Obsessive-compulsive Disorder: The Facts

Obsessive-compulsive Disorder: The Facts

by PadmaldeSilva (Author), S.J.Rachman (Author)

Synopsis

Obsessive-compulsive disorders are characterized by the urge to repeatedly perform inappropriate acts, or to dwell on intrusive or distressing thoughts. A mild form of the disorder is relatively common, and might involve thorough checking rituals, or overemphasis on cleanliness. A severe form, however, may take over the sufferer's life to the extent that much of their time and energy is given to resisting repugnant thoughts, or repeating tasks such as hand-washing. This book is intended mainly for sufferers of the disorder and their families and friends, though it will also be useful to health-care workers. The authors are clinical psychologists, well-recognized in the field, and they draw on their experience to give a lucid account of the symptoms, causes, and treatment of the disease. They cover psychological and drug therapy, and offer practical advice to those needing support. Numerous case histories highlight the many aspects of the disorder, and demonstrate ways in which sufferers have been helped.

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 136
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
Published: Jun 1992

ISBN 10: 0192621882
ISBN 13: 9780192621887

Media Reviews
A compact and interesting book on a complicated and not very well understood clinical problem, which can, however, be successfully treated in many cases. An up-to-date account of this disorder, the people that suffer from it, and its behavioral treatment, that will be informative to
nonprofessional as well as to many professional readers. --Contemporary Psychology


A compact and interesting book on a complicated and not very well understood clinical problem, which can, however, be successfully treated in many cases. An up-to-date account of this disorder, the people that suffer from it, and its behavioral treatment, that will be informative to
nonprofessional as well as to many professional readers. --Contemporary Psychology

A compact and interesting book on a complicated and not very well understood clinical problem, which can, however, be successfully treated in many cases. An up-to-date account of this disorder, the people that suffer from it, and its behavioral treatment, that will be informative to nonprofessional as well as to many professional readers. --Contemporary Psychology


A compact and interesting book on a complicated and not very well understood clinical problem, which can, however, be successfully treated in many cases. An up-to-date account of this disorder, the people that suffer from it, and its behavioral treatment, that will be informative to nonprofessional as well as to many professional readers. --Contemporary Psychology