How I Fought My OCD – and Won: Memories of CBT Treatment

Book description

This book describes the journey of one kid, Ben, from when his OCD first emerges to how, with the help of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, he gets back to his normal, happy, healthy life.

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is very common in childhood and very challenging for both child and family, with a significant negative impact on the child’s functioning and well being.

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder generally includes two components, and Ben experiences both. The first are obsessive thoughts, which are repeated unwanted thoughts that cause significant distress. These can come in many forms and on many subjects. Sometimes, rather than thoughts, there are urges to do certain things. The other component of OCD is compulsive acts, which Ben performs in an attempt to get rid of the thoughts or urges and reduce their distress.

Through Ben’s story, you will learn how OCD manifests and its impact on both a patient and his family. You will also see how a course of treatment helps him to challenge his OCD in a brave fight, along with the support of his parents, friends, and therapist. This short book is written to be relatable to young people with OCD, but adult readers can also benefit, as the manifestation of OCD and the course of CBT treatment are similar in many aspects for adults and kids alike. Ben’s story is an engaging fictional depiction of one course treatment can take.