This step-by-step guide is written for adolescents with OCD and their families. Using the principles of cognitive behavioural therapy, which is the proven method for helping those with OCD, it offers teenagers a structured plan of treatment which can be read alone, or with a parent, counsellor or mental health worker.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) affects approximately one in a hundred young people, and often makes it difficult to lead happy and productive lives. This manual from the distinguished Maudsley hospital guides therapists through the process of treating young people with the disorder and supporting patients and their families. Designed to be used in conjunction with the complementary workbook OCD - Tools to Help You Fight Back!, it features an adaptable evidence-based treatment based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Exposure and Response Prevention techniques. It provides instructions on how best to educate young people and their families about OCD and anxiety, and on how to involve patients' families in the recovery process to form a truly collaborative team. Essential reading for professionals treating young people with OCD, it will prove a valuable resource for both experienced therapists and clinicians in training.
Author: Eric A. Storch
Publisher: Academic Press
Release Date: 2017-09-13
The Clinician's Guide to Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Childhood Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder brings together a wealth of experts on pediatric and adolescent OCD, providing novel cognitive behavioral strategies and considerations that therapists can immediately put into practice. The book provides case studies and example metaphors on how to explain exposure models to children in a developmentally appropriate manner. The book also instructs clinicians on how to use symptom information and rating scales to develop an appropriate exposure hierarchy. The book is arranged into two major sections: assessment and treatment of childhood OCD and special considerations in treating childhood OCD. Each chapter is structured to include relevant background and empirical support for the topic at hand, practical discussion of the nature and implementation of the core component (such as exposure and response prevention, cognitive therapy, psychoeducation and more), and a case illustration that highlights the use of a particular technique. Provides the strong theoretical foundation required to successfully implement treatment Highlights the use of particular intervention techniques through case studies Provides CBT strategies for anxiety, tic disorders, trichotillomania, ADHD and disruptive behaviors Includes strategies for treatment of patients who are initially non-responsive to CBT Encourages individualization of evidence-based and clinically-informed principles for each patient Reviews what to do if/when OCD remits and/or returns Provides details on differentiation OCD symptoms from anxiety and other psychopathology
Clear, careful explanations offer young readers insight into what obsessive-compulsive disorder is, what causes it, how people live with it, and the latest information about treatment and prevention. Also features primary and secondary source quotations, annotated bibliographies and lists of organizations to contact for additional information.
Author: Bruce M. Hyman
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications Incorporated
Release Date: 1999
This workbook presents an intensive, self-directed program that teaches reade how to block rituals, reduce fears, and change unhealthy thought patterns. The authors show readers how to assess themselves and enlist the help of family and friends and offer strategies for overcoming a variety of forms of OCD, including scrupulosity, hit and run, and hoarding problems.
Part of the Reading Well scheme. 35 books selected by young people and health professionals to provide 13 to 18 year olds with high-quality support, information and advice about common mental health issues and related conditions. As many as 2 in every 100 people suffer from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and 16-year-old Joe Wells is one of them. In Touch and Go Joe, he tells the story of his battle with OCD from its insidious beginnings at age 9 and increasingly intrusive symptoms, to diagnosis at age 12. Having struggled to keep the condition a secret for years, he is now able to talk and write openly about OCD and how he battled to overcome it. This book is packed with advice and coping strategies, as well as first-hand accounts of available treatments such as cognitive behavioural therapy and medication. Written in an informal and accessible style, and including his own humorous illustrations, Touch and Go Joe gives an upbeat yet realistic look at the effect of OCD on adolescent life. This honest and amusing account will raise awareness of this all-too-common, yet frequently misdiagnosed disorder and will be of interest to anyone who has suffered from or knows someone who has suffered from OCD, including children and adolescents, teachers, psychologists, psychiatrists, mental health professionals, parents and carers.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is one of the most commonpsychiatric problems faced by children, although frequently notdiagnosed or treated. Many children diagnosed with OCD also turn out tohave other brain-based disorders, particularly ADD/ADHD. Childhood OCD can be a truly debilitating disability, not just a minorproblem or personality quirk. Children with OCD experience extremeanxiety and embarrassment. Their OCD symptoms often prevent them frombuilding good relationships, from achieving their best in school, andfrom having a normal childhood. The effects of this disruption can bepainful and lifelong. The good news is that OCD is very treatable. "Obsessive-CompulsiveDisorder helps parents: Secure a diagnosisManage family lifeUnderstand medical interventionsExplore therapeutic and other interventionsGet care with an existing health plan, even with no coverage of"mental disorders"Author Mitzi Waltz, an advocate for children's neurological issues, hasincluded the stories of dozens of parents and adolescents.