Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

The Essential Guide

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is often a misunderstood condition, however, it is a medical disorder and several treatments are available to sufferers. Packed with expert advice and practical information, this guide aims to help sufferers and carers to identify OCD, get the condition diagnosed and find the correct treatments for the individual affected. There are easy-to-read sections on what OCD is and why some people develop it. Chapters also cover childhood OCD, OCD in young people and adults and what further help is available to carers and sufferers. Whether you are supporting a friend or family member during the treatment of their OCD, or are tackling the condition yourself, this guide provides the essential information you need to successfully overcome the condition.

Chapter Headings

What is OCD?

What Causes OCD?

Treatment Explained

Getting Help

Caring for Someone with OCD

Young people and OCD

OCD and Company

Living with OCD

Moving On

Author Bio 

Joanna Jast is a consultant psychiatrist with over 10 years experience in the field of mental illness. In her everyday work she places particular emphasis on explaining the nature of the problem and available treatment in plain English and empowering her patients to fight the illness and remain well.

Joanna has also been pursuing a career as a medical writer and published several articles on mental health.

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