Obsessive-compulsive disorder: The Facts

Obsessive-compulsive disorder: The Facts

by StanleyRachman (Author), PadmaldeSilva (Author)


Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a relatively common psychological problem, whose symptoms can be seriously disabling to the sufferer. These symptoms can include excessive hand-washing or other cleaning rituals, repeated checking, extreme slowness and unwanted, repugnant intrusive thoughts. This book, written by two clinical psychologists with extensive clinical and research experience in this field, gives a lucid account of the nature of obsessive-compulsive problems. It is intended for sufferers and their families as well as general readers interested in finding out about the disorder. This new third edition gives up-to-date information about the nature, symptoms, causes and theories of obsessive-compulsive disorder. It also discusses the treatments that are available and provides valuable practical advice to those who may need help. Numerous case histories are given throughout the book, highlighting various aspects of the disorder and its treatment. New to this edition are sections on scrupulosity, on culture and OCD, and on mental pollution as well as a new chapter on obsessive-compulsive disorder in children and on the similarities and differences between childhood OCD and autistic disorder. There is also expanded coverage of many other topics, including new developments in the understanding and treatment of obsessional thoughts, and a new table detailing drugs used for the disorder.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 160
Edition: 3
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Published: 04 Nov 2004

ISBN 10: 0198520824
ISBN 13: 9780198520825

Media Reviews
Very well written, it is easy to read, with no baffling medical jargon. No Panic Website This book is easily accessible to the general public with is easy-to-read style and well structured chapters. Given that the overall tone is one of hope for individuals with OCD, the book offers an invaluable resource to patients, their families and service providers. The Psychologist
Author Bio

The authors are both clinical psychologists who have extensive clinical and research experience in this field. Their contribution to the study of this area is widely acknowledged. They are the authors of another book in this series--Panic Disorder: The Facts.