YOU AND YOUR ANXIOUS CHILD
Free Your Child from Fears and Worries and Create a Joyful Family Life
A comprehensive guide to recognizing and alleviating anxiety disorder in children.
Anxiety disorders are the most common of all emotional illnesses, but also the most treatable. In YOU AND YOUR ANXIOUS CHILD, Anne Marie Albano, director of Columbia University Medical School’s Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders introduces, demystifies, and offers advice for parents of children coping with anxiety disorders. Albano differentiates between separation anxiety, generalized anxiety, and social phobia; gives parents strategies to empower their child; and guides them on when and how to seek medical help. With moving real-life stories like that of seven-year-old Timmy, who became so frantic to find his parents that he pushed his toddler brother backwards down the stairs in his haste, and Jon, whose separation anxiety was so drastic that his mother had to quit her job to be with him full-time, this book brings to life the nightmare that families dealing with this issue can be living. YOU AND YOUR ANXIOUS CHILD illuminates the pain and fears of parents who are afraid that their child will never know a carefree day or dare to dream of a limitless future. But to those parents, Albano offers real hope by outlining proven therapies that make anxiety issues manageable and that will help their kids thrive. This book sends a powerfully uplifting message to parents: Armed with coping strategies that really work, your child can look forward to freer, easier days ahead. And so can you. Anne Marie Albano, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry at Columbia University and director of the Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders. Her groundbreaking research with the National Institute of Health on child anxiety and depression provided the best evidence to date that anxiety and mood disorders in young people are highly treatable. She has been interviewed and quoted in national media such as CBS News, The Wall Street Journal, the New York Times Health Blog, and Time magazine.