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

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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]

Content descriptions

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.
Summary, etc.:
"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.
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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The Family Guide to Getting over OCD : Reclaim Your Life and Help Your Loved One
The Family Guide to Getting over OCD : Reclaim Your Life and Help Your Loved One
by Abramowitz, Jonathan S.
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The Family Guide to Getting over OCD : Reclaim Your Life and Help Your Loved One

Jonathan S. Abramowitz, PhD, ABPP, is Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, Research Professor of Psychiatry, and Director of the Anxiety and Stress Disorders Clinic at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Abramowitz conducts research on anxiety disorders and has published over 250 articles, book chapters, and books. He serves as Editor of the Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders and is on the editorial boards of several other scientific journals. He is past president of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and serves on the scientific and clinical advisory board of the International OCD Foundation. Dr. Abramowitz is a recipient of the Outstanding Contributions to Research Award from the Mayo Clinic Department of Psychiatry and Psychology and the David Shakow Early Career Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions to Clinical Psychology from Division 12 of the American Psychological Association. His books include The Family Guide to Getting Over OCD ; Getting Over OCD, Second Edition ; and The Stress Less Workbook (for general readers), and Exposure Therapy for Anxiety, Second Edition (for mental health professionals).