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Getting Over OCD: A 10-Step Workbook for Taking Back Your Life (Guilford Self-Help Workbook)

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Aimed at individuals suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorders, this workbook provides information, support and practical tools for overcoming urges, reducing anxiety, improving relationships and finding relief from intrusive thoughts. Abramovitz (psychology, U. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) employs cognitive-behavioral therapy approaches to develop a customized 10-step action plan that includes learning about the symptoms, correcting thinking errors and defeating avoidance behavior. A final step outlines an end to the program and the prevention of recurring behaviors down the road. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD) is one of the top five mental health complaints today. Unwanted, repetitive thoughts and actions disrupt millions of lives and cause tremendous suffering and distress. But OCD can be beatand there's no more trusted authority than Dr. Jonathan Abramowitz to show how. Structured to mirror the steps of cognitive-behavioral therapy, the most effective treatment for the disorder, this engaging workbook is packed with self-assessment and planning tools; carefully sequenced exercises; and informative examples that sufferers will relate to. By learning specific strategies for changing the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that keep OCD alive, readers grappling with any type of obsessions and compulsions can find significant, lasting relief.

Synopsis:

Structured to mirror the steps of cognitive-behavioral therapy, the most effective treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder, this engaging workbook offers specific strategies for changing the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that keep OCD alive.

Synopsis:

Just imagine: No more obsessional thoughts and compulsive behaviors. No more planning your day around avoiding certain situations. You can get over OCD--and join the thousands of people who are living freer, happier lives thanks to the clinically proven strategies in this book. Noted OCD specialist Dr. Jonathan Abramowitz provides the information, support, and practical tools you need to:

*Understand your obsessions, compulsions, and rituals

*Develop a customized action plan

*Take gradual steps to safely confront--and master--the situations you avoid

*Find relief from intrusive thoughts, no matter how distressing

*Overcome compulsion urges

*Reduce anxiety and improve your relationships

Based on cognitive-behavioral therapy, the most effective treatment for OCD, the workbooks carefully sequenced exercises are illustrated with detailed examples. Ready to get over OCD? Your journey starts here.

Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Self-Help Book of Merit

About the Author

Jonathan S. Abramowitz, PhD, is Professor and Associate Chair of Psychology, Research Professor of Psychiatry, and Director of the Anxiety and Stress Disorders Clinic at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Abramowitz founded and directed the OCD and Anxiety Disorders Program at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. An award-winning researcher, he serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of the International Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Foundation and is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders. He lives in Chapel Hill with his wife and two daughters.

Table of Contents

Introduction

I. Getting to Know Your Enemy

Step 1. OCD 101: Learning about the Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments

Step 2. Analyzing Your Own OCD Symptoms

Step 3. Understanding OCDs Battle Plan

II. Getting Ready

Step 4. Customizing Your Action Plan

Step 5. Strengthening Your Resolve to Move Forward

III. Your Treatment Program

Gathering Your Forces

Step 6. Attacking OCD at Its Foundation: Thinking Errors

Step 7. Defeating Avoidance Behavior

Step 8. Defeating Obsessional Thoughts, Doubts, and Images

Step 9. Defeating Your Compulsive Urges

Putting It All Together

Step 10. Ending Your Program and Staying Well

Product Details

ISBN:
9781593859992
Author:
Abramowitz, Jonathan S.
Publisher:
Guilford Publications
Subject:
Work
Subject:
Compulsive behavior
Subject:
Social Work
Subject:
General
Subject:
Psychopathology - Compulsive Behavior
Subject:
Obsessive-compulsive disorder
Subject:
Cognitive therapy
Subject:
Self-Help : General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
The Guilford Self-Help Workbook Series
Publication Date:
20090631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
307
Dimensions:
10.5 x 8 in

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"Synopsis" by ,

Obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD) is one of the top five mental health complaints today. Unwanted, repetitive thoughts and actions disrupt millions of lives and cause tremendous suffering and distress. But OCD can be beatand there's no more trusted authority than Dr. Jonathan Abramowitz to show how. Structured to mirror the steps of cognitive-behavioral therapy, the most effective treatment for the disorder, this engaging workbook is packed with self-assessment and planning tools; carefully sequenced exercises; and informative examples that sufferers will relate to. By learning specific strategies for changing the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that keep OCD alive, readers grappling with any type of obsessions and compulsions can find significant, lasting relief.

"Synopsis" by , Structured to mirror the steps of cognitive-behavioral therapy, the most effective treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder, this engaging workbook offers specific strategies for changing the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that keep OCD alive.
"Synopsis" by ,

Just imagine: No more obsessional thoughts and compulsive behaviors. No more planning your day around avoiding certain situations. You can get over OCD--and join the thousands of people who are living freer, happier lives thanks to the clinically proven strategies in this book. Noted OCD specialist Dr. Jonathan Abramowitz provides the information, support, and practical tools you need to:

*Understand your obsessions, compulsions, and rituals

*Develop a customized action plan

*Take gradual steps to safely confront--and master--the situations you avoid

*Find relief from intrusive thoughts, no matter how distressing

*Overcome compulsion urges

*Reduce anxiety and improve your relationships

Based on cognitive-behavioral therapy, the most effective treatment for OCD, the workbooks carefully sequenced exercises are illustrated with detailed examples. Ready to get over OCD? Your journey starts here.

Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Self-Help Book of Merit

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