Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder For Dummies, Paperback book

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder For Dummies[Paperback]

by Charles H. Elliott and Laura L. Smith

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John Wiley and Sons Ltd 
Publication Date:
24 October 2008 
Public Health & Preventive Medicine 


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.

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  • This book provides comprehensive coverage of OCD and the types of cognitive and behavioural therapy and medication treatments available. It also discusses ways of becoming motivated to start treatment and how to choose a suitable therapist. Also includes a review of OCD subtypes, targeting specific symptoms of OCD, assisting others with OCD, and relapse prevention strategies. An excellent source of self-help and reference for those with OCD, their families, and clinicians.

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