Stop Obsessing!: How to Overcome Your Obsessions and Compulsions

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Bantam Books, 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 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

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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.

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