Diseases and Disorders: OCD: The Struggle with Obsessions and Compulsions, 1st Edition

  • Christine Honders
  • Published By: Lucent Press (Rosen)
  • ISBN-10: 1534561935
  • ISBN-13: 9781534561939
  • DDC: 616.85
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 10th Grade
  • 104 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released August 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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Overview

Because of the way obsessive-compulsive disorder is portrayed in the media, many people believe it is simply a personality quirk. In reality, this disorder can cause severe distress for people who have it, as well as for their loved ones. Through relatable text, augmented by informative sidebars and full-color photographs, this volume helps readers understand how people with OCD use rituals to cope with distressing intrusive thoughts. A list of organizations to contact gives people who are struggling with this disorder resources to connect with others who understand what they are going through.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Foreword.
Introduction: Powerful, Unwanted Thoughts.
1: Uncovering a Hidden Epidemic.
2: Getting an Accurate Diagnosis.
3: Living with OCD.
4: Causes and Pharmacological Treatment.
5: First-Line Treatment for OCD.
6: Alternatives and Challenges in OCD Treatment.
Notes.
Glossary.
Organizations to Contact.
For More Information.
Index.
Picture Credits.
About the Author.