The Fear of Contamination
Assessment and Treatment
By (author) Stanley J. Rachman
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Fear of Contamination by Stanley J. Rachman
Book DescriptionFrom a leader in the field of psychotherapy, this new book is the first dedicated to the topic of the fear of contamination. The fear of contamination is the driving force behind compulsive washing, the most common manifestation of obsessive compulsive disorder. This is one of the most extraordinary of all human fears. It is complex, powerful, probably universal, easily provoked, intense, and difficult to control. Usually the fear is caused by physical contact with a contaminant and spreads rapidly and widely. The book starts by defining the disorder, before considering the various manifestations of this fear, examining both mental contamination and contact contamination, and feelings of disgust.Most significantly, it develops a theory for how this problem can be treated, providing clinical guidelines - based around cognitive behavioural techniques.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199292479
(240mm x 160mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 27-Apr-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Stanley J. Rachman
Oxford Guide to the Treatment of Mental Contamination, Paperback (November 2014)
A fear of contamination drives the most common manifestation of obsessive compulsive disorders (OCD) - compulsive washing. This book provides a detailed account of the nature and causes of the various forms of a fear of contamination and their consequences, written by leading experts in the field.
Panic Disorder: The Facts, Paperback (October 2009)
Panic disorder is a remarkably common psychological condition, characterized by sudden attacks of intense fear and panic. Panic Disorder: The Facts provides a full account of the nature, diagnosis and treatment of this condition.
Obsessive-compulsive Disorder, Paperback (March 2009)» View all books by Stanley J. Rachman
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: The Facts provides a full account of the nature, diagnosis and treatment of obsessive compulsive disorders. This book is suitable for sufferers and their families and friends, and for health professionals.
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Author Biography - Stanley J. Rachman
Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada American Psychological Association - Distinguished Scientific Contribution 1984
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