Willetts, Lucy.

Can I tell you about anxiety? : a guide for friends, family and professionals / Lucy Willetts and Polly Waite ; illustrated by Kaiyee Tay. - London Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2014 - 51 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm. - Can I tell you about--? . - Can I tell you about-- ? series. .

Introducing Megan who has anxiety problems -- What is anxiety? -- What is generalised anxiety? -- What is separation anxiety? -- What is social anxiety or social phobia? -- Other types of anxiety? -- What I do when I get anxious -- How my body feels when i get anxious and how the anxiety affects my life at home -- How the anxiety affects me at school -- How the anxiety affects my friendships -- Why have I got anxiety? -- How I got help -- Treatments for anxiety : cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) -- Other treatments for anxiety : medication -- How family and friends can help -- How my teachers can help me at school -- Other problems related to anxiety.

"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 how she thinks and behaves. 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 feelings about anxiety, and how people around her can help. 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 anxious thoughts, in the classroom or at home. Suitable for readers aged 7 upwards." - BOOK JACKET This is another book in the excellent Can I tell you about...? series While not written specifically for children with learning disabilities these books offer an introduction to a range of conditions and issues that affect the lives of many people. This is a useful resource for anyone wishing to understand anxiety or for using with a person who experiences anxiety.

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