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

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Class Publishing Ltd, 2002 - 250 من الصفحات

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a debilitating condition in which unwanted and intrusive thoughts (and accompanying compulsive behaviour) prevent you from living a fulfilling and healthy life. Dr Frederick Toates, an eminent psychologist and a long-term sufferer from OCD who has managed to control the damaging aspects of this depressing condition, gives professional analysis and personal insights into both obsessional thoughts and obsessional behaviour. This book tells you all you need to know about OCD and gives sound, practical advice on how to control it.

*Effective plans and strategies for overcoming the debilitating aspects of obsessional neurosis *Tried and tested therapeutic techniques that have worked for many people *Helpful insights from the authors' own experiences of OCD, giving leads to help you and your family and friends *Medically accurate advice and encouragement on how to deal with your OCD


Table of Contents:
Part 1: Autobiographical sketch
1 Home in Histon
2 Leaving school
3 Student Life
4 Denmark - almost heaven
5 Signs of trouble ahead
6 Decline
7 Getting back to normal
8 Misplaced complacency
9 Never get complacent
10 Going public

Part 2 What is obsessional disorder and what can be done about it?
11 The nature of the problem
12 Overlap and confusion with other conditions
13 Who develops the disorder, and what is it like for them?
14 Professional help
15 Self-help - what to do and what not to do
16 Trying to solve the puzzle
17 Some famous thoughts
18 Conclusion
19 Glossary

 

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Home in Histon
3
Leaving school
14
Student life
17
Denmarkalmost heaven
23
Signs of trouble ahead
28
Decline
34
Getting back to normal
43
Misplaced complacency
47
Overlap and confusion with other conditions
101
Who develops the disorder and what is it like for them?
114
Professional help
129
Selfhelpwhat to do and what not to do
142
Trying to solve the puzzle
155
Some famous thoughts
177
Conclusion
238
Glossary
243

Never get complacent
52
Going public
66
What is obsessional disorder and what can be done aboutit?
81
The nature of the problem
83
Resources
247
Index
255
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DPhil DScnbsp; Professor of Biological Psychology at the Open University

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