Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: The Facts
By Padmal de Silva and Stanley Rachman
This title, now, new fourth edition, endorsed by OCD-UK is perhaps the one book we recommend that anyone new to OCD must buy. Although primarily for health professionals, it is written in such a non scientific way that it is very easy to read, and offers excellent understanding of both OCD and also the treatment for the condition. Highly recommended for family members of the sufferer to read to have a better understanding of the condition.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a relatively common psychological problem. The symptoms - which can be seriously disabling in extreme cases - can include excessive hand-washing or other cleaning rituals, repeated checking, extreme slowness and unwanted, repugnant intrusive thoughts. This book covers the nature, symptoms, causes and theories of OCD. It discusses the treatments that are available and provides valuable practical advice to those who may need help. Numerous case histories are given throughout the book, highlighting various aspects of the disorder and its treatment. There are in-depth sections on scrupulosity, culture and OCD, mental pollution, OCD in children and on the similarities and differences between childhood OCD and autistic disorder. This fourth edition has been updated with succinct explanations of recent research, information on treatment advances and the recent expansion of treatment services for anxiety disorders, including OCD, in the NHS. In this updated fourth edition, Stanley Rachman gives a clear account of the nature of obsessive-compulsive problems which will prove useful for sufferers and their families, as well as general readers interested in finding out about the disorder. This book is endorsed by OCD-UK.
Paperback: 186 pages
Publisher: Oxford University Press: 4th Edition (26 Mar 2009)
Product Dimensions: 19.4 x 12.8 x 1.4 cm