Understanding OCD

A Guide for Parents and Professionals

Giving a full overview of childhood obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and discussing all major treatment options, including cognitive behavioural therapy and medication, this guide provides the essential information that families, teachers, caregivers, clinicians and mental health professionals need in order to understand and treat childhood OCD. It covers origins, symptoms and related illnesses and explains how OCD is diagnosed. The book also suggests ways to maximise the outcomes of treatment, what to do when treatment doesn't work, and how to help manage OCD in children at school and in the home.

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Press reviews for: Understanding OCD

Jonathan S. Abramowitz Professor of Psychology and Director of the OCD program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

OCD is one of the most complex psychological problems, especially when it affects children and families. Adam Lewin and Eric Storch, two of the world's experts, have assembled a highly insightful and practical volume to help those with any level of experience better understand and treat children with this diagnosis. This books is a must for any student or professional working in the field.

Daniel Geller MD, Developmental Pediatrician and Child Psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston

A wonderfully accessible read, full of down-to earth information, but thoroughly up to date. Written by a team of recognized experts in the field in a way that allows the medical and non-medical reader to fully grasp all aspects of this disorder and negotiate treatment decisions for themselves, their loved ones and their patients with confidence. A valuable book for consumers and professionals alike.

Aureen Pinto Wagner, Ph.D., Author of Up and Down the Worry Hill: A Children’s Book about OCD and its Treatment and What to Do When Your Child has OCD

A comprehensive, yet concise guide for parents and professionals. It is easy to read, and provides quick and relevant access to key areas of interest-an understanding of OCD, its treatment, and how to manage it at home and at school. Highly recommended!

Ioannis Voskopoulos, Psychologist at TNA

This is one of the most complete and warm-hearted books I have read about people who fight to deal with intrusive thoughts. Readers are given detailed information of what it means to have unwanted intrusive thoughts, as well as the origin and impact of these thoughts on the emotional and social life of people diagnosed with OCD. The book provides both practical and research based guidance to readers and is a must read for anyone experiencing such thoughts, as well as the people who are involved in their lives (family, friends and professionals).

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