Living with Disorders and Disabilities Reviews

Living with PTSD: ISBN 978-1-68282-489-4/ eBook: 978-1-68282-480-1
Living with ADHD: ISBN 978-1-68282-479-5/ eBook: 978-1-68282-482-5
Living with Learning Disabilities: ISBN 978-1-68282-481-8/ eBook: 978-1-68282-484-9
Living with Panic­Disorder: ISBN 978-1-68282-485-6/ eBook: 978-1-68282-486-3
Living with Phobias: ISBN 978-1-68282-487-0/ eBook: 978-1-68282-488-7
Living with OCD: ISBN 978-1-68282-483-2/ eBook: 978-1-68282-490-0
School Library Journal, November 2018

Gr 6-8—Discussions on mental health still have much stigma attached to them, yet are quite often a reality for young people. Six conditions are explored in depth, striving to alleviate some of that stigma. Through both real and fictitious accounts, readers are given a broader picture of each disorder, its symptoms and diagnoses, various treatment options, and the realities of daily life for those living with it. The value mindfulness provides as a coping strategy is examined, and contact information for many support agencies is provided as well. The authors expand their coverage across all ages; disorders often associated with childhood or adulthood do not limit themselves to those specific stages but instead often have deep-seated roots and far-reaching repercussions. Overall, the focus is holistic and touches on ways that mental illness can affect more than just the person diagnosed. VERDICT A solid purchase that is gentle yet extensively researched.