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Understanding Children with Challenging Behaviors A Parent Handout From Positive Parenting.

Disruptive Behavior Disorders (DBD) Articles/Readings

NIH Institute and Center Resources Child Behavior Disorders

AACAP Conduct Disorder

Conduct Disorder What is Conduct Disorder? What are the signs and symptoms of Conduct Disorder? How common is Conduct Disorder?...More.

NOAH Fact Sheet: Conduct Disorder.

Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) A number of articles written by James D. Sutton, EdD and other Resources.

What Can Be Done? Offers non-medical treatment strategies for ODD.

MedLinePlus Child Behavior Disorders Organizations, Information, Treatment, Advocacy & The Law, Statistics, Teenagers, Directories, Specific Conditions, Coping, and More.

Focus Adolescent Services Teen Behavior Problems and Behavioral Disorders.

Ask The Doctor  Interactive medical question and answer forum about all aspects of child behavior. Questions are replied to by online doctors with an online library of articles on children's problems.

Conduct Disorder versus Oppositional Defiant Disorder  Explanation for parents of the similarities and differences of two adolescent behavior disorders: conduct disorder and oppositional defiant disorder.

Oppositional Defiance Support Forum Support forum dedicated to ODD, ADHD, IED, RAD, Bi-polar, medications, and natural treatments.

Oppositional Defiant Disorder "What is Oppositional Defiant Disorder?"

P.T.E.K. (Parents and Teachers of Explosive Kids) Resources and Message Board.

Anti-Bully-Buddies Supportive network set up by victims of bullying to aid and support others in similar situations. Includes advice and links to other resources.

What's Bullying?  Describes bullying, why it happens, why some people are bullied, and what to do. Also asks the question, "Are you a bully?"

Bullies and Bullying A look at what makes people bullies, how they pick their victims, and how to deal with them.

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NICHCY Fact Sheet Emotional Disturbance

Focus Adolescent Services Self-Injury Information and Resource Links.

Self-Mutilation "For some teens, self-mutilation unwisely masks emotional pain".

Self-Mutilation Web Page written by a Teenager. What is Self-Mutilation?

Self-Injury, Self-Mutilation Community Support, Information, Diaries & Journals, Chat, and Mailing List to assist in Recovery.

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Bipolar Disorder

CABF Child & Adolescent Bipolar Foundation Resources, Support, Legislative Information, Reference Room, Book Store, Message Boards, Chat Room, and More.

BP Children Books for Children Explaining Bipolar Disorder (Brandon the Bear), Information for Educators, Education Law, and Links.

Differentiating AD/HD from Bipolar Disorder In Children George T. Lynn, M.A., M.P.A., L.M.H.C.

International Society for Bipolar Disorders

BipolarNewsOrg.Vol. 8, Issue 1, Spring 2002, Life Charting; Creating Retrospective and Prospective Mood Charts for Adults and Children.

The Bipolar Child Newsletters

The Storm in My Brain, Kids and Mood Disorders (Bipolar and Depression) A Fantastic Downloadable, Printable Book.

Bipolar Kids Homepage Articles, Resources, School Issues, and much more.

Bipolar Children And Teens Homepage A personal Homepage for finding information to help parents deal with Bipolar Disorder in their Children and Teens.

Bipolar and Proud Personal Story of Mary, who is Bipolar. Some Links.

TrueHope Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens.

Bipolar Parents "You are not alone". Resources, Support, Information, Newsletter, Chat, and more.

The Parent Advocate Network "Is my Child Bipolar?"

MomsNetwork A Mother’s Story - My ADHD, Bipolar Child.

Our Family and Friends Personal stories from loved ones of people with depression and bipolar disorder.


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Attachment Disorder

Attachment Disorder Support, Treatment, Adoption, Education, Trauma, More.

Attachment Disorder Research Resources, History, Support Group, Newsletter, More.

Reactive Attachment Disorder "It's Time to Understand..."

