Loving Someone with OCD

Help for You and Your Family
Author: Karen J. Landsman,Kathleen M. Parrish,Cherlene Pedrick
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 1608827739
Category: Psychology
Page: 184
View: 6353
People who suffer from mental illness rarely do so alone. Their families and loved ones face their own set of unique challenges-problems that deserve their own resources and sources of support. This is the first book written specifically to the loved ones of people with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). It helps readers examine how OCD affects their lives and offers a straightforward system for building a healthier, more constructive relationship with OCD sufferers. The book contains basic information about OCD-its definition, cause, and symptoms-and a brief overview of treatments available for the disorder. After these introductory sections, the book focuses on ways readers can foster a healthy relationship with someone with OCD. It includes tips for increasing family involvement, making accommodation for the disorder in daily life, and creating an action plan for change using family contracts. The book also covers relational topics such as parenting and marriage, self-care, and support networking. Throughout, the book illustrates important points with the real-life stories of families living with OCD.

Loving Someone with Asperger's Syndrome

Understanding and Connecting with your Partner
Author: Cindy Ariel
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 1608820785
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 216
View: 785
If you’re in a relationship with someone who has Asperger’s syndrome, it’s likely that your partner sometimes seems cold and insensitive. Other times, he or she may have emotional outbursts for no apparent reason. And in those moments when you can’t understand each other at all, you both feel fed up, frustrated, and confused. The behavior of people with Asperger’s can be hard to understand and easy to misinterpret, which is why it’s so important to learn more about your partner’s condition. The tools presented in Loving Someone with Asperger’s Syndrome will help you build intimacy and improve the way you and your partner communicate. Filled with assessments and exercises for both you and your partner, this book will help you forge a deeper, more fulfilling relationship. This book will teach you how to: • Understand the effect of Asperger’s syndrome on your partner • Practice effective communication skills • Constructively work through frustrations and fights • Establish relationship ground rules to help you fulfill each others’ needs

Loving Someone with Anxiety

Understanding and Helping Your Partner
Author: Kate N. Thieda
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 1608826139
Category: Self-Help
Page: 200
View: 6151
Dealing with an anxiety disorder is hard, but loving someone with an anxiety disorder can be equally as difficult. If your partner suffers from extreme anxiety, they may have panic attacks, constantly be voicing their worried thoughts, or may not be able to participate in social events because of a fear of social settings. No matter how compassionate you are, you may sometimes feel frustrated, unable to help, and even find your own life restricted—all of which can lead to conflict, resentment, miscommunication, and ultimately, an end to the relationship altogether. Loving Someone with Anxiety is one of the few books written specifically for the partners of people with anxiety disorders. The book is designed not only to aid you in helping your partner cope with anxiety and worry, but also to help you take care of your own needs. Inside, you’ll learn the importance of setting healthy boundaries, limiting codependent behaviors, and why taking over roles that make your partner anxious—such as answering the phone, driving, or doing the grocery shopping because your partner feels too anxious to be in public—can be extremely damaging for the both of you. Codependency in relationships with an anxious partner can lead to resentment, anger, and a sense of helplessness on your side. This book will help you and your partner overcome these negative behaviors, build better communication and a stronger personal connection. Written by a licensed professional counselor who specializes in helping the partners of those with mental illnesses, this book is the resource that you have been looking for to help you understand your anxious partner and keep anxiety from sabotaging your relationship.

The OCD Answer Book

Professional Answers to More Than 250 Top Questions about Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Author: Patrick B. McGrath
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1402234961
Category: Self-Help
Page: 256
View: 744
At any one time at least five million people in the United States are experiencing the symptoms of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), a mental disorder defined by recurrent, unwelcome thoughts (obsessions) and repetitive behaviors (compulsions) that OCD sufferers feel driven to perform. The OCD Answer Book is an authoritative reference for these adults and their loved ones, providing sound advice and immediate answers to their most pressing questions. -What is an obsession? -What is a compulsion? -Is it possible to "grow out" of OCD? -Does OCD run in families? -What increases my risk for OCD? -If I check something several times does that mean that I suffer from OCD? -I heard that OCD and strep throat might be related to each other. Is that true? Written by an experienced psychologist in an easy-to-read Q&A format, The OCD Answer Book helps readers and their loved ones cope with OCD, conquer their fears, and seek therapy when necessary.

