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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder For Dummies

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder For Dummies by Charles H. Elliott
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Understand OCD, get the help you need, and start feeling better

Are you — or is someone you love — struggling with OCD? This reassuring, comprehensive guide explains this disorder in clear language, providing the latest information on treatment to help you in the journey from diagnosis to recovery. You'll find the motivation you need to change, tips for handling day-to-day life, and the best ways to offer support to loved ones.

  • Learn the ins and outs of OCD — its causes, various forms, symptoms, and the major approaches to treatment

  • Improve your way of thinking — connect the dots between triggers, thoughts, and feelings, and dismantle OCD beliefs

  • Undo OCD behavior — identify your fears, open yourself to change, delay or alter rituals, and handle setbacks

  • Evaluate medications — discover the pros and cons, explore the options, and know when to combine, decrease, or stop medications

  • Manage the OCD mind — accept negative thoughts and feelings and connect with the here and now

  • Target specific symptoms — from doubting and checking to symmetry and counting to shame and superstitious thinking, apply techniques for overcoming various types of OCD

  • Assist others with OCD — recognize symptoms in children and find professional help, support family and friends, and reinforce the right things

Open the book and find:

  • Plain-English explanations of the disorder and its symptoms

  • The difference between obsessions and compulsions

  • Ways to change OCD thinking and behavior

  • How to choose the right mental-health professional

  • The latest scientifically based research on treatment

  • Tools to help track progress

  • The warning signs of relapse and how to handle it

  • Tips on treating OCD-related disorders

Wiley; November 2008
384 pages; ISBN 9780470444696
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Title: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder For Dummies
Author: Charles H. Elliott; Laura L. Smith
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