Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders: A Complete Guide to Getting Well and Staying Well

Fred Penzel


Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders: A Complete Guide to Getting Well and Staying Well

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders: A Complete Guide to Getting Well and Staying Well

  • Title: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders: A Complete Guide to Getting Well and Staying Well
  • Author: Fred Penzel
  • ISBN: 9780195140927
  • Page: 202
  • Format: Hardcover



Morbid obsessions with sex, germs, or with one s appearance, and uncontrollable compulsions to hoard objects, to check and recheck locks, or to pull one s hair are just a few of the symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, which afflict over ten million Americans Many suffer in isolation, not knowing that their disorder has a name, how to seek help, or how to help themMorbid obsessions with sex, germs, or with one s appearance, and uncontrollable compulsions to hoard objects, to check and recheck locks, or to pull one s hair are just a few of the symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, which afflict over ten million Americans Many suffer in isolation, not knowing that their disorder has a name, how to seek help, or how to help themselves Dr Penzel discusses the entire spectrum of these disorders, from the classic form characterized by intrusive, repetitive, and often unpleasant thoughts, to body dysmorphic disorder imagined ugliness , trichotillomania compulsive hair pulling , compulsive skin picking, and nail biting He takes the reader through each step of the most effective behavioral therapies, detailing how progress is made and how to avoid relapse He also offers a completely up to date discussion of medication how it is used as part of the overall treatment, its effect on pregnancy, how to choose the best medicine, and how to know if it is working In addition, Dr Penzel discusses the treatment of children with these disorders, offers helpful advice for the families of sufferers, and lists sources of help and information including the latest sites on the Internet.


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