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According to Harvard Medical School professor Baer, who is also director of psychological research in the obsession and compulsion disorder clinic at Massachusetts General Hospital, at least six million Americans suffer from obsessive-compulsive disorders (OCD). He defines obsessions as intrusive thoughts that force themselves repeatedly into one's mind, while compulsions are acts one feels required to carry out. Many people so afflicted are unaware of it, much less able to find help, Baer argues in his book. He discusses fully the need for professional evaluation and describes the types of treatments provided to patients in his clinic, while pointing out that certain well-known eccentrics (e.g., Howard Hughes) suffered from OCD's aftereffects. Extensive chapters explore behavior therapy, medication (both approved and experimental) and their combined uses. The author also examines a more controversial topic--brain surgery, which is generally considered a last resort. But what makes Baer's valuable work stand out, beyond its breadth of information, is sincerity--and hopefulness.
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Lee Baer, Ph.D., is an internationally recognized expert in the treatment of OCD and related disorders. Author of Getting Control: Overcoming Your Obsessions and Compulsions, Baer is an associate professor of psychology at Harvard Medical School and the director of research of the OCD unit at Massachusetts General Hospital as well as of the OCD Institute at McLean Hospital.
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  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Plume; Rev Sub edition (July 1, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0452281776
  • ISBN-13: 978-0452281776
  • Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.6 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,705,650 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I must admit I was skeptical when I started reading Dr. Baers revised edition of Getting Control. How can a book like this possibly get better? But it truly does. He has a lot more NEW information on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).
As a sufferer of OCD, the first book was a life saver. This book gave me even more useful information and self help skills. I especially liked the new theory on thought stopping. He covers all the new medications approved for OCD. And other that are not approved but are showing promise. He covers the anxiety that comes with OCD and how to control it. There is more real life patient stories. That I could identify with. He even includes his e-mail address in case you would like to contact him! Again, Dr. Baur's true concern and compassion for his patients suffering shines through. This is a truly wonderful and extremly helpful book!
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This is a very good book for people suffering from compulsions--actual physical rituals such as handwashing, for example--but is less helpful for people suffering from "pure obsessions"--that is, ruminations without overt compulsions. A number of recent books address "pure obsessions" much better than this one.
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This book -- and a similar one by Joseph Ciarrochi called "The Doubting Disease" -- helped turn my life around when I was deep under with OCD. Now I am so much better, and I am forever grateful. If you have OCD then don't waste your life not reading this book.
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By A Customer on January 5, 1999
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This book is great for OCD sufferers looking for ways to practive behavioral therepy. If the nature of your obsessions and compulsions are too abstract to seek structured behavioral therepy sessions, (as mine are), this book is ideal.
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After reading this book,I practiced some of the anti-OCD methods described in this book,and was quite successful. Baer pulls no punches in this compelling examination of OCD,it's pain,and the methods used in recovering from it. As with Jeffrey Schwartz's Brain Lock,and Judith Rapoport's The Boy Who Couldn't Stop Washing,it's filled with other Ocd sufferers' experiences,so you won't feel isolated from the rest of the world. The book isn't that long,so you can be on the road to recovery in a few days.
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Lee Baer has done a nice job of putting together a good self help book on OCD. He leads the reader thru a series of steps first explaining what OCD is and how to assess it, then how to treat it. He provides a guide for the individual to set up their own behavior therapy program. I frequently recomend this book to my patients who have OCD as well as to people on the internet who have OCD. He also provides one of the only descriptions of a behavioral treatment of trichotillomania available in the popular press. Although he could stand to revise it with some of the newer developments in cognitive therapy for OCD comming along it is still an excellent starting place. I would also recomend that any therapist new to the treatment of OCD could benifit from reading this as well.
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I was looking for a step by step process, but this book isn't written that way. If you're looking for a step by step process..this isn't it. One thing I don't like about this book is that it's more like stories of the authors patients and also the author keep saying I will talk about something in chapter so and so, I talked about it in chapter so and so....sign of a bad self help book.
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