Getting Control (Revised Edition) [NOOK Book]

Overview

Six million Americans suffer from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and they know firsthand the often devastating effects it has on their lives. Some symptoms, such as the nagging feeling you have left the stovetop burner on, can be mildly distracting. Yet others, like compulsive hand washing, the inability to throw anything out, or nerve-racking feelings of guilt, can be completely paralyzing and make it nearly impossible for sufferers to lead healthy lives. Dr. Lee Baer gives readers the tools to assess ...
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Getting Control (Revised Edition)

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Overview

Six million Americans suffer from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and they know firsthand the often devastating effects it has on their lives. Some symptoms, such as the nagging feeling you have left the stovetop burner on, can be mildly distracting. Yet others, like compulsive hand washing, the inability to throw anything out, or nerve-racking feelings of guilt, can be completely paralyzing and make it nearly impossible for sufferers to lead healthy lives. Dr. Lee Baer gives readers the tools to assess their own symptoms, set goals, and create therapeutic programs for themselves. He also helps readers differentiate between OCD and other psychological illnesses such as depression. From the latest treatments to important facts on the medications currently available and how they work, Getting Control is thorough, concise, and positive--a lifesaver for anyone whose well-being is affected by OCD.

Explains what OCDs are, assessing your symptoms, setting goals, using behavior therapy, medications

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Sincerity and hopefulness distinguish this informative examination of obsessive-compulsive disorder. (July)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440621208
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 7/1/2000
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 851,411
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Lee Baer, Ph.D., is an internationally recognized expert in the treatment of OCD and related disorders. Author of Getting Control: Overcoming Your Obsessions and Compulsions, Baer is an associate professor of psychology at Harvard Medical School and the director of research of the OCD unit at Massachusetts General Hospital as well as of the OCD Institute at McLean Hospital.
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Table of Contents

Getting ControlForeword
Preface
Preface to the Revised Edition

Chapter One: What Is OCD?
What is OCD? How Common Is OCD?
What Causes OCD?
What Are the Subtypes of OCD?
What Problems Are Confused with OCD?
What Disorders May Be Related to OCD?

Chapter 2: Treatment of OCD
Behavior Therapy for OCD
Medication Treatment for OCD
Other Treatments for OCD
Principles of Behavior Therapy

Chapter 3: Test Yourself
Assessing the Type of Your OCD Symptoms
Measuring the Severity of Your OCD
Assessing the Strength of Your Belief in Your Obsessions or Compulsions
Assessing Avoidance Due to OCD
Assessing Depression
Interpreting the Results

Chapter 4: Setting Your Goals
Basic Principles of Setting Long-Term Goals
Basic Principles of Setting Practice Goals

Chapter 5: How to Use Behavior Therapy to Get Control of Your Symptoms
Techniques to Assist Exposure and Response Prevention
Tailoring Behavior Therapy to Your OCD Symptoms

Chapter 6: Staying in Control
Long-Term Results of Behavior Therapy
Getting the Odds in Your Favor

Chapter 7: Getting Control of Problems Related to OCD
Trichotillomania
Skin Picking
Tourette Disorder
Excessive Bodily Worries

Chapter 8: Medications for OCD
SRI Medications
Clomipramine
Fluoxetine
Fluvoxamine
Sertraline
Paroxetine
Citalopram
MAOIs
What Other Medications Can Help OCD?
Common Questions About Medications for OCD
Combining Medication with Behavior Therapy

Chapter 9: Your Questions Answered

Chapter 10: For Family, Friends, and Helpers
Dealing with Family Members or Friends Who Have OCD
Dealing with Family Members or Friends Who Won't Get Help for Their OCD
If You Asked to be a Helper

Bibliography
Appendix: Self-Rating Forms
Index

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2005

    One of the Good Solid Work in the Field

    When searching for a good solid book to recommend to a member of an OCD support group this is a title to keep in mind. This book is an excellent grounding for moderating the suffering and getting on the road to growth.

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