Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: The Ultimate Teen Guide

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: The Ultimate Teen Guide

by Natalie Rompella

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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder strikes one in fifty adults. However, the disorder often remains untreated in young adults, despite advances in diagnostics. Though so many people suffer from OCD, very few seek professional help. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: The Ultimate Teen Guide helps teens understand OCD in greater detail. The guide explains different forms of OCD (checking, cleaning, scrupulosity) and related disorders (such as Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder, Tourette's Syndrome, and Asperger's Disorder).

Author Natalie Rompella voices many common concerns teens have when confronted with OCD, including how to deal with school, work, and friends. The book also discusses uncomfortable topics, such as obsessions with sexuality and other unwanted thoughts. The book features insights from teens who suffer from OCD, letting others know they are not alone. The book also encourages teens to seek help through treatment and provides details of different treatment options.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780810867208
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 04/23/2009
Series: It Happened to Me Series , #25
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 192
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Natalie Rompella is an elementary school teacher and a freelance writer. She is the author of many books and hands-on science curricula for grades K through 8.

Table of Contents

Foreword vii

Acknowledgments xi

1 Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder 1

2 Types of OCD 19

3 How Do You Get OCD? 33

4 What Is Going On in My Brain? 39

5 Other Mental Disorders 47

6 Effects of OCD on School and Work 51

7 Effects of OCD at Home and with Friends 67

8 Getting Help from Mental Health Professionals 79

9 Getting Help through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 89

10 Getting Help by Using Medication 105

11 Other Treatments 111

12 Related Disorders 123

13 Support Groups 145

14 Conclusion 151

Appendix A Great Sources 157

Appendix B Mental Disorders Related to OCD 163

Glossary 165

Index 171

About the Author 177

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