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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder


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Table of Contents

1. So what is OCD and is it really a problem?; 2. Who gets OCD and how would anyone know if they had it?; 3. Types and presentation of OCD; 4. Drug treatment; 5. Exposure and response prevention (ERP) for OCD; 6. Children and adolescents with OCD; 7. Old treatments, modern developments, new research and potential treatments for the future; 8. Other conditions which appear similar to OCD; 9. What can family and carers do to help a person with OCD?; 10. What can the person with OCD do to help themselves?

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Wide-ranging and accessible, this book covers all evidence-based approaches to obsessive compulsive disorder in adults and children.

About the Author

Lynne M. Drummond is a Consultant Psychiatrist and Senior Lecturer with South West London and St George's NHS Mental Health Trust, where she has run a CBT specialist service since 1985. She works closely with charities including Triumph Over OCD and Phobias UK (TOP UK), OCD Action and OCD UK. Passionate about public education, Drummond advises in the media. Recent work includes Channel 4's 'A Little Bit OCD with Jon Richardson', winner of a Mind Media Award in 2013, and ITV's 'OCD Ward', shortlisted for a Mind Media Award in 2014. Laura J. Edwards is a freelance writer with an interest in making science accessible to the public. For this project, she assisted with ensuring that the book's language and explanations are accessible to its readers. She also collaborated on the book's approach and content.


'... Lynne Drummond and Laura Edwards are to be congratulated for tackling the difficult subject of OCD head on in their well thought out and well written book. I am particularly pleased that they have succeeded in their ambition to produce a piece of work that is accessible to both those living with OCD and their caring and loving supporters. OCD is no joke. At its worst, it is the devil on one's shoulder, never happier than when malevolently corroding its host's self-confidence and sense of worth. But Lynne and Laura show that, with the right support and interventions, sunlight - in the form of hope, happiness and fulfilment - can come flooding back to chase away this meanest of shadows.' Sir Charles Walker

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