Obsessive-compulsive Disorder (Facts)

Obsessive-compulsive Disorder (Facts)

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


Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a relatively common psychological problem, whose symptoms may include excessive hand-washing or other cleansing rituals, extreme slowness, compulsive checking of tasks performed, or repugnant, intrusive thoughts. In this book, the authors draw on their extensive clinical experience to give a lucid accounr of the nature of obsessive-compulsive behaviour. The book is intended both for those who have this disorder and for their families and friends. It is full of up-to-date information about the nature, symptoms, types, causes, treatments, and theories of obsessive-compulsive disorder. The authors look at the full range of therapies available, and provide invaluable practical advice for those who may need help. Numerous case histories are given throughout the book, highlighting various aspects of OCD and its treatment. New to this edition are extensive new sections on compulsive hoarding, obsessive slowness, and obsessive-compulsive behaviour in children. Both authors are clinical psychologists who have extensive clinical and research experience in this field.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 141
Edition: 2nd Revised edition
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: 05 Feb 1998

ISBN 10: 0192628607
ISBN 13: 9780192628602

Media Reviews
From the review of the previous edition: This compact book was written for persons with OCD and their families and friends...de Silva and Rachman have written a small, and interesting book on a complicated and not very well understood clinical problem.