The OCD Workbook

By Bruce M. Hyman and Cherry Pedrick

Reviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D.

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The OCD Workbook: Your Guide to Breaking Free from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive-compulsive disorder is characterized by the presence of recurrent, intrusive thoughts, impulses, or images (obsessions) or repetitive behaviors or mental acts (compulsions). Symptoms include fear of contamination; excessive hand-washing; persistent, exaggerated thoughts of imaginary danger; and compulsive checking and counting rituals. Such symptoms can become so time-consuming and debilitating that they may have devastating consequences.

Research has established that a combination of medication and cognitive-behavioral therapy is the optimal treatment for OCD. Bruce Hyman and Cherry Pedrick have created an intensive, self- directed program that teaches a person with OCD how to block or postpone rituals, reduce fears, and change unhealthy thought patterns. Included are self-assessments, ways to enlist the help of family and friends, and approaches to overcoming specific disorders.

Softcover, 198 pages.

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Grohol, J. (2003). The OCD Workbook. Psych Central. Retrieved on December 19, 2014, from http://psychcentral.com/lib/the-ocd-workbook/0001499
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    Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 30 Jan 2013
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