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‘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 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.’