Parents often find the diagnosis of a psychiatric disorder overwhelming and want to access reliable information to educate themselves about (their own, or) their child’s difficulties and treatment needs. These are useful websites.
The South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) is a mental health support and advocacy group that provides a variety of services to the public. Their website has free brochures on a variety of psychiatric disorders available to download. These include Depression, Teen Suicide prevention, and Social anxiety disorders
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) provides Facts for Families to assist parents and youth in understanding a variety of psychiatric disorders and evidence-based treatments.
The Royal College of Psychiatry in the United Kingdom offers Parents and Youth info under Health Advice on the Menu of their website.
Guilford Press has a variety of publications, including E-books, of value to parents and professionals to assist children and adolescents with a variety of topics including mood and anxiety disorders, self-harm, eating disorder, ADHD and general parenting.
OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER (OCD)
OPPOSITIONAL DEFIANT DISORDER (ODD)