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Publication Date: 19 Apr 2018
Publisher: SPCK
Page Count: 128
Author: Sarah Vohra
ISBN-13: 9781847094698, 9781847094704

Mental Health in Children and Young People

Spotting Symptoms and Seeking Help Early
By Sarah Vohra
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ISBN: 9781847094698
‘I’m worried that my child is depressed and anxious.’
‘I’m worried that my child has an eating disorder.’
‘I’m worried about drugs.’

Mental health difficulties affect about 1 in 10 children and young people, ranging from fears, phobias and panic attacks to obsessions, compulsions and even psychosis. Written by a specialist psychiatrist and packed with expert advice, this comprehensive book highlights the often subtle warning signs of trouble and suggests tactful, effective ways to take action, whether your child is 6 or 16. An invaluable resource for parents, extended family, teachers, social workers, and anyone concerned about a young person’s emotional well-being.

Topics include:

when to worry
communicating with your child – practical techniques
bipolar disorder
attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
trauma and grief
bullying and abuse
sleep and well-being
help from your doctor
red flags and managing emergencies

Dr Sarah Vohra says, ‘Gut instinct is the most undervalued tool we own. Some parental anxiety is natural, but if you think something’s wrong, trust your instinct. Don’t ignore it or try to justify worrying behaviour as normal ups and downs. Early intervention is key – so talk to your child and seek professional help sooner rather than later.’
About the Author
Sarah Vohra qualified at Leeds Medical School in 2008. She is a child psychiatrist andalso an author, columnist, and blogger. Her work and writings empower adults to recognize the early signs that a child may be struggling with his or her emotional or mental health. Sarah’s mission is to teach the simple strategies she uses in her everyday clinical practice so any adult can feel confident about having a conversation with a potentially distressed child. Early recognition and intervention are as key to resolving mental illness as they areto healing physical illness.

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