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Overcoming Obsessive Thoughts: How to Gain Control of Your OCD
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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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.
"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