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The OCD Workbook: Your Guide to Breaking Free from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
This revised edition of The OCD Workbook contains new findings on the causes of OCD, including developments in genetic research. It offers information on treatment options like neurosurgery and new medications and a new chapter on day-to-day coping strategies for people with OCD. The new edition includes expanded coverage of related disorders like body dysmorphic disorder, ...more
Paperback, 2nd Edition, 256 pages
Published September 1st 2005 by New Harbinger Publications
(first published August 9th 1999)
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This book had a lot of useful explanations of OCD and activities to try and measure your OCD problems and self-treat it. However, the book is divided into many sections of different types of OCD problems, so not every section will likely be applicable.
Overall, a really valuable position on the OCD treatment. However, the chapter on scrupulosity (Chapter 11) offers a mixture of good advice (e.g. involving spiritual advisors, symptom monitoring, targeting certain obsessions - but actually the list presents appraisals of obsessions - which is more appropriate, but the heading is misleading), but also poor understanding of Christian religion (a character 'Mark' 'appears repeatedly at pastor's door requesting a confessional' - it would be helpful ...more
I think this book is great for those who would like a better understanding of how OCD works or those who dont have access to professional help. I have a psychiatrist and I have access to a therapist if I feel the need to return to regular visits, so this book was good for helping me to understand how my OCD works. Now that I have a better understanding of how it works, I was able to explain the disease to my family, who of course were still adamant that its all in my head. Meh, were getting ...more
I read this book to fulfil the goal read a book you own but have never read. I bought this book on the recomandation of my psychologist who saw some ocd like tendinces in me. after reading this book, he and i agree that i do not have ocd. instead i may have something called borderline personality disorder. i'll be reading about that next. this book would be extremely good and helpful to someone that actually did have ocd. i did learn quite a few things about how to overcome compultions and ...more
I think if you had moderate OCD, this could work as a guidebook but honestly I do not know if it would work well on its own. The book is very repetitive. It does work as a good primer as to the different types of OCD. Overall, after determining myself as very moderately OCD, I really dont think the methods in the book would work all that well for me. ...more