Break Free from OCD

Overcoming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder with CBT

Author: Fiona Challacombe,Victoria Bream Oldfield,Paul M Salkovskis

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446491846

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 304

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Are you plagued by obsessive thoughts, rituals or routines? Would you like to regain control over your behaviour and cast your fears aside? Whether you are compelled to wash your hands more and more thoroughly or feel the need to keep checking that you've turned off appliances, obsessive worries can be a drain on daily life. However, you don't need to suffer any more. This practical guide, written by three leading cognitive behavioural therapy experts, enables you to make sense of your symptoms, and gives a simple plan to help you conquer OCD. Includes: detailed information on the many different manifestations of OCD; the differences between normal and obsessive worries; clear information on treating your individual problem; real-life case studies and examples; and advice and support for friends and family of OCD sufferers. Whether your condition is mild or severe, this definitive resource will help you reclaim your life and keep OCD away for good.

Overcoming Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

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Author: David Veale,Rob Willson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1849011761

Category: Psychology

Page: 160

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A Books on Prescription Title Break free from unhelpful rituals and take control of your life Are you plagued by a recurring thought or idea that just won't go away? Perhaps you feel the need to wash your hands frequently, hoard things or repeatedly check that all appliances have been turned off before leaving home? These are common symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorder (or OCD), a condition that causes distress to hundreds of thousands of people. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy has been clinically proven to significantly reduce symptoms of OCD. Learn how to break free from the destructive cycle of obsessive behaviour and regain control of your life. Shows you how to reduce the distress caused by disturbing thoughts, images and urges Reduces and gradually helps you overcome compulsions Offers advice on how partners, relatives and friends can help.

Breaking Free from OCD

A CBT Guide for Young People and Their Families

Author: Jo Derisley,Isobel Heyman,Sarah Robinson,Cynthia Turner

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781846427992

Category: Psychology

Page: 224

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Part of the Reading Well scheme. 35 books selected by young people and health professionals to provide 13 to 18 year olds with high-quality support, information and advice about common mental health issues and related conditions. Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a potentially life-long debilitating disorder, which often emerges during teenage years and affects as many as 1 in every 50 people. Young people living with OCD experience recurrent obsessions or compulsions that are distressing and interfere with their social lives, relationships, educational functioning and careers. Written by leading experts on OCD, this step-by-step guide is written for adolescents with OCD and their families, to be used in home treatment or as a self-help book. Using the principles of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), which is the proven method for helping those with OCD, it offers teenagers a structured plan of treatment which can be read alone, or with a parent, counsellor or mental health worker. The guide provides useful advice and worksheets throughout. This self-help book for young people is an invaluable resource for adolescents who have suffered from, or know someone who has suffered from, OCD, their families, teachers, carers, and mental health professionals.

Overcoming Obsessive Thoughts

How to Gain Control of Your OCD

Author: Christine Purdon,David A. Clark

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1572243813

Category: Psychology

Page: 160

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Fourth in this successful series, this book provides individuals who suffer from repetitive, unwanted thoughts, images or impulses with information and skills they can use to reduce their distress over and preoccupation with these thoughts.

Free from OCD

A Workbook for Teens with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Author: Timothy A. Sisemore

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 9781608820979

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 144

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You may not know anyone else who suffers from repetitive “stuck” thoughts and compulsive rituals, but plenty of other teens experience symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD): the need to repeatedly wash their hands, check to make sure everything’s okay, count possessions, put things in order, or even repeat thoughts over and over. Rituals like these may calm you down when you’re feeling stressed or anxious, but you know all too well that the relief is temporary and you’ll have to repeat the ritual when you start feeling uneasy again. This cycle can make you feel trapped, but also may seem impossible or even frightening to break. Free from OCD offers forty easy cognitive behavioral exercises to help you move past your symptoms and live freely and flexibly, without fear. You’ll finally be able to stop compulsive thoughts in their tracks and keep them from coming back. This book helps you learn to: •Notice when thoughts are based in reality and when they’re exaggerated •Recognize and neutralize situations that trigger your symptoms •Make friends and feel more confident in social situations •Use relaxation techniques instead of falling back on your rituals

Freedom from Obsessive-compulsive Disorder

A Personalized Recovery Program for Living with Uncertainty

Author: Jonathan Grayson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 042527389X

Category: Psychology

Page: 367

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Draws on the author's work at the Philadelphia Anxiety and Agoraphobia Treatment Center to outline a self-guided program that combines multiple treatment methods and focuses on relapse prevention and recovery.

