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Understanding Obsessions and Compulsions

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Obsessions and compulsive behaviour are gradually being recognised as a problem for many thousands of people. Symptoms include compulsive checking, washing and hoarding, obsessional thoughts and worry, and the depression they can all cause. This book offers sufferers a way out. Anxiety reduction is explained and instructions to help you cope are given in easy to understand language. Self-help suggestions are based on established techniques, and some new approaches are also included. For sufferers from this hidden problem, this book offers a life-line to a new, anxiety-free life.

Understanding OCD Skills to Control the Conscience and Outsmart Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Author : Leslie J. Shapiro
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One of the most experienced therapists in the world for treatment-resistant obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) explains the disorder, the treatments available, and the skills needed to overcome and outsmart OCD. • Includes a list of normal "bad" thoughts versus obsessions • Features tests to rate one's guilt, scrupulosity, and OCD • Examines the ways in which guilt is an interfering factor in OCD treatment and recovery • Covers effective strategies for controlling the conscience-related aspects of the disease

Sexual Obsessions in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Author : Monnica T. Williams
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Sexual obsessions are a common symptom of OCD, but addressing them in treatment is uniquely challenging due to feelings of shame, prior misdiagnosis, and the covert nature of ritualizing behaviors. These complicating factors make it difficult for clients to disclose their symptoms and for clinicians to know how to approach treatment. Sexual Obsessions in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder provides clinicians with the information and guidance needed to help clients experiencing unwanted and intrusive thoughts of a sexual nature. Opening with background information on sexual obsessions and OCD, including assessment and differential diagnosis, Williams and Wetterneck then offer a complete, step-by-step manual describing treatment using a combination of empirically-supported CBT strategies, such as exposure and response prevention, cognitive therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy, as well as useful mindfulness techniques. Accompanying these practical, step-by-step instructions are educational handouts and diagrams for clients designed to promote learning. The book concludes with a discussion of relationship issues that commonly result from sexually-themed OCD, and how therapists can tackle these problems. Sexual Obsessions in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is an essential resource for clinicians who treat OCD, as well as students and trainees from across the mental health professions.

Over and Over Again

Author : Fugen Neziroglu
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Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) affects roughly six million Americans. Its symptoms, ranging from repetitive handwashing to preoccupation with sexual, religious, or aggressive impulses, wreak havoc in people's lives, and often cause severe emotional and economic loss. This sensitive and insightful book, the result of the authors' years of research and experimentation, is a much needed survival manual for OCD sufferers and the families and friAnds who share their pain. With answer to the 100 most often asked questions, this classic work combines the latest in scientific knowledge with supportive case histories and practical suggestions for help, and offers new hope to those touched by this insidious and widespread malady.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder For Dummies

Author : Charles H. Elliott
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Arguably one of the most complex emotional disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is surprisingly common. Furthermore, most people at some time in their lives exhibit a smattering of OCD-like symptoms. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder For Dummies sorts out the otherwise curious and confusing world of obsessive compulsive disorder. Engaging and comprehensive, it explains the causes of OCD and describes the rainbow of OCD symptoms. The book shows readers whether OCD symptoms represent normal and trivial concerns (for example, a neat freak) or something that should be checked out by a mental health professional (for example, needing to wash hands so often that they become raw and red). In easy to understand steps, the authors lay out the latest treatments that have been proven to work for this disorder, and provide practical and real tools for living well long-term. Whether you or someone you care about has this disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder For Dummies gives you an empathic understanding of this fascinating yet treatable mental disorder.

Understanding and Treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Author : Jonathan S. Abramowitz
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Among the most prevalent and personally devastating psychological disorders the development of a cognitive approach to obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) has transformed our understanding and treatment of it. In this highly practical and accessible book, Jonathan Abramowitz presents a model of OCD grounded in the most up-to-date research that incorporates both cognitive and behavioral processes. He then offers a step-by-step guide to psychological treatment that integrates psychoeducation, cognitive techniques, and behavioral therapy (exposure and response prevention). Unlike other manuals for the treatment of OCD, this book teaches the reader how to tailor the choice of techniques and delivery modes for individuals presenting with a wide range of specific OCD symptoms, such as contamination fears and cleaning rituals, fears of harm and compulsive checking, symmetry and ordering, and severe obsessions with mental rituals. The techniques are illustrated with numerous case examples; clinical forms and handouts are provided for use with patients. A final chapter suggests strategies for overcoming common obstacles in treatment.

