The OCD Answer Book: Professional Answers to More Than 250 Top Questions about Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

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At any one time at least five million people in the United States are experiencing the symptoms of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), a mental disorder defined by recurrent, unwelcome thoughts (obsessions) and repetitive behaviors (compulsions) that OCD sufferers feel driven to perform.

The OCD Answer Book is an authoritative reference for these adults and their loved ones, providing sound advice and
immediate answers to their most pressing questions.

-What is an obsession?
-What is a compulsion?
-Is it possible to "grow out" of OCD?
-Does OCD run in families?
-What increases my risk for OCD?
-If I check something several times does that mean that I suffer from OCD?
-I heard that OCD and strep throat might be related to each other. Is that true?

Written by an experienced psychologist in an easy-to-read Q&A format, The OCD Answer Book helps readers and their loved ones cope with OCD, conquer their fears, and seek therapy when necessary.

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What are the early manifestations of OCD? How many people suffer from OCD? How can you differentiate between OCD and normal fears and worries? What are some common fears and beliefs that people with OCD have? I am a perfectionist-is that OCD?
At any given time, at least five million people in the United States are experiencing the symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), a mental disorder defined by recurrent, unwelcome thoughts and repetitive behaviors that sufferers feel driven to perform. The OCD Answer Book is a reassuring, authoritative reference for you and your family, providing sound advice and immediate answers to your most pressing questions about this disorder.
Written by a licensed clinical psychologist, The OCD Answer Book will give you answers to all your most important questions, such as:
-- How serious is OCD?
--Does OCD run in families?
--Do people with OCD fear bodily fluids?
--If I fix one compulsion, will another one just take its place?
--What increases my risk for OCD?
--Did I give OCD to my child?
--Why do I have these thoughts when I don't want to?
Written in an easy-to-read question and answer format, The OCD Answer Book helps you and your loved ones cope with OCD, conquer your fears and seek help when necessary.

About the Author:

Dr. Patrick B. McGrath is the Director of the OCD and Related Anxiety Disorders Program at Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. In addition to his clinical
work, he is also working with neurologists and psychologists
specializing in brain imaging to research how OCD works in the brain. He lives in Aurora, Illinois.

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