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Breaking Free from OCD
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Part A: Understanding Your OCD. 1. About this Book. 2. What is OCD? 3. Can I Get Better from OCD? 4. What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy? 5. Understanding My OCD. Part B: How To Recover from Your OCD. 6. How to Use this Book to Change Your OCD. 7. Understanding the Role of Anxiety. 8. What Does My OCD Look Like? 9. Designing Exposure and Response Prevention Exercises. 10. Making Progress with Exposure and Response Prevention Exercises. 11. Overcoming Difficulties. 12. What is the Role of My Thoughts? 13. How Can I Challenge My Thoughts? 14. How Can I Test Whether My Thoughts Will Come True? 15. How to Maintain the Gains I Have Made. Part C: OCD and the Bigger Picture. 16. OCD and My Family. 17. OCD, School and Friends. 18. Where to Go for More Information. Appendix: Questionnaire. Subject index. Author index.

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A step-by-step Cognitive Behavioural Therapy plan for adolescents with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

About the Author

Jo Derisley, ClinPsyD, AFBPsS, DipCogTher, is Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of East Anglia, and Consultant Clinical Psychologist at the Norfolk & Waveney Mental Health Care Trust, UK. She has written several articles on the subject. Isobel Heyman, MBBS, PhD, MRCPsych, is Honorary Senior Lecturer at the King's College Institute of Psychiatry, London, and Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist at the Maudsley Hospital, UK, where she leads the national and specialist OCD and related disorders clinic for children and young people. She has published numerous articles on this subject. Dr Heyman and Dr Derisley represented childhood OCD in the NICE Guideline Development Group, and contributed to the written national UK guidelines for the management of OCD. Sarah Robinson, BSc, is Assistant Psychologist at the national and specialist OCD and related disorders clinic for children and young people at the Maudsley Hospital, UK. Cynthia Turner, PhD, MClinPsych, is Honorary Lecturer at the King's College Institute of Psychiatry, London and Senior Clinical Psychologist at the national and specialist OCD clinic for children and young people, Maudsley Hospital, UK. She specialises in the treatment of OCD and anxiety disorders in young people, and has written treatment programs for these disorders, as well as book chapters and scientific articles.

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'Breaking Free from OCD should be a staple book for OCD sufferers and their families. It ditches confusing medical jargon in order to give constructive and helpful information and advice. It is the kind of book which I wish I had owned when my OCD was at its worst, one which shows that there is light at the end of the tunnel, and shows you how to get there.'Joe Wells, author of Touch and Go Joe: An Adolescent's Experience of OCD'Do you have troublesome habits that get in the way? Do you have worries that bother you much more than you should? THIS BOOK MAY BE FOR YOU. The hardest thing for anyone to control is their own mind. This book points the way, to you and to those close to you, to free yourself from OCD.' - James F. Leckman, MD, Neison Harris Professor of Child Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Psychology, Director of Research, Child Study Center, Yale University'In this marvelous book the authors provide the key information that teens and families need about OCD and its treatment. Highly recommended not only for patients but also for practitioners looking for material to use in their practices.'- John S. March, MD, MPH, Professor and Chief, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Program for Child Affective & Anxiety Disorders, Duke University

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