Obsessive-compulsive disorder takes a steep toll on families. One that -- until now -- has been overlooked. In Loving Someone with OCD: Help for Families, Karen J. Landsman, PhD, Kathleen M. Rupertus, PsyD, and Cherry Pedrick, RN, recognize the plight of the spouses, siblings, parents and significant others of those challenged by OCD. In this first-of-its-kind book they provide the skills families need to support their loved ones' healing and to keep OCD from taking over the family. Readers find:
What's Been Said about Loving Someone with OCD
"If you live with or love someone with (OCD), this is the one book on the subject you should read. The authors lay out, step-by-step, what a family needs to do to stop supporting the OCD and start supporting the person with OCD while he or she deals with the disorder. This book is the next best thing to bringing a therapist home to live with you." - Patricia Perkins, JD, executive director of the Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation, Inc.
"This is the best book available addressing the serious problems that OCD can cause in families. Loving Someone with OCD is a uniquely helpful and wonderful book because it provides step-by-step, easily understandable plans for dealing with every problem that commonly arises between OCD sufferers and their loved ones..." -Ian Osborn, MD, psychiatrist, assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of New Mexico Health Science Center, and author of Tormenting Thoughts and Secret Rituals: The Hidden Epidemic of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
"Loving Someone with OCD goes beyond other books for families of OCD suferers; rather than simply providing them with understanding, it gives them the tools to help themselves as well as their loved ones." - Jonathan B. Grayson, Ph.D., director of the Anxiety and Agoraphobia Treatment Center and assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Temple University Medical School
"This excellent book is just what families need when they are stuck in the web of OCD." - Aureen Pinto Wagner, Ph.D., clinical associate professor of neurology at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, director of the OCD and Anxiety Consultancy in Rochester, NY, and author of What to Do When Your Child has OCD, Up and Down the Worry Hill, and Treatment of OCD in Children and Adolescents
"...Through careful and conscientious attention to the many pearls contained within (Loving Someone with OCD), combined with qualified professional assistance, family members can successfully reclaim their family from the grip of the OCD." - from the foreword by Bruce M. Hyman, Ph.D., LCSW, Director, OCD Resource Center of Florida Hollywodd, Florida and coauthor of The OCD Workbook