Overcoming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
As a first step, those with OCD might find it useful to read An Introduction to Coping With OCD, written by Lee Brosan. One of a small series of CBT booklets presented in an easy-to-read A4 format, it can make a very good first step to recovery.
David Veale & Rob Willson
Dr David Veale is a Consultant Psychiatrist at North London's Priory Hospital, a Consultant Psychiatrist in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy at the Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma at the Maudsley Hospital, London and an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry, London. He is also a trustee and past Chairman of the charity OCD Action.
Rob Willson is a CBT therapist in private practice, is a tutor at Goldsmiths College, University of London. His main areas of interest are depression, obsessional problems and health anxiety.
The step-by-step approach adopted in Overcoming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder uses CBT techniques to help those with OCD break free from their obsessive behaviour and regain control over their lives.
This useful self-help guide written in two parts.
Part One looks at understanding the nature of OCD and its causes.
Part Two sets out strategies to overcome it. It describes:
- How CBT can be used as a self-help therapy for the disorder;
- How to prepare oneself to make the changes necessary to overcome OCD;
- How to keep the obsessions at bay;
- How to treat children and adolescents with OCD;
- How family and friends can help.
See sample pages from the book
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Clear, practical, focussed and helpful [and] extremely useful both for those suffering from obsessive compulsive disorder and for those who care for them.
Paul Salkovskis, Institute of Psychiatry