There are many books online about obsessive compulsive disorder, but searching through the sea of books can become quite overwhelming. There are many books on the market that do not answer the much needed questions about OCD, or do not touch on some of the more sensitive subjects of obsessive compulsive disorder, that are often sought out when searching for a book on this subject. The books listed below are informational, compassionate, and straightforward.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder For Dummies
By: Charles H. Elliot PhD
Out of all the books online about obsessive compulsive disorder this one stands out by far. It is easy to read and understand. The wide variety of symptoms of OCD are covered in depth, making you not feel ashamed to have this condition or not feel so isolated like you are the only person going through it. The book also discusses the known causes of OCD. Written in a compassionate tone the book goes over ways to improve compulsive thoughts and how to recognize reoccurring triggers. Dr. Elliot goes over effective ways to identify and assist in overcoming fears that lead to obsessive rituals. The latest scientific research regarding treatments for OCD that have been proven to be effective are discussed in the book. There are sections in the book that cover the pros and cons of medication used to treat OCD, and when they are most commonly needed. There is a great explanation of the type of medical professional that is likely to be the most effective in the treatment of the disorder. The book also has a section reviewing the most recognizable OCD symptoms in others, such as children.
Coping with OCD: Practical Strategies for Living Well with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
By: Bruce M. Hyman
This online book is made to help individuals with mild to moderate obsessive compulsive disorder only. The book begins with an informative overview of what OCD is, what may cause it, and common symptoms often associated with the disorder. A unique section of this book discusses the options families have and what they can to help when you are living with OCD. There is a thorough lesson in how to help deal with feelings of humiliation from having this disorder. The author also give in depth instructions to a successful three step program that helps you reconstruct your thinking process when faced with a stressful situation. When the steps are implemented it is suppose to assist with not having to do the ritualistic behavior that often times adds more anxiety to the situation causing the behavior to continue for long periods at a time. At the end of the book there is a list of places to find support and information regarding OCD.
OCD Answer Book
By: Patrick McGrath
This book has proven to be a very helpful and educational book online about obsessive compulsive disorder. It answers most questions that are often looked over by many other books. Some of the useful questions answered include what is OCD, can you grow out of it, and is it genetic. The book uses a simple format that is easy to use and understand. The book is written by a psychologist and the answers are well written and straight to the point. Each answer is very detailed and no information is left out. This book is very useful for those suffering from OCD as well as their family members. There are many techniques about how to cope with obsessive compulsive disorder and when therapy should be sought out.
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