Hasta la última palabra

Author: Tamara Ireland Stone
Publisher: B DE BOOKS
ISBN: 8490693021
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 368
View: 9330
«Constantemente tengo un pensamiento que se esconde en los rincones más oscuros de mi mente. Es aterrador. Porque es el que nunca se va. Y es el que más temo... ¿Y si estoy loca?» «Si pudieras leer mi mente, no estarías sonriendo.» Samantha McAllister parece una chica como cualquier otra: maquillaje perfectamente aplicado, cabello perfectamente peinado. Pero bajo esta superficie se esconde un secreto que sus amigas, las más populares del instituto, jamás deben conocer: Sam tiene desorden obsesivo compulsivo y una y otra vez la asaltan pensamientos oscuros y preocupaciones que no puede controlar. Su vida es una constante lucha interior por mantener unas apariencias que son vitales para ella. Es por eso por lo que cuando conoce a Caroline, una chica lista y con gran sentido del humor, Sam sabe que tiene que mantener oculta su relación tal como hace con sus visitas al psiquiatra. Y es Caroline quien introduce a Sam en el Rincón de los Poetas, una especie de sociedad secreta compuesta por estudiantes que no encajan del todo en el instituto. En ese entorno, poco a poco comienza a sentirse más «normal» de lo que jamás se ha sentido... Hasta que descubre una nueva razón para dudar de su sensatez y cuestionarse todo aquello que ha valorado hasta el momento. Reseñas: «Tamara Ireland Stone construye una novela brillante y conmovedora sobre cómo encontrar tu propia voz, sobre el poder de las palabras y sobre la amistad verdadera. No pude dejar de leerla hasta la última palabra.» Elizabeth Eulberg, autora de El club de los corazones solitarios «Romántica, impredecible y completamente disfrutable.» Arnold Shapiro, ganador de un Oscar y un Emmy por Scared Straight y If You Really Knew Me

The OCD Workbook

Your Guide to Breaking Free from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Author: Bruce M. Hyman,Cherlene Pedrick
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 9781608821419
Category: Self-Help
Page: 352
View: 6892
If you have obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), chances are that your persistent obsessive thoughts and time-consuming compulsions keep you from enjoying life to the fullest. But when you are in the habit of avoiding the things you fear, the idea of facing them head-on can feel frightening and overwhelming. This book can help. The OCD Workbook has helped thousands of people with OCD break the bonds of troubling OCD symptoms and regain the hope of a productive life. Endorsed and used in hospitals and clinics the world over, this valuable resource is now fully revised and updated with the latest evidence-based approaches to understanding and managing OCD. It offers day-to-day coping strategies you can start using right away, along with proven-effective self-help techniques that can help you maintain your progress. The book also includes information for family members seeking to understand and support loved ones who suffer from this often baffling and frustrating disorder. Whether you suffer with OCD or a related disorder, such as body dysmorphic disorder or trichotillomania, let this new edition of The OCD Workbook be your guide on the path to recovery. This new edition will help you: use self-assessment tools to identify your symptoms and their severity; create and implement a recovery strategy using cognitive behavioral self-help tools and techniques; learn about the most effective medications and medical treatments; find the right professional help and access needed support for your recovery; and maintain your progress and prevent future relapse.

Trastornos obsesivo-compulsivos

manejo práctico
Author: Michael A. Jenike
Publisher: Elsevier España
ISBN: 9788481745696
Category: Medical
Page: 922
View: 6268
El Dr. Jenike y sus colaboradores ofrecen una obra que incluye todo el pensamiento actual en relación con los TOC, trastornos que cada vez se observan en un número mayor de pacientes. Los autores recopilan los hechos, datos y avances en la fisiopatología, epidemiología, evolución clínica e historia de la enfermedad, con especial incidencia en las novedades en farmacoterapia y psicoterapia cognitivo-conductal. Los autores recopilan los hechos, datos y avances en la fisiopatología, epidemiología, evolución clínica e historia del TOC, con especial incidencia en las novedades en farmacoterapia y psicoterapia cognitivo-conductal. Translation of Jenike: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders, 3e (0815138407)

Sed de Dios

meditaciones de un hedonista cristiano
Author: N.A
Publisher: ANDAMIO
ISBN: 9788487940590
Page: 176
View: 4863

