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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Demystified
     

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Demystified

by Cheryl Carmin Ph.D.
 
An enlightening and useful guide for everyone living with and seeking to understand OCD Obsessive-compulsive disorder, an anxiety disorder characterized by unwanted and intrusive thoughts and rituals, affects approximately 6 to 9 million Americans. A complex illness that is largely misunderstood by the public, it often goes untreated or misdiagnosed. With

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An enlightening and useful guide for everyone living with and seeking to understand OCD Obsessive-compulsive disorder, an anxiety disorder characterized by unwanted and intrusive thoughts and rituals, affects approximately 6 to 9 million Americans. A complex illness that is largely misunderstood by the public, it often goes untreated or misdiagnosed. With Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Demystified, OCD expert and clinical psychologist Cheryl Carmin explains the true nature of OCD, the factors that complicate its diagnosis, and the best ways to cope with it. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Demystified dispels the mystery surrounding this condition, helping readers decide if it's time to seek treatment and providing those with the disorder needed information to better manage their lives. In clear, user-friendly language, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Demystified offers critical information such as:; Getting an accurate diagnosis; The most effective treatments and what to expect from them; Medication - myths and realities; Guidelines for family and friends of OCD sufferers; Issues particular to children and adolescents; Related disorders and the Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum; A step-by-step self-help approach for those suffering from OCD....''In short, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Demystified is a must read for anyone living with OCD, or living with someone suffering from this problem.'' - Jonathan Abramowitz, PhD, ABPP, Director, Anxiety and Stress Disorders Clinic, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781458765611
Publisher:
ReadHowYouWant, LLC
Publication date:
02/05/2010
Edition description:
Large Print Edition
Pages:
546
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.10(d)

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