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Talking Back to OCD

Talking Back to OCD

By John S. March, MD with Christine Benton ~ No one wants to get rid of OCD more than someone who has it. That’s why Talking Back to OCD puts kids and teens in charge.

This 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

NOMINATED by: Ginny Fullerton, IOCDF Professional Member

Working with OCD in young people doesn’t stop at the children or adolescents struggling with the disorder. As complex and difficult as it may be, treatment must include the family. Parents and children alike are at an advantage in therapy when they are well-informed about the nature of OCD and evidence-based treatments. This book provides a great resource for parents as well as their children. With relatable descriptions of OCD symptoms, scientific evidence presented from a respected researcher in a user-friendly fashion, and “nuggets” of information throughout, this book is a very useful addition to treatment of OCD. ~ Ginny Fullerton, IOCDF Professional Member

AVAILABLE: Amazon paperback and Kindle

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