Obsessive Compulsive Behaviour (Thorsons Health)
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"A well-written, enjoyable and thought-provoking book" British Journal of Clinical Psychology
This book aims to help sufferers to overcome these obsessions. What is it like to feel you must check a dozen times that the gas is turned off before you can leave the house? Or to lock and re-lock the front door until you are hours late for work? Do you repeatedly wash your hands until they are chapped and sore? Sufferers from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder are often highly intelligent and creative people, but they are slaves to persistent unwanted thoughts, tormented by irrational fears of death and contamination. He explains factors that may trigger the disorder, vital dos and don'ts for the sufferer, the available treatments and pitfalls, and how carers and families can cope.. Frederick Toates is an experimental psychologist and a former sufferer from obsessional thoughts himself. One in ten individuals suffer from one form or another of obsessional thought or be
Dr Frederick Toates is a distinguished psychologist and Reader in Psychobiology at the Open University in the UK. He suffered from OCD for many years, before overcoming it by means of the approach explained and made simple in this book. He is the author of several books including Biological Psychology: an integrative approach.
"Unique insight into OCD" according to Kent Berridge. This is a superb and unusual book by Toates and Coschug-Toates. It combines the personal experience of life with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) together with sophisticated analysis of therapies and causes of the condition. Frederick Toates is both a respected neuroscientist and academic psychologist, and someone who knows personally what it is like to have and struggle for decades with OCD. Written together with his wife and fellow scientist, Olga Coschug-Toates, this book mixes cutting-edge science with personal insights into day to day dealing with the condition. That c. A. Selwood said A Pleasure To Read. This book is not only informative about the condition of OCD, but it also gives an account of what OCD is like from a sufferer's point of view. The first section talks about Dr Toates' experiences from childhood to adulthood and how OCD affected him personally; the second section focuses on facts and theories of this disorder, how to manage it, and other useful information. It also includes a chapter on famous people who have suffered from OCD and how it affected them.A superb read and one I would definitely recommed from one OCD sufferer to another. A thumbs up!. A fascinating personal/ professional account This book is guaranteed to be of interest to anyone suffering from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, as well as for those living with sufferers. Dr Toates's combination of personal and professional insight into the condition makes for a unique and comprehensive read. The attention to detail in relation to subtle behavioural traits will have any sufferer saying "hey, I do that!" and it is this kind of approach that is so important in making people who live with the "secret illness" know that they're not alone.Definitely a worthwhile buy.