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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder For Dummies

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Arguably one of the most complex emotional disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is surprisingly common. Furthermore, most people at some time in their lives exhibit a smattering of OCD-like symptoms. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder For Dummies sorts out the otherwise curious and confusing world of obsessive compulsive disorder. Engaging and comprehensive, it explains the ...more
Paperback, 362 pages
Published November 1st 2008 by For Dummies (first published October 27th 2008)
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Anna Kļaviņa
Jun 02, 2011 Anna Kļaviņa rated it liked it
I read this because I was interested to learn more about OCD. All my knowledge about this illness is from real life stories read in magazines, seen in TV shows.

I think this book could be more valuable for these who have loved one with OCD or these who are interested in this subject but not for these who actually have OCD.
Pat
Jan 24, 2013 Pat rated it really liked it
Having recently observed first hand an OCD person; and seen the effects of the disorder on them, their family, etc., I wanted to do some research on what I was seeing. This book was a good first glimpse into the world of OCD; and it's victims. Having some degree of OCD or it's tendencies myself, I was able to relate on a more personal level, as well. It is a complex disorder; and I came away with the clear understanding that one needs trained doctors and therapists involved in treatment to hope ...more
واسع علوی
Apr 08, 2013 واسع علوی rated it it was amazing
I have OCD. I haven't been diagnosed officially but that's just because I have never gone to a psychologist. This book helped me get a lot more in control of my obsessions and compulsions. I really suggest it to other people who have OCD or want to know more about it. The only setback I think is that it elaborates to much in some parts, but after all it's written for dummies isn't it?
Candace Dixon
looks pretty thorough; not that I need it to "understand", just going thru a rough time and more insight helps.
Jessica
Dec 26, 2011 Jessica rated it liked it
Shelves: psychology
Good sections on what causes OCD and what exactly the disease does and how it affects your brain chemistry. Would have liked to have more information about the sub-types of OCD like Pure-O, etc.
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