The Mindfulness Workbook for OCD

A Guide to Overcoming Obsessions and Compulsions Using Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Author: Jon Hershfield,Tom Corboy

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1608828808

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

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If you have obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), you might have an irrational fear of being contaminated by germs, or obsessively double-check things. You may even feel like a prisoner, trapped with your intrusive thoughts. Despite the fact that OCD can have a devastating impact on a person’s life, getting real help can be a challenge. If you have tried medications without success, it might be time to explore further treatment options. You should know that mindfulness-based approaches have been proven-effective in treating OCD and anxiety disorders. They involve developing an awareness and acceptance of the unwanted thoughts, feelings, and urges that are at the heart of OCD. Combining mindfulness practices with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), The Mindfulness Workbook for OCD offers practical and accessible tools for managing the unwanted thoughts and compulsive urges that are associated with OCD. With this workbook, you will develop present-moment awareness, learn to challenge your own distorted thinking, and stop treating thoughts as threats and feelings as facts.

Overcoming Compulsive Checking

Free Your Mind from OCD

Author: Paul R. Munford

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications Incorporated

ISBN: 9781572243781

Category: Psychology

Page: 153

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An OCD specialist offers the first CBT book to specifically address compulsive checkers, helping to elminate or reduce obsessions of performing actions incorrectly, misspeaking, misswriting, or facing criticism or punishment for being at fault for fires, break-ins, flooding, or injury to others. Readers will be able to begin training their brains to stop obsessing by learning to embrace their fears and experiment with exposure to their fears. The final chapters deal with trouble shooting particularly difficult situations and educating family members in supporting and helping the person to overcome their OCD.

Coping with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

A Step-by-Step Guide Using the Latest CBT Techniques

Author: Jan van Niekerk

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 178074093X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 272

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Integrating established strategies with new methods derived from the recently developed Inference-Based Approach (IBA) to the treatment of OCD, this is a ground-breaking work. By initially laying the groundwork to help readers understand their condition, this book leads them through the decisions they will have to make about treatment, offering easy-to-use tools for preparing and carrying out their self-help program. By focusing on looking differently at life and relationships, following a healthy lifestyle and the practice of regular relaxation, this book is a practical guide to preventing relapse, and re-claiming an uninhibited life. Dr. Jan van Niekerk is a Clinical Psychologist and resides in Cambridge, UK.

The Ocd Workbook

Your Guide to Breaking Free from Obsessive-compulsive Disorder: Easyread Large Edition

Author: Bruce M. Hyman Ph. D.,Cherry Pedrick R. N.

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1458717402

Category: Psychology

Page: 516

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While not intended as a substitute for psychiatric or psychological treatment by a qualified mental health professional, this workbook helps guide readers through the steps toward controlling Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

Cognitive Therapy for Obsessive-compulsive Disorder

A Guide for Professionals

Author: Sabine Wilhelm

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 245

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A Cognitive Approach to Treating Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Based on research funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, this manual presents for the first time a purely cognitive approach to treating obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). This approach avoids the highly distressing exposure component of exposure and response prevention therapy (ERP) that is commonly used to treat the symptoms of OCD. Not only does this cognitive therapy (CT) approach open up the option of psychotherapy to those OCD sufferers who resist exposure-based therapy, it also holds great promise for treating OCD sufferers with mental rituals as well as those who struggle concurrently with depression, anxiety, and other symptoms. The strategies described in this book focus intensively on the intrusive thoughts that can trigger negative beliefs and drive compulsive behaviors. The manual begins with a brief review of current facts about OCD. Then it describes how cognitive therapy can be applied to OCD. The several treatment modules that follow outline a brief three-to-four session approach therapists can use to help clients make real progress on their OCD beliefs and behavioral symptoms. Each module is complemented by a series of client worksheets and handouts. This purely cognitive approach to OCD offers a number of benefits including: CT avoids the discomfort of prolonged exposure and response prevention (ERP) The therapy can be conducted entirely in the therapist's office CT is especially useful for patients with mental rituals and neutralizing strategies The treatment is based on NIMH-funded research and is empirically supported

