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Overcoming Obsessive Thoughts: How to Gain Control of Your OCD

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Although once thought to be a rare and unusual condition, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) has become increasingly a part of everyday discourse as it has gathered more and more media attention. News magazines and programs have done features on the disorder and its range of symptoms, and popular culture has depicted characters suffering from OCD, such as the eponymous de ...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published October 1st 2005 by New Harbinger Publications (first published January 1st 2005)
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Karen
Feb 27, 2013 rated it liked it
Since most of us have OCD in some capacity, it was really interesting to read this book. It's one of the best I have found on the topic and had wonderful insight. I wish it wasn't targeted to specific types of OCD, but it was generalized enough that it was worthwhile.
Al
Dec 27, 2007 rated it it was amazing
A primer on anxiety caused by OCD.
Alfredo Salume
May 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
Good book that gives you a great insight of the OCD and the things that happen to those who suffer it. Gives alternatives and many methods of control. Just be sure to take a notebook to make all the exercises that are suggested.
Jas
Dec 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
"Overcoming Obsessive Thoughts" is a great practical guide for anyone looking to recover from obsessive compulsive disorder. Purdon and Clark have done a really good job simplifying the cognitive behavioural approach to dealing with obsessions, without trivialising OCD (something a lot of guides seem to get wrong). While it doesn't deal specifically with all categories of obsessional thought, it has some really good activities and advice for dealing with OCD and I would recommend it to anyone lo ...more
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May 02, 2017 rated it liked it
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It is hard to find a book on OCD which is appealing to everyone. This is a reasonable effort.
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