OCD is thought to affect up to one million people in the UK, and an estimated three million in the USA. Listed among the top 10 most debilitating illnesses by the World Health Organisation, OCD can have a devastating effect on work, social life and personal relationships. Professional treatment can be hard to access, and in addition many people are too ashamed of their problem to seek help. Coping with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder offers expert advice and a thorough self-help programme based on solid scientific evidence. Topics include: Possible causes of OCD; Co-existing conditions such as body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), morbid jealousy, depression, social anxiety, substance abuse, phobias, and tics; OCD in children and young people; Medication; Cognitive behavioural therapy; Coping with unhelpful thinking; Dealing with obsessive urges and rituals; Preventing and coping with setbacks; Further help and information.