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Mental Health and Growing Up
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Does your child throw embarrassing temper tantrums in public? Are you worried about your best friend who has become preoccupied with food, yet skips meals? Is there a child in your class who seems to have no concentration and is always causing trouble? These factsheets may be able to help. These short, simply written and easily understandable information sheets offer parents, teachers and young people practical and up-to-date information on what you can do if you are worried about your child, a pupil or a friend. There are forty-six different factsheets covering a wide range of emotional, behavioural and mental health problems that often affect children and young people. Each factsheet explains what the problem might be, the possible causes and effects, gives tips to help you deal with it, outlines the treatments available, gives the best available evidence, and shows how and where to get help and further information.
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Table of Contents

Contents; Factsheets for young people: 1. Bipolar disorder; 2. Cannabis and mental health; 3. Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT); 4. Coping with stress; 5. Depression; 6. Drugs and alcohol; 7. Exercise and mental health; 8. Mental illness in a parent; 9. Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD); 10. Psychosis; 11. Schizophrenia; 12. When bad things happen - overcoming adversity and developing resilience; 13. Worries about weight and eating problems; 14. Worries and anxieties; 15. Who's who in child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS); Factsheets for parents, carers and anyone who works with young people: 1. Good parenting; 2. The restless and excitable child; 3. Dealing with tantrums; 4. Children who soil or wet themselves; 5. Sleep problems in childhood and adolescence; 6. Behavioural problems and conduct disorder; 7. Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD); 8. The child with general learning disability; 9. Specific learning difficulties; 10. Autism and Asperger syndrome; 11. Depression in children; 12. Worries and anxieties: helping children to cope; 13. Divorce or separation of parents: the impact on children and adolescents; 14. Death in the family: helping children to cope; 15. The emotional cost of bullying; 16. Traumatic stress in children; 17. Domestic violence: its effects on children; 18. Child abuse and neglect: the emotional effect; 19. Drugs and alcohol: what parents need to know; 20. Self-harm in young people; 21. Psychosis; 22. Schizophrenia; 23. Bipolar disorder in children and adolescents; 24. Obsessive-compulsive disorder in children and young people; 25. Eating disorders in young people; 26. Chronic physical illness: the effects on mental health; 27. Medically unexplained physical symptoms; 28. Chronic fatigue syndrome: helping your child get better; 29. Parental mental illness: the problems for children; 30. Who's who in CAMHS; 31. Surviving adolescence.

About the Author

Royal College of Psychiatrists - Whilst representing and upholding standards for psychiatrists in the UK and worldwide, the College has also won several awards for its public education materials and is a certified member of `The Information Standard'.

Reviews

"Clearly written and visually appealing, the book uses language appropriate for its intended audience, and contains a great deal of practical information and resources." - Nursing Standard "This book of photocopy-ready factsheets...will be extremely useful for anyone working with young people or their families. It provides a wealth of evidence-based information, which is difficult to find in a single resource elsewhere. I know my copy will receive a great deal of use." - GP Pulse "From cover to cover it is well laid out, simple, signposted, consistent and fit for purpose. That purpose is to provide information to allay fears and reassure young people and their families that the symptoms they are experiencing can be explained and helped. ...I can't imagine any child and adolescent mental health service, GP surgery or social care service not being able to make use of this book. I am usually sceptical of these type of all-inclusive books but I can't see anything not to like about this one." - Mental Health Practice "The fourth edition...is one of those delightful revisions which seem to reassert its value in the same way a new publication would. For GBP20, the reader receives 46 factsheets which are crying out to be photocopied and distributed." - The Psychiatrist "A good resource to give to pastoral staff who would like quick answers to the many questions they may have about the many mental health issues they may face ... a good reference material to have in school to give to parents, teachers and some young people." - Special (Journal of the National Association for Special Educational Needs)

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