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Understanding OCD: A Guide for Parents and Professionals by Adam B. Lewin

Giving a full overview of childhood obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and discussing all major treatment options, including cognitive behavioural therapy and medication, this guide provides the essential information that families, teachers, caregivers, clinicians and mental health professionals need in order to understand and treat childhood OCD. It covers origins, symptoms and related illnesses and explains how OCD is diagnosed. The book also suggests ways to maximise the outcomes of treatment, what to do when treatment doesn't work, and how to help manage OCD in children at school and in the home.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781849057837
Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date: 04/21/2017
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 777,845
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Adam Lewin is Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Psychiatry & Behavioral Neurosciences at the University of South Florida. He is also the Director of the OCD, Anxiety & Related Disorders Behavioral Treatment Program at the University of South Florida.

Eric Storch is Professor of Pediatrics, Psychiatry & Behavioral Neurosciences, and Psychology, at the University of South Florida. He is also the Director of Research for Developmental Pediatrics at All Children's Hospital John Hopkins Medicine. In 2010 he won the University of South Florida's Outstanding Research Achievement Award.

Table of Contents

Contributors. Introduction. Eric Storch and Adam Lewin. PART 1. 1. What is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder?. Dr Caleb Lack, Department of Psychology, College of Education and Professional Studies, University of Central Oklahoma. 2. Possible Causes of OCD. Dr Carly Johnco, Centre for Emotional Health, Department of Psychology, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. 3. The Development and Course of Childhood Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Dr Dean McKay, Department of Psychology, Fordham University, New York. 4. Recognizing Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Dr Marni Jacob, Private Practice, Florida. 5. Now What? Selecting the Right OCD Treatment for Children and Adolescents. Dr Joseph F. McGuire, Semel Institute of Neuroscience and Human Behavior, University of California. PART 2. 6. An Overview of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Childhood Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Dr Adam M. Reid, Department of Psychiatry, University of Florida, Dr Joseph P.H. McNamara, Department of Psychiatry, University of Florida, and Dr Gary Geffken, Department of Psychiatry, University of Florida. 7. Nuts and Bolts of Exposure and Response Prevention for Childhood OCD. Dr Adam Lewin. 8. Treatment-Resistant Pediatric OCD: Assessment and Treatment Options. Michael Sulkowski, University of Arizona. 9. Factors Related to Prognosis in Pediatric OCD. Dr Jennifer M. Park, Ph.D., Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Stanford University School of Medicine. PART 3. 10. Decision-Making: Treatment Options and Levels of Care. Robert R. Selles, University of South Florida and Alpert Medical School of Brown University,and Dr Adam Lewin. 11. OCD at School: An Overview for Educators. Dr Lisa Bateman, University of South Florida. 12. Managing OCD at Home. Dr Brittany M. Rudy, Lowdergroup, South Carolina, and Department of Pediatrics and Psychiatry, University of South Florida. References. Index.

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