Second Edtion

Your Guide to Breaking Free from

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder


Bruce M. Hyman, Ph.D.

and Cherry Pedrick, R.N.

Since its first publication in 1999, The OCD Workbook has become among the most trusted and recommended OCD resources available. More than 40,000 copies have provided help and hope to people with the disorder, and therapists have come to regard the book as a useful adjunct to their private practices. This fully revised and expanded edition includes new findings on the cause of OCD, including genetic research. It offers information on treatment options including new medications, cognitive-behavior therapy, and a whole new chapter on day-to day coping strategies for people with OCD.

The OCD Workbook, Second Edition was released in 2005 by New Harbinger Publications. We’d like to tell you more about this exciting book.  Below is an overview of The OCD Workbook, Second Edition.  For more information on The OCD Workbook, Second Edition please click on one of the following links.

An Overview of the Book
The Table of Contents
List of Endorsements

Overview of The OCD Workbook, Second Edtion


The best selling The OCD Workbook has now been made available in a second edition by New Harbinger Publications.

Why? Because since the first one came out in 1999 new treatments have been introduced, old ones have been refined, and research has provided new insight into the causes of obsessive-compulsive disorder.

In the US, OCD is the fourth most common psychiatric diagnosis and affects up to 2.5 percent of the population. That means that one out of every forty people – over 6.6 million Americans – suffer from OCD. By now most of us know that people with OCD have excessive fears about issues such as safety and cleanliness and that this drives them to engage in ritual behaviors, like checking or compulsive cleaning. What we may not be so aware of is that there’s scientifically proven help for overcoming OCD. In the first edition of The OCD Workbook Bruce Hyman, Ph.D., and Cherry Pedrick, RN, offered a cutting-edge, evidence-based program for doing just that. The second edition draws from the latest research to once again provide a state-of-the-art resource. Here’s just some of what you’ll find in The OCD Workbook, Second Edition:

• A layperson’s understanding on what the latest research tells us about the biological and psychological causes of OCD;

• The latest information on new treatment options, including medications;

• Advice for how family and friends of people with OCD can help in recovery:

• A discussion of related disorders like body dysmorphic disorder, skin picking, and hair pulling. 3

If you find yourself tormented by recurrent, intrusive thoughts and/or compelled to perform senseless, repetitive rituals, you may be one of the millions who suffer from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). It may involve needlessly checking over and over that you turned off the iron and stove before leaving the house, or showering and washing your hands for hours each day because of an irrational fear of "germs." OCD is distressing, uncomfortable, even disabling. It can disrupt your life and destroy your most important relationships.

The good news is OCD is highly treatable using cognitive-behavioral techniques. The OCD Workbook, Second Edition offers expert guidance and an intensive, self-directed program to help you overcome crippling obsessions and compulsions. Using real-life stories of other OCD sufferers, this step-by-step guide provides you with the tools and inspiration to free yourself from the distress of OCD and regain control over your life. In The OCD Workbook, Second Edition you will learn:

Bruce M. Hyman, Ph.D., is psychotherapist in private practice in Hollywood, FL, and director of the OCD Resource Center of Florida ( He specializes in the cognitive-behavioral treatment of adults and children with anxiety disorders, including the OCD-spectrum disorders. Dr. Hyman has appeared on 20/20 and The Montel Williams Show and been interviewed by national and local radio and print media. This fall he will appear on the MTV series True Life, which follows a young woman with severe OCD through the course of her treatment with him. Visit Dr. Hyman's website at

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Cherry Pedrick is a registered nurse and freelance writer in Lacey, Washington. In 1994 she was diagnosed with OCD, which began an intensive search for knowledge, effective treatment, and management of compulsive behaviors. She is coauthor of The OCD Workbook: Your Guide to Breaking Free from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, The Habit Change Workbook: How to Break Bad Habits and Form New Ones, and The BDD Workbook: Overcome Body Dysmorphic Disorder and End Body Image Obsessions, Helping Your Child with OCD, A Workbook for Parents of Children with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and Loving Someone with OCD: Help for You and Your Family, published by New Harbinger Publications; and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Anxiety Disorders, published by Lerner Press. Visit her website at

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