UP AND DOWN THE WORRY HILL describes OCD clearly and simply from a child’s perspective. It attempts to give children with OCD a sense of control and hope in their lives. Children with OCD will identify with Casey’s initial struggle with OCD, his sense of hope when he learns about treatment, his relief that neither he nor his parents are to blame, and eventually, his victory over OCD.
This book is designed for parents or professionals and children to read together. It offers parents, educators and clinicians the chance to engage in an open discussion of a difficult topic, and to provide accurate information about OCD. It is intended to help children dispel fears and uncertainties and prepare to engage in treatment. In particular, Up and Down the Worry Hill focuses on describing Behavior Therapy for OCD in a manner than children can comprehend. The use of a real-life metaphor to describe OCD and its treatment allows youngsters to understand the concepts in treatment more easily.
"The best book available for children with OCD."
Charles Mansueto, Ph.D., Scientific Advisory Board, International OCD Foundation.
"It`s a masterpiece...the metaphors are perfect...Parents, teachers, clinicians and most importantly, children will benefit enormously from reading it."
Aureen Pinto Wagner, Ph.D. is a clinical child psychologist and director of The Anxiety Wellness Center in Cary, NC. She is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board, Pediatric Committee and Conference Planning Committee of the International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder...