OCD: A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed

OCD: A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed

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by Michael A. Tompkins
     
 

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OCD: A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed is a comprehensive, compact guide for the person who has been recently diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorde (OCD). The book offers guidance for coping with emotions related to the diagnosis itself, informing others of the diagnosis, and seeking effective treatment and support.

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OCD: A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed is a comprehensive, compact guide for the person who has been recently diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorde (OCD). The book offers guidance for coping with emotions related to the diagnosis itself, informing others of the diagnosis, and seeking effective treatment and support.

Michael A. Tompkins, PhD, is founding partner of the San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy, diplomate of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, and assistant clinical professor at the University of California, Berkeley. He is also author of Digging Out.

Foreword writer Jeff Bell is author of Rewind, Replay, Repeat: A Memoir of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. He lives in Benicia, CA.

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"Michael A. Tompkins book, OCD: A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed, is a very helpful resource for those suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder. In clear, direct language, Tompkins helps the consumer understand the nature of OCD, what treatment will involve, how to find the right therapist, and how to work effectively toward coping with this difficult problem. People with OCD and their families will find this book to be useful."
—Robert L. Leahy, PhD, director of the American Institute for Cognitive Therapy

"What a terrific book for individuals who have the very real illness of OCD, whether or not they have started treatment. This highly readable and practical book is also an important resource for families and friends who don’t understand this often mystifying disorder or know what to do to help. I recommend it highly!"
—Judith S. Beck, PhD, president of the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy and clinical associate professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania

"OCD: A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed gives those who have been recently diagnosed with OCD a head start on treatment. It addresses their and their families’ many questions and worries triggered by the diagnosis. Thereby, immediate support and anxiety reduction are available. In addition, the guide offers clinicians a wealth of information that can be readily made available to their patients. I strongly recommend this book to patients, families, and mental health professionals."
—Paul R. Munford, PhD, clinical psychologist and director of the Cognitive Behavior Therapy Center for OCD and Anxiety in San Rafael, CA

Library Journal
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) can cause frightening and often misunderstood symptoms, and there's often a long delay between onset and diagnosis. Tompkins (psychology, Univ. of California, Berkeley; Digging Out: Helping Your Loved One Manage Clutter, Hoarding, and Compulsive Acquiring) provides patients with a resource that will not only help them understand their diagnosis but also give them the tools they need to find a health-care team and work to manage their condition effectively. Tompkins begins with an overview of OCD and explains common types of obsessions and compulsions. He also reviews the diagnostic process, treatment options, support, and recovery. Aimed at newly diagnosed adults, the book is clear and easy to read. Tompkins intersperses patient vignettes throughout, which show how OCD can affect the lives of patients and those around them. The book also includes a list of resources, but it provides little information about children diagnosed with OCD. VERDICT Recommended for adults newly diagnosed with OCD, their family members, and friends.—Dana Ladd, Community Health Education Ctr. & Virginia Commonwealth Univ. Libs., Richmond

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781608826414
Publisher:
New Harbinger Publications
Publication date:
01/01/2012
Series:
New Harbinger Guides for the Newly Diagnosed Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
535,950
File size:
0 MB

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