RadKid Signs & Symptoms, Writings, FAQ, Books & Resources, More.

Adolescent Attachment and Treatment Transformations in Attachment Relationships in Adolescence: Adaptation Versus Need for Psychotherapy. (Available in both English and Spanish)

Adoption, A Family Choice Attachment Disorder

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Sleep Disorders

Sleepchannel REM Behavior Disorder

Kids.Org Night Terrors

SMAT Sleep Disorders Common Sleep Disorders Information (not Child Specific).

Sleep Disorders and Sleep Problems in Childhood C. CAROLYN THIEDKE, M.D.

Childhood Sleepwalking Article and Links

Childhood Insomnia Defines the Various Types of Childhood Insomnia and Links.

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Depression in Children and Adolescents Fact Sheet; Symptoms, Signs, Risk Factors, Screening, Treatment, and Resources.

Northern County Psychiatric Associates Child and Adolescent Depression: Diagnosis and Treatment.

Understanding Childhood Depression Depression Ages 6-12 Years by Michael G. Conner, Psy.D.

The Depressed Child  For adults who want to help depressed children. Administered by the parent of a child who died of undiagnosed depression. Chat room, list of symptoms and treatments, legislative/political developments, and resources

Depression in Children Article

Mayo Clinic Depression in kids: How is it treated?

Depression and Mental Health Links

About Teen Depression  Information on teen depression diagnosis, treatment and statistics.

Childhood Depression A mood disorder among children that resembles depression in adults, but shows up in very different ways in children.

Children and Medication for Depression  Articles, agencies, organizations, and websites to find information and resources for issues involving the medication of children, adolescents, and teenagers for the treatment of depression.

Dealing With Teen Depression Information and statistics on depression and suicide among adolescents.

Experience Journal: Pediatric Depression Stories and personal experiences from families with a child suffering from depression.

Teen Depression Teen Depression: Prevention, Detection and Causes.

I'll Stand by You A site for teens who are suffering from depression, suicidal thoughts and self injury. Get advice or come support others.

Adolescent Suicide in the School Setting How school staff and students can detect and intervene to prevent suicide.

Youth Suicide Prevention Programs A resource guide on the prevention of suicide. Site has not had any new information posted since 1992 but the information there is still worth reading.

Suicide and Teens Help is available for teens who experience depression and thoughts of suicide. Preventing suicide and surviving it.

Facing the Loss of a Parent A teenager describes what it was like when her Mom died, and a psychologist explains the grieving process.

KidsAid A Grief support for kids that have suffered a loss, provided by other kids. Question and answer, peer support and stories. Site monitored by adults.

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Mental Health

AMI Racine The Alliance for the Mentally Ill.

Cole Mental Health Resource Center Mental Health Consumer Resource Center. Not Child Specific.

CyberPsychLink Resource Directory of Sites Related to Psychology.

Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health

Lady Spider's Web Links, descriptions and information on childhood and adolescent mental health and co-morbid disorders.

Georgia Mental Health Network

Grohol's Best of the Web Mental health Links.

Internet Mental Health

Justice in Mental Health Organization "Self-Worth, Self-Respect, Empowerment, Dignity and Gentle Justice"

Pediatric Mental Health Hospital Emergency Departments and Children/Adolescents with Mental Health Concerns in Washington State.

Build Your Child's Self-Esteem Dr. Yarnell, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, describes 16 techniques parents and teachers can use to build high, positive self-esteem in their children.

Child and Trauma Psychologist Michael Fenichel presents internet resources for coping with the trauma and recovery following the attack on the World Trade Center.

CMHS Comprehensive national information on mental illness by the Center for Mental Health Services.

Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health  A National parent-run organization with a strong family focus, providing extensive information on the needs of children and youth with emotional, behavioral or mental disorders.

Parenting Help How to Select a therapist for your Child.

Office of the Surgeon General Extensive information on children's mental health including a blueprint for addressing children's mental health needs in the United States.

