Talking Back to OCD: The Program That Helps Kids and Teens Say No Way - and Parents Say Way to Go

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Talking Back to OCD: The Program That Helps Kids and Teens Say No Way - and Parents Say Way to Go

by Christine M. Benton, John S. March

Guilford Publications | December 28, 2006 | Trade Paperback

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No one wants to get rid of obsessive-compulsive disorder more than someone who has it. That''s why Talking Back to OCDputs kids and teens in charge. Dr. John March''s eight-step program has already helped thousands of young people show the disorder that it doesn''t call the shots--they do.This uniquely designed volume is really two books in one. Each chapter begins with a section that helps young readers zero in on specific problems and develop skills they can use to tune out obsessions and resist compulsions. Dr. March demonstrates how to: *Create a nickname for the illness to remember that OCD isn''t you *Make a symptom chart so you can plan when and where to start talking back *Break the disorder''s rules about the rituals The pages that follow the instructions for kids and teens show their parents how to be supportive without getting in the way, including tips for: *Separating the OCD from your son or daughter *Asking your child''s permission to stop helping with rituals *Offering praise without imposing expectations After just a few months'' practice, your family will get back to spending time on things that matter, instead of following pointless orders from the illness. The next time OCD butts in, you''ll be prepared to boss back--and show an unwelcome visitor to the door. Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies ABCT Self-Help Book of Merit

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 276 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.68 in

Published: December 28, 2006

Publisher: Guilford Publications

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1593853556

ISBN - 13: 9781593853556

Found in: Health and Well Being
Appropriate for ages: 4 - adult

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Talking Back to OCD: The Program That Helps Kids and Teens Say No Way - and Parents Say Way to Go

by Christine M. Benton, John S. March

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 276 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.68 in

Published: December 28, 2006

Publisher: Guilford Publications

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1593853556

ISBN - 13: 9781593853556

About the Book

Fourteen-year-old Eric is plagued by thoughts that germs on his hands could be making his family sick. Kelly, age 8, feels distressed if she can't count her pencils in multiples of four. No one wants to get rid of OCD more than they do--that's why Talking Back to OCD puts the power to beat obsessions and compulsions in their hands. This uniquely designed volume is really two books in one. The first portion of each chapter teaches children and adolescents skills they can use to take charge of the illness. Instructions that follow show their parents how to provide encouragement and support. Based on the most effective known treatment for OCD, the book demonstrates ways to "boss back" when OCD butts in, enabling many youngsters and teens to eliminate their symptoms entirely. Early-onset OCD is as common as diabetes; this powerful book will help thousands of young people show this unwelcome visitor to the door.

Table of Contents

Introduction
I. Up Close But Not So Personal: A New Look at OCD for Parents (and Kids)
1. What Is OCD?
2. What Does OCD Look Like?
3. What Causes OCD?
4. How Is OCD Treated?
II. Eight Steps for Getting Rid of Obsessions and Compulsions
5. Step 1: What Kind of Treatment Is This, Anyway?
Step 1: Instructions for Parents
6. Step 2: Talking Back to OCD
Step 2: Instructions for Parents
7. Step 3: Making a Map
Step 3: Instructions for Parents
8. Step 4: Finishing My Toolkit
Step 4: Instructions for Parents
9. Step 5: Beginning to Resist
Step 5: Instructions for Parents
10. Step 6: I''m in Charge Now
Step 6: Instructions for Parents
11. Step 7: Eliminating OCD Everywhere
Step 7: Instructions for Parents
12. Step 8: Keeping OCD Away for Good
Step 8: Instructions for Parents
Summaries of the Steps
How to Find a Therapist
Resources
Appendix: Scales, Checklists, and Other Forms

From the Publisher

No one wants to get rid of obsessive-compulsive disorder more than someone who has it. That''s why Talking Back to OCDputs kids and teens in charge. Dr. John March''s eight-step program has already helped thousands of young people show the disorder that it doesn''t call the shots--they do.This uniquely designed volume is really two books in one. Each chapter begins with a section that helps young readers zero in on specific problems and develop skills they can use to tune out obsessions and resist compulsions. Dr. March demonstrates how to: *Create a nickname for the illness to remember that OCD isn''t you *Make a symptom chart so you can plan when and where to start talking back *Break the disorder''s rules about the rituals The pages that follow the instructions for kids and teens show their parents how to be supportive without getting in the way, including tips for: *Separating the OCD from your son or daughter *Asking your child''s permission to stop helping with rituals *Offering praise without imposing expectations After just a few months'' practice, your family will get back to spending time on things that matter, instead of following pointless orders from the illness. The next time OCD butts in, you''ll be prepared to boss back--and show an unwelcome visitor to the door. Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies ABCT Self-Help Book of Merit

About the Author

John S. March, MD, is Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Duke University Medical Center. A widely published author of books for professionals, including OCD in Children and Adolescents, his research defines the state of the art for treatment of young people with OCD and other anxiety and mood disorders. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. March is active in the teaching and training of mental health professionals. Recently, he served as one of the principal investigators of a National Institute of Mental Health-funded project that compared ways to help kids and teens beat OCD. He lives in Durham, North Carolina.

Editorial Reviews

"Gives the best hands-on advice I know on how to help your child conquer this illness. Finally, the right book to give my patients!" --Judith L. Rapoport, MD, author of "The Boy Who Couldn''t Stop Washing" "An excellent example of how research findings and first-rate clinical applications can be conveyed in an extremely reader-friendly fashion. The book, which provides sage guidance for both parents and youth, is highly informed and well written. Dr. March has succeeded in providing a valuable resource and clinical tool."--Philip C. Kendall, PhD, Department of Psychology, Temple University "From an internationally recognized expert on childhood OCD, this book is readable, doable, and based on the most up-to-date treatment research. I highly recommend it to parents and children!"--Henrietta L. Leonard, MD, coauthor of "Is It "Just a Phase"?" "Dr. March is a world expert on helping young people recover from OCD. In this much-needed book, he shares his wealth of knowledge and experience with parents and children. Full of practical tips and examples for families, the book helps the child take charge while showing parents how to support the recovery process. Dr. March tackles the bewilderment and isolation felt by so many families, highlighting the fact that OCD is nobody''s fault and emphasizing that recovery is possible. I am looking forward to using this accessible book with the families I treat."--Isobel Heyman, MBBS, PhD, MRCPsych, Maudsley Hospital, London "There''s good new
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