Nearly six million Americans suffer from the symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder, which can manifest itself in many ways: paralyzing fear of contamination; unmanageable “checking” rituals; excessive concern with order, symmetry, and counting; and others.
Freedom from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder provides Dr. Jonathan Grayson’s revolutionary and compassionate program for finally breaking the cycle of overwhelming fear and endless rituals, including:Self-assessment tests that guide readers in identifying their specific type of OCD and help track their progress in treatment
Case studies from Dr. Grayson’s revolutionary and profoundly successful treatment program
Blueprints for programs tailored to particular manifestations of OCD
Previously unexplored manifestations of OCD such as obsessive staring, Relationship OCD (R-OCD), obsessive intolerance of environmental sounds and chewing sounds
Therapy scripts to help individuals develop their own therapeutic voice, to motivate themselves to succeed
New therapies used in conjunction with exposure techniques
“Trigger sheets” for identifying and planning for obstacles that arise in treatment
Information on building a support group
And much more
Demystifying the process of OCD assessment and treatment, this indispensable book helps sufferers make sense of their own compulsions through frank, unflinching self-evaluation, and provides not only the knowledge of how to change—but the courage to do it.