The OCD Workbook: Your Guide to Breaking Free from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

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New Harbinger Publications, Nov 1, 2010 - Self-Help - 352 pages
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If you have obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), chances are that your persistent obsessive thoughts and time-consuming compulsions keep you from enjoying life to the fullest. But when you are in the habit of avoiding the things you fear, the idea of facing them head-on can feel frightening and overwhelming. This book can help.

The OCD Workbook has helped thousands of people with OCD break the bonds of troubling OCD symptoms and regain the hope of a productive life. Endorsed and used in hospitals and clinics the world over, this valuable resource is now fully revised and updated with the latest evidence-based approaches to understanding and managing OCD. It offers day-to-day coping strategies you can start using right away, along with proven-effective self-help techniques that can help you maintain your progress. The book also includes information for family members seeking to understand and support loved ones who suffer from this often baffling and frustrating disorder. Whether you suffer with OCD or a related disorder, such as body dysmorphic disorder or trichotillomania, let this new edition of The OCD Workbook be your guide on the path to recovery.

This new edition will help you:
  • Use self-assessment tools to identify your symptoms and their severity
  • Create and implement a recovery strategy using cognitive behavioral self-help tools and techniques
  • Learn about the most effective medications and medical treatments
  • Find the right professional help and access needed support for your recovery
  • Maintain your progress and prevent future relapse
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    Changed my life. My persistant doubt had me even questioning whether or not I had OCD (I obsess over going completely schizophrenic + 1000 other fun things), but helped me realize my problem and more importantly HOW TO FIX IT. I've only been diagnosed this year, and was raised by OCD suffering parents, so I didn't even know my worries and compulsions were unfounded. They were all I saw around me and when I reflected on it, of course, it made sense in my OCD mind.
    Medication + therapy + this book = Managable OCD. I truly believe if your case isn't as severely ingrained as mine is, you can completely beat this disorder. Everyday is better than the last : )
     

    Contents

    Introduction
    1
    Part 1
    7
    Part 2
    53
    Part 3
    159
    Part 4
    257
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    Bruce M. Hyman, PhD, LCSW, is a Florida licensed clinical social worker and board-certified diplomate in clinical social work who earned his masters and doctoral degrees from Florida State University. For the past twenty-three years, he has maintained an active private practice specializing in the treatment of anxiety disorders. In 1992 he established the OCD Resource Center of Florida to offer comprehensive services to adults and children with OCD and related anxiety disorders from all over the North and South America.

    Today he is one of the most sought-after clinicians treating OCD and anxiety disorders in the United States. He is coauthor of The OCD Workbook.

    Cherry Pedrick, RN, is a freelance writer with over twenty year's experience as a nurse who is dedicated to helping people make positive changes in their physical, mental and spiritual lives. In 1994 she was diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder, which began an intensive search for knowledge, effective treatment, and management of OCD. She has coauthored many books for people with obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders, including the first edition of The OCD Workbook, The Habit Control Workbook, The BDD Workbook, and Helping Your Child with OCD. She lives in North Las Vegas, NV. You can read many of her articles and learn more about her books at www.cherrypedrick.com.

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