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New Obsessive Compulsive-Disorder Handbook Focuses on OCD in Schools

August 31, 2011

Students With OCD: A Handbook for School Personnel Provides Awareness and Education for School Personnel, Parents and Mental Health Professionals

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) August 31, 2011

Now available, Students With OCD: A Handbook for School Personnel by Dr. Gail Adams is the definitive resource on obsessive-compulsive disorder, or OCD, in students. The first of its kind, this comprehensive guide focuses on the disorder in the school setting, and provides teachers, mental health professionals and parents vital information to better identify and help students suffering from OCD.

Obsessive-compulsive disorder is an anxiety disorder characterized by the presence of obsessions and/or compulsions and affects as many as 1 in 100 children and adolescents at any given time. Statistically, this means any teacher with several classes has a significant likelihood of having a student with OCD under his or her care. This largely misunderstood disorder continues to result in many students being subjected to inappropriate teaching methods, emotional distress, bullying â“ even unwarranted disciplinary action.

âœA general lack of understanding of OCD causes a great deal of undue hardship for millions of students, family members and education professionals,â says Dr. Gail Adams, researcher and author of Students With OCD: A Handbook for School Personnel. âœOur educators are one of our greatest resources, and are in a unique position to identify, early on, behavior that could be signs of OCD and help students who are struggling. This could make a huge difference in the lives of these children. Thatâs what this book is for.â

The OCD Handbook presents a complete overview of the complex relationship between OCD and education, from symptoms to treatment, in organized, easy-to-follow sections that provide an actionable understanding of the disorder. This 251-page guide was developed to empower parents, school personnel, and health professionals to better recognize, understand, and work with the disorder and become the critical link between OCD and education â“ allowing bright and promising students to realize their full potential.

âœWe have more and more parents coming to us for guidance for students diagnosed newly with OCD and others who have known for some time but need help working with schools,â says Ellen Sawyer, Executive Director of OCD Chicago, a leading provider of consumer resources to help sufferers cope with and conquer OCD. âœWe also get a number of teachers, school psychologists and other school personnel looking for good information that specifically addresses obsessive-compulsive disorder in a school setting. All of these individuals now have exactly what they need.â

Students With OCD: A Handbook for School Personnel is available at http://www.ocdhandbook.com. One dollar of all proceeds will be donated back to mental health research and support.

About Students With OCD: A Handbook for School Personnel

Developed to help students with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) receive the education they deserve, Students with OCD: A Handbook for School Personnel is the definitive resource on OCD in the school environment. Providing a detailed window into this often misunderstood and overlooked disorder, this comprehensive guide is the key to changing the lives of the estimated 1 out of 100 students who battle OCD at any given time. Empowered to better recognize, understand, and work with the disorder, parents, school personnel, and health professionals become the critical link between obsessive-compulsive disorder and education â“ allowing bright and promising students to realize their full potential.

Media Contact:

Aaron Adams

contact(at)ocdhandbook(dot)com

815.501.3721    

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