Living with Ocd

Author : Jeffrey Powell
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Living With OCD 2nd Edition: A Powerful Guide To Understanding Obsessive Compulsive Disorder In Children And AdultsLEARN ABOUT OCD TODAY! Obsessive compulsive disorder is quite a common thing that plagues a lot of people today. It is not an isolated case. You or your loved ones may have it as well. Knowing what you are up against can help you get better equipped for fighting this debilitating battle against your thoughts and actions. In this book, you will learn what obsessive compulsive disorder is, how it differs from a similarly named disorder called obsessive compulsive personality disorder (OCPD), how obsessive compulsive disorder affects adults and children, and what you can do to remove or at least lessen the torment caused by it. OCD or obsessive compulsive disorder is a debilitating anxiety disorder that is evident of uncontrollable thoughts (obsessions) that intrude the mind and make the sufferer uneasy, apprehensive, fearful, or worrisome. It is also characterized by repetitive actions (compulsions) that are done to alleviate the unpleasant feelings mentioned above. Most of the time, both obsessions and compulsions are present in the sufferer at the same time. Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn... What Is OCD? OCD or OCPD? OCD in Children How to Cope with OCD Tools for Managing OCD at Home Relationships and OCD Much, much more! Take action today and download this book Download your copy today!

Understanding Obsessive compulsive Disorder

Author : Celina McManus
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"Describes obsessive-compulsive disorder, its signs, symptoms, and treatment, and its effects on society"--


Author : Sid Van Roy
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This is a 2-book combo, which has the following titles: Book 1: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is quite common. It is one of those things that you should know more about, because there might be someone in your life who has it. The condition has pros and cons, but if you don’t know about any of those, life can be tough. In this book, we’ll touch on the nature of obsessions, how they are different from compulsive behavior, and which similarities they show. Additionally, the biological and environmental causes of this disorder will be highlighted. In the end chapter, some solutions to managing its symptoms will be given. Book 2: If you think you have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, or if someone else has it, this book is for you. Or perhaps you want to just learn more about it. Either way, your knowledge will increase by going through this concise guide. This book focuses on ways to help people with the disorder, as well as on methods to handle compulsive tendencies. The last and longest chapter of the book goes over a number of questions and answers about children with the disorder, questions that have been common in the community. There is a lot of great material in here. I invite you to give it a try.

Why Does Everything Have to Be Perfect

Author : Lynn Shackman
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Bad thoughts that won't go away...repetitive actions...feelings of guilt and shame... Are you overwhelmed by a need to "get it right"? Do continual "what-ifs" prevent you from making decisions? Do you check again and again to see if the door is locked? Are your thoughts and habits causing you anxiety, guilt, or shame? If so, you're not alone. You may be suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder, a very specific and largely biochemical problem that affects over 5 million Americans. Now this compassionate, informative guide helps you break the tyranny of obsession and compulsions, providing the latest facts on why OCD occurs, its symptoms, and the breakthrough treatments that can dramatically improve the lives of OCD sufferers. Find out about: How to determine if you have OCD--and whether your problem is severe enough to warrant professional help How diet, stress, and other lifestyle conditions can trigger the symptoms of OCD The two most highly effective forms of treatment--and how to decide what's best for you The latest news in alternative therapies, including yoga, biofeedback, and herbal therapy, plus cutting-edge research that promises freedom from the chains of OCD forever

Understanding Obsessive compulsive Disorder OCD

Author : Michael A. Jenike
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Understanding OCD

Author : Adam B. Lewin
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Giving a full overview of childhood obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and discussing all major treatment options, including cognitive behavioural therapy and medication, this guide provides the essential information that families, teachers, caregivers, clinicians and mental health professionals need in order to understand and treat childhood OCD. It covers origins, symptoms and related illnesses and explains how OCD is diagnosed. The book also suggests ways to maximise the outcomes of treatment, what to do when treatment doesn't work, and how to help manage OCD in children at school and in the home.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Diary

Author : Charlotte Dennis
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"Let's begin to talk about our mental health and page by page, bit by bit, we will be okay" Drawing on her experience of living with OCD and her journey to recovery, this diary combines Charlotte's personal story with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy self-help activities. The book is packed full of journaling and sketching activities, and Charlotte's own designs and entries will give you a jumping off point to add your own sketches, doodles and photos to help you understand your OCD. It also has daily tasks adapted or expanded from CBT that help manage anxiety, avoidance, obsessions and compulsions. There are completed activities as examples throughout and Charlotte shares her own story of OCD throughout the book, to raise awareness and to remind you that you are not alone. Her relatable OCD struggles and victories will help you tackle OCD.

Understanding Obsessive Compulsive Disorder OCD

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Zwangsst rungen Obsessive Compulsive Disorders

Author : Iver Hand
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Overcoming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Author : David Veale
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A Books on Prescription Title Break free from unhelpful rituals and take control of your life Are you plagued by a recurring thought or idea that just won't go away? Perhaps you feel the need to wash your hands frequently, hoard things or repeatedly check that all appliances have been turned off before leaving home? These are common symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorder (or OCD), a condition that causes distress to hundreds of thousands of people. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy has been clinically proven to significantly reduce symptoms of OCD. Learn how to break free from the destructive cycle of obsessive behaviour and regain control of your life. Shows you how to reduce the distress caused by disturbing thoughts, images and urges Reduces and gradually helps you overcome compulsions Offers advice on how partners, relatives and friends can help.

