Thoroughly revised and updated—the go-to book for OCD sufferers who want to master their fears and take charge of their lives
The first comprehensive guide to treating obsessive compulsive disorder based on clinically proven behavioral therapy techniques, Dr. Lee Baer’s Getting Control has been providing OCD sufferers with information and relief for more than twenty years. In the same easy-to-understand format as the original, this updated edition includes:
• Cutting-edge behavioral therapy techniques
• Breakthrough advances in neuroscience
• Brand new material on hoarding
• Expanded sections on how families can help OCD sufferers
• The latest diagnostic standards as outlined by the American Psychiatric Association
• A completely revised list of resources
OCD sufferers and their loved ones will find everything they need to assess their symptoms, set realistic goals, and create specific therapeutic exercises for managing this disorder.
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Lee Baer, Ph.D., is an internationally recognized expert in the treatment of OCD and related disorders. Author of Getting Control: Overcoming Your Obsessions and Compulsions and The Imp of the Mind, Baer is an associate professor of psychology at Harvard Medical School and the director of research of the OCD unit at Massachusetts General Hospital as well as of the OCD Institute at McLean Hospital.
Table of Contents
Preface to the Original Edition xiii
Preface to the Third Edition xv
Chapter 1 What Is OCD? 1
What Is OCD?
How Common Is OCD?
What Causes OCD?
What Are the Subtypes of OCD?
What Problems Are Confused with OCD?
What Disorders May Be Related to OCD?
Chapter 2 Treatment of OCD 31
Behavior Therapy for OCD
Medication Treatment for OCD
Other Treatments for OCD
Principles of Behavior Therapy
Chapter 3 Test Yourself 57
Assessing the Type of Your OCD Symptoms
Measuring the Severity of Your OCD
Assessing the Strength of Your Belief in Your Obsessions or Compulsions
Assessing Avoidance Due to OCD
Interpreting the Results
Chapter 4 Setting Your Goals 75
Basic Principles of Setting Long-term Goals
Basic Principles of Setting Practice Goals
Chapter 5 HOW to Use Behavior Therapy to Get Control of Your Symptoms 102
Techniques to Assist Exposure and Response Prevention
Tailoring Behavior Therapy to Your OCD Symptoms
Chapter 6 Staying in Control 130
Long-term Results of Behavior Therapy
Getting the Odds in Your Favor
Chapter 7 Getting Control of Problems Related to OCD 145
Excessive Bodily Worries
Chapter 8 Medications for OCD 178
What Other Medications Can Help OCD?
Common Questions About Medications for OCD
Combining Medication with Behavior Therapy
Chapter 9 Your Questions Answered 194
Chapter 10 For Family, Friends, and Helpers 207
Dealing with Family Members or Friends Who Have OCD
Dealing with Family Members or Friends Who Won't Get Help for Their OCD
If You Are Asked to Be a Helper
Appendix. Self-Rating Forms 229