Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder strikes one in fifty adults. However, the disorder often remains untreated in young adults, despite advances in diagnostics. Though so many people suffer from OCD, very few seek professional help. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: The Ultimate Teen Guide helps teens understand OCD in greater detail. The guide explains different forms of OCD (checking, cleaning, scrupulosity) and related disorders (such as Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder, Tourette's Syndrome, and Asperger's Disorder).
Author Natalie Rompella voices many common concerns teens have when confronted with OCD, including how to deal with school, work, and friends. The book also discusses uncomfortable topics, such as obsessions with sexuality and other unwanted thoughts. The book features insights from teens who suffer from OCD, letting others know they are not alone. The book also encourages teens to seek help through treatment and provides details of different treatment options.
About the Author
Natalie Rompella is an elementary school teacher and a freelance writer. She is the author of many books and hands-on science curricula for grades K through 8.
Table of Contents
1 Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder 1
2 Types of OCD 19
3 How Do You Get OCD? 33
4 What Is Going On in My Brain? 39
5 Other Mental Disorders 47
6 Effects of OCD on School and Work 51
7 Effects of OCD at Home and with Friends 67
8 Getting Help from Mental Health Professionals 79
9 Getting Help through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 89
10 Getting Help by Using Medication 105
11 Other Treatments 111
12 Related Disorders 123
13 Support Groups 145
14 Conclusion 151
Appendix A Great Sources 157
Appendix B Mental Disorders Related to OCD 163
About the Author 177