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Thoroughly revised and updated—the go-to book for OCD sufferers who want to master their fears and take charge of their lives

The first comprehensive guide to treating obsessive compulsive disorder based on clinically proven behavioral therapy techniques, Dr. Lee Baer’s Getting Control has been providing OCD sufferers with information and relief for more than twenty years. In the same easy-to-understand format as the original, this updated edition includes:

• Cutting-edge behavioral therapy techniques

• Breakthrough advances in neuroscience

• Brand new material on hoarding

• Expanded sections on how families can help OCD sufferers

• The latest diagnostic standards as outlined by the American Psychiatric Association

• A completely revised list of resources

OCD sufferers and their loved ones will find everything they need to assess their symptoms, set realistic goals, and create specific therapeutic exercises for managing this disorder.

Synopsis:

Six million Americans suffer from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and they know firsthand the often devastating effects it has on their lives. Some symptoms, such as the nagging feeling you have left the stovetop burner on, can be mildly distracting. Yet others, like compulsive hand washing, the inability to throw anything out, or nerve-racking feelings of guilt, can be completely paralyzing and make it nearly impossible for sufferers to lead healthy lives. Dr. Lee Baer gives readers the tools to assess their own symptoms, set goals, and create therapeutic programs for themselves. He also helps readers differentiate between OCD and other psychological illnesses such as depression. From the latest treatments to important facts on the medications currently available and how they work, Getting Control is thorough, concise, and positive--a lifesaver for anyone whose well-being is affected by OCD.

About the Author

Lee Baer, Ph.D., is an internationally recognized expert in the treatment of OCD and related disorders. Author of Getting Control: Overcoming Your Obsessions and Compulsions, Baer is an associate professor of psychology at Harvard Medical School and the director of research of the OCD unit at Massachusetts General Hospital as well as of the OCD Institute at McLean Hospital.

Table of Contents

Getting Control Foreword

Preface

Preface to the Revised Edition

Chapter One: What Is OCD?

What is OCD? How Common Is OCD?

What Causes OCD?

What Are the Subtypes of OCD?

What Problems Are Confused with OCD?

What Disorders May Be Related to OCD?

Chapter 2: Treatment of OCD

Behavior Therapy for OCD

Medication Treatment for OCD

Other Treatments for OCD

Principles of Behavior Therapy

Chapter 3: Test Yourself

Assessing the Type of Your OCD Symptoms

Measuring the Severity of Your OCD

Assessing the Strength of Your Belief in Your Obsessions or Compulsions

Assessing Avoidance Due to OCD

Assessing Depression

Interpreting the Results

Chapter 4: Setting Your Goals

Basic Principles of Setting Long-Term Goals

Basic Principles of Setting Practice Goals

Chapter 5: How to Use Behavior Therapy to Get Control of Your Symptoms

Techniques to Assist Exposure and Response Prevention

Tailoring Behavior Therapy to Your OCD Symptoms

Chapter 6: Staying in Control

Long-Term Results of Behavior Therapy

Getting the Odds in Your Favor

Chapter 7: Getting Control of Problems Related to OCD

Trichotillomania

Skin Picking

Tourette Disorder

Excessive Bodily Worries

Chapter 8: Medications for OCD

SRI Medications

Clomipramine

Fluoxetine

Fluvoxamine

Sertraline

Paroxetine

Citalopram

MAOIs

What Other Medications Can Help OCD?

Common Questions About Medications for OCD

Combining Medication with Behavior Therapy

Chapter 9: Your Questions Answered

Chapter 10: For Family, Friends, and Helpers

Dealing with Family Members or Friends Who Have OCD

Dealing with Family Members or Friends Who Won't Get Help for Their OCD

If You Asked to be a Helper

Bibliography

Appendix: Self-Rating Forms

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780452297852
Author:
Baer, Lee
Publisher:
Plume Books
Subject:
General Psychology & Psychiatry
Subject:
Psychology-Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Subject:
Compulsive behavior
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20120631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.08 x 5.48 x 0.62 in 0.53 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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Six million Americans suffer from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and they know firsthand the often devastating effects it has on their lives. Some symptoms, such as the nagging feeling you have left the stovetop burner on, can be mildly distracting. Yet others, like compulsive hand washing, the inability to throw anything out, or nerve-racking feelings of guilt, can be completely paralyzing and make it nearly impossible for sufferers to lead healthy lives. Dr. Lee Baer gives readers the tools to assess their own symptoms, set goals, and create therapeutic programs for themselves. He also helps readers differentiate between OCD and other psychological illnesses such as depression. From the latest treatments to important facts on the medications currently available and how they work, Getting Control is thorough, concise, and positive--a lifesaver for anyone whose well-being is affected by OCD.
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