Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Symptoms, Prevalence and Psychological Treatments

Elijah M. Crowe (Editor)
Aiden R. O’Dell (Editor)

Series: Health Psychology Research Focus
BISAC: PSY022060

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Clinical Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is distinguished from “normal” obsessions and compulsions primarily by the frequency and intensity of the symptoms, and the extent to which they interfere with daily functioning. In this book, the authors present current research in the study of the symptoms, prevalence and psychological treatments for OCD.

Topics discussed include the role of Comorbid Personality Disorders (CPDs) in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD); the adaptive significance of and natural expression of obsessive and compulsive-like symptoms; OCD in children; cognitive techniques for OCD treatment; the dimensionality of OCD symptoms; internet-based cognitive behavior therapy for OCD; the phenomenology, correlates and psychosocial impact of obsessive-compulsive love; the importance of quality of life in patients with OCD; and an investigation into the dimensions of OCD symptoms in patients with Tourette Syndrome. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical )

Preface

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Comorbid Personality Disorders
(Davide Dèttore, Andrea Pozza, Department of Health Sciences, University of Florence, Florence, Italy, and others)

The Adaptive Significance of and Natural Expression of Obsessive- and Compulsive-Like Symptoms
(Kurt Leroy Hoffman, Centro de Investigación en Reproducción Animal (CIRA), Universidad Autónoma de Tlaxcala, CINVESTAV, Tlaxcala, México)

OCD in Children: Saying Goodbye to Private Butt Nugget and Professor Just Right
(Robert D. Friedberg, Paul Sullivan, Jenna Paternostro, Rosa M. Poggesi, Center for the Study and Treatment of Anxious Youth at Palo Alto University, Palo Alto, California, USA)

Cognitive Techniques for OCD Treatment
(Cristiane Flôres Bortoncello, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)

The Dimensionality of Obsessive-Compulsive Symptoms: A Review of the Literature and an Update of Results in Clinical Settings
(Gemma García-Soriano, Amparo Belloch, Universidad de Valencia, Departamento Personalidad, Evaluación y Tratamientos Psicológicos, Valencia, Spain)

Associations between Hoarding and Eating Disorders in an Italian Clinical Population
(Caterina Novara, Gioia Bottesi, Department of General Psychology, University of Padova, Italy)

Internet-Based Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
(Alison Mahoney, Gavin Andrews, Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety and Depression, University of New South Wales at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia)

Obsessive-Compulsive Love: Phenomenology, Correlates and Psychosocial Impact
(Anna M. Jones, Michael L. Sulkowski, Alessandro S. De Nadai, Eric A. Storch, University of Georgia, Psychology Department, Athens, Georgia, USA, and others)

The Importance of Quality of Life in Patients with OCD
(Alexandra S. Macy, Waguih William IsHak, Department of Psychiatry, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, California, USA, and others)

Investigation on Dimensions of Obsessive-Compulsive Symptoms in Patients with Tourette Syndrome
(Yukiko Kano, Toshiaki Kono, Natsumi Matsuda, Maiko Nonaka, Department of Child Neuropsychiatry, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, and others)

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