Mil veces hasta siempre

Author: John Green
Publisher: NUBE DE TINTA
ISBN: 8416588724
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 304
View: 8675
En su nueva y esperada novela, John Green, el aclamado y premiado autor de Bajo la misma estrella y Buscando a Alaska, nos cuenta la historia de Aza con una claridad desgarradora e inquebrantable. Una brillante historia sobre el amor, la resiliencia y el poder de la amistad para toda la vida. Aza nunca tuvo intención de investigar el misterio del multimillonario fugitivo Russell Pickett. Pero hay una recompensa de cien mil dólares en juego y su mejor y más intrépida amiga, Daisy, no está dispuesta a dejarla escapar. Así, juntas, recorrerán la corta distancia y las enormes diferencias que les separan del hijo de Russell Pickett, Davis. Aza lo está intentando. Trata de ser una buena hija, una buena amiga, una buena estudiante y, tal vez, incluso una buena detective, mientras vive en la espiral cada vez más estrecha de sus propios pensamientos. Mejor Libro del Año según Amazon. Uno de los mejores libros Young Adult de 2017 según Publishers Weekly. La crítica ha dicho... «Mil veces nos da una lección que necesitábamos desesperadamente: Sí, está bien no estar bien. John Green ha construido una novela profundamente honesta, a veces dolorosa y que da mucho que pensar, escrita con el encanto característico por el que todos conocemos a este autor. John Green, bienvenido de nuevo. Te echábamos de menos.» Mashable «Una tierna historia sobre aprender a salir adelante cuando el mundo escapa a nuestro control.» People «Soberbia. Una espléndida y gratificante lectura. La novela más madura de John Green hasta la fecha, merecedora de todos los elogios que seguro va a recibir.» Booklist «En una época en que las desgracias se suceden cada semana, esta profunda y empática novela acerca de aprender a vivir con nuestros demonios y amar las propias imperfecciones era importante y urgente.» Publishers Weekly «Una novela profundamente emocional y poderosa que enseña e ilumina a sus lectores aunque al mismo tiempo les rompa el corazón. Imprescindible.» School Library Journal «Cada año más gente es diagnosticada de ansiedad, depresión y otros desórdenes mentales. Que exista alguien como John Green tratando estos temas de una forma tan brillante y llegando a tanta gente es un regalo de valor incalculable.» Chicago Tribune «Green encuentra las palabras para explicar lo inexplicable.» San Francisco Chronicle «Una novela desgarradora y reveladora.» The New York Times «Repleta de ternura, sabiduría y grandes ideas.» The Wall Street Journal «Divertida, inteligente y poblada de personajes adorables.» Entretainment Weekly «Una atenta mirada al desorden obsesivo-compulsivo que consigue que el lector experimente la constante lucha interior del protagonista.» USA Today «Debería convertirse en un clásico moderno.» The Guardian «El trabajo más auténtico y ambicioso de Green hasta la fecha.» Bustle «Un poderoso cuento para adolescentes (y adultos) sobre ansiedad, amor y amistad.» Los Angeles Times En los blogs... «Este libro es una maravilla, lleno de frases buenísimas. Un libro muy chulo, muy especial y muy diferente a todo lo que ha escrito el autor hasta el momento.» Javier Ruescas, Youtube

Suma y sigue

Author: Toni Jordan
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9788492695256
Category: Counting
Page: 236
View: 3357
Desde que tiene ocho años, Grace cuenta todo lo que está a su alrededor: las letras que contiene su nombre, los pasos que da para llegar a su cafetería favorita, el número de semillas que contiene un pastel… Ahora, con 35 años, lleva una vida rutinaria donde no hay lugar para los imprevistos. Su obsesión ha acabado convirtiendo su vida en una suma continua y no puede hacer nada sin antes interpretar las cifras con las que se ha topado. Pero aparece Seamus, cuyo nombre completo suma 19 letras como el suyo (¡no puede ser casualidad!) y Grace deberá darse cuenta de que en los asuntos del amor, las matemáticas no tienen cabida.

Getting Help

The Complete and Authoritative Guide to Self-Assessment and Treatment of Mental Health Problems
Author: Jeffrey Wood
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 9781608824373
Category: Psychology
Page: 304
View: 5013
A Complete, Definitive Guide to Mental Health Care Do you have questions about mental health care? You're not alone. Despite solid proof that good mental health care can greatly improve both physical health and quality of life, managed care systems have made mental health care a low priority. Without easy access to professional advice from psychologists and psychiatrists, most of us turn to the Internet or the news media for information about mental health-and what a confusing, seemingly endless jumble that can be! Now, at last, you can stop guessing about mental health care. Getting Help is a clear and comprehensive guide that will answer all of your questions about mental health conditions, practitioners, and treatments. Equipped with this resource, you'll be in a powerful position to take control of your own mental health care and the care of the people you love. Everything you need to know about: •The symptoms and characteristic of common mental health conditions •Different types of mental health professionals and the services they offer •Psychotherapeutic and medical treatment methods •How to choose an approach that is just right for a particular mental health issue

