David Veale and Rob Willson - Overcoming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder - Little, Brown Book Group

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    • ISBN:9781849011761
    • Publication date:27 Aug 2009
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Overcoming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

A self-help guide using cognitive behavioural techniques

By David Veale and Rob Willson

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The bestselling self-help treatment manual based on proven cognitive behavioural therapy techniques

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Break free from unhelpful rituals and take control of your life

Are you plagued by a recurring thought or idea that just won't go away? Perhaps you feel the need to wash your hands frequently, hoard things or repeatedly check that all appliances have been turned off before leaving home? These are common symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorder (or OCD), a condition that causes distress to hundreds of thousands of people.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy has been clinically proven to significantly reduce symptoms of OCD. Learn how to break free from the destructive cycle of obsessive behaviour and regain control of your life.

Shows you how to reduce the distress caused by disturbing thoughts, images and urges

Reduces and gradually helps you overcome compulsions

Offers advice on how partners, relatives and friends can help.

Biographical Notes

Dr. David Veale is a consultant psychiatrist in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and the Priory Hospital, North London. He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College, London.
Rob Willson is a cognitive behavioral therapist in private practice. He also works as a tutor at Goldsmiths College, University of London.

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  • ISBN: 9781849010726
  • Publication date: 21 Apr 2009
  • Page count: 480
  • Imprint: Robinson
Clear, practical, focused and helpful. [This book] will be extremely useful both for those who suffer from obsessive compulsive disorder and those who care for them. — Professor Paul Salkovkis, Institute of Psychiatry
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