Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: The Facts

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: The Facts

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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: The Facts by Padmal de Silva, Stanley Rachman

Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a relatively common psychological problem, whose symptoms may include repeated checking, excessive hand-washing or other cleaning rituals, extreme slowness, or unwanted, repugnant intrusive thoughts. In some, the disorder can seriously affect everyday life. In this book, the authors have drawn on their clinical and research experience to give a lucid account of the nature of obsessive-compulsive problems. The book is intended for those who have this disorder as well as their family and friends. It will also appeal to the general readers interested in finding out about the disorder. It gives up-to-date information about the nature, symptoms, causes and theories of obsessive-compulsive disorder. The book also discusses the treatments that are available, and provides valuable practical advice to those who may need help. Numerous case histories are given throughout the book, highlighting various aspects of the disorder and its treatment.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198520825
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 12/15/2004
Series: Facts Series
Edition description: Third Edition
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 7.60(w) x 5.00(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

The authors are both clinical psychologists who have extensive clinical and research experience in this field. Their contribution to the study of this area is widely acknowledged. They are the authors of another book in this series—Panic Disorder: The Facts.

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