Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

From the Series USA TODAY Health Reports: Diseases and Disorders

  • Interest Level: Grade 6 - Grade 12   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 8

“Early intervention helps kids who need treatment,” clarifies a headline in USA TODAY, the Nation’s No. 1 Newspaper, in an article about obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). This neurobehavioral disorder affects millions of people, who display ritual behaviors that they can’t stop doing, such as washing their hands repeatedly, pulling their hair, or worrying obsessively about small things. Many people with OCD realize their behavior doesn’t make sense, but they or their families may not know how or who to ask for help.
In this book, you’ll read case studies of people with OCD and learn about how they received help to manage their disorder through medications and cognitive-behavioral therapy. You’ll also find basic information about symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and support to help you understand how you, your friends, and your family can manage this disorder.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-0-7613-7290-5
$51.99 $38.99
Interest Level Grade 6 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 8
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Social Studies
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Twenty-First Century Books ™
Language English
Publication Date 2011-01-01
BISACS JNF053230, JNF051030, JNF024020
Dewey 616.85'227
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Sidebars, Source notes, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Author: Bruce M. Hyman, Ph. D.

Bruce M. Hyman, Ph.D., LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker who has been studying and treating anxiety disorders since 1975. He established the OCD Resource Center of South Florida (www.ocdhope.com) in 1991 to provide comprehensive specialty treatment services to adults and children with OCD and related disorders.

Author: Cherry Pedrick, R.N.

After twenty years working as a nurse in hospitals, Cherry ventured into the world of writing. Her experience as a registered nurse is reflected in her writing. She has had articles published in Woman's World, Journal of Christian Nursing, Teachers in Focus, Christian Educator's Journal, Journal of Christian Healing, New Heart, Mature Years, Church of God Evangel, The Gem, Cross & Quill, Writers' Exchange, At Ease Magazine, and Doll Collector's Price Guide. In 1997, Cherry wrote a continuing education home study course for nurses, published by National Center for Continuing Education. Her first book was published in 1999. She was a contributing editor for Suite101, an Internet portal, for a number of years. These Suite101 columns and her personal websites continue to help market her books. Cherry coauthored The OCD Workbook: Your Guide to Breaking Free from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder with Bruce M. Hyman, Ph.D. After selling over 53,000 copies, they published a second edition in 2005. The third edition will be published in 2010. Cherry has coauthored seven books. She is now being pulled back to her first passion: inspirational writing for adults and children.

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USA TODAY Health Reports: Diseases and Disorders

Developed in partnership with USA TODAY, one of the most read newspapers in the world and the No. 1 newspaper in the United States, this easy-to-read medical series focuses on some of today’s most topical diseases, disorders, and… View available downloads →