Managing OCD with CBT For Dummies

Author: Katie d'Ath,Rob Willson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119074142

Category: Self-Help

Page: 168

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Learn to break the patterns that have been holding you hostage-- and build a future free of OCD. The authors help you discover how to identify and correct negative thought patterns, confront your patterns with positive solutions, and recognize the power of cognitive thinking.

How to Deal with OCD

A 5-step, CBT-based plan for overcoming obsessive-compulsive disorder

Author: Elizabeth Forrester

Publisher: John Murray

ISBN: 1473601339

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

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OCD, or obsessive compulsive disorder, is a common and difficult condition characterised by intrusive thoughts which produce worry and the compulsive desire to carry out repetitive behaviours aimed at reducing anxiety. OCD symptoms can range from mild to severe, and can really impact upon our mental health and ability to enjoy life. Recovery from OCD is possible, however. By picking this book up you've taken the first stride. Now, using the STEP system - a structured, CBT-based approach that delivers both support and proven techniques for combating obsessive thoughts - you can begin to transform your daily life. Written by an expert author with many years of clinical experience, this book will help you get a better understanding of your OCD, take practical steps to progress to a healthier, happier outlook - without fear of setbacks or relapse. ABOUT THE SERIES Everyone feels overwhelmed sometimes. When that happens, you need clarity of thought and practical advice to progress beyond the problem. The How To Deal With series provides structured, CBT-based solutions from health professionals and top experts to help you deal with issues thoroughly, once and for all. Short, easy to read, and very reassuring, these books are your first step on a pathway to a happier future. They are perfect for self-directed use and are designed so that medical professionals can prescribe them to patients.

Brain Lock

Free Yourself from Obsessive - Compulsive Behavior: A Four-Step Self-Treatment Method to Change Your Brain Chemistry

Author: Jeffrey M. Schwartz,Mark Sosin,Beverly Beyette

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780788159244

Category: Psychology

Page: 219

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Five million Americans suffer from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), which can wreak havoc in daily lives. Schwartz presents his groundbreaking research on the brain & the role it plays in our behavior. His research represents not only a major advance in the treatment of OCD, but has profound implications for the future of medicine & psychiatry & our overall understanding of the mind-brain relationship. Offers a simple, accurate test for OCD & a proven 4-Step self-treatment method. You can "rewire" your brain & put a stop to the nonsensical behavior that plagues your daily life, control OCD symptoms & lead a happy, healthier life.

The Beating OCD Workbook: Teach Yourself

Author: Stephanie Fitzgerald

Publisher: Teach Yourself

ISBN: 1473627206

Category: Self-Help

Page: 128

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Are you suffering from OCD? Do you want to learn techniques for overcoming destructive rituals or troubling thoughts? Would you like lasting strategies to help you stay free of OCD for good? This workbook provides an interactive course of CBT to tackle OCD. It doesn't just tell you how to feel better -- by using diagnostic tests, practical exercises and thought challenges, it will show you how to feel better. The coverage includes all the forms and presentations of OCD, while the exercises and support throughout will give you a feeling of real progress. Helpful sections for relatives on how to help you best will all go towards preventing future relapses and help you to regain control of your life for good. "A great CBT workbook to guide towards OCD recovery" - Ashley Fulwood, Chief Executive of www.OCDUK.org

Jesus and Ocd

A Christian Workbook for Overcoming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Author: Charles Thompson

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1512783781

Category: Religion

Page: 134

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Have obsessions and compulsions paralyzed your life? Does it seem like your battle with OCD has been going in circles with no way out? You can learn from the Israelites in Old Testament who were fearful to enter the promised land and two men who were different. Joshua and Caleb stood out in the crowd due to the faith they exhibited. Both of them inherited what God had promised. You can also walk in their footsteps by having faith and inherit your promised land of improved OCD. This workbook will provide you with the tools to boost your faith through prayer, Bible study, spiritual warfare, and devotionals while incorporating established medical methods. You will find compassion as the author has the disorder himself.

