Take Control of OCD: The Ultimate Guide for Kids With OCD

Take Control of OCD: The Ultimate Guide for Kids With OCD

by Bonnie Zucker


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Take Control of OCD is a unique guide just for kids ages 8—14 with obsessive compulsive disorder to help them take control of their disorder and find success in school and in life. Using a cognitive-behavioral therapy method to stress gradual exposure to students' obsessive thinking patterns, the book takes kids step-by-step through a ladder-based process to conquer their fears and demolish their worries.

Focusing on helping kids change their obsessive thoughts, tolerate uncertainty, develop positive self-talk and stress management, advocate for their needs in school, find successful relaxation procedures, and face their fears, the book includes workbook-style pages for kids to complete. By interviewing kids with OCD from across the country, the author offers tons of advice, information, and ideas for students, by students just like them. This handy guidebook is sure to help children with OCD change their behaviors and conquer their worries, discovering a sense of accomplishment and achievement.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781593634292
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 11/01/2010
Series: Take Control
Pages: 175
Sales rank: 746,494
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 10 - 16 Years

About the Author

Bonnie Zucker, Psy.D., is a licensed psychologist in Washington, DC, where she has helped hundreds of children overcome OCD and anxiety in private practice at Alvord, Baker, & Associates, and at the National Center for the Treatment of Phobias, Anxiety, and Depression. She was named one of Washingtonian Magazine's Top Therapists in the fields of OCD and phobias in 2009.

Table of Contents

A Note for Your Parents xi

Introduction xiii

Chapter 1 What is OCD? 16

Chapter 2 How to Overcome OCD 30

Chapter 3 Developing Your Ladder 46

Chapter 4 Learning How to Relax 72

Chapter 5 Challenging Obsessive Thoughts and Worries 92

Chapter 6 Tolerating Uncertainty 110

Chapter 7 Facing Your Fears: Exposure/Response Prevention 118

Chapter 8 Becoming Resilient to OCD: Going the Extra Mile With Exposures 136

Chapter 9 Stress Management 146

Chapter 10 Congratulations: Celebrate Yourself and Your Accomplishments 160

Conclusions: Best Wishes for Continued Success 169

Resources 171

References 177

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Take Control of OCD: The Ultimate Guide for Kids With OCD 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this is a good resource for parents and clinicians. straightforward, guided approach.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its just so amazing!!
amyisms More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for my 10 year old son who is ADHD and OCD. He really got into reading it and started to understand why he does certain things. He was even bringing the book to us and pointing things out.