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Break free from OCD

Break free from OCD

Challacombe, Fiona; Salkovskis, Paul M; Oldfield, Victoria Bream

Are you plagued by obsessive thoughts, rituals or routines? Would you like to regain control over your behaviour and cast your fears aside? This practical guide, written by three leading cognitive behavioural therapy experts, enables you to make sense of your symptoms, and gives a simple plan to help you conquer OCD

Book. English.
Published London: Vermilion, 2011
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Details

Statement of responsibility: Fiona Challacombe, Victoria Bream Oldfield, Paul Salkovskis
ISBN: 0091939690, 9780091939694
Note: Book Prescription Scheme.
Note: Books on Prescription.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: xiii, 290 p. ; 22 cm.
Subject: Health and Fitness.; Cognitive therapy Popular works.; Obsessive-compulsive disorder Treatment Popular works.
Added Entry: Book Prescription Scheme.; Books on Prescription.

Author note

Dr Fiona Challacombe is a research fellow and clinical psychologist working at Kings College London and the Maudsley Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma. She is part of a national specialist service treating individuals with severe and complex OCD. Her research focuses on the impact of OCD on parenting and families, and investigating the delivery and refinement of CBT for parents with OCD.

Dr Victoria Bream Oldfield is a Clinical Psychologist working at the Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma, Maudsley Hospital, London. She studied experimental psychology at the University of Oxford, clinical psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, and trained in CBT at the University of Oxford. Her research interests are in the phenomenology and treatment of OCD.

Professor Paul Salkovskis is Professor of Clinical Psychology and Applied Science and Programme Director of the forthcoming doctorate programme in clinical psychology at the University of Bath. He is editor of the scientific journalBehavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapyand a Fellow of the British Psychological Society. He has published over 250 scientific papers and recently received the Aaron T Beck award for contributions to cognitive therapy.

Reviews

"My number one recommendation OCD self-help book."
Ashley Fulwood, Chief Exec of OCD-UK

Back cover copy

Are you worried by obsessive thoughts, rituals or routines?

Would you like regain control over your behaviour and cast your fears aside?

Whether you are compelled to clean more and more thoroughly, are plagued by 'bad' thoughts or feel the need to keep checking you've turned off appliances, obsessive worries can become a drain on daily life. However, you don't need to suffer any more. This practical guide, written by three leading cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) experts, enables you to make sense of your symptoms, and gives a clear plan to help you conquer OCD.

INCLUDES
- detailed information on the main types of OCD, including rumination OCD
- clear, step-by-step information on treating your individual problem using CBT
- true-to-life case studies and examples
- advice and support for friends and family of OCD sufferers
- how to keep OCD out of your life now and in the future

Whether your condition is mild or severe, this definitive resource will help you reclaim your life and keep OCD away for good.