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Is it "Just a Phase"? : How to Tell Common Childhood Phases from More Serious Problems

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When your daughter sprains her ankle playing softball, you know when and where to get help. But what about bed-wetting, or trouble in school? For trickier problems like these, Is It "Just a Phase"? has all the answers.Uniquely combining the expertise of a pediatrician with that of a child and adolescent psychiatrist, this crucial guide gives practical advice for distinguishing between causes for concern and mere developmental phases. Topics include thumb sucking, separation problems, shyness, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), school avoidance, misbehavior, eating disorders, and much more. With thorough, accessible explanations, diagnostic sections, and checklists, Is It "Just a Phase"? shares the latest physical and psychiatric research and helps parents make confident, informed decisions for the well-being of their child.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 348 pages
  • 139.7 x 206.2 x 25.7mm | 272.16g
  • Broadway Books (A Division of Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc)
  • Broadway Books (A Division of Bantam Doubleday Del
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0767903919
  • 9780767903912
  • 2,210,042

About Susan E. Swedo

Dr. Susan Anderson Swedo is a pediatrician, a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the head of behavioral pediatrics at the National Institute ofMental Health (NIMH). She lives near Washington, D.C., with her husband and three daughters. Dr. Henrietta L. Leonard is a child and adolescent psychiatrist in practice at Rhode Island Hospital and the training director of the child psychiatry program at Brown University School of Medicine.She lives in Providence, Rhode Island, with her husband and two sons."show more

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When to get help for toddlers to teens and what to do about: thumb-sucking, bed-wetting, separation problems, shyness, hyperactivity, nighttime fears, ADHD, school avoidance, misbehavior, eating problems and much more. Is It "Just a Phase"? uniquely combines the advice of an expert pediatrician and an expert child and adolescent psychiatrist on the challenges a child faces from toddlerhood through adolescence. Drawing on real-life examples, Doctors Swedo and Leonard give concrete guidelines for determining when a behavior is a common developmental phase and when it is a more serious problem. With the latest medical research on issues that concern every parent, Is It "Just a Phase"? includes information on: Excessive activity and ADHD Picky eating, anorexia, and bulimia Thumb sucking, other habits, and tic disorders Shyness and social phobia Excessive moodiness, depression, and bipolar disorder Childhood fears and separation anxiety disordershow more

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"This book will bring comfort to parents who are simply perplexed by their child and helpful strategies for parents confronted with more serious problems." --Judith Rapoport, M.D., author of The Boy Who Couldn't Stop Washing "A must book for parents and anyone who wants to understand children." --John J. Ratey, M.D., author of Driven to Distraction and Shadow Syndromes "Parents concerned by the behavior of an overactive, shy, or disobedient child, or troubled by their child's bedwetting or eating problems, can find reassuring, practical advice in this accessible handbook." --Publishers Weeklyshow more

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