Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Elements, History, Treatments, and Research, 1st Edition

  • Leslie J. Shapiro
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  • ISBN-10: 1440871310
  • ISBN-13: 9781440871313
  • DDC: 616.85
  • 304 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released September 2020
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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This title presents a comprehensive overview of OCD-one of the five most common psychiatric disorders. Obsessions range from those associated with contamination, safety, and order or symmetry to scrupulosity, or the need the do the "right" thing. Compulsions range from counting, touching, and tapping to excessive cleaning/washing, arranging, or even hoarding. Written by a therapist among the most experienced in the world in dealing with this disorder, this book covers the incidence, symptoms, diagnosis, history, development, and causes, as well as the effects and costs of OCD. It also addresses theory, research, and treatments and offers insight into and case studies illustrating how the disorder displays in society, at work, and in relationships. A glossary of terms, suggested further readings, and resource websites and organizations listing are included.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Series Foreword.
1: Diagnosis, Symptoms, Phenomenology, and Incidence.
2: Obsessive Compulsive Related and Comorbid Disorders.
3: History.
4: Theory and Research.
5: Development and Causes.
6: Effects and Costs.
7: Assessment and Treatment.
8: Adjunctive Psychosocial Treatment and Coping Strategies.
9: In society—up close.
10: At Work and School—Up Close.
11: In Relationships—Up Close.
For Further Reading.
About the Author.