The Resource Overcoming obsessive thoughts : how to gain control of your OCD, Christine Purdon, David A. Clark

Overcoming obsessive thoughts : how to gain control of your OCD, Christine Purdon, David A. Clark

Label
Overcoming obsessive thoughts : how to gain control of your OCD
Title
Overcoming obsessive thoughts
Title remainder
how to gain control of your OCD
Statement of responsibility
Christine Purdon, David A. Clark
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"We all occasionally think thoughts that are completely out of character. We imagine, for example, that we might swerve our car into oncoming traffic or take the kitchen knife we're using to prepare dinner and use it to harm someone we love. Many of us simply ignore thoughts like these, but some of us return to them again and again in our minds: What if I cause an accident? What if I hurt some I care about?" "If you struggle with violent, unpleasant, or blasphemous thoughts that won't go away no matter how hard you try, this book can help. Obsessive thoughts like these can be symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Whether you have a formal diagnosis of OCD or experience these kinds of thoughts without diagnosis, the safe and effective techniques in this book can help you regain peace of mind." "Your path to control begins with finding out why obsessive thoughts persist and the ways professionals use to treat them. You'll also learn to understand your own obsessive thoughts-what triggers them and what you're already doing to cope with them. Then the book will guide you through a series of safe and controlled exposure exercises that will help you manage obsessive thoughts and limit the effect they have on the quality of your life. Book jacket."--Jacket
Cataloging source
EBLCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Purdon, Christine
Dewey number
616.85/227
Index
no index present
LC call number
RC489.C63
LC item number
P87 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Clark, David A.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Cognitive Therapy
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Addicts
  • Compulsive behavior
  • Compulsive behavior
  • Thérapie cognitive
  • Névroses obsessionnelles
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
Label
Overcoming obsessive thoughts : how to gain control of your OCD, Christine Purdon, David A. Clark
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=153&titleID=1238501
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy and OCD
  • Same thought, different reaction
  • Difference is in the interpretation
  • What does CBT do?
  • Behavioral part
  • Chapter 2.
  • Do you have obsessions and compulsions?
  • Some faces of OCD
  • What are obsessions?
  • Repugnant obsessions
  • Introduction: overview of OCD
  • Are your thoughts obsessions?
  • "Normal" obsessions
  • Can obsessions turn ugly?
  • Scrupulosity: a special case of religious obsessions
  • Compulsions and neutralizing
  • Examples of compulsions and neutralizing
  • Thought control and avoidance
  • Chapter 3.
  • Making of an obsession
  • Why do you have obsessions and compulsions?
  • Who are we?
  • Engaging obsessional thoughts
  • Thinking about thoughts
  • Cognitive behavioral model
  • Treatment rationale
  • Chapter 4.
  • Establishing your symptom profile
  • Your own OCD symptoms
  • Establishing your symptom profile: the behavioral component
  • Establishing your symptom profile: the cognitive component
  • Chapter 5.
  • Will this book help you?
  • Why does your OCD persist?
  • Why does your OCD persist?
  • Behavioral factors
  • Chapter 6.
  • Are you ready to make changes?
  • Change can be difficult
  • Concealment of obsessions
  • Overvalued ideation
  • Concerns about overcoming OCD
  • Addressing specific fears and concerns about overcoming OCD
  • What's ahead
  • Costs of OCD: do they outweigh your concerns?
  • Weighing and balancing
  • Chapter 7.
  • Paradox of mental control
  • Attention and thoughts
  • Deliberate attempts to control thoughts
  • Research on mental control
  • Why the paradox?
  • Factors influencing the success of mental control
  • Consequences of failed mental control
  • Pacing and timing
  • Effectiveness of mental control strategies
  • Thwarting the paradox
  • Chapter 8.
  • Overcoming obsessions with themes of harm, violence, and sex
  • Violent and sexual obsessions
  • What are your appraisals?
  • Thought-action fusion
  • Making use of this information
  • Taking the plunge: exposure
  • Chapter 9.
  • Chapter 1.
  • Religious obsessions and compulsions
  • Religious diversity
