OCD: A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed

Michael A. Tompkins Jeff Bell

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OCD: A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed

OCD: A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed By Michael A. Tompkins Jeff Bell OCD A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed When someone is diagnosed with obsessive compulsive disorder OCD chances are they ve been living with the symptoms for a long time People with OCD may have long felt embarrassed by their thoughts an

  • Title: OCD: A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed
  • Author: Michael A. Tompkins Jeff Bell
  • ISBN: 9781608820177
  • Page: 219
  • Format: Paperback
  • OCD: A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed By Michael A. Tompkins Jeff Bell When someone is diagnosed with obsessive compulsive disorder OCD , chances are they ve been living with the symptoms for a long time People with OCD may have long felt embarrassed by their thoughts and behaviors, which may include fear of contamination, the need for symmetry, pathological doubt, aggressive thoughts, repeating behaviors, and obsessive cleaning OCD A GuiWhen someone is diagnosed with obsessive compulsive disorder OCD , chances are they ve been living with the symptoms for a long time People with OCD may have long felt embarrassed by their thoughts and behaviors, which may include fear of contamination, the need for symmetry, pathological doubt, aggressive thoughts, repeating behaviors, and obsessive cleaning OCD A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed helps readers understand how OCD works so they can develop better strategies for coping with their symptoms This pocket guide offers guidance for coping with the diagnosis itself, discusses stigmas related to OCD, and includes help for readers unsure of who they should tell about the diagnosis Readers also learn about the most effective treatment approaches and easy ways to begin to manage their OCD symptoms.An OCD diagnosis can be a devastating event, or it can be a catalyst for positive change Books in the Guides for the Newly Diagnosed series provide readers with all the tools they need to process a diagnosis in the healthiest way possible, and then move forward to manage their symptoms so that the disorder doesn t get in the way of living a fulfilling life.
    OCD: A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed By Michael A. Tompkins Jeff Bell

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    1. Kim on said:

      This is an excellent and very comprehensive look at OCD I learned so much about what I m going through and have been my entire life without knowing it With every flip of the page, I found myself breathing a sigh of relief because someone got it The clusterfuck of my brain is something countless others have experienced and learned to adapt in the past I was really grateful that so much was covered as when I open up to people about my OCD it s often met with comments about hand washing, which I do [...]

    2. Mary Lou on said:

      I picked this up at the library because I ve always been intrigued by OCD and it seemed like a quick read that might give me an overview It did just that basic info about symptoms and signs, diagnosis, and treatment that I was able to read in one day I skimmed a lot of the information about treatment, especially medications, but it s there for those who need it The book cleared up some misconceptions I had and gave me a clearer view of what people with anxiety disorders and OCD might be experien [...]

    3. Brigette on said:

      This book really helped me I was left feeling less alone I highly recommend it to anyone whose life has been touched by OCD.

    4. Karin on said:

      Dr Tompkins is writing to those looking for an answer to their strange behaviours and thoughts and also to those who have just been to their doctor and have come away with an unfamiliar diagnosis Obsessive Compulsive Disorder or OCD This is also a book for family members and friends of those with OCD who are looking for answers to their relative s or friend s odd behaviours and how to help them.Tompkins begins with a clinical definition of OCD and how it differs from other mental illnesses and f [...]

    5. Claire on said:

      Obsessions are intrusive disturbing thoughts one can t get rid ofCompulsions are behaviors done repetitively to try to prevent the disturbing thoughtsHow many hours a day do my compulsions take up

    6. Andy on said:

      I m tracking down a mental health condition, and figured, Ok, anxiety is definitely happening, so maybe OCD Tompkins does a very good job of explaining obsessive compulsive disorder to the person suffering or possibly suffering from it, as well as to family, friends, and employers There are solid recommendations, good notes on what happens with OCD, and a few ways for people to check on whether they actually have it It s frank about what to expect during treatment, but doesn t go too far into th [...]

    7. Ann Bailey on said:

      I really did not enjoy this book I was recently diagnosed and I found this book to not be very helpful I feel like mental illnesses are not black and white with symptoms, signs, and relief like the author made OCD sound I just felt like he was trying to say I was less of a mental illness because I don t do certain things

    8. Jill on said:

      Great information for anyone whose life is touched by this family, friends, etc.

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