Over and Over Again: Understanding Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Over and Over Again: Understanding Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

by Fugen Neziroglu, Jose A. Yaryura-Tobias
     
 

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) affects roughly six million Americans. Its symptoms, ranging from repetitive handwashing to preoccupation with sexual, religious, or aggressive impulses, wreak havoc in people's lives, and often cause severe emotional and economic loss. This sensitive and insightful book, the result of the authors' years of research and

Overview

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) affects roughly six million Americans. Its symptoms, ranging from repetitive handwashing to preoccupation with sexual, religious, or aggressive impulses, wreak havoc in people's lives, and often cause severe emotional and economic loss. This sensitive and insightful book, the result of the authors' years of research and experimentation, is a much needed survival manual for OCD sufferers and the families and friends who share their pain. This classic book offers hope and understanding, with answers to the 100 most often asked questions, such as:

  • What is OCD?
  • Is it contagious? Hereditary? Curable?
  • Who is most vulnerable to its attack?
  • What are the best treatment methods available today?
Over and Over Again combines the latest in scientific knowledge with supportive case histories and practical suggestions for help, offering new hope to those touched by this insidious and widespread malady.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"As I read it, thirty-five years of my secrets jumped off the page. Many books discuss the disorder, but I found this to be the easiest to read, the most informative for not only myself but my family as well, and a great comfort . . .sort of my OCD bible." (Marc Summers, television host, "Nickelodeon")

'Over and Over Again is the work of sensitive clinicians who have seen hundreds of patients with OCD. Their experience with this chronic, disabling, and mysterious disorder is apparent on every page. The book will fascinate readers with the intricacies of obsessive-compulsive symptoms that the patients share, and it will bring relief to thousands of sufferers from this disorder.? (Judith L. Rapoport, M.D., chief of child psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health)

"A dynamic and informative book that will be of interest to OCD sufferers as well as to family members." (Michael A. Jenike, M.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School)

"A prescription for recovery from OCD. Every person with the disorder and every treater should read this book." (Pat Perkins, president, OCD Foundation)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787908768
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/28/1997
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.16(w) x 9.35(h) x 0.63(d)

Meet the Author

FUGEN NEZIROGLU is clinical director of the Institute for Bio-Behavioral Therapy and Research (IBBTR) in Great Neck, New York. She is also on the scientific advisory board of the Obsessive Compulsive Foundation. JOSE A. YARYURA-TOBIAS is medical director of IBBTR and a biological psychiatrist and internist who pioneered research in the biological theory of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

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