Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Treating and Understanding Crippling Habits

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Running fifteen miles a day without being in training . . . taking two-hour showers and constantly changing clothes . . . working twelve hours a day, six days a week . . . these are obsessive-compulsive disorders. Now a world-renowned psychotherapist explains what they are, how they come about, and what can be done about them.

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Running fifteen miles a day without being in training . . . taking two-hour showers and constantly changing clothes . . . working twelve hours a day, six days a week . . . these are obsessive-compulsive disorders. Now a world-renowned psychotherapist explains what they are, how they come about, and what can be done about them.

Running fifteen miles a day without being in training . . . taking two-hour showers and constantly changing clothes . . . working twelve hours a day, six days a week . . . these are obsessive-compulsive disorders. Now a world-renowned psychotherapist explains what they are, how they come about, and what can be done about them.

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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), the mysterious illness that compels its victims to perform such ordinary behavior as handwashing in an abnormal manner, afflicts an estimated four million Americans. Addressing OCD sufferers, their families, and health professionals, psychotherapist Levenkron asserts that people who have been underparented develop OCD to combat their resulting insecurity. Case histories follow OCD patients through the therapeutic process, which Levenkron believes should provide nurturing but authoritative counseling to gain patient trust and medical intervention to help end compulsive behavior. While Judith Rapoport's The Boy Who Couldn't Stop Washing (Dutton, 1989) introduced the disease to laypersons, this title explores a new treatment alternative. For large medical and psychology collections.-- Linda S. Green, Chicago P.L.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780446393485
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/28/2009
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 992,450
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 0.44 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2006

    Don't read if you want to know anything about OCD

    This book is just dreadful, I hope no poor unsuspecting reader picks it up in the midst of a search to find actual information on OCD. The author's claim that OCD is the result of underparenting is absolutely ludicrous-- OCD is a physical & chemical brain disorder. (Trust me, I have OCD, and one thing I *never* was, is underparented!) PLEASE check out the books below for more accurate information. The Obsessive-Compulsion Foundation (their website is online) can suggest more books as well.

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