Separation Anxiety Disorder
DSM IV Diagnostic
Separation Anxiety Disorder 309.21 - links to the DSMIV made Easy Website
Disorders Usually First Diagnosed in Infancy, Childhood, or Adolescence - Provides Parents/Clinicians with an overivew of diagnostics to consider -- links to the DSMIV made Easy Website
Depression in Children and Adolescents - NIMH
Help for Traumatized Children - AAMFT Article
Unspoken Suffering: Social Anxiety Disorder in Children by Karen Dineen Wagner, M.D., Ph.D
Talk of the Nation Broadcasts

October 24, 2000 Long-Term Effects of Divorce on Kids

For 25 years, Judith Wallerstein has studied a group of Californians who all lived through their parents' divorce. She found that the lingering effects of their parents' breakup still effects them in profound ways. Other researchers dispute her findings. Join Juan Williams and Judith Wallerstein for a look at the long term effects of divorce on kids, on the next Talk of the Nation, from NPR News.

September 6, 2000 Divorced Parents and Joint Custody of Children

Today, more parents are opting for custody arrangements that share day-to-day childrearing duties as well as legal responsibilities. Fathers' rights groups say joint physical custody is a vindication for dads who have been relegated to the unemotional role of financial provider. But opponents say courts that prescribe shared parenting have lost sight of children's best interest. Does the time kids spend with their divorced parents need to be equal time to be quality time, or have the courts taken gender equity too far?

May 2, 2000 Kids and Sleep

An increasing number of children are suffering sleep disorders, and some pediatricians think the reason is the loss of traditional bedtimes. After-school activities, late-working parents, computers, and that old favorite TV all work to push back bedtimes in modern households. Join host Juan Williams and a panel of experts to share your opinion on when kids should be getting to bed.

04/09/1997 Children's Emotional and Mental Disorders

Ray Suarez is joined by a leading child psychiatrist to discuss the advances in the treatment of troubled children. New hope and help for difficult children and their parents, on the next Talk of the Nation from NPR News. Guests: Dr. Harold Koplewicz Vice-Chairman and Director, The Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, NYU Medicare Center/Bellevue Hospital Author It's Not Your Fault (Times Books, 1996)

03/19/1996 Talk of the Nation Teaching Children About Grief

Ray and his guests discuss how to teach children about coping with trauma and grief. They'll discuss children's reactions to stress and disaster, presentations of death and dying in the media, and how parents and teachers can help kids work through their feelings of confusion when something terrible happens


Selected Readings
Attachment and Psychopathology by Leslie Atkinson (Editor), Kenneth J. Zucker (Editor)
Attachment Disorganization by Judith Solomon (Editor), Carol George (Editor)
Handbook of Attachment : Theory, Research, and Clinical Applications by Jude Cassidy (Editor), Phillip R. Shaver (Editor), Mary Main
Loss : Sadness and Depression (Attachment and Loss) by John Bowlby
Narcissistic Wounds : Clinical Perspectives by Judy Cooper (Editor), Nilda Maxwell (Contributor)
No-Talk Therapy for Children and Adolescents by Martha B. Straus
Separation: Anxiety and Anger (Basic Books Classics) by John Bowlby
The Taming of Solitude : Separation Anxiety in Psychoanalysis (New Library of Psychoanalysis, No 20) by Jean-Michel Quinodoz
Readings for Children
Benjamin Comes Back/Benjamin Regresa (Child Care Books for Kids) by Amy Brandt, Janice Lee Porter (Illustrator)
The Good-Bye Book by Judith Viorst, Kay Chorao (Illustrator)
I'll See You When the Moon Is Full by Susi L. Fowler, Jim Fowler (Illustrator), Susi Gregg Fowler
The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn, Ruth E. Harper (Illustrator), Nancy M. Leak (Illustrator)
Mommy, Don't Go (Crary, Elizabeth, Children's Problem Solving Book.) by Elizabeth Crary, Marina Megale (Illustrator)
The Tangerine Tree by Regina Hanson, Harvey Stevenson (Illustrator)
Behavioral Disorders - the Journal of the Council for Children with Behavioral Disroders
Child Psychology and Psychiatry Review - Launched in 1996, this peer-reviewed journal provides a forum for the exchange of clinical experience, ideas and research. Its principal aim is to foster good clinical practice. Wide-ranging in its coverage, the Review includes studies of new theoretical developments, clinical case studies, descriptions of innovative techniques and new service developments
Early Childhood Development and Care
Journal of Child and Family Studies - This journal is the international forum for topical issues pertaining to the mental well-being of children, adolescents, and their families
Journal of Child Maltreatment - reports the latest scientific information and technical innovations in the treatment of child abuse. The journal is valuable for practitioners, policymakers and researchers in mental health, child protection, law, medicine and allied disciplines.
The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines - internationally recognised to be the leading journal covering both child and adolescent psychology and psychiatry. Articles published cover both experimental and theoretical studies, together with epidemiological and methodological investigations, of normal development and developmental psychopathology.