Helping Your Child with OCD: A Workbook for Parents of Children With Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Helping Your Child with OCD: A Workbook for Parents of Children With Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

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Overview

Approximately one million children and adolescents in the US suffer from OCD. Research shows that one-third to one-half of OCD cases begin during childhood.

This is the only workbook for parents of children with OCD that offers effective treatment methods that work in everyday situations.

Children with obsessive-compulsive disorder may need to engage in ritualistic behavior such as counting, checking, washing, hoarding, as a part of their daily routine. Left untreated, this problem can lead to debilitating stress and embarrassment during their school years and a lifetime of struggle with anxiety.

This book is a personalized guide you, the parent of a child with OCD, can use to understand the causes of the disorder and explore available treatments. Find out which techniques are most effective at controlling symptoms. This engaging workbook is full of assessments, fill-ins, and progress charts that encourage you to get involved and stay committed to your child's recovery.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781572243323
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Publication date: 09/01/2003
Series: Workbook Series
Edition description: Workbook
Pages: 190
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)

About the Author


Lee Fitzgibbons, PhD, is the former director of the Children's Program at the Anxiety and Agoraphobia Treatment Center in Bala Cynwyd, PA. She specializes in the treatment of children, adolescents, and adults with OCD. A professional member of the Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation, and the Anxiety Disorders Association of America, she regularly presents workshops for both lay and professional audiences.


Cherry Pedrick, RN, is a freelance writer with over twenty year's experience as a nurse who is dedicated to helping people make positive changes in their physical, mental and spiritual lives. In 1994 she was diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder, which began an intensive search for knowledge, effective treatment, and management of OCD. She has coauthored many books for people with obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders, including the first edition of The OCD Workbook, The Habit Control Workbook, The BDD Workbook, and Helping Your Child with OCD. She lives in North Las Vegas, NV. You can read many of her articles and learn more about her books at www.cherrypedrick.com.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsv
Introduction1
Part IDoes My Child Have OCD?
Chapter 1What Is OCD?7
Chapter 2Unmasking OCD19
Chapter 3The Impact of OCD31
Part IISelecting Treatment and Seeking Help
Chapter 4Effective Treatments for OCD41
Chapter 5Getting Started63
Part IIIWhat the Parent Can Do
Chapter 6Defining Roles and Responsibilities73
Chapter 7Preparing to Be an Assistant Coach83
Chapter 8Observing How OCD Affects Your Family99
Chapter 9Developing a Family Plan, or Tying It All Together115
Chapter 10Parenting through the Process135
Chapter 11Finding Where You Fit In155
Chapter 12Parenting and the School163
Chapter 13Special Issues, and into the Future167
Conclusion177
Resources179
References183

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