Stop obsessing!: how to overcome your obsessions and compulsions

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Bantam Books, Jul 31, 2001 - Family & Relationships - 253 pages
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Newly Revised and Updated! Are you tormented by extremely distressing thoughts or persistent worries? Compelled to wash your hands repeatedly? Driven to repeat or check certain numbers, words, or actions? If you or someone you love suffers from these symptoms, you may be one of the millions of Americans who suffer from some form of obsessive-compulsive disorder, or OCD. Once considered almost untreatable, OCD is now known to be a highly treatable disorder using behavior therapy. In this newly revised edition ofStop Obsessing!Drs. Foa and Wilson, internationally renowned authorities on the treatment of anxiety disorders, share their scientifically based and clinically proven self-help program that has already allowed thousands of men and women with OCD to enjoy a life free from excessive worries and rituals. You will discover: Step-by-step programs for both mild and severe cases of OCD The most effective ways to help you let go of your obsessions and gain control over your compulsions New charts and fill-in guides to track progress and make exercises easier Questionnaires for self-evaluation and in-depth understanding of your symptoms Expert guidance for finding the best professional help The latest information about medications prescribed for OCD

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Review: Stop Obsessing!: How to Overcome Your Obsessions and Compulsions (Revised Edition)

User Review  - Tony Black - Goodreads

My psychologist lent me this book thinking I was suffering from OCD. After reading 70 pages, however, it was clear that she misdiagnosed me. I have compulsions but they aren't due to obsessions. I've ... Read full review

Review: Stop Obsessing!: How to Overcome Your Obsessions and Compulsions (Revised Edition)

User Review  - Kiersten - Goodreads

Well done. A good step-by-step for OCDs. Read full review



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Edna B. Foa, Ph.D. is a Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania and Director of the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and Personality, from University of Missouri, Columbia, in 1970. Dr. Foa devoted
her academic career to study the psychopathology and treatment of anxiety disorders, primarily obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and social phobia and is currently one of the world leading experts in these areas. Dr. Foa was the chair of the DSM-IV
Subcommittee for OCD and Co-Chairs the DSM-IV Subcommittee for PTSD. She has also been the chair for the Treatment Guidelines Task Force of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Disorders. Dr. Foa has published several books and over 250 articles and book chapters and has lectured
extensively around the world. Her work has been recognized with numerous awards and honors. Among them are: Distinguished Professor Award under the Fulbright Program for International Exchange of Scholars; Distinguished Scientist Award from the American Psychological Association, Society for a
Science of Clinical Psychology; First Annual Outstanding Research Contribution Award presented by the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy; Distinguished Scientific Contributions to Clinical Psychology Award from the American Psychological Association; and Lifetime Achievement Award
presented by the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.

Psychologist Reid Wilson, Ph.D., is an internationally recognized specialist in the treatment of panic and anxiety disorders and the coauthor of "Stop Obsessing: How to Overcome Your Obsessions and Compulsions". He is in private practice in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and is an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.