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The OCD Workbook: Your Guide to Breaking Free from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

The OCD Workbook: Your Guide to Breaking Free from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

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by Bruce Hyman, Cherlene Pedrick
     
 

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The OCD Workbook, Third Edition offers the latest findings on the causes and most effective treatments for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). It includes helpful information on medications and shows readers how they can calm their impulses through techniques drawn from acceptance and commitment therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy.

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The OCD Workbook, Third Edition offers the latest findings on the causes and most effective treatments for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). It includes helpful information on medications and shows readers how they can calm their impulses through techniques drawn from acceptance and commitment therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy.

The OCD Workbook has emerged as one of the most popular resources for people seeking to overcome obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and related anxieties such as body dysmorphic disorder, trichotillomania, skin picking, and Tourette's syndrome. This new edition has been fully revised and updated with the latest research findings on the causes of OCD, advancements in medications for the disorder, and new treatments, including total immersion exposure (which research has shown to be extremely effective for OCD sufferers), mindfulness-based stress reduction, and acceptance and commitment therapy. Additionally, this third edition features material designed to involve the family of a person with OCD in helping the sufferer overcome the disorder and explains how children with OCD can be treated.

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“This book is exceptional in that it has practical benefits for both obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) sufferers and for clinicians. For sufferers, it serves as a self-help treatment guide for understanding the disorder and using proven treatment techniques to bring about symptom reduction. For clinicians, it serves as a treatment manual that can assist in making the initial diagnosis, identifying the particular OCD subtype, and developing a successful treatment plan.”
—Paul R. Munford, Ph.D., director of the intensive outpatient treatment program at the Cognitive Behavior Therapy Center for OCD and Anxiety in San Rafael, CA, author of Overcoming Compulsive Washing

“More than just a workbook, this work by Hyman and Pedrick defines and demystifies obsessive-compulsive disorder. In addition, it offers therapists and patients a highly specific and useful treatment program. The OCD Workbook should be an important addition to your collection of OCD treatment literature.”
—Robert H. Ackerman, MSW, clinical assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the State University of New York, Health Science Center at Brooklyn

“A wealth of information and real help for people with OCD and their families! The OCD Workbook is a great resource that is practical and easy to understand, with the latest updates and effective step-by-step strategies.”
—Aureen Pinto Wagner, Ph.D., author of Up and Down the Worry Hill: A Children’s Book About OCD, What to Do When Your Child Has OCD, and Treatment of OCD in Children and Adolescents

“While there are many self-help books for OCD sufferers, there are few that are of the same caliber, in terms of completeness and usefulness, as Hyman and Pedrick’s The OCD Workbook. This is a first-rate resource for those seeking to recover their lives from this torturous disorder.”
—Fred Penzel, Ph.D., licensed psychologist and executive director of Western Suffolk Psychological Services in Huntington, NY, and author of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders

“Bruce Hyman and Cherry Pedrick’s updated and expanded version of their classic, The OCD Workbook, is one of the best self-help books on OCD. Many sections have been expanded and new ones added. Readers will find up-to-date information on their own particular OCD concerns and how to conquer them.”
—Bruce Mansbridge, Ph.D., author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Conquering Obsessive-Compulsive Behavior and clinical assistant professor of psychology at the University of Texas, Austin

“The third edition of The OCD Workbook expands on the already comprehensive second edition by adding new insights in areas including mindfulness meditation, responsibility modification techniques, and acceptance and commitment therapy. Here the reader finds the most comprehensive survey of cognitive behavioral treatment for OCD that is accessible to the layman. All is clearly written, easily grasped, and laid out in a very user-friendly manner. Every OCD sufferer should read this book!”
—Ian Osborn, MD, psychiatrist, assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of New Mexico Health Science Center, and author of Tormenting Thoughts and Secret Rituals: The Hidden Epidemic of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

“This book is an extremely helpful step-by-step guide to overcoming OCD. The authors are experienced in the treatment of this debilitating disorder and provide an easy formula for understanding and treating the symptoms of OCD and some spectrum disorders, such as health anxiety and body dysmorphic disorder. It is a very thorough book explaining the need to engage in therapy and how to apply specific strategies for specific symptoms. Some helpful hints are also provided for family members. I strongly recommend the book for those combating OCD.”
—Fugen Neziroglu, Ph.D., board-certified behavior and cognitive therapist, director of the Bio-Behavioral Institute in Great Neck, NY, and author of Body Dysmorphic Disorder

“This is an excellently organized, self-directed program to assist sufferers of OCD. The examples of cognitive behavioral treatment components for adults and children with OCD are very comprehensive. Parents and family will find support and assistance in breaking the patterns of enabling, and therapists will be able to implement behavioral assignments that will decrease OCD suffering.”
—Blanche Freund, adjunct professor of psychology and psychiatry at the University of Miami School of Medicine

“There has long been a need for a workbook that puts concrete instructions for doing therapy directly into the hands of people with OCD and their families. Hyman and Pedrick have admirably filled that need in this book. The OCD Workbook provides critically important practical information on how to overcome a wide variety of OCD symptoms.”
—Jeffrey M. Schwartz, MD, research professor of psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles, and author of Brain Lock and The Mind and the Brain

Booknews
One out of every 40 Americans suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). In this workbook, a behavior therapist teams with a nurse who suffers from OCD to present a self-directed program that guides readers through techniques for change. They offer advice on combating symptoms through principles of actively confronting fear provoking situations, changing faulty beliefs and thought patterns, and reducing compulsive behaviors. Includes a list of resources. Hyman is director of the OCD Resource Center. Pedrick is a registered nurse. The volume lacks a subject index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572249219
Publisher:
New Harbinger Publications
Publication date:
11/01/2010
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
94,594
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Bruce M. Hyman, Ph.D., LCSW, is a cognitive behavioral therapist in private practice in Hollywood, Florida, and has been the director of the OCD Resource Center of Florida since 1991. He specializes in the cognitive behavioral treatment of adults and children with OCD, OCD spectrum disorders, and anxiety disorders.

Cherry Pedrick, RN, is a registered nurse and freelance writer. She is coauthor of Loving Someone with OCD, Helping Your Child with OCD, The Habit Change Workbook, The BDD Workbook, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and Anxiety Disorders. She lives in Lacey, Washington.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book may or may not help you. It does little to give practical tools. I found that it created more issues for me than it helped with. Better books would be Brain Lock, and Stop Obsessing. The writers of this manual seem to have left out some key elements of OCD. Good luck!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a great tool for treating OCD. It gives clear, logical steps for dealing with the dysfunction. I especially liked the recent inclusion of a chapter regarding mindfulness. It will help me as a therapist deal thoughtfully and thoroughly with OCD.
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