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Talking Back to OCD: The Program That Helps Kids and Teens Say "No Way" -- and Parents Say "Way to Go"
No one wants to get rid of obsessive-compulsive disorder more than someone who has it. That's why Talking Back to OCD puts kids and teens in charge. Dr. John March's eight-step program has already helped thousands of young people show the disorder that it doesn't call the shots--they do. This uniquely designed volume is really two books in one. Each chapter begins with a s ...more
Paperback, 276 pages
Published December 28th 2006 by The Guilford Press
(first published March 10th 1995)
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4.5 stars. There is so much good information here. I especially appreciated the chapters on how both SSRIs and ERP (exposure response prevention) improve OCD symptoms, but in different ways. I had never read anything that detailed before. I also LOVED the chapter on treating OCD as an illness, something the child cannot help. I would never get angry with a child for having an asthma attack, so I should never get angry with a child for having an OCD attack. My favorite sentence from the whole boo ...more
Invaluable resource for every family & individual suffering from OCD. Great for the therapist, too! As the title indicates, the audience is families/individuals who are pre-school or school-age. Very helpful analogies and scientific normalizing of this condition. (Read along with Grayson's Freedom from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder) ...more
I read this a couple of years ago to help my daughter who was struggling with minor OCD. While I didn't follow through the entire program with her, what I did read was immensely helpful in teaching her skills and ways to manage her own OCD tendencies. She barely struggles with them anymore, so I owe a lot to this little book! Highly recommended if you or your children experience OCD in any form! ...more
Jan 20, 2010 Kim rated it really liked it
Recommended to Kim by: Misty Kuefler
Excellent resource for families dealing with OCD. I actually only read to page 158 because the second half of the book is a workbook for the individual dealing with OCD and I was slogging through it and gave up on finishing.
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