Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties (EBD)

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UK sources of information and / or support

See the Patient UK list of support groups for children with learning and behaviour problems and for children requiring special education.

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Dyscovery Centre

Set up to meet the needs of children and adults with a wide range of living and learning difficulties, the Centre has forged links with a number of health and educational establishments as well as Government funded bodies to become a nationally and internationally recognised service. The team offers a health and education approach providing assessment, treatment, support and practical advice to its clients.

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Centre for Fun and Families

A national voluntary organisation with charitable status. The Centre has been set up to assist families where parents are experiencing behaviour and communication difficulties with their children and teenagers.

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Independent Panel for Special Education Advice (IPSEA)

IPSEA offers free and independent advice on Local Education Authorities' legal duties to assess and provide for children with special educational needs. These include children with physical disabilities, sensory impairment, emotional and behavioural difficulties, general and specific learning difficulties (including those arising from specific conditions such as Down's Syndrome, autism and dyslexia).

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Association of Workers for Children with EBD

AWCEBD exists to promote excellence in services for children and young people who have emotional and behavioural difficulties and to support those who work with them. The site is mainly for professionals but includes publications and information useful to parents and carers.

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Temper Tantrums - Responding Helpfully to Children and Young People who have Temper Tantrums

Information from HandsOnScotland.

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Behavioural Techniques

Information from HandsOnScotland.

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Clingy behaviour - Responding helpfully to a child or young person who displays clingy behaviour/separation anxiety

Information from HandsOnScotland.

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Medicine Guide for Behavioural Problems

Medicine Guides provide reliable information about medicines (drugs), conditions and the different treatment options available. They have been developed in the UK as part of the Medicines Information Project. Includes detailed information about medicines used to treat behavioural problems.

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Munchausen's syndrome

Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.


Further sources / more detailed information

Some non-UK sites

The following list popular non-UK health information sites with content aimed at the general public. They are mainly from the US. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included but these large sites are comprehensive.

More detailed medical information

The following list online sources of more detailed medical information, mainly from the UK. These sites are mainly aimed at health professionals, but are of interest to all. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included, but information about most medical topics can usually be found.

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