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Clinical Handbook of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders

A Case-Based Approach to Treating Pediatric and Adult Populations

  • Examines assessment and treatment of obsessive-compulsive and related disorders (OCRDs) across the lifespan

  • Provides guidance on translating science into effective clinical practice

  • Case examples illustrate a range of complexities that may occur during treatment

  • Discusses DSM-5 treatments for OCD, body dysmorphic disorder, hypochondriasis, chronic disorders, trichotillomania, pathological excoriation and hoarding

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Table of contents (29 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xv
  2. Obsessive–Compulsive Disorder Among Adults

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Introduction

      • Eric A. Storch, Adam B. Lewin
      Pages 3-4
    3. Treatment of Sexual Obsessive-Compulsive Symptoms During Exposure and Response Prevention

      • Adam M. Reid, Cindy Flores, Brian Olsen, Megan A. Barthle, Mariam Rahmani, Andrew C. Rakhshani et al.
      Pages 23-38
    4. Treatment of Scrupulosity-Related Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

      • Jedidiah Siev, Jonathan D. Huppert
      Pages 39-54
    5. Treatment of Aggressive Obsessions in an Adult with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

      • Ashleigh Golden, William C. Haynes, Melanie M. VanDyke, C. Alec Pollard
      Pages 55-67
    6. Treatment of Symmetry-Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

      • Kiara R. Timpano, Julia Y. Carbonella, Shelby E. Zuckerman, Demet Çek
      Pages 69-83
    7. Treatment of Perfectionism-Related Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

      • Heather K. Hood, Martin M. Antony
      Pages 85-97
  3. Pediatric Obsessive–Compulsive Disorder

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 99-99
    2. Treatment of Contamination in Childhood Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

      • Amy Przeworski, Jennifer Freeman, Abbe Garcia, Martin Franklin, Jeffrey Sapyta
      Pages 101-115
    3. Treatment of Sexual Obsessions in Childhood Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

      • Danielle Ung, Chelsea M. Ale, Stephen P. H. Whiteside
      Pages 117-130
    4. Treatment of Scrupulosity in Childhood Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

      • Tara S. Peris, Michelle Rozenman
      Pages 131-147
    5. Treatment of Aggressive Obsessions in Childhood Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

      • Ella L. Milliner-Oar, Jacinda H. Cadman, Lara J. Farrell
      Pages 149-169
    6. Treatment of Symmetry in Childhood Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

      • Brittany M. Rudy, Sophia Zavrou
      Pages 171-184
    7. Treatment of “Not-Just-Right Experiences” in Childhood Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

      • Jessica Schubert, Ariel Ravid, Meredith E. Coles
      Pages 197-210
  4. Obsessive–Compulsive Spectrum Disorders

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 211-211
    2. Treatment of a Child with Tourette Syndrome

      • Loran P. Hayes, Michael B. Himle, John Piacentini
      Pages 213-226
    3. Treatment of an Adult with Trichotillomania

      • Martin E. Franklin, Madelyn J. Silber
      Pages 227-240

About this book

This handbook examines evidence-based treatment of obsessive-compulsive and related disorders for a broad clinical audience. Focusing on both children and adults with these conditions, it discusses various manifestations of OCD (e.g., contamination, perfectionism), related conditions (e.g., hoarding, trichotillomania, and Tourette syndrome), and cases with complicating factors. Chapters describe case specifics, offer assessment guidelines, and illustrate evidence-based psychotherapy. Case examples depict real-life complexities of presentation, notably in terms of comorbid conditions and hard-to-treat subpopulations.

Topical areas addressed in the Handbook include:

  • Phenomenology, assessment, and treatment of multiple types of OCD in adults and children.
  • Treating “not just right experiences” in children with OCD.
  • Treating obsessive compulsive disorder in very young children.
  • Treatment of OCD comorbid with other disorders like depression and Autism Spectrum Disorder.
  • Treatment of OCD when presenting with complicating factors like limited insight, extreme family accommodation, and poor motivation.

The Clinical Handbook of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders is an essential resource for clinicians and professionals as well as researchers, and graduate students in clinical psychology, psychiatry, social work, counseling programs, pediatrics, public health, and related disciplines.


