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1st Edition

Take Control of OCD
The Ultimate Guide for Kids With OCD

ISBN 9781003238447
Published September 16, 2021 by Routledge
184 Pages

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Book Description

Take Control of OCD: The Ultimate Guide for Kids With OCD is a unique guide just for kids ages 10-16 with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder to help them take control of their disorder and find success in school and in life. Using a cognitive-behavioral therapy method to stress gradual exposure to students' obsessive thinking patterns, the book takes kids step-by-step through a ladder-based process to conquer their fears and demolish their worries.

Focusing on helping kids change their obsessive thoughts, tolerate uncertainty, develop positive self-talk and stress management, advocate for their needs in school, find successful relaxation procedures, and face their fears, the book includes workbook-style pages for kids to complete. By interviewing kids with OCD from across the country, the author offers tons of advice, information, and ideas for students, by students just like them. This handy guidebook is sure to help children with OCD change their behaviors and conquer their worries, discovering a sense of accomplishment and achievement.

Ages 10-16

Table of Contents

A Note for Your Parents Introduction Chapter 1 What is OCD? Chapter 2 How to Overcome OCD Chapter 3 Developing Your Ladder Chapter 4 Learning How to Relax Chapter 5 Challenging Obsessive Thoughts and Worries Chapter 6 Tolerating Uncertainty Chapter 7 Facing Your Fears: Exposure/Response Prevention Chapter 8 Becoming Resilient to OCD: Going the Extra Mile With Exposures Chapter 9 Stress Management Chapter 10 Congratulations! Celebrate Yourself and Your Accomplishments Conclusion: Best Wishes for Continued Success Resources References About the Author

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Bonnie Zucker, Psy.D., is a licensed psychologist with a background and expertise in psychotherapy with children, adolescents, and adults.


Named to the A-List, Today's Books Daily Book Register,Today's Books, 11/15/10
With plenty of information and practices to help assist with combating OCD practices, Take Control of OCD is a fine pick for any parent with a child who has OCD tendencies.,Midwest Book Review, 11/1/10