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Tormenting Thoughts and Secret Rituals: The Hidden Epidemic of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Paperback – April 13, 1999
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--James W. Broatch, executive director, Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation
"A splendid book on OCD--lively, lucid, informative, and scholarly."
--Ronald Pies, M.D., clinical professor of psychiatry, Tufts University School of Medicine
"A marvelous achievement--an excellent and very practical overview of OCD and its treatment."
--Jeffrey Schwartz, M.D., associate professor, UCLA School of Medicine
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Top Customer Reviews
Dr. Osborn's magic is in letting himself shine through as a fellow sufferer who is a deeply compassionate practitioner. His case studies show many of the subtle faces of OCD and give us insight into the suffering this disorder can bring.
A real highlight of the book is when he lets his group therapy patients speak to us through their ten strategies for coping with OCD.
This is a six star book.
Osborn speaks not only as a medical professional, but as a sufferer himself, so I guess that's why he is able to make me feel understood for the first time ever. Maybe it will help you, too. Pick it up, it's worth it!
The most valuable aspect of this book is the way it describes "actual" fears and thoughts of OCDers. This helps you realize you are not alone, and you are not so weird after all.
I felt a weight lift off my chest after I put this book down. My advice to you. Buy this book, buy a highlighter. Highlight everything in this book that relates to you. Use it as a reference when you are OCDing.
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This is a well written book on how people with OCD struggle daily. By reading this book I found that I had a few ODC tendencies myself. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Rebecca M
OCD is a very difficult problem to treat. This is one of the resources I found to educate myself.Published 8 months ago by Susan L. Honeck
Very helpful, especially for recently diagnosed OCD'ers and their family members.Published 11 months ago by Nolene Burnett
one of the best books about OCD, must have for people strugging to understand these tormenting thoughts. thanks for writing this book.Published 20 months ago by 805SAV
I found myself disagreeing with the author all too often. His pro Big Pharma positions left me thinking: "Here's another guy in the pockets of the pill pushers."Published on April 27, 2014 by Dionisio de la Vina
This is a MUST read for anyone suffering/dealing with OCD. If you have OCD (like myself) I was apprehensive to read it because I was nervous it might not touch on the symptoms I... Read morePublished on March 29, 2014 by Stacy E