Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Practical, Tried-and-tested Strategies to Overcome OCD

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Class Publishing Ltd, 2002 - 250 من الصفحات
As many as 1 in 30 adults and 1 in 100 children currently suffer from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. It is much more common than was previously thought, with up to 2 million people being affected in the UK. Sufferers experience intrusive thoughts and anxieties resulting in compulsive behaviour that can seem bizarre to those that have no experience of the disorder. Why would someone feel compelled to touch the four walls of a room in a clockwise fashion as soon as he enters it? Why would someone look at an object 3 times with his right eye, followed by his left eye?OCD sufferers are aware that these rituals are excessive and irrational, but they cannot control their behaviour. They are plagued by intrusive thoughts that they cannot banish from their mind and are often tormented by these thoughts which they find profoundly disgusting or upsetting. The cause of OCD is still not known, but it does appear to run in families and can occur together with other disorders such as depression, anxiety disorders, eating disorders and Tourette s syndrome.Dr Frederick Toates, an experimental psychologist relates his own experiences of obsessional neurosis and his successful quest for a cure in th
 

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Home in Histon
3
Leaving school
14
Denmark almost heaven
23
Decline
34
Getting back to normal
43
Never get complacent
52
Going public
66
The nature of the problem
83
Overlap and confusion with other conditions
101
Who develops the disorder and what is it like for them?
114
Professional help
129
Selfhelp what to do and what not to do
142
Trying to solve the puzzle
155
Some famous thoughts
177
Conclusion
238
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DPhil DScnbsp; Professor of Biological Psychology at the Open University

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