Overcoming Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and over 2 million other books are available for Amazon Kindle . Learn more

Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
Trade in Yours
For a 1.80 Gift Card
Trade in
More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Image not available

Start reading Overcoming Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder on your Kindle in under a minute.

Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

Overcoming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder [Paperback]

David Veale , Rob Willson
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
RRP: 10.99
Price: 7.69 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over 10. Details
You Save: 3.30 (30%)
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
In stock.
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Want it tomorrow, 16 Sept.? Choose Express delivery at checkout. Details


Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition 6.59  
Paperback 7.69  
Trade In this Item for up to 1.80
Trade in Overcoming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder for an Amazon Gift Card of up to 1.80, which you can then spend on millions of items across the site. Trade-in values may vary (terms apply). Learn more

Book Description

21 April 2009 Overcoming
Are you plagued by a recurring thought or idea that just won’t go away, feel the need to wash your hands repeatedly, to hoard things, or to repeatedly check that all appliances in the house have been turned off before you leave?These are just some of the common symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorder (or OCD), a condition that that causes distress to hundreds of thousands of people. Cognitive behavorial therapy has been clinically proven to significantly reduce these and other symptoms in the majority of cases.With this step by step approach you can learn how to break free from the destructive cycle of obsessive behavior and regain control of your life. This book: Shows you how to reduce the distress caused by disturbing thoughts, images and urges; Helps you face fears and troubling situations; Reduces and gradually helps you overcome compulsions; Offers advice on how partners, relatives and friends can help.

Note:This book is 2009 edition with 2005 copyright.

Frequently Bought Together

Overcoming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder + Break Free from OCD: Overcoming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder with CBT + Overcoming Obsessive Thoughts: How to Gain Control of Your OCD
Price For All Three: 29.79

Buy the selected items together

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought

Product details

  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Robinson (21 April 2009)
  • Language: Unknown
  • ISBN-10: 1849010722
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849010726
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 13 x 3.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,792 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Authors

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Product Description


"'Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is... more effective as a treatment for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder than medication. Most people who go through CBT will get a significant benefit in reduction of symptoms.' Dr James Claiborn, US Obsessive Compulsive Foundation" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Book Description

The bestselling self-help treatment manual based on proven cognitive behavioural therapy techniques

Inside This Book (Learn More)
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt | Index | Back Cover
Search inside this book:

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
60 of 62 people found the following review helpful
By Paul
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!!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing book 1 Feb 2010
Overcoming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

The best book on OCD I have ever read. Extremely helpful. I have had OCD since I was a child and after reading this book I can actually see a light at the end of the tunnel. I am conquering my obsessions at last.
If you have OCD and want to get rid of it read this book!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
35 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fingers Up For Me! 23 Jan 2008
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.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant book 17 July 2009
By Mary
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
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.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
37 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars For therapists and clients 30 Oct 2007
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.
Read more ›
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Made me realise I'm not alone. 22 Aug 2012
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
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.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?
Were these reviews helpful?   Let us know
Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
This book really helped me overcome my OCD.
Published 26 days ago by Dan Atkinson
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
this book has changed my life had no idea i was one of many. feel really bad for the poor fellas who read news papers and think that they have committed the crime.. Read more
Published 3 months ago by jamie
5.0 out of 5 stars A really interesting and helpful book
Delivered on time, as described. For someone trying to understand OCD it's a really interesting and helpful book to read.
Published 4 months ago by Mrs Donella Stevens
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding
What an amazing book. Beyond helpful and stops you feeling like you're alone . You can dip into it or read from start to finish.
Published 5 months ago by Dips
3.0 out of 5 stars Hard Reading.
To me it is very hard reading but it is helping me a little bit,Still got more to read yet.
Published 6 months ago by Sandra R.
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant and useful
This is a brilliant book, with tons of helpful information on all aspects of diagnosis, background information on OCD and treatment from a CBT perspective. Read more
Published 6 months ago by MNetsah
4.0 out of 5 stars A bit tedious to follow but wonderful overall
There are better books written on the obsessive compulsive disorder I would say. But this one is a very elaborate one for people having severe problems. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Motasim Masood
3.0 out of 5 stars Good reading
This Was a book for my brother so would be not right to give a proper review on this book.
Published 12 months ago by Elizabeth Pugh
5.0 out of 5 stars A book to change lives
I found this book to be really really helpful. For anyone who suffers with OCD I would totally recommend buying this book. Read more
Published 13 months ago by online shopper
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting and useful
I am currently working my way through the book and have so far found it interesting and worth reading. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Kirstie Sargeant
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions

Look for similar items by category