Project Resilience A website that teaches a strength based approach to education, prevention and treatment of mental illness in children.

The Unheard Cries of Mentally Ill Children Big Links Page Links and resources organized by mental health disorders, stories of families with mentally ill children, and parent communities.

NNAAMI: National Network of Adults and Adolescent Children who have Mentally Ill Parents "We are a group of people who have experienced life with a mentally ill parent".

Specific Mental Health Resources

PIN (Parents Involved Network of Pennsylvania) Assists parents of children with have emotional or behavioral disorders, receiving mental health services, receiving special education services or are in the juvenile justice system. Find fact sheets and therapeutic resources.

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Phobias, Fear, and Anxiety

Conditions and Diagnoses Phobias. What is a Phobia? Types of Childhood Phobias. What are symptoms seen in a child with a phobia? More.

Fears, Phobias, and Anxiety Which of my child’s fears are normal? FAQs, Resources for Children and Parents.

The Development of Childhood Fears Fear Development

ADAA (Anxiety Disorder Association of America) Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents.

Panic and Phobias in Children and Adolescents Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia and Isolated Phobias .

School Phobia Why does school phobia happen?

School Phobia Offers a description, causes, and treatment options.

School Phobia: Nothing to Take Lightly  Discusses warning signs and suggestions for returning a child to school.

ChildNet School Phobia

Helping Young Children Overcome Shyness John Malouff, Ph.D., J.D

Overcoming Shyness Resources and Links

Painful Shyness in Children and Adults "Avoidance or Inhibition Creates Problems for the Painfully Shy...".

Pediatric Anxiety Anxiety Disorders which are specific to infancy, childhood, and adolescence.

Pediatric Psychiatry Pamphlets Online pamphlets which describe the diagnosis and treatment of common child and adolescent psychiatric disorders. 

About Our Kids About Anxiety Disorder.

Childhood Social Anxiety Article, Links, and Resources.

Assessment of Childhood Social Phobia Validity of Social Phobia and Anxiety Inventory for Children.

The Impact of Social Phobia Why is Social Phobia so Disabling? By Jonathan Oakman, PhD.

Childhood Anxiety Linked to Adult Social Phobia

Social Phobia Shyness and Fear of public performance.

Childhood Social Anxiety Links

Selective Mutism and Childhood Anxiety Disorders Download Free Articles, Resources, Newsletter, FAQs, Support, More.

About Selective Mutism Profiles of Silence.

Selective Mutism Foundation Information, Resources, and Links.

The Quiet Room An informational resource for parents and professionals dealing with children with the disorder.

Selectivemutism Yahoo Email Discussion Group to Join.

Peer Pressure and Choices  Helps youngsters think for themselves  in a world where everyone else wants to do it for then. Focuses on drug and alcohol use.

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Childhood Eating Disorders

PICA What is PICA? Causes of PICA. Who gets PICA?, When to call a Doctor.

The Doctor Is In When does regular dieting become an eating disorder? PICA, Definition, and Links.

ANRED Less-well-known eating disorders and related problems. Prader-Willi Syndrome, Pica, Rumination Syndrome, Nocturnal Sleep-Related Eating Disorder, and more.

Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome. A Parent Maintained Web Site.

Bigorexia Boys Suffer From Body Image Disorders Too.

Troubled Teen Bulimia Nervosa; Symptoms, Warning Signs, and Statistics.

Teenagers With Eating Disorders Fact Sheet

Alice's Adventures in the Underworld An exploration into the phenomenon of eating disorders: anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa through the media of mythology, fairy tales and the psychology of C.G. Jung, Interesting Reading.

House of Essays Essays on Teen Anorexia.

TeenAnorexia&Bulimia.Org "Do You think your teen has an Eating Disorder?"

Scared To Eat...It Starts So Young ..."We're seeing more kids under ten with eating disorders."

Teens Health Body Dysmorphic Disorder: The “Ugly” Disease.

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