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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.

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

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.

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

Bullying and Teasing of Youth With Disabilities Creating Positive School Environments for Effective Inclusion. This NCSET Issue Brief provides clear definitions of bullying, teasing, and disability harassment.

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NICHCY Fact Sheet Emotional Disturbance

Focus Adolescent Services Self-Injury Information and Resource Links.

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

NEW Healthline- Bipolar Disorder Alternative Therapy (article) 

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

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.

TrueHope Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens.

The Parent Advocate Network "Is my Child Bipolar?"

MomsNetwork A Motherís Story - My ADHD, Bipolar Child.

Harbor of Refuge Peer to Peer Support for People with Bipolar disorder and those that care about them.

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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.

Adoption, A Family Choice Attachment Disorder

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Sleep Disorders

Sleepchannel REM Behavior Disorder

Kids.Org Night Terrors

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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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?

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.

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Mental Health

AMI Racine The Alliance for the Mentally Ill. Not Child Specific

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.

Grohol's Best of the Web Mental health Links.

Internet Mental Health

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.

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.

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 childís fears are normal? FAQs, Resources for Children and Parents.

The Development of Childhood Fears Fear Development

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

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

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

Childhood Social Anxiety

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

Childhood Social Anxiety Links and Resources.

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

Social Phobia Shyness and Fear of public performance.

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

Selective Mutism Foundation Information, Resources, and Links.

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.

Teenagers With Eating Disorders Fact Sheet

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."

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