What to Do when your Child has Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Strategies and Solutions
Publication Date: 09/15/2002
Publsher: Lighthouse Press, Inc
Description: Step-by-step practical guidance and hope for children, adolescents and families to triumph over OCD.
Does your child have uncontrollable worries and senseless rituals? Do you feel helpless and frustrated as you struggle to understand and help your child stop the bizarre doubts and habits that take over his mind and his life? Your child may be one of millions of children suffering from OCD. Now, there is hope and help for your child.
Dr. Aureen Wagner brings you the latest scientific advances in the treatment of this beguiling disorder along with her many years of experience in treating children and teenagers. Using the metaphor of the Worry Hill, Dr. Wagner presents a powerful step-by-step approach that countless children have used successfully to regain control from OCD. She provides parents and children with the blueprint to take charge of and master OCD. Her skill, compassion and expert guidance will give you hope, energy and resolve to conquer OCD.
Book Review: "Must reading for parents of children with OCD. Clearly the work of a skilled and compassionate clinician. Just as important, it makes interesting reading." Judith Rapoport, M.D., Chief, Child Psychiatry Branch, National Institute of Mental Health
"Reading this book is like having the opportunity to speak with a caring expert who patiently and generously shares knowledge based on scientific research and wisdom based on clinical experience. Although there are other books on OCD, the clarity, compassion and sensitivity with which Dr. Wagner presents information make this comprehensive resource a must-read for parents, school personnel and professionals." The OCD Newsletter 2002
"Every parent of a child with OCD should read this book. I will recommend it from now on. It is written in a very user-friendly manner, and the suggestions, advice and information are just what parents need to know." Michael Jenike, M.D.,Professor,Harvard Medical School
"Dr. Wagner, the author of the best book available for children with OCD (Up and Down the Worry Hill) now offers a wonderful book for parents of those children as well as for clinicians treating them. Her intelligence, sensitivity, humanity, experience and clinical talents shine through on every page in this valuable addition to the OCD literature." Charles Mansueto, Ph.D., Scientific Advisory Board, Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation
"Dr. Wagner has completed and perfected the circle of treatment of OCD in children. Her priceless book Up and Down the Worry Hill for children with OCD certainly helped parents and clinicians too. But this book informs adults exactly what to do and what not to do when a child has OCD. Dr. Wagner has done it again!" John Greist, M.D., Distinguished Senior Scientist, Madison Institute of Medicine
"A truly remarkable guide for parents, clinicians and school personnel. Expertly written and organized, it does an excellent job of demystifying childhood OCD and provides clear and compassionate guidelines to parents for managing the impact of OCD." John Piacentini, Ph.D. UCLA Child OCD, Anxiety and Tic Disorders Program