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Getting over OCD

Obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD) is one of the top five mental health complaints today. Unwanted, repetitive thoughts and actions disrupt millions of lives and cause tremendous suffering and distress. But OCD can be beat—and there's no more trusted authority than Dr. Jonathan Abramowitz to show how. Structured to mirror the steps of cognitive-behavioral therapy, the most effective treatment for the disorder, this engaging workbook is packed with self-assessment and planning tools; carefully sequenced exercises; and informative examples that sufferers will relate to. By learning specific strategies for changing the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that keep OCD alive, readers grappling with any type of obsessions and compulsions can find significant, lasting relief.

KEY POINTS
- A self-help approach based on the most effective treatment for OCD.
- Strong sales potential: several OCD books are top sellers.
- Abramowitz—founder of the OCD program at the world-renowned Mayo Clinic—has unparalleled expertise.
- Designed for the 1 in 40 adults with the disorder plus millions of others who struggle with less severe symptoms.
- The book's organized, step-by-step structure will be especially helpful and appealing for readers with OCD.

AUDIENCE: Readers who want to gain freedom from obsessions and compulsions, on their own or in conjunction with therapy; also of interest to mental health professionals and students.

"OCD can make you feel alone, misunderstood, and trapped. With Getting Over OCD, all that will change. Dr. Abramowitz, a world renowned expert, coaches you through a program that can free you from your struggle with obsessions and compulsions. He doesn't soft-pedal the work required—you're up against a powerful challenger. But his warm and reassuring voice, coupled with a comprehensive, scientifically proven, step-by-step format, will keep you supported and motivated."
—Reid Wilson, PhD, author of Don't Panic

"It is now well documented that cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is the most effective treatment for OCD, and Abramowitz is one of our most distinguished researcher-clinicians in the field. This first-rate book presents CBT principles and techniques in a self-help format that will be invaluable to OCD patients. Following the steps outlined here can help readers experience a significant decrease in their symptoms. Abramowitz's positive and motivating style will serve patients well; clinicians and researchers also will find this book a 'must read."
- Michael A. Jenike, MD, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

"A top clinician has drawn on his extensive research to produce this first-rate self-help book. The techniques and steps clearly outlined here can help you significantly decrease your OCD symptoms. Dr. Abramowitz offers himself as your coach, and his positive, encouraging style will serve you well."
- Michael A. Jenike, MD, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School