Do you know what obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is? Would you like to know how some people and their families live with this disorder? We introduce you to the Editorial TOC (OCD) Granada. A non-profit publishing house created by the Granada OCD Association that is dedicated to editing and publishing books about OCD written in the first person by people who suffer from it and have wanted to share their story, or by relatives of those affected. All profits from book sales go to the association. Buy a book and help them out!
Definition of OCD: What Is OCD?
What Causes Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder?
There is no known cause. Biology, genetics, and the environment may play a role.
Symptoms of OCD
This disorder includes obsessions and compulsions, although it can also be just obsession or just compulsion.
Types of obsessive-compulsive disorder
There are several types. Here are some examples of OCD:
- The OCD of cleaning
- OCD verification
- Recurring thoughts
Treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder
How do you treat OCD? The main treatments for OCD are cognitive-behavioral therapy, medication, or both.
Books published by TOC (OCD) Granada
Señales de Vida (Signs of Life)
Author: AURELIO LÓPEZ REINA
Price: 17 €
Narrates the experience and difficulties of a father in his quest to recover his son from this intruder called Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). The collapse after the death of his beloved son and the exhausting search for help that he had tried with all his strength and resources throughout Spain, after a long and hard eleven years, took its toll on him. He couldn’t find any specialized place for this kind of disorder in the whole country that could help his son, Jose Carlos. So he focused his emotional overcoming on the creation of a project to help people affected like him, and their families.
This father draws his project explaining all the steps he followed, the sites he visited, the therapies and pharmacologies his son tried, as well as his own mistakes as a family member, and helpful advice based on his own experience. Finally, in the final part of the book he tells us about some facts that only he was living and that make him believe that the coincidences in this life, perhaps do not exist.
¿En qué piensa Alma? (What does Alma think about?)
Author: ÁFRICA DÍAZ NOVILLO
Price: 17 €
Alma is a shy, sensitive girl with a wonderful imagination. In love and accompanied by her friends the fairies live in a fantasy world in which one day the witches and giants make her a prisoner, depriving her of her freedom and her beautiful smile.
What does Alma think about? It is a true story that brings us closer to people living with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. A story written and illustrated with all my heart that aims to be a tool to facilitate that children, adolescents and adults can identify if any relative, friend or self, could be suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder.
OCD and I Hand in Hand
Author:: JUDIT MONTSERRAT RIPOLL
Price: 17 €
Synopsis: Judith is a girl who at the age of twenty-one discovers she has a disorder known as “OCD”. What is that? Am I sick? Is it cured? What should I do… In “OCD and I Hand in Hand” she shows us everything that she and her family have experienced on that path that was opened up to them when they heard the news. We see her doubts, her fears… but we also see how her courage makes her advance, step by step, guided by professionals and supported by her family. Judith shows us that we can live hand in hand with OCD. And, as she says, “IF I CAN, YOU CAN.”
Benefits of OCD Book Sales
How to buy the book?
Are you an affected person and interested in writing a book?
If you have written or are writing a book about OCD and you are affected by it or are a family member, call them at +34 626 39 70 77 or write to them at [email protected].
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