Your Guide to Breaking Free from
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Bruce M. Hyman, Ph.D.
and Cherry Pedrick, R.N.
What the Experts are Saying about "The OCD Workbook, Second Edition"
"This is the best new book on behavior therapy for OCD that has come out in almost a decade. It includes detailed, easy-to-read descriptions of the very latest behavioral techniques for OCD, information that is not found in any other book. Hyman and Pedrick's step by step descriptions of difficult-to-implement strategies such as imaginal exposure are the best found anywhere. Hyman and Pedrick spell out the latest behavioral techniques for OCD in such detail, in formats that are so easily understood, that many OCDers will now be able to treat themselves just with this manual. The OCD Workbook is a remarkable triumph for OCDers."
Ian Osborn, M.D., Author of Tormenting Thoughts and Secret Rituals
"This is an excellently organized self-directed program to assist sufferers of OCD. The examples of cognitive-behavioral treatment components for adults and OCD children are very comprehensive. Parents and family will find support and assistance in breaking the pattern of enabling and therapists will be able to implement behavioral assignments that will decrease OCD suffering."
Blanche Freund, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Miami School of Medicine
"There has long been a need for a workbook that puts concrete instructions for doing therapy directly into the hands of people with OCD and their families. Bruce Hyman and Cherry Pedrick have admirably filled that need with this book. The OCD Workbook provides critically important practical information on how to overcome a wide variety of OCD symptoms."
Jeffrey M. Schwartz, M.D., Associate Research Professor at UCLA School of Medicine and author of Brain Lock and A Return to Innocence
"This book offers a clear explanation of the modern treatment of OCD. I personally expect to recommend it to many of my OCD patients. It contains clear step-by-step procedures for exposure and ritual prevention that is a fundamental part of what we know to be the most powerful treatment for OCD. In addition I was pleased to find step-by-step procedures and examples of how to use cutting edge cognitive techniques. It offers clear suggestions for working with a variety of forms of OCD including scrupulosity, hit and run, and hoarding problems. This book should be helpful to people who need to do self-directed treatments as well as to therapists who can use the examples and steps to treat OCD effectively."
James M. Claiborn, Ph.D., ABBP, Psychologist and member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation.
"More than just a workbook, Hyman and Pedrick define and demystify Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. In addition they offer therapists and patients a highly specific and useful treatment program. The OCD Workbook should be an important addition to your collection of OCD treatment literature."
Robert H. Ackerman, MSW, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn
"What a delight to read The OCD Workbook!" In my twenty years of clinical practice and research involving people suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder, this is the best self-help resource I have come across. Dr. Bruce Hyman, a clinical social worker, and Cherry Pedrick, a registered nurse, have written a terrific resource for persons with OCD and their families. Plus, this book should be on every therapists bookshelf. Thoroughly grounded in the principles of evidence-based practice, The OCD Workbook is a very readable, interesting, and easy-to-understand manual. I highly recommend it."
Bruce A. Thyer, Ph.D., Research Professor of Social Work, School of Social Work, University of Georgia, Athens
"The OCD Workbook" is extremely helpful to patients with OCD and their families. It is full of useful information on symptoms and causes of OCD and it provides an easy to follow step-by-step guide to combating this debilitating disorder. The authors have managed to make complex ideas, theories and treatment delightfully engaging, humorous and simple. For those who want to learn whether some of their behaviors or thoughts are obsessive or compulsive, a checklist of symptoms and assessment tools are provided. I would highly recommend this workbook to my patients and their families."
Fugen Neziroglu, Ph.D., ABBP, Board Certified in Behavioral Psychology, Co-Author of Over and Over Again
"The OCD Workbook is a practical and comprehensive therapeutic guide. It will assist millions of people with OCD and their support persons in recovery from this serious disorder."
Barbara Van Noppen, M.S.W., Research Associate, Department of Psychiatry in Human Behavior, Brown University
"The OCD Workbook is readable and informative. I would encourage my patients to read it to learn more about OCD, its symptoms, and how we can be partners in its treatment."
Roberto A. Dominquez, M.D., Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Miami School of Medicine
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