Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) affects thousands of people in the UK and it can be effectively treated with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
Written by an experienced practitioner, this introductory booklet explains what OCD is and how it makes you feel. It will help the reader to understand their symptoms and is ideal as an immediate coping strategy and as a preliminary to fuller therapy. The book covers:
The different forms of OCD, how it develops and what keeps it going.
The roles that your compulsions and thoughts play.
Different kinds of treatment.
Dr Brosan is the author of An Introduction to Coping with Anxiety and An Introduction to Coping with Depression, along with Brenda Hogan, and An Introduction to Coping with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. She is a Consultant Psychologist, and Head of the Psychological Treatment Service in Cambridge. She is an Affiliated Lecturer at the University of Cambridge. She and her colleagues have created a pioneering service in primary care based on self-help approaches to help alleviate a range of common psychological problems.