OCD Workbook: Your Guide to Breaking Free From OCD

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Published USA, 2010 (3rd edition)
This is a well organised, self-directed program to assist sufferers of OCD. The examples of cognitive-behavioural treatment components for adults and children are very thorough. The core of the program is the program itself that introduces ERP or exposure and ritual prevention - exposure to feared situations, thoughts or images - plus ritual prevention or the voluntary blocking of compulsive behaviours. There are also chapters on specific symptoms and disorders within the OCD spectrum. The book contains findings on the causes of OCD, including developments in genetic research. It offers information on treatment options like neurosurgery and medications, and a chapter on day-to-day coping strategies for people with OCD. Also included is expanded coverage of related disorders like body dysmorophic disorder, trichotillomania, and skin picking. Informaton on relapse prevention, OCD in children, and family involvement in OCD are other highlights.

Bruce Hyman is a psychotherapist in private practice in Florida, USA.
Large-format paperback. 331 pages