Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) affects millions of people each year. But it can be treated effectively with cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).
Written by an experienced practitioner, this introductory book explains what OCD is, what different forms it takes and how it can make you feel. It will help you to understand your symptoms and is ideal as an immediate coping strategy and as a preliminary to fuller therapy. You will learn:
* How OCD develops and what keeps it going
* The role that intrusive thoughts play in your compulsive behaviour
* Cognitive skills and exposure and response prevention techniques
Dr Lee Brosan is a consultant psychologist with the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust. Over a long career she has been Head of the Psychological Treatment Service, Trust Lead for the Development of Psychological Therapies, Clinical Associate at the MRC Cognitive and Brain Science Unit in Cambridge, a founder member of the Cambridge Clinical Research Centre for Affective Disorders, and Associate Lecturer in the Experimental Psychology Department at Cambridge.