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You and Your Anxious Child: Free Your Child from Fears and Worries and Create a Joyful Family Life

 MSRP: $12 / $18  Format: Digital, Paperback  Author: Anne Marie Albano  Category: Anxiety (Generalized Anxiety Disorder / Panic / Phobias / Worry / etc.), Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Families, Parenting  Publisher: Avery, The Penguin Group  Published: 2014  ISBN: 1583334955  ISBN-13: 978-1583334959  Book Site

Anxiety affects more children and teens than any other psychiatric illness, but it’s also the most treatable emotional disorder. Some 25 percent of children and adolescents will suffer an anxiety disorder at several points in their lifetime, resulting in serious problems in their ability to function in school, with peers, and on a general day-to-day basis.

You and Your Anxious Child 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 how CBT helps to manage anxiety issues in children while addressing the emotional needs of parents, too. You and Your Anxious Child brings much-needed hope to families, helping them shape a positive new vision of the future. This is a must-have CBT book with education about CBT for parents, from Mary Cover Jones’ work through to the Child/Adolescent Anxiety Multimodal Study, and provides a chapter entitled “Why Cognitive Behavior Therapy is Best” to send the message home. Albano helps parents to find a true CBT therapist and guides them in how to weed out those who do “watered down” CBT. Medication is addressed and put in it’s respective place. The appendix is helpful for steering families to leading CBT clinics around the country.

Editorial Reviews

“This book addresses a huge and frightening abstraction--childhood anxiety--by breaking it down into understandable and unthreatening constituent parts… a tremendously helpful, reassuring volume.”

–Andrew Solomon, bestselling author of Far From The Tree

“A book for all those parents who feel lost in freeing their children from a thief that can rob them of the joys of childhood… points the way to a family free from fear.”

–Dr. Peggy Drexler, Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College, Author of Our Fathers, Ourselves: Daughters, Fathers, And The Changing American Family

“No one is more qualified to educate parents about the nature and treatment of childhood anxiety and its disorders than Dr. Albano… This is the best source on this topic currently available for parents.”

–Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D., Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at Medical University of South Carolina, Author of Taking Charge of ADHD: The Complete, Authoritative Guide for Parents

“…A manual that should be available to every parent with a ‘shy’ child. This program will be life changing for many families.”

–David H. Barlow Ph.D, ABPP, Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at Boston University, Founder and Director Emeritus of the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders

“Anne Marie Albano, a master clinician and astute researcher in the diagnosis and treatment of phobic and anxiety disorders in children and their families, demonstrates her rich clinical acumen, conceptual sophistication, and research breadth all at the same time in this parent-friendly and easy-to-read book. She shows us the best of what evidence-based practice has to offer, and she does it well. She offers us real practical strategies that really work with fearful and anxious children … a must read for all parents and clinicians who work with children and families who have these problems.“

–Thomas H. Ollendick, Ph.D., University Distinguished Professor and Director of Child Study Center in the Department of Psychology at Virginia Tech

“Dr. Albano's You and Your Anxious Child delivers current, accurate, and useful information, along with readable case illustrations. Parents will find a wealth of sound advice coupled with caring suggestions -- no nonsense here! Hats off to Albano for providing this well-informed, well-written, and easy-to-read treatise.”

–Philip C. Kendall, Ph.D., ABPP, Laura H. Carnell Professor of Psychology at Temple University

About the Author(s)

Anne Marie Albano

Anne Marie Albano is Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry at Columbia University and Director of the Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Mississippi. Dr. Albano is a Founding...

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