The OCD Workbook

Author: Bruce M. Hyman
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 9781572244221
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Psychology

A major revision and expansion, this second edition of a bestselling classic offers the latest information about the neurobiological causes of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), new medications and other treatment options for the disorder, as well as a new chapter outlining cutting-edge daily coping strategies for sufferers. Widely recognized as a fundamental OCD resource, the last edition sold 3,000 copies in Canada in less than 12 months.

The OCD Workbook

Author: Bruce M. Hyman
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 1608821412
Release Date: 2010-11-01
Genre: Self-Help

If you have obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), chances are that your persistent obsessive thoughts and time-consuming compulsions keep you from enjoying life to the fullest. But when you are in the habit of avoiding the things you fear, the idea of facing them head-on can feel frightening and overwhelming. This book can help. The OCD Workbook has helped thousands of people with OCD break the bonds of troubling OCD symptoms and regain the hope of a productive life. Endorsed and used in hospitals and clinics the world over, this valuable resource is now fully revised and updated with the latest evidence-based approaches to understanding and managing OCD. It offers day-to-day coping strategies you can start using right away, along with proven-effective self-help techniques that can help you maintain your progress. The book also includes information for family members seeking to understand and support loved ones who suffer from this often baffling and frustrating disorder. Whether you suffer with OCD or a related disorder, such as body dysmorphic disorder or trichotillomania, let this new edition of The OCD Workbook be your guide on the path to recovery. This new edition will help you: use self-assessment tools to identify your symptoms and their severity; create and implement a recovery strategy using cognitive behavioral self-help tools and techniques; learn about the most effective medications and medical treatments; find the right professional help and access needed support for your recovery; and maintain your progress and prevent future relapse.

Overcoming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Author: David Veale
Publisher: Robinson
ISBN: 9781849011761
Release Date: 2009-08-27
Genre: Self-Help

A Books on Prescription Title Break free from unhelpful rituals and take control of your life Are you plagued by a recurring thought or idea that just won't go away? Perhaps you feel the need to wash your hands frequently, hoard things or repeatedly check that all appliances have been turned off before leaving home? These are common symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorder (or OCD), a condition that causes distress to hundreds of thousands of people. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy has been clinically proven to significantly reduce symptoms of OCD. Learn how to break free from the destructive cycle of obsessive behaviour and regain control of your life. Shows you how to reduce the distress caused by disturbing thoughts, images and urges Reduces and gradually helps you overcome compulsions Offers advice on how partners, relatives and friends can help.

Coping with OCD

Author: Troy DuFrene
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 9781572246812
Release Date: 2008-06-01
Genre: Psychology

When you have obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), it can feel like your own mind is at war with itself. Instead of having productive and positive thoughts, you rehash the same worries and fears over and over again until they become unbearable. Did you really remember to lock the front door? What if you were to hit someone while driving your car? You may find yourself engaging in exhaustive rituals to keep these thoughts at bay. But soon, the doubts come back with a vengeance. Coping with OCD offers a simple and engaging program that can help anyone with mild to moderate OCD get started on the road to recovery. This book begins with a crash course on what OCD is-and what it is not. You'll learn a proven, three-part program for recovery that uses safe and gradual exposure to distressing thoughts and situations, mindfulness practice, and techniques to restructure thinking. Additional chapters address how families can help, dealing with shame and blame, depression, and maintaining progress. The book also includes a helpful list of resources for further reading and additional support.

The Mindfulness Workbook for OCD

Author: Jon Hershfield
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 9781608828807
Release Date: 2013-12-01
Genre: Self-Help

If you have obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), you might have an irrational fear of being contaminated by germs, or obsessively double-check things. You may even feel like a prisoner, trapped with your intrusive thoughts. Despite the fact that OCD can have a devastating impact on a person’s life, getting real help can be a challenge. If you have tried medications without success, it might be time to explore further treatment options. You should know that mindfulness-based approaches have been proven-effective in treating OCD and anxiety disorders. They involve developing an awareness and acceptance of the unwanted thoughts, feelings, and urges that are at the heart of OCD. Combining mindfulness practices with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), The Mindfulness Workbook for OCD offers practical and accessible tools for managing the unwanted thoughts and compulsive urges that are associated with OCD. With this workbook, you will develop present-moment awareness, learn to challenge your own distorted thinking, and stop treating thoughts as threats and feelings as facts.

Obsessive compulsive Disorders

Author: Fred Penzel
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195140927
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Psychology

Offers advice on how to choose the most effective therapies and medications, and how to avoid relapses.

Getting Over OCD Second Edition

Author: Jonathan S. Abramowitz
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 9781462533039
Release Date: 2018-01-04
Genre: Self-Help

Thoroughly updated based on the latest science, this empowering workbook gives you the skills to overcome obsessional thoughts and compulsive behaviors--and live a freer, happier life. Leading OCD specialist Dr. Jonathan Abramowitz presents a step-by-step program grounded in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), the most effective treatment for the disorder. Vivid stories and numerous practical tools (which you can download and print for repeated use) help you: *Understand how OCD affects your mind and body. *Develop a customized plan for change. *Find relief from distressing intrusive thoughts. *Confront the situations you avoid--and discover a new sense of safety. *Break free of compulsive rituals. *Reduce anxiety and improve your relationships. The second edition is revised throughout with cutting-edge strategies for coping with unwanted thoughts that can't be eliminated completely, plus new learning techniques drawn from brain research. Ready to get over OCD? Your journey starts here.

