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Mental Health in Children and Young People

Spotting Symptoms and Seeking Help Early
Narrated by: Dr. Sarah Vohra
Length: 4 hrs and 26 mins
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Summary

'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) 
  • Autism 
  • Trauma and grief 
  • Bullying and abuse 
  • Sleep and well-being 
  • Help from your doctor 
  • Red flags 
  • 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.'

Sarah Vohra qualified at Leeds Medical School in 2008. She is a child psychiatrist and also an author, columnist, and blogger. Her work and writings empower adults to recognise 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 are to healing physical illness.

©2018 Dr. Sarah Vohra/Sheldon Press (P)2018 Sheldon Press, Spokenworld Audio & Ladbroke Audio Ltd

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