Digging Out

Helping Your Loved One Manage Clutter, Hoarding, and Compulsive Acquiring
Author: Michael A. Tompkins,Tamara L. Hartl
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 1608825426
Category: Psychology
Page: 208
View: 2789
Many people who hoard understand the extent of their problem and are open to help. This book is not for them. Digging Out is for the concerned and frustrated friends and family members of people who do not fully accept the magnitude of their hoarding problem and refuse help from others. If you have a friend or loved one with a hoarding problem and are seeking a way to guide him or her to a healthier, safer way of life, this book is for you. In Digging Out, you will find a complete guide to helping your loved one with a hoarding problem live safely and comfortably in his or her home or apartment. Included are realistic harm reduction strategies that you can use to help your loved one manage health and safety hazards, avoid eviction, and motivate him or her to make long-term lifestyle changes. You'll learn how to handle a roommate or spouse with a hoarding problem, identify and work through special considerations that may arise when the person who hoards is frail and elderly, and receive guidance for healing strained relationships between people who hoard and their friends and family. Take heart. With this book as a guide, you can help your loved one live more comfortably and safely, salvage your damaged relationship, and restore your peace of mind.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

A Survival Guide for Family and Friends
Author: Roy C.,Cohen C.
Publisher: Hazelden Publishing
ISBN: 9780962806612
Category: Self-Help
Page: 71
View: 4219
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) can tear apart a family. Often family and friends have tried to "stop" a loved one's OCD--with little success. This is the first book specifically for the family and friends of someone with OCD. "In this quick and easy fast tract era, it's not so easy to reflect back to the basics of family life. Families especially are led to believe if something's wrong, somehow it's their fault. This loving book is an inspiration and will be considered way ahead of it's time in years to come." -Janet Greeson, Ph.D.

The Clinician's Handbook

Integrated Diagnostics, Assessment, and Intervention in Adult and Adolescent Psychopathology
Author: Robert G. Meyer,Christopher M. Weaver
Publisher: Waveland PressInc
Category: Psychology
Page: 480
View: 8554
This extremely versatile handbook, written for students and practitioners, taps current treatment and assessment research to provide up-to-date coverage of emotional and behavioral disorders, major DSM-IV-TR diagnostic categories, MMPI-2 correlates and other test-response patterns, and treatment options. Diagnostic concepts and observations are linked with specific assessment and test data for diagnostic categories; this is then integrated with recommended intervention procedures. In a single volume, the authors have synthesized an abundance of information and presented it in a manageable and accessible manner. Their extensive experience in clinical and forensic psychology-teaching, conducting research, interacting with clients, working in the criminal justice system- highly qualifies them to know and present the kind of practical information students and practitioners need. Additional outstanding features . . . * emphasizes multimodal assessment and treatment * includes extensive discussions of clinical challenges, such as suicidal clients, the criminal personality, deception, and malingering * offers "bibliotherapy" reading assignments and appropriate relaxation techniques for various types of clients * provides coverage of legal issues-competency, criminal responsibility, and civil commitment * presents useful tips on case preparation and professional practice in the office and the courtroom

Los demás seguimos aquí

Author: Patrick Ness
Publisher: NUBE DE TINTA
ISBN: 8416588228
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 240
View: 2856
Patrick Ness, autor de Un monstruo viene a verme, nos recuerda en esta novela descarada, valiente y desternillante que a veces hay problemas más importantes que el fin del mundo, porque todos tenemos algo extraordinario en nuestras vidas. ¿Qué pasa si no eres el Elegido? ¿El que se supone que tiene que luchar contra zombis, fantasmas come-almas, o lo que resulten ser estas luces azules y muertes misteriosas? ¿Qué pasa si eres como Mike? Él solo quiere pasar el verano con sus amigos, y quizás atreverse a pedirle para salir a Henna antes de que alguien haga saltar el instituto por los aires. Otra vez. ¿Es que si no vas a salvar el mundo, tu vida no puede ser especial e interesante? Aunque quizás no tanto como la de tu mejor amigo, el Dios de los Gatos... Los lectores dicen... «Lo que cuestiona este libro, con un tono de humor, es si alguien puede ser una historia épica sin necesidad de salvar el mundo». «Una historia diferente y atrevida, que trata sobre el conocimiento de uno mismo y lo importante que es estar rodeado de buenas personas y vivir la vida al máximo. Quiero más de Patrick Ness». «Este libro merece este espacio en este TOP 5 de 2016 porque me ha parecido la leche. Me han fascinado los personajes, la ambientación, lo original, lo divertido que es, porque además está escrito con mucho humor. (...) Leerlo porque os va a encantar, os lo vais a pasar súper bien y os va a parecer súper original.» «La pluma de Patrick Ness me ha gustado mucho y he disfrutado de cada una de las páginas del libro. Una novela interesante, con una trama distinta y unos personajes muy peculiares que se harán un hueco en nuestros corazones.» «Una novela sarcástica, irónica, que rompe con muchos de los clichés de la literatura juvenil y que la hace ser muy original. Si queréis una novela sencilla, algo fantasiosa y para echaros unas risas, os la recomiendo.» «Una pedazo de novela. Los demás seguimos aquí se trata de una novela ejemplar. Un libro fantásticamente narrado que resulta imprescindible. Un libro para enmarcar y leer más de una vez. 5/5.» Cine Films Blog

Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

Author: N.A
Publisher: Mosby
ISBN: 9780323046756
Category: Medical
Page: 716
View: 9913
Focusing on what psychiatric nurses actually do in everyday practice, Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, 5th Edition, uses a balanced nursing-medical approach to cover all of the most common disorders and treatments. The text's full-color illustrations and straightforward style help you make sense of challenging material. And its strong emphasis on the nursing process, updated DSM-IV-TR diagnostic criteria, interdisciplinary interventions, and the latest mental health practices boost your confidence in managing clients and prepare you for success on the NCLEX¨ examination. UNIQUE! Balanced nursing-medical approach offers strong baseline coverage of the nursing process and interdisciplinary interventions and focuses on what psychiatric nurses actually do. Complete coverage of the nursing process features the six-step problem-solving method and how to put it into practice. DSM-IV-TR Criteria boxes list categories of mental disorders and the criteria for diagnosing them. Nursing care plans provide care guidelines for each plan and include a brief case study, followed by assessment, diagnosis, goal setting, interventions with rationales, and evaluation. UNIQUE! Clinical Alert boxes address issues critical to the safety or well-being of the client. Case studies depict effective nursing care strategies and promote critical thinking. Research for Evidence-Based Practice boxes discuss the implications of current research studies. Client and Family Teaching Guidelines boxes focus on the issues confronting families when a member suffers from mental illness. UNIQUE! Medication Key Facts boxes highlight the most common psychopharmacologic interventions along with safe and effective use. Nursing Assessment Questions boxes include questions that should be asked in the assessment of a particular disorder. Clinical Symptoms boxes help you apply content to the real world. Additional Treatment Modalities boxes summarize other modalities and interventions used in conjunction with nursing interventions in the treatment of a particular disorder. Chapter summaries conclude each chapter with the most significant ideas to remember. Review questions with answers in the appendix offer immediate reinforcement of chapter content and help you prepare for the NCLEX Examination. Glossary provides concise definitions of key terms. Objectives and key terms emphasize the most important concepts from each chapter. UNIQUE! Enhanced readability makes it easier for you to grasp difficult material. UNIQUE! Concept map highlights the nurse's role in psychiatric care. NEW! Adaption to Stress chapter covers basic neuroanatomy and the psychobiological aspects of psychiatric disorders, and shows you how to manage stress. NEW! Forensic Nursing in Clinical Practice chapter explains current therapies used in the treatment of physiological and psychological health problems and demonstrates the importance of the nurse's role in providing holistic nursing care.

Floppy Lop-Ears Tries to Get "Off the Spectrum"

Author: Rochelle Caruso Flynn
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 1496903846
Category: Autism
Page: 78
View: 4091
Young bunny Floppy Lop-Ears has autism spectrum disorder and dislikes being teased because he is "different" so he tries to make himself "better" to gain acceptance.

Loving Madly, Loving Sanely

How to Keep Your Brain from Ruining Your Love Life
Author: Andrew Abarbanel
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781575661612
Category: Psychology
Page: 225
View: 4970
Explores treatments while examining the effects of anxiety, Attention Deficit Disorder, and depression on relationships

Ansiedad y fobias/ The Anxiety & Phobia

Author: Edmund J. Bourne
Publisher: Editorial Sirio
ISBN: 9788416579181
Category: Psychology
Page: 552
View: 3115
Living with anxiety, panic disorders, or phobias can make you feel helpless. If you're ready to tackle the fears that hold you back, this book is for you. Packed with the most effective skills for treating anxiety, this evidence-based workbook helps you develop the skills you need