Stop Obsessing!: How to Overcome Your Obsessions and Compulsions

Front Cover
Random House Publishing Group, Nov 4, 2009 - Psychology - 272 pages
0 Reviews
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 of Stop 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


From the Trade Paperback edition.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Foreword
Introduction
  PART IUnderstanding Your Problem
  1Do You Have Obsessions or Compulsions?
  2The Lives of ObsessiveCompulsives
  3Preparing for Your SelfHelp Program
  PART IIThe Initial SelfHelp Program
  4Meeting the Challenges
  PART IIIThe Intensive ThreeWeek Program
  7Treatment for Ritualizers
  8Your ThreeWeek SelfHelp Program
  9Medications That Help OCD
Encouraging Stories from Recovered ObsessiveCompulsives
Resources
Appendix A
Appendix B

  5Letting Go of Worries and Obsessions
  6Mastering Your Compulsions
About the Authors
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2009)

Edna B. Foa, Ph.D., is the predominant national figure in research with cognitive behavioral interventions for obsessive-compulsive disorder. Dr. Foa is professor of clinical psychology in the department of psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, & Director of the Center for the Treatment & Study of Anxiety.

Reid Wilson, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist who directs the Anxiety Disorders Treatment Program in Chapel Hill & Durham, North Carolina. Dr. Wilson is also Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.

Bibliographic information