Can I Tell You About OCD? A Guide for Friends, Family and Professionals

Author(s): Amita Jassi


Meet Katie - a teenager with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Katie invites readers to learn about OCD from her perspective, helping them to understand what it is, how her obsessions and compulsions affect her daily life, and how people around her can help. With illustrations throughout, this will be an ideal introduction to OCD for both young people and older readers. It shows family, friends and teachers how they can support someone with the condition and will be an excellent way to start a conversation about OCD, in the classroom or at home. The "Can I tell you about...?" series offers simple introductions to a range of limiting conditions. Friendly characters invite readers to learn about their experiences of living with a particular condition and how they would like to be helped and supported. These books serve as excellent starting points for family and classroom discussions.


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Amita Jassi has worked with young people with OCD for the past six years and is currently a senior Clinical Psychologist at the National Specialist OCD clinic at the Maudsley Hospital. She lives in London. Sarah Hull is a London-based illustrator, translator and freelance editor. She studied Fine Art in Hamburg and has designed theatre posters and exhibited her animal paintings in Oxford, London and Hamburg.

Acknowledgements. Foreword by Isobel Heyman. 1. Introducing Katie, who has OCD. 2. Obsessions. 3. Compulsions. 4. Avoidance. 5. How I was diagnosed. 6. Why have I got OCD?. 7. How OCD affects school. 8. How OCD affects home. 9. How OCD affects friendships. 10. Treatments for OCD.....Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). 11.Treatments for OCD.....Medication. 12. How family and friends can help. 13. How I can be helped at school. Recommended reading, websites and organisations. Common obsessions and compulsions. Other disorders related to OCD.

General Fields

  • : 9781849053815
  • : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • : May 2013
  • : United Kingdom
  • : May 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Amita Jassi
  • : Paperback
  • : Sarah Hull
  • : English
  • : 616.85227
  • : 64
  • : 10 black & white illustrations