  • Adult OCD assessment and treatment
  • Aggressive obsessions and checking in adolescents
  • BDD in adult populations
  • Comorbid ASD and OCD in adolescents
  • Comorbid depression in individuals with OCD
  • Contamination OCD
  • Excoriation in adult populations
  • Extreme family accommodation and OCD
  • Hoarding disorder in adults
  • Not-just-right experiences in pediatric populations
  • Obsessive-compulsive personality disorders
  • PANDAS in children and adolescents
  • Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome
  • Pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorders
  • Perfectionism in children and adolescents
  • Scrupulosity
  • Sexual obsessions
  • Symmetry
  • Tourettic OCD
  • Trichotillomania in adults

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Pediatrics, Health Policy & Management, Psychiatry & Behavioral Neurosciences, and Psychology, University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, USA

    Eric A. Storch

  • Departments of Pediatrics, Psychiatry and Psychology, University of South Florida, Tampa, USA

    Adam B. Lewin

About the editors

Eric Storch, Ph.D., holds the All Children’s Hospital Guild Endowed Chair and is a Professor the Departments of Pediatrics, Health Policy and Management, Psychology and Psychiatry & Behavioral Neurosciences, University of South Florida. He has published more than 450 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. In addition to his peer-reviewed articles, Dr. Storch has edited or co-edited 10 books dealing with treatment of complex cases in children, clinical complications in the assessment and treatment of anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and childhood anxiety. He has received grant funding for his work in OCD, related disorders (e.g., tics), and anxiety from the National Institutes of Health, Center for Disease Control, International OCD Foundation, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, pharmaceutical companies, Tourette Syndrome Association, and National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Affective Disorders (NARSAD). In addition to treatment outcome, Dr. Storch has specific research interests in treatment augmentation and dissemination. Clinically, Dr. Storch is highly regarded for his treatment of pediatric and adult patients with OCD and related disorders. He is the clinical director at Rogers Behavioral Health – Tampa Bay, and is on the Scientific Advisory Board of the International OCD Foundation.

Adam Lewin, Ph.D., ABPP, is a University of South Florida Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the USF Rothman Center for Neuropsychiatry with a joint appointment in Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences and a courtesy appointment in Psychology. He received his Ph.D. in Clinical and Health Psychology from the University of Florida in 2007. Subsequently, Dr. Lewin completed his clinical residency and a postdoctoral National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH) research fellowship (in Psychology and Behavioral Neuroscience) at the Semel Institute for Neuropsychiatry and Human Behavior at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Lewin's clinical and research activities focus on obsessive-compulsive spectrum and anxiety disorders. He has received a young investigator award from NARSAD (National Association for Research in Schizophrenia and Affective Disorders - now the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation) and was awarded the 2007-2008 Joseph Drown Foundation and Friends of the Semel Institute Fellowship to fund his research activities. Current research interests focus on improving the specificity of treatments, treatment dissemination and identifying biomarkers of OCD and tic disorders in children. He received grants from the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) and the University of South Florida Research Foundation to help support his research and is a 2012-13 NIMH CHIPS (Child Intervention, Prevention and Services) Fellow. Dr. Lewin has over 100 peer-reviewed publications and is on the editorial board for four scientific journals. Clinically, Dr. Lewin specializes in OCD, anxiety, Tourette/tic, trichotillomania and developmental disorders. Dr. Lewin evaluates both pediatric and adult patients for cognitive-behavioral treatment of OCD, anxiety and habit reversal therapy for tic spectrum disorders, skin picking, hair pulling/trichotillomania. Dr. Lewin is Board Certified in Child and Adolescent Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology, and is the director of the cognitive-behavioral therapy component at the University of South Florida Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Program.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Clinical Handbook of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders

  • Book Subtitle: A Case-Based Approach to Treating Pediatric and Adult Populations

  • Editors: Eric A. Storch, Adam B. Lewin

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Behavioral Science and Psychology, Behavioral Science and Psychology (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-17138-8

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-49867-6

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-17139-5

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XV, 449

  • Number of Illustrations: 33 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: School Psychology

Buying options

eBook USD 149.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-17139-5
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 199.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 279.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)