Obsessive-compulsive Disorder

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Twenty-First Century Books, Jan 1, 2003 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 96 pages
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Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a neurobehavioral disorder that affects millions of people. People with this disorder have behaviors that they can't help doing or can't stop doing, such as washing their hands over and over or continuously checking to see if the stove is off. These obsessions or compulsions are time consuming, distressing, and interfere with normal routines, relationships with others, or daily functioning. The disorder usually develops before the age of thirty but can begin at any time. Effective treatment - medications and/or cognitive-behavioral therapy - is available to help people living with OCD effectively manage their symptoms. Learn about the nature of the disorder, its symptoms, and more in this insightful overview.
 

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Page 89 - Thomsen, PH (1999) From Thoughts to Obsessions: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in Children and Adolescents. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

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Cherry Pedrick, RN, is a registered nurse and freelance writer. She has coauthored many books for people with obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders, including The OCD Workbook.

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