Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: The Facts

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Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a relatively common psychological problem, whose symptoms may include repeated checking, excessive hand-washing or other cleaning rituals, extreme slowness, or unwanted, repugnant intrusive thoughts. In some, the disorder can seriously affect everyday life. In this book, the authors have drawn on their clinical and research experience to give a lucid account of the nature of obsessive-compulsive problems. The book is intended for those who have this disorder as well as their ...
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Overview


Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a relatively common psychological problem, whose symptoms may include repeated checking, excessive hand-washing or other cleaning rituals, extreme slowness, or unwanted, repugnant intrusive thoughts. In some, the disorder can seriously affect everyday life. In this book, the authors have drawn on their clinical and research experience to give a lucid account of the nature of obsessive-compulsive problems. The book is intended for those who have this disorder as well as their family and friends. It will also appeal to the general readers interested in finding out about the disorder. It gives up-to-date information about the nature, symptoms, causes and theories of obsessive-compulsive disorder. The book also discusses the treatments that are available, and provides valuable practical advice to those who may need help. Numerous case histories are given throughout the book, highlighting various aspects of the disorder and its treatment.
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Reviewer: Michael Joel Schrift, D.O., M.A.(University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: This is the third edition of this book, intended primarily for the nonprofessional, on obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). The authors make a claim at the bottom of the cover: "all the information you need - straight from the experts." Unfortunately, at least in terms of biological information, it should say, "all the biological misinformation you don't need!" Although the book is written by two internationally recognized experts on cognitive and behavioral therapy for the anxiety disorders, they seem to believe that the brain has little to do with the mind or behavior, resulting in a book with an anachronistic view of how their very effective therapy works.
Purpose: The purpose of the book is to provide "up-to-date information about the nature, symptoms, and causes of OCD; practical advice, including discussions of the psychological and drug treatments that are available; and case histories of real patients, showing how their lives have been affected by OCD and how they have been treated." The authors certainly do an excellent job on psychological treatments, but provide a very biased and jaundiced view of drug therapy and ignore the large body of literature on the functional and structural brain abnormalities in OCD as well as the relationship to an array of neurological diseases and streptococcal infection.
Audience: The book is written for the individual who knows someone or personally suffers from OCD.
Features: The book contains 152 pages divided into 10 chapters and 8 appendixes. Topics covered include the definition and description of the disorder, its relationship to other disorders, patient descriptions, and the effect of the illness on family, work, and social life, the prevalence and epidemiology, theories, treatment options, diagnosis, and OCD in children. The appendixes contain a useful guide to relaxation therapy, a list of antidepressant drugs, the Maudsley Obsessive-Compulsive Inventory and its scoring, the Symmetry, Ordering, and Arranging Questionnaire, and the Children's Obsessive-Compulsive Inventory and its scoring. There are no references cited in the book (except for the appendixes).
Assessment: This book is great for patients who want to understand cognitive and behavioral strategies for OCD. I cannot recommend a book to the public if they have to ignore the comments on the biological causation and much of the slanted view of pharmacotherapy. Since nobody who does biological research in OCD believes that OCD is caused by a shortage of clomipramine or of serotonin, I question why the authors even pose this as an argument in a book intended for the public.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198520825
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 12/15/2004
  • Series: Facts Series
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 5.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

The authors are both clinical psychologists who have extensive clinical and research experience in this field. Their contribution to the study of this area is widely acknowledged. They are the authors of another book in this series--Panic Disorder: The Facts.

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Table of Contents

1 Obsessive-compulsive disorder : what is it? 1
2 Relationship to other disorders 25
3 Obsessive-compulsive patients 33
4 Effect on family, work, and social life 51
5 Prevalence and related factors 57
6 Theories and explanations 65
7 Treatment 71
8 Diagnosis, assessment, and evaluation 93
9 Obsessive-compulsive disorder in children 103
10 Some practical advice 111
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