• When a Family Member Has OCD

  • Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioral Skills to Help Families Affected by Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • By: Jon Hershfield MFT, Jeff Bell - foreword
  • Narrated by: Graham Rowat
  • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (22 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

When someone has obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), it can affect the entire family. This book is an essential guide to help family members cope with their loved one's compulsive behaviors, obsessions, and constant need for reassurance.

If your loved one has OCD, you may be unsure of how to express your concerns in a compassionate, effective way. In When a Family Member Has OCD, you and your family will learn ways to better understand and communicate with each other when OCD becomes a major part of your household. In addition to proven-effective cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and mindfulness techniques, you'll find comprehensive information on OCD and its symptoms, as well as advice for each affected family member.

OCD affects millions of people worldwide. Though significant advances have been made in medication and therapeutic treatments of the disorder, there are few resources available to help families deal with the impact of a loved one's symptoms. This book provides a helpful guide for your family. 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

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It was a pain to listen to the unpleasant narrator and I didn’t learn anything from the book.

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The content by Jon Hershfield is amazing and irreplaceable in helping people understand the OCD of their family. The narrator was a little overly emphatic, but I would still listen or read it again.

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  • 06-03-22

Worst tips for an severe OCD sufferer

The writer Jon Hershfield, MFT, is the director of The OCD and Anxiety Center of Greater Baltimore in Hunt Valley, MD. Lucky for me I decided to listen to this first before giving it to my family with the hope they will understand me better. Wasted 5hours and 44 minutes of my life on this.

So I googled the writer just to find out he was an actor. There is a reason why actors should not give tips on helping OCD sufferers and also a reason why proper psychiatrist does not become actors. Except for the different types of OCD that is nothing new the rest are the worst tips I have ever heard from a book as a severe OCD sufferer. You try to stop or change my rituals or interrupt as per the advice in this book it will only cause one thing and one thing only.... AGGRESSION. If anyone try these tips on me they will find themselves on the floor with a broken nose. So now you know the worst part of OCD is the monster inside and the aggression that comes with it.

Please do not try this on any of your family members if they have been diagnosed with severe OCD because you will awaken a monster inside and if a OCD sufferer have to choose between their OCD ritual and their family or any type of bribe the ritual will always win. Was diagnosed at the age of 4 with OCD and are now 50 so trust me I have lived with this for almost half a century so I know what it is like and how do try and deal with it

Don't think we can switch it off. Don't think you can treat us like a child most OCD sufferers are also highly intelligent. Don't aggravate us by making stupid jokes or comments. Don't think this will ever stop....no pill, no book and no psychiatrist will end this they can just give you some way to try and live a more normal life but it will never stop. As for the anxiety the biggest anxiety is caused by the family members not by the OCD sufferer.

As for this book what a waste of time and sorry but if you have a family member with severe OCD please go see a psychiatrist who have dealt with OCD sufferers and have actual success stories to proof this. I'm sure this writer is highly educated on OCD but it is clear that he has never lived with a OCD sufferer.

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  • 03-12-21

very very helpful insight

very very helpful insight into the wonderfully complex world of OCD. tips and tricks throughout the book are very useful and spot on!

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