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Overcoming Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: A Books on Prescription Title (Overcoming Books) by [Veale, David, Willson, Rob]
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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."

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The safe and effective breakthrough
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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2753 KB
  • Print Length: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Robinson (27 Aug. 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849011761
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849011761
  • ASIN: B002S0KBOK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 90 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #28,437 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This book is a really great help for people like myself with OCD. What helps is the book's inclusion of real examples from people, of the daily impact OCD has on their lives and on the lives of those closest to them. Reading those examples helped me to realise that I am not the only one who struggles with intrusive, irrational thoughts and with compulsive actions.

The Cognitive Behavioral Techniques (CBT) which is the therapeutical basis of the book, gives the reader the opportunity to address and challenge those underlying thoughts which drive the compulsions and which fuel the repeated actions of OCD.

451 pages of invaluable help from David Veale and Rob Wilson.
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Incredibly helpful book, left me with far greater understanding of OCD and ways to move forward - if you're on an endless NHS waiting list, I'd recommend a copy to start helping yourself.
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Great book, lots of information to help with the disorder. Good to have on shelf so you can refer back to.
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Brilliant.
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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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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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As described. Arrived before estimated time. Not read it all yet but they why's and wherefores are very informative and easy to understand.
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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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