Coping with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Author: Jan van Niekerk
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 9781780740935
Release Date: 2009-05-01
Genre: Self-Help

Integrating established strategies with new methods derived from the recently developed Inference-Based Approach (IBA) to the treatment of OCD, this is a ground-breaking work. By initially laying the groundwork to help readers understand their condition, this book leads them through the decisions they will have to make about treatment, offering easy-to-use tools for preparing and carrying out their self-help program. By focusing on looking differently at life and relationships, following a healthy lifestyle and the practice of regular relaxation, this book is a practical guide to preventing relapse, and re-claiming an uninhibited life. Dr. Jan van Niekerk is a Clinical Psychologist and resides in Cambridge, UK.

Free from OCD

Author: Timothy A. Sisemore
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 1608820971
Release Date: 2010-08-01
Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction

You may not know anyone else who suffers from repetitive “stuck” thoughts and compulsive rituals, but plenty of other teens experience symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD): the need to repeatedly wash their hands, check to make sure everything’s okay, count possessions, put things in order, or even repeat thoughts over and over. Rituals like these may calm you down when you’re feeling stressed or anxious, but you know all too well that the relief is temporary and you’ll have to repeat the ritual when you start feeling uneasy again. This cycle can make you feel trapped, but also may seem impossible or even frightening to break. Free from OCD offers forty easy cognitive behavioral exercises to help you move past your symptoms and live freely and flexibly, without fear. You’ll finally be able to stop compulsive thoughts in their tracks and keep them from coming back. This book helps you learn to: •Notice when thoughts are based in reality and when they’re exaggerated •Recognize and neutralize situations that trigger your symptoms •Make friends and feel more confident in social situations •Use relaxation techniques instead of falling back on your rituals

Freedom from Obsessive compulsive Disorder

Author: Jonathan Grayson
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780425273890
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Psychology

Draws on the author's work at the Philadelphia Anxiety and Agoraphobia Treatment Center to outline a self-guided program that combines multiple treatment methods and focuses on relapse prevention and recovery.

Overcoming Compulsive Checking

Author: Paul R. Munford
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications Incorporated
ISBN: 1572243783
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Psychology

An OCD specialist offers the first CBT book to specifically address compulsive checkers, helping to elminate or reduce obsessions of performing actions incorrectly, misspeaking, misswriting, or facing criticism or punishment for being at fault for fires, break-ins, flooding, or injury to others. Readers will be able to begin training their brains to stop obsessing by learning to embrace their fears and experiment with exposure to their fears. The final chapters deal with trouble shooting particularly difficult situations and educating family members in supporting and helping the person to overcome their OCD.

When a Family Member Has OCD

Author: Jon Hershfield
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 9781626252486
Release Date: 2015-12-01
Genre: Self-Help

When someone has obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), it can affect the entire family. This book is an essential guide to help family members cope with their loved one’s compulsive behaviors, obsessions, and constant need for reassurance. If your loved one has OCD, you may be unsure of how to express your concerns in a compassionate, effective way. In When a Family Member Has OCD, you and your family will learn ways to better understand and communicate with each other when OCD becomes a major part of your household. In addition to proven-effective cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and mindfulness techniques, you’ll find comprehensive information on OCD and its symptoms, as well as advice for each affected family member. OCD affects millions of people worldwide. Though significant advances have been made in medication and therapeutic treatments of the disorder, there are few resources available to help families deal with the impact of a loved one’s symptoms. This book provides a helpful guide for your family.

The Habit Change Workbook

Author: James Claiborn
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications Incorporated
ISBN: 1572242639
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Family & Relationships

For anyone with an annoying, dangerous, or self-defeating bad habit, this step-by-step workbook provides an effective and powerful set of tools designed to break unwanted habits and replace them with new healthy ones. The authors present techniques for effective change based on proven cognitive-behavioral principles and the latest research.

The Anxious Thoughts Workbook

Author: David A. Clark
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 9781626258440
Release Date: 2018-03-01
Genre: Self-Help

Are your thoughts getting in the way of living your life? Based in cutting-edge neuroscience and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), this important workbook will help you regain control from unwanted thoughts and get back to the things that matter. Do you have unwanted, disturbing, upsetting, or weird thoughts that you just can’t seem to shake? Violent or sexual thoughts that cause you to feel ashamed, anxious, or depressed? Maybe you think they mean something about you—and that thought scares you even more. While you may not be able to shut your thoughts off permanently, you can gain distance from them and improve your life. This step-by-step guide will show you how. In The Anxious Thoughts Workbook, renowned psychologist David A. Clark presents a targeted, transdiagnostic approach to help you move past unwanted mental intrusions. You’ll learn how to change the destructive patterns responsible for the persistence of anxious and depressive thinking, and strip these upsetting thoughts of their meaning—a process Clark refers to as “detoxing.” Finally, you’ll learn to manage the feelings of shame that can accompany these thoughts. Are you ready to move past your thoughts and start focusing on more important things? If so, the proven-effective techniques in this workbook will help you get started.

Overcoming Obsessive Thoughts

Author: Christine Purdon
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 9781572243811
Release Date: 2005-01-01
Genre: Psychology

Fourth in this successful series, this book provides individuals who suffer from repetitive, unwanted thoughts, images or impulses with information and skills they can use to reduce their distress over and preoccupation with these thoughts.