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The family guide to getting over OCD : reclaim your life and help your loved one / Jonathan S. Abramowitz, PhD.


"When a loved one has OCD, it's a constant struggle. It hurts to see your spouse so anxious or your teen spending so much time alone. You've tried logic, reassurance, even accommodating endless rituals--but, too often, these well-meaning attempts actually make OCD worse. Psychologist Jonathan Abramowitz has worked with countless families affected by OCD, and he understands the strain. He also knows you can turn things around. Grounded in state-of-the-art treatment research, this compassionate guide helps you change your own behavior to support your loved one's recovery. By gently but firmly encouraging the person you care about to face their fears, you can stop being controlled by the disorder, disentangle yourself from unhealthy patterns, and see your whole family grow more confident and hopeful. Vivid stories, dos and don'ts, and practical tools (which you can download and print for repeated use) help you follow the step-by-step strategies in this life-changing book."--Page 4 of cover.

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  • ISBN: 1462546013
  • ISBN: 9781462546015
  • ISBN: 1462541364
  • ISBN: 9781462541362
  • Physical Description: xi, 241 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: New York : The Guilford Press, [2021]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Part I. Understanding OCD -- What is OCD? -- How does OCD set its trap? -- How do families get entangled in OCD? -- Treatment that can help your relative-and your family -- Part II. Preparing to untangle yourself from OCD -- Why your loved one may refuse treatment-and what you can do -- Learning the facts about anxiety, obsessions, and uncertainty -- Learning to communicate effectively -- Part III. Reducing OCD's influence step by step -- Taking stock of your situation -- Preparing your loved one -- Setting and maintaining expectations -- Reducing accommodation -- Responding to arguments, threats, and extreme behavior -- Staying on track -- Part IV. When your loved one is ready for help -- Finding the right treatment program and provider -- Becoming an effective exposure therapy coach.
Subject: Obsessive-compulsive disorder > Treatment > Popular works.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder > Patients > Family relationships.
Behavior therapy.
Behavior therapy.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder > Treatment.
Genre: Popular works.

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