Stop Obsessing! Audio Series
by Edna Foa, Ph.D. & Reid Wilson, Ph.D.
Publisher: Pathway Systems
ISBN: 978-0-9630683-4-7 (CDs); 0-9630683-1-8 (cassettes)
The Audio Series: Stop Obsessing! How to Overcome Your Obsessions and Compulsions
A three-CD self-help supplement to Stop Obsessing! Practical steps toward mastering obsessions and compulsions. CD 1 & 2: Common Features, The Four Challenges, What to Do During Obsessing, How to Handle Compulsions; CD 3: A-Practicing the Breathing Skills, B-Generalized Relaxation and Imagery. (Edna Foa, Ph.D. & Reid Wilson, Ph.D.).
If you find yourself tormented by unwanted, disturbing thoughts or compelled to perform rigidly set actions to reduce your distress, you may be one of the millions of Americans who suffer from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). It may be as mild as doubting whether you turned off the iron before leaving the house, or it may be as severe and disabling as washing your hands for hours each day. But whatever its degree, OCD is distressing, uncomfortable, and can disrupt your life or destroy your most important relationships.
DO ANY OF THESE SYMPTOMS SOUND FAMILIAR?
- You tend to worry…and you can’t get the worrisome thoughts out of your mind
- You leave the house, but go back again and again to check whether you locked the door…turned off the stove…left the iron on
- You save years and years of old magazines and newspapers because someday you might need an article
- You repeat certain numbers or words in your head to feel "good" or "safe"
- You need to arrange objects – like the things on a shelf or in a drawer – in a certain way or in a special pattern
- You won’t use a public bathroom because you might be contaminated
- You get upset if other people touch your things
- You have violent, bizarre, or frightening thoughts or fear you might hurt someone you love
IF SO, THEN YOU MIGHT BE SUFFERING FROM AN OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE DISORDER. FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN…STOP OBSESSING!
About the Author
Edna B. Foa, Ph.D. is a professor of clinical psychology in psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania, and director of the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety. Dr. Foa has devoted her academic career to the study of the psychopathology and treatment of anxiety disorders, primarily obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and social phobia, and is currently one of the world's leading experts in this area. Dr. Foa was the chair of the DSM-IV Subcommittee for OCD and co-chaired the DSM-IV Subcommittee for PTSD.
Dr. Foa has published several books and more than 250 articles and book chapters, and has lectured extensively around the world. Her work has been recognized with numerous awards and honors. Among them are the Distinguished Professor Award under the Fulbright Program for International Exchange of Scholars; the Distinguished Scientist Award from the American Psychological Association, Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology; the first annual Outstanding Research Contribution Award presented by the Association for the Advancement of Behavioral Therapy; the Distinguished Scientific Contributions to the Clinical Psychology Award from the American Psychological Association; and a Lifetime Achievement Award Presented by the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.
REID WILSON, Ph.D. is associate clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and Director of the Anxiety Disorders Treatment Center. He is author or co-author of 5 books, including Don't Panic: Taking Control of Anxiety Attacks; Stop Obsessing! How to Overcome Your Obsessions and Compulsions; and Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents: 7 Ways to Stop the Worry Cycle and Raise Courageous & Independent Children. He serves as the Expert for WebMD’s Anxiety and Panic Community. His free self-help website – www.anxieties.com – serves 500,000 visitors per year. In 2014 he was honored with the highest award given by the Anxiety and Depression Association of America.