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Nervous Nellie, A Book for Children Who Worry | Press Release

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Article provided by Dr. Urmila Pai, M.D.
The Children’s Book Review | October 27, 2015

Nervous NellieSpecial Needs Publishing is pleased to announce the release of “Nervous Nellie,” a book for children who worry, written by Dr. Urmila Pai, M.D. and illustrated by Jackie Schuld.

In a very creative and engaging manner, the author addresses the issues of anxiety in young children. She draws upon her own training and experience as a child psychiatrist in addressing this very common, yet difficult issue.

Nellie worries about everything. What if she misses her bus for school in the morning? What if she falls off the jungle gym? What if she others laugh at her? What if her mom didn’t come home after work? What if she needs to go on a plane? What if she needs to go on a train? Her worries are endless. With the help of Dr. NoFear, Nellie learns to address her worries and fears. She learns about anxiety and ways to overcome her worries.

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Young readers can connect with their own feelings of anxiety and can relate to Nellie while reading this book. In writing this book, the author strives for children to realize that they are not alone in their worries, and that they can seek help. Join Nellie as she embarks on this wonderful journey to overcome her worries.


A wonderful story that teaches children how to deal with their anxieties and fears. In a very creative and easy to follow manner, children are taught coping strategies to master their fears.

Dr. Janet Mueller, Psy.D.


Easy to understand, thorough and engaging! Nervous Nellie will be a MUST READ for my young patients and their families coping with anxiety.

Laura Fox, LCSW


About the Author

Dr. Urmila Pai, M.D. is a double board certified adult, child and adolescent psychiatrist. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She trained at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center, and currently maintains a private practice in Long Island, NY. In addition to her private practice, she serves as a consultant to school districts in Long Island, serves on the executive board as a medical consultant in the Long Island Professional ADHD consortium, and is included in the writers’ team at special-ism.com. She is a member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists and the American Psychiatric Association. Visit her website at www.urmilapai-md.com for more information.

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