Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: The Ultimate Teen Guide

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: The Ultimate Teen Guide

by Natalie Rompella
     
 

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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder strikes one in fifty adults. However, the disorder often remains untreated in young adults, despite advances in diagnostics. Though so many people suffer from OCD, very few seek professional help. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: The Ultimate Teen Guide helps teens understand OCD in greater detail. The guide explains different forms

Overview

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder strikes one in fifty adults. However, the disorder often remains untreated in young adults, despite advances in diagnostics. Though so many people suffer from OCD, very few seek professional help. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: The Ultimate Teen Guide helps teens understand OCD in greater detail. The guide explains different forms of OCD (checking, cleaning, scrupulosity) and related disorders (such as Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder, Tourette's Syndrome, and Asperger's Disorder).

Author Natalie Rompella voices many common concerns teens have when confronted with OCD, including how to deal with school, work, and friends. The book also discusses uncomfortable topics, such as obsessions with sexuality and other unwanted thoughts. The book features insights from teens who suffer from OCD, letting others know they are not alone. The book also encourages teens to seek help through treatment and provides details of different treatment options.

Editorial Reviews

VOYA - Deborah L. Dubois
This series covers information on illnesses and social issues from the first-person perspective. Using personal stories, sidebars, quotes, question and answer, and information from professionals, the authors give a basic definition, treatment options, and where to go for help with these illnesses and issues. The personal perspective is especially helpful for teens who may feel they are the only one dealing with an issue. In Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Rompella shares a bit of her personal story, reassuring the reader that OCD can be treated and managed. She explains how the brain works and the effects of OCD. Advice on how to cope with school, work, and friends is shared. In Juvenile Arthritis, Rouba gives advice on living with the disease, including treatment options, diet and exercise tips, and managing mental and physical health. A chapter on adapting your life gives methods and programs that help the disabled live as normal a life as possible. All of the books have extensive notes, suggested reading throughout, Web sites to visit, and checklists for dealing with the illness or issue. These books are readable overviews that include helpful resources for finding more information. They have a reassuring tone for those dealing with the problem and are also useful for those working on assignments. Some of the other titles in the series include The Military and Teens, Self-Advocacy, Gender Identity, and Cystic Fibrosis. Reviewer: Deborah L. Dubois

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810857780
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
04/16/2009
Series:
It Happened to Me Series, #25
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
1,200,548
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Natalie Rompella is an elementary school teacher and a freelance writer. She is the author of many books and hands-on science curricula for grades K through 8.

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