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When to worry [electronic resource] : how to tell if your teen needs help--and what to do about it / Lisa Boesky.

By: Boesky, Lisa Melanie.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : AMACOM, c2007Description: 1 online resource (xv, 384 p.).ISBN: 9780814400524 (electronic bk.); 0814400523 (electronic bk.); 1281128031; 9781281128034.Subject(s): Adolescent psychopathology | Teenagers -- Mental health | Teenagers -- Mental health services | Parent and teenager | Problem youth | MEDICAL -- Psychiatry -- Child & AdolescentGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: When to worry.DDC classification: 616.8900835 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Is my teen normal? Teens displaying typical behavior vs. when to worry -- Sad, mad, or bad : teens who are too moody -- Unfocused and on the run : teens who cannot pay attention or have too much energy -- Rebels without a cause : teens who break rules or laws -- Run by fear : teens who stress, obsess, or are on edge -- Under the influence : teens who use alcohol and other drugs -- Hungry for help : teens too concerned about body image, weight and food -- Secret pain : teens who cut or burn themselves -- Ending it all : teens who think about dying -- Not making the connection : teens who have a hard time "getting it" -- Behaving bizarrely : teens who lose touch with reality -- What's going on? obtaining the right evaluation for your teen -- Help is on the way? obtaining the right treatment for your teen -- You make a difference : positive parenting for teens with special needs -- Don't forget your oxygen mask : the importance of self-care -- Appendix A: Resources and support -- Appendix B: Psychiatric medication chart.
Summary: Known in the field as "Dr. Lisa," Dr. Boesky is one of the foremost authorities on teenagers with mental health disorders and is the perfect author for this book. She trains thousands of parents and professionals each year on how to recognize and deal with troubled teens. She has the unique ability to make clinically complex information practical and user-friendly. "When to Worry" provides reassuring advice on a variety of teenage issues, including mood swings, depression, rebellion, low self-esteem, delinquency, school difficulties, alcohol and drug use, antisocial behavior, cutting, aggression, and eating disorders. In addition to working with parents, Dr. Lisa frequently presents keynotes and industry workshops at conferences around the country.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Is my teen normal? Teens displaying typical behavior vs. when to worry -- Sad, mad, or bad : teens who are too moody -- Unfocused and on the run : teens who cannot pay attention or have too much energy -- Rebels without a cause : teens who break rules or laws -- Run by fear : teens who stress, obsess, or are on edge -- Under the influence : teens who use alcohol and other drugs -- Hungry for help : teens too concerned about body image, weight and food -- Secret pain : teens who cut or burn themselves -- Ending it all : teens who think about dying -- Not making the connection : teens who have a hard time "getting it" -- Behaving bizarrely : teens who lose touch with reality -- What's going on? obtaining the right evaluation for your teen -- Help is on the way? obtaining the right treatment for your teen -- You make a difference : positive parenting for teens with special needs -- Don't forget your oxygen mask : the importance of self-care -- Appendix A: Resources and support -- Appendix B: Psychiatric medication chart.

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Known in the field as "Dr. Lisa," Dr. Boesky is one of the foremost authorities on teenagers with mental health disorders and is the perfect author for this book. She trains thousands of parents and professionals each year on how to recognize and deal with troubled teens. She has the unique ability to make clinically complex information practical and user-friendly. "When to Worry" provides reassuring advice on a variety of teenage issues, including mood swings, depression, rebellion, low self-esteem, delinquency, school difficulties, alcohol and drug use, antisocial behavior, cutting, aggression, and eating disorders. In addition to working with parents, Dr. Lisa frequently presents keynotes and industry workshops at conferences around the country.

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