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.

Sexual Obsessions in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Author: Monnica T. Williams
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780190669539
Release Date: 2019-07-09
Genre: Psychology

Sexual obsessions are a common symptom of OCD, but addressing them in treatment is uniquely challenging due to feelings of shame, prior misdiagnosis, and the covert nature of ritualizing behaviors. These complicating factors make it difficult for clients to disclose their symptoms and for clinicians to know how to approach treatment. Sexual Obsessions in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder provides clinicians with the information and guidance needed to help clients experiencing unwanted and intrusive thoughts of a sexual nature. Opening with background information on sexual obsessions and OCD, including assessment and differential diagnosis, Williams and Wetterneck then offer a complete, step-by-step manual describing treatment using a combination of empirically-supported CBT strategies, such as exposure and response prevention, cognitive therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy, as well as useful mindfulness techniques. Accompanying these practical, step-by-step instructions are educational handouts and diagrams for clients designed to promote learning. The book concludes with a discussion of relationship issues that commonly result from sexually-themed OCD, and how therapists can tackle these problems. Sexual Obsessions in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is an essential resource for clinicians who treat OCD, as well as students and trainees from across the mental health professions.

The Anti Anxiety Workbook

Author: Martin M. Antony
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781593859930
Release Date: 2008-12-19
Genre: Self-Help

Presents strategies for overcoming worry, phobias, panic, and obsessions, with a program that includes questions, worksheets, and facts about medications, herbal remedies, relaxation and meditation techniques, and more.

Getting Help

Author: Jeffrey Wood
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 1608824373
Release Date: 2007-02-02
Genre: Psychology

A Complete, Definitive Guide to Mental Health Care Do you have questions about mental health care? You're not alone. Despite solid proof that good mental health care can greatly improve both physical health and quality of life, managed care systems have made mental health care a low priority. Without easy access to professional advice from psychologists and psychiatrists, most of us turn to the Internet or the news media for information about mental health-and what a confusing, seemingly endless jumble that can be! Now, at last, you can stop guessing about mental health care. Getting Help is a clear and comprehensive guide that will answer all of your questions about mental health conditions, practitioners, and treatments. Equipped with this resource, you'll be in a powerful position to take control of your own mental health care and the care of the people you love. Everything you need to know about: •The symptoms and characteristic of common mental health conditions •Different types of mental health professionals and the services they offer •Psychotherapeutic and medical treatment methods •How to choose an approach that is just right for a particular mental health issue

Anxiety Disorders

Author: Stephen M. Stahl
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136445880
Release Date: 2013-02-11
Genre: Medical

Drs. Stephen M. Stahl and Bret A. Moore have created an instant classic in Anxiety Disorders: A Guide for Integrating Psychopharmacology and Psychotherapy. Anxiety Disorders is a comprehensive reference for the psychiatry and psychology student, intern, or resident, early career psychiatrist or psychologist, and the busy clinician. It distills the most important information regarding combined treatments for anxiety and presents the material in an easily accessible, understandable, and readable format. Each chapter addresses a specific type of disorder: PTSD, panic, generalized anxiety, obsessive-compulsive and other disorders, and is authored by prominent clinicians with years of experience in providing integrated, individualized treatments. With its thorough exploration of psychopharmacological treatments, psychosocial treatments, and, crucially, the integration of the two, Anxiety Disorders is a text no 21st-century clinician or student can afford to be without.

The BDD Workbook

Author: James Claiborn
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications Incorporated
ISBN: 1572242930
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Self-Help

OCD experts James Claiborn and Cherry Pedrick show readers who suffer from Body Dysmorphic Disorder how to overcome debilitating obsessions with perceived flaws in their appearance, establish a balanced body image and enhance other aspects of their self-image and self-esteem.

The Habit Change Workbook

Author: James Claiborn
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications Incorporated
ISBN: 1572242639
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Self-Help

Without preaching, moralizing, or theorizing, the authors deliver a program for breaking bad habits. Grounded in proven cognitive-behavioral principles, the book helps readers assess their habits and proceed to dismantle them. 35 charts.

Clinical Case Formulations

Author: Barbara Lichner Ingram
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: UOM:39015064121794
Release Date: 2006-06-23
Genre: Psychology

A step-by-step model for individualized case conceptualization This innovative new guide addresses the essential question facing every therapist with a new client: How do I create a treatment plan that is the best match for my client? This unique resource provides a systematic method to integrate ideas, skills, and techniques from different theoretical approaches, empirical research, and clinical experience to create a case formulation that is tailor-made for the client. Clinical Case Formulations is divided into three parts: Getting Started—provides an overview that sets forth a framework for case formulation and data gathering. 28 Core Clinical Hypotheses—offers a meta-framework embracing all theories, orientations, and mental health intervention models and presents clinical hypotheses within seven categories: Biological Hypotheses; Crisis, Stressful Situations, and Transitions; Behavioral and Learning Models; Cognitive Models; Existential and Spiritual Models; Psychodynamic Models; and Social, Cultural, and Environmental Factors. These hypotheses are combined and integrated to develop a coherent conceptualization of the client's problems. Steps to a Complete Case Formulation—provides a structured framework known as the Problem-Oriented Method (POM). Using the POM and integrating multiple hypotheses, the therapist learns how to think intelligently, critically, and creatively in order to develop a tailor-made treatment plan. A list of thirty-three standards for evaluating the application of this method is provided. With this practical guide you will learn to conceptualize your clients' needs in ways that lead to effective treatment plans while finding the tools for troubleshooting when interventions fail to produce expected benefits.

The Complete Mental Health Directory

Author: Laura Mars-Proietti
Publisher: Sedgwick Press
ISBN: 1592370462
Release Date: 2004-01-01
Genre: Psychology

Mental Disorders--Mental Health Associations & Organizations--Government Agencies--Clinical Management--Pharmaceutical Companies.

The Worrier s Guide to Overcoming Procrastination

Author: Kevin Gyoerkoe
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 9781572248724
Release Date: 2011-01-01
Genre: Self-Help

Break the Bonds of Anxiety-Driven Procrastination You know that postponing things you need to do can result in negative consequences-overdue bills, unhappy supervisors, disappointed friends and romantic partners, and feelings of guilt or dread-but something inside keeps you from taking action. For many of us, that something is anxiety-fear of failure, firmly entrenched perfectionism, or even fear of success. With The Worrier's Guide to Overcoming Procrastination, you'll develop the skills you need to understand and conquer the anxiety that lies at the root of your chronic avoidance. These proven skills for overcoming procrastination will help you to work productively, enjoy guilt-free leisure time, and free yourself from the anxiety that holds you back. Use this effective program to: Identify the specific reasons behind your procrastination Eradicate the negative thinking patterns that fuel anxiety Set goals for boosting your productivity and improving time management Make the commitment to change your habits for good