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Author Sisemore, Timothy A.
Title Free from OCD : a workbook for teens with obsessive-compulsive disorder / Timothy A. Sisemore.
Imprint Oakland, CA : Instant Help Books/New Harbinger Publications, [2010]

Subject Obsessive-compulsive disorder in adolescence -- Treatment.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder in adolescence -- Popular works.
Add Title Free from obsessive compulsive disorder
Description 1 online resource (iv, 135 pages)
Summary "You may not know anyone else who suffers from repetitive "stuck" thoughts and compulsive rituals, but plenty of other teens experience symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD): the need to repeatedly wash their hands, check to make sure everything's okay, count possessions, put things in order, or even repeat thoughts over and over. Rituals like these may calm you down when you're feeling stressed or anxious, but you know all too well that the relief is temporary and you'll have to repeat the ritual when you start feeling uneasy again. This cycle can make you feel trapped, but also may seem impossible or even frightening to break. Free from OCD offers forty easy cognitive behavioral exercises to help you move past your symptoms and live freely and flexibly, without fear. You'll finally be able to stop compulsive thoughts in their tracks and keep them from coming back. This book helps you learn to: *Notice when thoughts are based in reality and when they're exaggerated *Recognize and neutralize situations that trigger your symptoms *Make friends and feel more confident in social situations *Use relaxation techniques instead of falling back on your rituals."-- Provided by publisher.
Contents A Letter to Teens -- A Letter to Parentsor Caregivers -- recognizing your stuck thoughts and rituals -- how do stuck thoughts and rituals affect your life -- imagining yourself free from OCD -- tracking your OCD -- recognizing your triggers -- ranking your symptoms on the stairs of cares -- naming your stuck thoughts and rituals -- identifying your irrational thoughts -- exaggeration or distortion how to tell -- being realistic about distorted and exaggerated thinking -- controlling the needfor control -- looking logically at your stuck thoughts -- getting psyched to fight -- stop that thought!
Arguing with your stuck thoughtsreplace that thought! -- thinking it till you're tired of it -- don't be fooled by feelings -- conquering your nervous feelings -- recognizing your thought loops -- how rituals make stuck thoughts worse -- standing your ground against rituals -- hanging in there with nervous feelings -- easing your anxiety with deep breaths -- should others help you fight your rituals -- disrupting your rituals -- making your rituals impossible -- planning to prevent your rituals -- don't do it! -- beating your stuck thoughts with exposure -- what are you avoiding -- facing your fears in your imagination.
Ranking situations that make you nervousmaking a plan for exposure -- exposing yourself -- doing what you fear on purpose -- handling things that aren't "just right" -- putting it all together -- back in the game -- the story of your success.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781572248496 (electronic bk.)
1572248491 (electronic bk.)
9781608820979 (electronic bk.)
1608820971 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 774399235
Additional Format Print version: Sisemore, Timothy A. Free from OCD. Oakland, CA : Instant Help Books/New Harbinger Publications, ©2010 9781572248489 (DLC) 2010019138 (OCoLC)502034191