OCD: A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed
New Harbinger Publications Incorporated, Dec 9, 2011 - Psychology - 176 pages
When someone is diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), chances are they've been living with the symptoms for a long time. People with OCD may have long felt embarrassed by their thoughts and behaviors, which may include fear of contamination, the need for symmetry, pathological doubt, aggressive thoughts, repeating behaviors, and obsessive cleaning. OCD: A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed helps readers understand how OCD works so they can develop better strategies for coping with their symptoms. This pocket guide offers guidance for coping with the diagnosis itself, discusses stigmas related to OCD, and includes help for readers unsure of who they should tell about the diagnosis. Readers also learn about the most effective treatment approaches and easy ways to begin to manage their OCD symptoms.
An OCD diagnosis can be a devastating event, or it can be a catalyst for positive change. Books in the Guides for the Newly Diagnosed series provide readers with all the tools they need to process a diagnosis in the healthiest way possible, and then move forward to manage their symptoms so that the disorder doesn't get in the way of living a fulfilling life.
This book is a part of New Harbinger Publications' Guides for the Newly Diagnosed series.The series was created to help people who have recently been diagnosed with a mental health condition. Our goal is to offer user-friendly resources that provide answers to common questions readers may have after receiving a diagnosis, as well as evidence-based strategies to help them cope with and manage their condition, so that they can get back to living a more balanced life.
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OCD: A Guide for the Newly DiagnosedUser Review - Book Verdict
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) can cause frightening and often misunderstood symptoms, and there's often a long delay between onset and diagnosis. Tompkins (psychology, Univ. of California, Berkeley; Digging Out: Helping Your Loved One Manage Clutter, Hoarding, and Compulsive Acquiring) provides patients with a resource that will not only help them understand their diagnosis but also give them the tools they need to find a health-care team and work to manage their condition effectively. Tompkins begins with an overview of OCD and explains common types of obsessions and compulsions. He also reviews the diagnostic process, treatment options, support, and recovery. Aimed at newly diagnosed adults, the book is clear and easy to read. Tompkins intersperses patient vignettes throughout, which show how OCD can affect the lives of patients and those around them. The book also includes a list of resources, but it provides little information about children diagnosed with OCD. VERDICT Recommended for adults newly diagnosed with OCD, their family members, and friends.—Dana Ladd, Community Health Education Ctr. & Virginia Commonwealth Univ. Libs., Richmond
Review: OCD: A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed (New Harbinger Guides for the Newly Diagnosed )User Review - Goodreads
This is an excellent and very comprehensive look at OCD. I learned so much about what I'm going through and have been my entire life without knowing it. With every flip of the page, I found myself ...