This book covers the nature, symptoms, causes and theories of OCD. It 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. There are in-depth sections on scrupulosity, culture and OCD, mental pollution, OCD in children and on the similarities and differences between childhood OCD and autistic disorder.
This fourth edition has been updated with succinct explanations of recent research, information on treatment advances and the recent expansion of treatment services for anxiety disorders, including OCD, in the NHS.
In this updated fourth edition, Stanley Rachman gives a clear account of the nature of obsessive-compulsive problems which will prove useful for sufferers and their families, as well as general readers interested in finding out about the disorder.
- Paperback | 198 pages
- 128 x 195 x 10mm | 207g
- 01 May 2009
- Oxford University Press
- Oxford, United Kingdom
- 4th Revised edition
- 7 black and white line drawings
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short work for the general public, on any psychiatric disorder [and] it will prove invaluable for sufferers of OCD, their families and their clinicians. * Behaviour and Research Therapy * The book is intended as an information source for patients who have OCD and their families and friends, but it would also be very useful for workers in health care who need to have an overview of this disorder but are not directly involved in assessment and treatment. It would also be useful for family practitioners as a quick read... an excellent description of obsessions and compulsions with great attention to detail... extremely helpful for a patient and
family when first engaging in cognitive behavioural therapy... well written, well organized, and easy to read. * Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience * Review from previous edition From reviews of the previous edition: This book doese a superior job of describing OCD and provides excellent resources for those either afflicted with OCD or close to someone who is. This fourth edition of Rachman and da Silvas wellestablished volume in this series (earlier editions appearing in 1992, 1998 and 2004) provides a helpful introduction and guide to families dealing with OCD issues. Discussions of key points, patient and family perspectives on those affected, and a number of brief individual case studies, should help to make this an easy book for families and individuals to access and relate to. * Journal of Autism and Development Disorders *