By Martin M. Antony

The chapters during this quantity, written by means of well-known experts, supply functional, step by step descriptions of mental methods to treating OCD. After explicating the overall, underlying gains of the disease, the participants to this quantity describe evidence-based behavioral and cognitive techniques, similar to publicity and formality preventionand cognitive restructuring. next chapters speak about how one can observe thesestrategies with specific displays of OCD, together with fears of illness; doubting and checking; incompleteness matters; spiritual, sexual, and competitive obsessions; and compulsive hoarding. Practitioners skilled in treating this sickness will have fun with the dialogue of extra complicated matters, together with facing therapy resistance and comorbidity and treating OCD in specified populations. All readers will locate during this ebook a realistic and insightful advisor for aiding people with this troubling illness.

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Behaviour Research and Therapy, 34, 433-446. Frost, R. , & Gross, R. C. (1993). The hoarding of possessions. Behaviour Research andTherapy, 31,367-381. Frost, R. , & Hartl, T. L. (1996). A cognitive-behavioral model of compulsive hoarding. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 34, 341-350. Frost, R. , & Steketee, G. (2002). Cognitive approaches to obsessions and compulsions: Theory, assessment and treatment. Oxford, England: Elsevier. Frost, R. , & Williams, L. (2002). Compulsive buying, compulsive hoarding, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

We then turn our attention to nonbiological factors that play a key role in OCD—namely, erroneous beliefs, compulsive behaviors, and experiential avoidance. Erroneous beliefs in OCD include exaggerated perceptions of responsibility or threat, an unrealistic need for certainty or perfection, and beliefs about the importance of and need to control one's thoughts (Frost & Steketee, 2002; Obsessive Compulsive Cognitions Working Group, 1997, 2005). Using examples from the person's own experiences, we help him or her identify likely areas of maladaptive beliefs and suggest that the exercises in treatment are designed to help weaken these beliefs.

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