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The OCD Answer Book: Professional Answer to More than 250 Top Questions about Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (Answer Book Series)

3.94 of 5 stars 3.94  ·  rating details  ·  17 ratings  ·  4 reviews
At any one time at least five million people in the United States are experiencing the symptoms of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), a mental disorder defined by recurrent, unwelcome thoughts (obsessions) and repetitive behaviors (compulsions) that OCD sufferers feel driven to perform.

The OCD Answer Book is an authoritative reference for these adults and their loved one
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ebook, 256 pages
Published December 1st 2007 by Sourcebooks, Incorporated (first published January 1st 2007)
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Connie  Kuntz
This is an interesting book about the environment in and around Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder as well as its relationship with other disorders. The author, Patrick McGrath, explains many fascinating points. Here are my favorites.

-Strep Throat can trigger OCD in children and adolescents. Look up the acronym PANDAS if you are interested in this topic.

-OCD in the workplace. I wish everyone would read this book before they enter the workforce. It could help people better understand the many differe
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Kristina Forsha
Jan 21, 2014 Kristina Forsha rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who knows someone with OCD or anyone that wonders if they have OCD.
Recommended to Kristina by: Self
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Debby
Nov 09, 2008 Debby rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone with OCD or cares about someone who does
Shelves: non-fiction
This is a really good resource book for anyone who had been diagnosed with OCD or is in relationship with someone who has. OCD is a very complex anxiety disorder that can be more debilitating that most people realize. It's just not all about being a germiphobe or meticulous or a worry-wart. In addition, the "don't worry, be happy" cliche just doesn't offer any help or hope for someone suffering with OCD. I highly recommend this book to anyone, as you just may learn something about yourself or ga ...more
Scott
An excellent resource for anyone with OCD or who has questions about it. The only negative feedback I've heard about this so far is from one client who thinks the show "Monk" has not been good for sufferers with OCD (Dr. McGrath says it may distort the disorder and perpetuate stereotypes, but at least it increases awareness).
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