The OCD Workbook

Author : Mila Von Leiem
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Are you still struggling with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder? Then keep reading... If you have OCD you may have irrational fears that you don't feel yours or you might obsessively double-check things. Maybe you are in a trap that forces you to follow your time-consuming compulsions according to your distorted thinking or maybe you have less invasive symptoms that really worries you. OCD is a chronic mental health condition with no definitive cure, but with the proper treatment people with OCD can lead happy and fulfilling lives. By learning the information and strategies contained in this book you will have the tools necessary to break the cycle of your obsessions and compulsions. use self-assessment tools to identifying your obsessions and compulsions and their severity learn to challenge your own distorted thinking stop treating thoughts as facts practice mindfulness to develop present-moment awareness overcome irrational fears and intrusive thoughts follow recovery strategy using self-help tools, techniques and worksheets to break free of compulsive rituals maintain your progress find the right professional help let your family members understand you and your condition Living with OCD can be a long and winding road, but you don't have to walk it alone. I hope that you will be able to utilize the information and techniques in this book to break free of compulsive rituals and live your best life.Scroll up to the top and click buy

A Transdiagnostic Approach to Obsessions Compulsions and Related Phenomena

Author : Leonardo F. Fontenelle
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Obsessions, compulsions and related phenomena occur across a wide spectrum of neuropsychiatric disorders. The boundaries between obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and other psychopathological phenomena, such as delusions, impulsions and habits, remain unclear. Further, the subclinical symptoms of OCD are highly prevalent, causing significant impact but yet are poorly understood. To help address these limitations, recent debates have highlighted the importance of a transdiagnostic approach to psychiatry. This book integrates what is currently known about obsessionality, compulsivity and the boundaries of OCD and related disorders and unveils areas that are worthy of future research. Using a transdiagnostic framework, it provides a comprehensive review of the key issues to understanding the diagnosis and evaluation of OCD and related disorders, as well as describing how the clinician can treat OCD and its manifold presentations. Edited by leading specialists in the field, this book offers a global perspective to the diagnosis and treatment of these disorders.

Concepts and Controversies in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Author : Jonathan S. Abramowitz
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Few syndromes in psychopathology generate as much popular curiosity and clinical exploration as does obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Since the 1970s, research on OCD has increased exponentially. Speci?c advances include an improved grasp of the heterogeneity of the disorder, identi?cation of putative subtyping schemes, and the development of increasingly sophisticated theoretical models of the etiology and maintenance. Perhaps most importantly, research has led to advances in treatment; andwhereasthe?rstlinetherapies(cognitive-behaviortherapyandserotonergicm- ication) are not entirely effective for every sufferer, they have transformed OCD from an unmanageable lifetime af?iction into a treatable problem that need not reduce quality of life. Despite the aforementioned advances, there have emerged a number of sharp disagreements concerning OCD. Differences have surfaced over phenomenological issues, etiological models, and approaches to treatment, and often occur (but not exclusively) along disciplinary lines between biologically oriented and cogniti- behaviorally oriented authorities. For example, medical approaches posit that abn- mal biological processes cause OCD, whereas psychosocial formulations emphasize the role of learning and dysfunctional cognitions. Yet because theoretical conjecture andempirical?ndingsfromwithineachtraditionaretypicallyaddressedtowardd- tinct and narrow audiences, clinicians, researchers, and students with broad interests are hindered from gaining a clear grasp of the diverse (and sometimes polarized) perspectives.

The Oxford Handbook of Obsessive Compulsive and Spectrum Disorders

Author : Gail Steketee
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The Oxford Handbook of Obsessive Compulsive and Spectrum Disorders reviews current literature on obsessive compulsive disorder and its associated spectrum conditions -- body dysmorphic disorder, hoarding, trichotillomania, tic disorders, and Tourette's Syndrome. Authored by leading experts in these fields, these 27 chapters summarize and synthesize current findings, providing an authoritative guide for practice and research in this unique subject area. With sections dedicated to phenomenology and epidemiology, biological features, genetic factors, neurological features, and cognitive processing models for understanding how people with OCD and spectrum conditions respond to information. Authors then examine family and social relationships and personality features, and how these factors can affect an individual with an OC spectrum disorder, especially older adults, children, and adolescents. Theoretical models for understanding these disorders and newer experimental therapies for treating them are also presented. A final chapter examines some of the most challenging research issues and understudied aspects of these psychiatric problems, especially hoarding, with hopes that this volume will encourage original research performed by practitioners.