  • Does religion cause OCD?
  • Religious devotion: how much is too much?
  • Faulty appraisals and beliefs
  • Challenging appraisals
  • Religious counseling and OCD treatment
  • Taking the plunge: exposure
  • Chapter 10.
  • Taking the risk: phasing out coping strategies
  • Our treatment approach
  • Rationale for phasing out coping strategies
  • Taking it one step at a time: the exposure ladder
  • Is it dangerous to experience this level of distress?
  • Doing exposure exercises
  • Keys to successful exposure
  • How tos of exposure
  • Troubleshooting
  • Exposure exercises and your family
  • Quitting cold turkey
  • Chapter 11.
  • Medication and OCD
  • Maintaining your gains
  • Reviewing your gains
  • Strategies for maintaining gains
  • Managing the return of symptoms
  • Coping with stress
  • Stress management
Control code
ocn828792966
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (175 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781572249875
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
0960F7E6-B0DA-4A89-8C34-74A777B30997
System control number
(OCoLC)828792966
Label
Overcoming obsessive thoughts : how to gain control of your OCD, Christine Purdon, David A. Clark
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=153&titleID=1238501
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy and OCD
  • Same thought, different reaction
  • Difference is in the interpretation
  • What does CBT do?
  • Behavioral part
  • Chapter 2.
  • Do you have obsessions and compulsions?
  • Some faces of OCD
  • What are obsessions?
  • Repugnant obsessions
  • Introduction: overview of OCD
  • Are your thoughts obsessions?
  • "Normal" obsessions
  • Can obsessions turn ugly?
  • Scrupulosity: a special case of religious obsessions
  • Compulsions and neutralizing
  • Examples of compulsions and neutralizing
  • Thought control and avoidance
  • Chapter 3.
  • Making of an obsession
  • Why do you have obsessions and compulsions?
  • Who are we?
  • Engaging obsessional thoughts
  • Thinking about thoughts
  • Cognitive behavioral model
  • Treatment rationale
  • Chapter 4.
  • Establishing your symptom profile
  • Your own OCD symptoms
  • Establishing your symptom profile: the behavioral component
  • Establishing your symptom profile: the cognitive component
  • Chapter 5.
  • Will this book help you?
  • Why does your OCD persist?
  • Why does your OCD persist?
  • Behavioral factors
  • Chapter 6.
  • Are you ready to make changes?
  • Change can be difficult
  • Concealment of obsessions
  • Overvalued ideation
  • Concerns about overcoming OCD
  • Addressing specific fears and concerns about overcoming OCD
  • What's ahead
  • Costs of OCD: do they outweigh your concerns?
  • Weighing and balancing
  • Chapter 7.
  • Paradox of mental control
  • Attention and thoughts
  • Deliberate attempts to control thoughts
  • Research on mental control
  • Why the paradox?
  • Factors influencing the success of mental control
  • Consequences of failed mental control
  • Pacing and timing
  • Effectiveness of mental control strategies
  • Thwarting the paradox
  • Chapter 8.
  • Overcoming obsessions with themes of harm, violence, and sex
  • Violent and sexual obsessions
  • What are your appraisals?
  • Thought-action fusion
  • Making use of this information
  • Taking the plunge: exposure
  • Chapter 9.
  • Chapter 1.
  • Religious obsessions and compulsions
  • Religious diversity
  • Does religion cause OCD?
  • Religious devotion: how much is too much?
  • Faulty appraisals and beliefs
  • Challenging appraisals
  • Religious counseling and OCD treatment
  • Taking the plunge: exposure
  • Chapter 10.
  • Taking the risk: phasing out coping strategies
  • Our treatment approach
  • Rationale for phasing out coping strategies
  • Taking it one step at a time: the exposure ladder
  • Is it dangerous to experience this level of distress?
  • Doing exposure exercises
  • Keys to successful exposure
  • How tos of exposure
  • Troubleshooting
  • Exposure exercises and your family
  • Quitting cold turkey
  • Chapter 11.
  • Medication and OCD
  • Maintaining your gains
  • Reviewing your gains
  • Strategies for maintaining gains
  • Managing the return of symptoms
  • Coping with stress
  • Stress management
Control code
ocn828792966
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (175 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781572249875
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
0960F7E6-B0DA-4A89-8C34-74A777B30997
System control number
(OCoLC)828792966

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