Reading: OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER

Freeing Your Child From Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: A Powerful, Practical Program for Parents of Children and Adolescents; Tamar Chansky; 2001

Initially, the author explains how OCD is diagnosed, how to find the right therapist, and how to tailor treatment options to their child’s needs. Parents will learn how powerful behavioral modification can be and when medication can help. The second part provides help so parents won’t get pulled in by their child’s debilitating rituals at home or at school, how to talk to their child about the “brain tricks” OCD causes, and how to create an effective OCD battle plan that will empower their child to “boss back” the OCD monster. The last part offers specific advice for how to help their child handle the most common OCD issues for children, such as fears of contamination, checking, getting things “just right,” intrusive thoughts, and more.