Are you plagued by a recurring thought or idea that just won”t go away, feel the need to wash your hands repeatedly, to hoard things, or to repeatedly check that all appliances in the house have been turned off before you leave? These are just some of the common symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorder (or OCD), a condition that that causes distress to hundreds of thousands of people. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) has been clinically proven to significantly reduce these and other symptoms in many cases. With this step by step approach you can learn how to break free from the destructive cycle of obsessive behavior and regain control of your life. This book shows you how to reduce the distress caused by disturbing thoughts, images and urges; helps you face fears and troubling situations; reduces and gradually helps you overcome compulsions; offers advice on how partners, relatives and friends can help.
“I have read many OCD books over the years and I can honestly say that there have been very few good ones out there but when I was presented with this book called “Overcoming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder” I thought to myself it’s just another one of these zillion self-help books but I was wrong. I formed a personal connection with the true life stories in this book. All I can say, finally I have found a book I can relate to and now I can frankly say ‘SPOT ON!’ this book is a great approach to self-help using Cognitive Behavioural Techniques. The book is well presented, in-depth and is broken down into chapters and sections, any book written in Layman’s terms is a win-win for me. “