Stop Obsessing!

How to Overcome Your Obsessions and Compulsions

Author: Edna B. Foa,Robert Reid Wilson

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780553381177

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 253

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Drawing on the latest clinical research, this updated handbook describes the symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder, explains how it can be treated with behavior therapy, and includes advice on reducing stress. Original.

Overcoming Unwanted Intrusive Thoughts

A CBT-Based Guide to Getting Over Frightening, Obsessive, or Disturbing Thoughts

Author: Sally M. Winston,Martin N. Seif

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1626254362

Category: Self-Help

Page: 184

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You are not your thoughts! In this powerful book, two anxiety experts offer proven-effective cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) skills to help you get unstuck from disturbing thoughts, overcome the shame these thoughts can bring, and reduce your anxiety. If you suffer from unwanted, intrusive, frightening, or even disturbing thoughts, you might worry about what these thoughts mean about you. Thoughts can seem like messages—are they trying to tell you something? But the truth is that they are just thoughts, and don’t necessarily mean anything. Sane and good people have them. If you are someone who is plagued by thoughts you don’t want—thoughts that scare you, or thoughts you can’t tell anyone about—this book may change your life. In this compassionate guide, you’ll discover the different kinds of disturbing thoughts, myths that surround your thoughts, and how your brain has a tendency to get “stuck” in a cycle of unwanted rumination. You’ll also learn why common techniques to get rid of these thoughts can backfire. And finally, you’ll learn powerful cognitive behavioral skills to help you cope with and move beyond your thoughts, so you can focus on living the life you want. Your thoughts will still occur, but you will be better able to cope with them—without dread, guilt, or shame. If you have unwanted thoughts, you should remember that you aren’t alone. In fact, there are millions of people just like you—good people who have awful thoughts, gentle people with violent thoughts, and sane people with “crazy” thoughts. This book will show you how to move past your thoughts so you can reclaim your life!

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for OCD

Author: David A. Clark

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1462506658

Category: Psychology

Page: 324

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This authoritative book reviews current cognitive-behavioral models of OCD and delineates an innovative, theoretically and empirically grounded approach to assessment and treatment. Leading scientist-practitioner David A. Clark first elaborates and refines existing theories of obsessions and compulsions. He then spells out effective strategies for assessing client needs, developing a clear case formulation, implementing an array of cognitive and behavioral interventions, and troubleshooting potential difficulties. Illustrated with extensive clinical material, the volume is practical and user-friendly. Reproducible appendices feature over a dozen rating scales, client handouts, and homework tasks.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy with Children and Young People

Author: Polly Waite,Tim Williams

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134139977

Category: Psychology

Page: 208

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is characterised by a person's obsessive, distressing, intrusive thoughts and their related compulsions. It affects an estimated one percent of teenagers and has been detected in children as young as three years old. In this concise, accessible book experienced contributors provide detailed guidance on carrying out assessments and treatment for children and young people with OCD from a cognitive behavioural perspective. This approach has been developed from extensive research and clinical work with young people with OCD and associated problems. The book includes: an overview of OCD an introduction to CBT and its relevance to OCD in young people assessment and treatment methods case studies and clinical vignettes worksheets for use with the client. This straightforward text provides essential direction for practitioners and trainees in a range of professions including psychiatry, psychotherapy, counselling, nursing, education and social work. Online resources: The appendices of this book provide worksheets that can be downloaded free of charge to purchasers of the print version. Please visit the website to find out more about this facility.