• Freeing Your Child from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

  • A Powerful, Practical Program for Parents of Children and Adolescents
  • By: Tamar E. Chansky PhD
  • Narrated by: Coleen Marlo
  • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (17 ratings)

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If you're a parent of one of the more than one million children in this country with obsessive-compulsive disorder, you know how confusing, even frightening, the symptoms of OCD can be. You're terrified of losing your child and angry about the havoc this disorder has wreaked in your family. More than anything, you want to be able to unlock the secrets of OCD, understand the cause of your child's bizarre symptoms, and help your child break free of these disruptive, relentless thoughts and actions.

In her landmark book, Freeing Your Child from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Dr. Tamar E. Chansky creates a clear road map to understanding and overcoming OCD based on her successful practice treating hundreds of children and teenagers with this disorder. In Part I, Dr. Chansky "cracks the code" of the peculiar rules and customs of OCD - the handwashing, tapping, counting, and so forth. She explains how OCD is diagnosed, how to find the right therapist partner, and how to tailor treatment options to your child's needs. You'll learn how powerful behavioral modification can be and when medication can help. In Part II, you'll learn how not to be pulled in by your child's debilitating rituals at home or at school, how to talk to your child about the "brain tricks" OCD causes, and how to create an effective OCD battle plan that will empower your child to "boss back" the OCD monster. You'll also learn how to cope in moments of crisis. Part III offers specific advice for how to help your child handle the most common manifestations of OCD such as fears of contamination, checking, getting things "just right", intrusive thoughts, and more. Part IV is an indispensable guide to additional resources, including books, videos, organizations, and websites.

Filled with Dr. Chansky's compassionate advice and inspiring words from the many children with OCD whom she has helped, this book will be your lifeline. Battling back from OCD is hard work, but with the comprehensive, proven guidance in this book, you can help your child reclaim a life free from its grip.

©2000 Tamar Chansky, PhD (P)2018 Tantor

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"It should be a law that whenever a therapist diagnoses a child with OCD, he or she has to give the parents a copy of Chansky's Freeing Your Child from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder." (Patricia Perkins-Doyle, President, ObsessiveCompulsive Foundation)

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Thanks for taking away our fear of our OCD diagnosis!

I loved this book and plan to read it over and over again as I guide my newly diagnosed child and now thanks to the book myself through our OCD life. Thank you so much for taking the fear out of the diagnosis and giving us hope and a new outlook on things. Many of the tips in this book have already improved both mine and my child’s life for the better.

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Tools to Battle OCD

I began to listen to this book just as I was highly suspecting my child, who was already dealing with severe anxiety, may have OCD. Reading this book gave me the knowledge as a parent to push our docs and insurance for a qualified and OCD specialized therapist as well as how to approach this new-to-me layer of complexity in our lives. Because the audio book also had a lot of lists and items that I would find beneficial to read on paper, I also purchased the paperback used. I firmly believe we would not have some of the tools we have now to battle OCD without this book. My only regret is not having purchased this sooner.