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  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Basic Books; 1 edition (16 Dec. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 046501108X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0465011087
  • Product Dimensions: 19.3 x 12.7 x 3.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)
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"CBT is more effective as a treatment for OCD than medication, bringing a significant benefit in reduction of symptoms." Dr James Claiborn, US Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation "CBT is more effective as a treatment for OCD than medication, bringing a significant benefit in reduction of symptoms." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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64 of 67 people found the following review helpful By Paul on 28 Jun. 2006
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I manage OCD and (10 years ago now) Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) changed my life. It seems hard to believe that in 2006 when many therapists aren't trained in CBT (and sufferers don't know what they need) that the latest, most up to date CBT methods are available in a user friendly book that you can have at your side. I've read a few OCD books and this one stands out as being something quite special. When OCD affects 3 or 5% (or whatever it is) of us, it seems crazy that so few will know that such Good News is so near at hand. This should be advertised on buses!!
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39 of 41 people found the following review helpful By H. Memish on 23 Jan. 2008
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I spent the most secretive time of my life, the years 1986-2005 hiding away from what is now known to be a common disorder. I suffered intensively from OCD and I was diagnosed with depression and OCD in November 2005. For almost two decades suffering in silence I'm now on the road to recovery and enjoying life to the full.

I have read many OCD books over the years and I can honestly say that there have been a very few good ones out there but when I was presented with this book called "Overcoming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder" I thought to myself it's just another one of these zillion self-help books but I was wrong. It held a thought of interest and captured a self belief , focusing on what I want and working out ways to make it happen and this grew every time when turning of the pages, I formed a personal connection with the true life stories in this book. All I can say, finally I have found a book I can relate to and now I can frankly say 'SPOT ON!' this book is the ultimate approach to self-help using Cognitive Behavioural Techniques. This book is ideal for teenagers as well as adults, my 14 year old niece had no difficulty reading and understanding this book. The book is well presented in-depth and is broken down into chapters and sections, any book written in Layman's terms is a win-win for me. The book incorporate NO bad philosophy and I would say is a yes-yes for young people as well as adults.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By AlternateAmy on 22 Aug. 2012
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For all the stereotypes of OCD, it's easy to think it only encompasses "hand washing" or "checking". Not so. I was recommended this book, as I was doubtful if my own condition was OCD, as it seemed so different to the stereotypical aspects of OCD. This book made me see others were going through what I was, and that I wasn't alone. With helpful advice and explanations, this book is essential for anyone suffering OCD who feels alone. Of course, it isn't a replacement for medical help, but it's a start if you want to research into the condition in your own time too. Sometimes, just knowing you're not the only one can be a huge help, however "odd" or "terrible" you think your obsession is (as I thought of myself), you can be assured you're not the only one to have suffered.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Mary on 17 July 2009
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This book is fantastic. I am so glad that I read it. It helps people with OCD to understand the nature of OCD so clearly. It is so reassuring and inspiring. It has given me hope that I can break free from OCD. The authors explain things so clearly and it is a good practical book to use. It is well worth reading.
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38 of 42 people found the following review helpful By Eoin Stephens on 30 Oct. 2007
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This book is part of a very useful series published by Robinson, each of which looks at applying CBT to a particular area of Mental Health (Anxiety, Depression, Low Self-Esteem, Anger & Irritability etc). Each book is written by a leading practitioner/researcher in the particular area of concern. Having now worked with CBT for many years, I believe that it is at its most useful when dealing with some of these specific Mental and Behavioural Health issues.

Although they are written as self-help books, in my experience they can also be useful to therapists as a practical introduction to working with a problem area. In some cases, therapist and client can work together using the book as a resource. CBT is, after all, an educative process where therapist and client collaboratively discover what will work best for the client's improvement (indeed, all psychotherapy can be seen as a form of structured experiential learning). A book like this can be a useful map for a part of the journey.

In this particular book, David Veale and Rob Willson outline the nature of OCD and the CBT approach to working with it. They point out that the use of the word "obsession" in everyday usage is different from its meaning in the context of OCD. Here it refers to any distressing thought, image or urge, "...associated in the person's mind with the power to prevent harm occurring" (p. 10). Such obsessions are therefore associated with Safety-seeking Behaviours (an important concept in the CBT of any Anxiety Disorder) which tend to maintain the obsession.

Other important concepts described are
* The over-importance of thoughts.
* Inflated responsibility & Magical thinking.
* Overestimation of danger.
* Perfectionism.
* Attention biases.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By D. Kochanik on 13 Nov. 2014
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OCD basically consist of two streams of problems, obsessions and compulsions. The main difference is that the obsessions happen mostly on mental level like disruptive thoughts or images that ruin your mood and concentration. Compulsions, on the other hand, happen on behavioral level, like thoughts that make you do something, usually repetitive or somehow unhelpful or self-destructive and you can't resist or stop them.

Quite a big book, around 330 pages of main text, then 5 appendixes with forms, worksheets, following with references and index for another 120 pages. But I have to say that reading goes quite quickly and personally I went through about 100 pages on first time, as I literally couldn't stop reading. There is much more of basic text around exercises and techniques than in Overcoming anxiety or mood swings. And the text does'nt go as deed as in Overcoming depression and it's kept more or less in cognitive/mental level. Something like the full elaboration of thoughts and their link to actions, behaviors, feelings and emotions.

The book is run in very positive way, full of comforting sentences like: "OCD can be 100% overcome just by reading and understanding this book", or "OCD are many things, none of them good". There is a very inspiring the bill of rights on the page 260, which brings hope and logic into the fight with OCD. First chapter also list some examples of famous people from history, who also suffered by this condition, like Charles Dickens and Martin Luther.

OCD is strongly linked to many other issues like depression, anxiety, alcoholism and drug use, along with compulsive gambling, low self-esteem, fatique, insomnia, and so on.
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