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Can I tell you about anxiety?: A guide for friends, family and professionals

by Lucy Willetts, Polly Waite and Kaiyee Tay Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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Pbk 56 pages
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Meet Megan - a young girl who has an anxiety disorder. Megan invites readers to learn about anxiety from her perspective, helping them to understand why she sometimes feels anxious and how this affects her thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Megan talks about techniques she has learnt to help manage her anxiety, and how people around her can help. With illustrations throughout, this will be an ideal way to explore anxiety difficulties. It shows family, friends and teachers how they can support someone who experiences anxiety and will be an excellent way to start a conversation about anxiety, in the classroom or at home. The 'Can I tell you about...?' series offers simple introductions to a range of limiting conditions and other issues that affect our lives. Friendly characters invite readers to learn about their experiences, the challenges they face, and how they would like to be helped and supported. These books serve as excellent starting points for family and classroom discussions.

1. Introducing Megan who has anxiety problems.; 2. What sort of anxieties do I have?.; 3. Anxious thoughts.; 4. Anxious behaviour.; 5. Physical symptoms of anxiety.; 6. Why do I get anxious?.; 7. Other sorts of anxieties.; 8. How my anxiety affects my home life.; 9. How my anxiety affects my school life.; 10. How my anxiety affects my friendships.; 11. Treatment for anxiety difficulties: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).; 12. How family and friends can help.; 13. How I can be helped at school.

Lucy Willetts and Polly Waite are Clinical Psychologists and BABCP-accredited CBT therapists who have extensive experience of assessing and treating children and young people with anxiety disorders within the Anxiety and Depression Pathway, Berkshire CAMHS and the University of Reading. They also undertake research with the aim of improving our understanding and treatment of anxiety disorders in children and young people and have both been involved in a range of treatment trials for childhood and adolescent anxiety disorders and written and lectured extensively on childhood anxiety.