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Childhood Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
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Childhood Obsessive Compulsive Disorder



September 1996 | 120 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
A complex, puzzling disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is characterized by a child's or teenager's obsessions with contamination, object hoarding, and exact orderliness and compulsions involving rituals of washing, cleaning, checking and rechecking, or counting. Childhood Obsessive Compulsive Disorder draws on the most up-to-date research available to provide a comprehensive overview of this problem, from diagnosis through treatment. Authors Greta Francis and Rod A. Gragg first describe childhood and adolescent OCD in its various forms and discuss the etiology and epidemiology of OCD. They also explore assessment methods and their usefulness in research and practice, and both pharmacological and psychosocial treatments. In addition, intriguing case examples of this enigmatic disorder, measurement scales for it, and a manual for cognitive-behavioral treatment make this book a vital guide for clinicians. Consolidated into one integral volume, the information on diagnosing and treating children with OCD presented here will be invaluable to students, professionals, and researchers in clinical/counseling psychology, developmental psychology, nursing, behavioral psychology, and social work.

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