Your Guide to Breaking Free from
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Bruce M. Hyman, Ph.D.
and Cherry Pedrick, R.N.
Who We Are How This Book Can Help You About This Book
|Chapter 1||What is OCD?
Basic Types of OCD OCD Through the Ages Breaking Free from OCD
|Chapter 2||So You Have a Problem: What Is It?
A Closer Look at OCD What OCD is Not The Symptoms of OCD How Is OCD Diagnosed? OCD and Shame Does OCD Run in Families? What Causes OCD?
|Chapter 3||What Can Be Done?
Medication therapy Cognitive-Behavior Therapy Medication, CBT, or Both? Psychotherapy Neurosurgery Unproven Treatments Make Wise Treatment Choices
|Chapter 4||Cognitive-Behavior Therapy for OCD: The
Why ERP Works Exposure "In Vivo" Response Prevention Getting Ready for Change Preparing for Change Helping Your Family Get Ready for Change Make Breaking Free from OCD a Priority
|Chapter 5||Preparing for the Challenge
Assessing Your OCD Problem Target Your Symptoms Assessment is the First Step on the Road to Recovery
|Chapter 6||Your Intervention Strategy
Tips for Writing Your Personal Anxiety/Exposure List Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP): Step-by-Step Doing ERP for Some Common OCD Problems Reach Beyond Your Fears
|Chapter 7||Imaginal Exposure
Doing Imaginal Exposure When Imaginal Exposure Doesnt Work
|Chapter 8||Challenging Your Faulty Beliefs
Faulty Beliefs The ABCDs of Faulty Beliefs Correcting Faulty Beliefs Additional Challenges to Faulty Beliefs What If My Beliefs Arent Changing? Challenging Your Faulty Beliefs Enhances ERP
|Chapter 9||Mortals for Breaking Free - First Aid for OCD
A Mindful Response to OCD Mindful Techniques Compliment ERP
|Chapter 10||Breaking Free From Pure Obsessions
The Nature of Pure Obsessions Anatomy of a Pure Obsession: Overview Four Steps to Breaking Free from Pure Obsessions Thought Habituation Exercises Dealing with Covert Rituals Hope for Mental Compulsions
|Chapter 11||Hyperresponsibility Hit n Run OCD
Self-Directed Program for Hit Run OCD The Role of Hyperresponsibility
|Chapter 12||Scrupulosity: When OCD Gets Religious
What Is Scrupulosity? Differentiating Between Strong Religious Beliefs and Scrupulosity Hypermorality and Hyperresponsibility The Self-Directed Program for Scrupulosity Challenge OCD Daily
|Chapter 13||Hoarding OCD
Self-Directed Program for Hoarding OCD Uncluttering Will Help You Maximize Usable Living Space
|Chapter 14||Two Steps Forward, One Step Backwards:
Maintaining Your Gains and Managing Relapse
Its Not Working: Common Problems Managing Lapses and Preventing Relapse Make CBT a Part of Your General Lifestyle Relapse Welcome Lapses As Opportunities for Growth
|Chapter 15||It Happens to Children Too
Children and Rituals: Could It Be OCD? Cleaning, Checking, Counting, and Children Help for Children with OCD Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococci (PANDAS) OCD and Related Disorders Family Help for Children with OCD Hope for the Future
|Chapter 16||OCD and Company
Body Dysmorphic Disorder Trichotillomania Depression When OCD is Not the Only Problem
|Chapter 17||OCD is A Family Affair
Support Starts with Each Family Member How Family Members Can Help the Person in the Self-Directed Program How to Deal with Obsessive Reassurance Seeking Additional Guidelines for Dealing with OCD in the Family Family Members Play an Important Role
|Chapter 18||Where to Get Help?
Professional Help for OCD Questions to Ask Prospective Therapists Support Groups Help in Cyberspace This is Only the Beginning
A Brief Introduction to Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder for Family and Friends Yale-Brown Obsessive-Compulsive Scale (Y-BOCS)
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