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The OCD Workbook: Your Guide to Breaking Free from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

3.96  ·  Rating details ·  328 ratings  ·  14 reviews
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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Frederick
Sep 02, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Compulsively readable.

Bridgett
Aug 02, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: workbooks, psychology
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.
Morgan
Oct 14, 2016 rated it liked it
This is a great self-help book and has a lot of assessments and tools for therapists to use for psychoeducation.
Jennifer DuBose
Nov 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
I think this book is great for those who would like a better understanding of how OCD works or those who don’t 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 “it’s all in my head”. Meh, we’re getting ...more
Anita
Sep 19, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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 obses ...more
Erik
Mar 15, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 don’t think the methods in the book would work all that well for me.
C
Nov 18, 2019 rated it it was ok
Too long
Aynur Aslanova
Sep 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book gives a good understanding of OCD. Highly recommend. The checklists provided are the best ever and mostly useful that I could ever find. Good job Bruce!
Lisa Manske
Aug 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Very helpful to me as a parent of a teenager with OCD. I will have to go through it again but this gives me some good starting points in addition to professional therapy.
Alex The Ninja Squirrel
Jan 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: psychology
This is the first mental health advice/self-help book I’ve seen that is evidence-based and useful to the average patient. My only criticism is the bit on homosexual obsessions.
pk
May 04, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Julie Sale
Sep 04, 2015 rated it liked it
Yeah it was alright. I don't agree with the writers completely about who can and can't treat OCD. I think trained therapists can and it does not need to be a psychiatrist. Either can do this job if they have been trained specifically to deal with OCD ...more
Karen
Mar 08, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This did not help.
Cindy
Jul 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
Enjoyed the hands on work of this book and the break down of facts about OCD. syndromes, actions, and cures.
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