JD, PhD.
Pub Info Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press, [2014]
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Descript ix, 278 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
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Contents "Is that normal?". Where to start when your child's behavior is troubling you ; Diagnosis, stigma, and the clinician's manual -- Common concerns and possible diagnoses. Infant and preschool mental health: even babies get the blues ; Delayed, different, not fitting in: does my child have an autism spectrum disorder? ; Overactivity and inattentiveness: does my child have ADHD ; Anxiety, fear, stress, and obsessive-compulsive behaviors: does my child worry too much? ; Sadness and loss: is my child just sad, or clinically depressed ; Picky eating and eating too much: does my child have an eating disorder? ; Bullying and aggression: could my child have oppositional defiant or conduct disorder? ; Problems with homework: does my child have a learning disability? ; Self-injury, suicidal feelings, and substance abuse: when things get more difficult -- Supporting your child. The medical professionals: who to turn to, what to know, and what to ask ; Getting services for your child from your school or state ; FAQ: answers to the most commonly asked questions in my practice -- Epilogue: after Newtown.
Summary "A parental road map to navigate a child's mental health Helping parents determine whether their child's behavior is typical for the age or, possibly, a sign of something more serious they should look into, Will My Kid Grow Out of It? uses lay terms and concrete examples to aid adults in establishing if their child may have a commonly diagnosed issue such as ADHD, depression, a learning disability, and others; where to go to get help; how to get support from schools and the medical community; and what questions to ask along the way. Each chapter expands on a specific set of behaviors that may be problematic by listing types of problems, possible diagnoses, the types of treatments that have been found to be effective, discussions of the pros and cons of alternative treatments, and typical medications. The book provides readers with access to a free interactive online screening tool and Project SKIP. Extensive ancillary resources--such as an overview of child brain development, organizations and hotlines for families, a list of commonly used medications for mental health, and a glossary--are also included"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 254-270) and index.
Subject Child psychology.
Behavioral assessment of children.
ISBN 9781613747629 (paperback)
1613747624 (paperback)
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