Readings on Youth Anxiety and Depression

"The Worried Child: Recognizing Anxiety in Children and Helping Them Heal by Paul Foxman, Ph.D. "shows that anxiety is preventable – or can at least be minimized – by raising children's self confidence, increasing social and self-control skills, and teaching them how to play, relax, and communicate their feelings and needs. Written for parents and teachers and anyone dealing with children, the guide covers the importance of adequate rest, sleep, and exercise and provides detailed lists, skill exercises, sample dialogues, and case studies."

"The book More Than Moody: Recognizing and Treating Adolescent Depression by Harold S. Koplewicz, M.D. come highly recommended. Dr. Koplewicz, "one of the nation's most distinguished child and adolescent psychiatrists shows parents the warning signs, risk factors, and key symptoms that offer important clues about depression. He also illustrates a broad range of treatment options including SSRI antidepressants as well as non-pharmaceutical approaches such as cognitive behavior therapy. With solid advice and compelling real-life stories, More Than Moody is an invaluable resource."