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When a Family Member Has OCD: Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioral Skills to Help Families Affected by Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

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When someone has obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), it can affect the entire family. This book is an essential guide to help family members cope with their loved one’s compulsive behaviors, obsessions, and constant need for reassurance.

If your loved one has OCD, you may be unsure of how to express your concerns in a compassionate, effective way. In When a Family Member H
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Paperback, 200 pages
Published December 1st 2015 by New Harbinger Publications
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Marike
Oct 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Very helpful and well written.
Sara Vicendese
Feb 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I worked with Jon at UCLA, and was so pleased to see that he had written another book in support of individuals and families coping with an OCD diagnosis. As a clinician and author, Jon is as sensitive as he is skillful, and I would highly recommend this book to patients, their families, and other clinicians working with this population. I look forward to future titles by Jon, as they offer invaluable insight and support to those living with OCD. Sara Vicendese, LMFT
Cheri Frink
Jan 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I love this book! Jon is an author that can write the answers to your questions in very few words. Every time I have read this book , I learn something new!
It is easy to follow and covers what to do if OCD strikes a family member and you need a resource to keep by your bedside. Great content!!
Susan Csoke
Nov 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is a family guide to help people with Obsessive-Compulsive disorder. It helps to identify the Compulsion and how to understand it and work with it to treat it. A very good read for anyone and everyone!!!!! THANK YOU GOODREADS FIRSTREADS FOR THIS FREE BOOK!!!!!
Sarina M
May 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a must read for anyone who loves someone who is suffering from OCD. It was comforting to know that I am not alone, and also to have reassurance about how hard it can be living with someone who has OCD.

So much of this book seems to promote doing nothing. Don't reassure them when they ask leading questions. Don't assist with their compulsions. Don't try to use logic to ease their constant worries. Don't try to be their therapist. Ask them how you can help them fight their OCD. But what if
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Lynette
Nov 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
A very helpful book that has a wonderful description in chapter 1 as to how an ocd mind works. Brilliant way of describing it. Found this book to be great on a lot of levels but it also made me a little confused about how I can not offer reassurance. I get the mechanics behind it, but don't understand how I can just do nothing when someone wants basic reassurance. Doesn't the other person then feel like you don't care and aren't there for them? Someone enlighten me please! Can't quite get my hea ...more
Dianna
Jun 15, 2017 rated it it was ok
There was some good advice in this book but it was too repetitive and there were too many gratuitous "Do and Don't" charts that seemed to me to be just a way to make the book seem to have more content than it really does.
Jackie Weisman
Jun 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Easy to Understand from an Expert

A quick read that didn't use a lot of technical, medical jargon. Great tips from a medical professional with OCD himself.
Marion Kruger
Sep 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
An absolutely invaluable guide to understanding OCD and what sufferers go through and think. I feel so much better equipped to support my partner now. Thank you!
Jessica
Feb 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
A helpful read when you have a loved one struggling with ocd.
Wendy Mueller
Feb 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Jon Hershfield does an incredible job of describing what it’s like to have OCD and what it’s like to be the family member of someone with OCD. But what struck me the most was the feeling of hope and optimism that I felt on reading this book. I can just imagine family members reading this book and getting so much more insight into what the person with OCD is going through and how they can help. The book is very powerful and beautifully written. Anyone that reads it will have an entirely transform ...more
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Jon Hershfield, MFT, is the director of The OCD and Anxiety Center of Greater Baltimore in Hunt Valley, MD. He specializes in the mindfulness-based and cognitive behavioral treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder and is licensed in the states of Maryland, Virginia, and California. Hershfield is coauthor of the books Everyday Mindfulness For OCD and The Mindfulness Workbook for OCD and is the au ...more