Saturday, October 24, 2009

Book: 'Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Demystified'

Cinical psychologist Dr. Cheryl Carmin tells us that 6 to 9 million Americans are affected by OCD in her book "Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Demystified: An Essential Guide for Understanding and Living with OCD" (Da Capo Lifelong Books; $15.95). Step-by-step she walks you through the disease, dispelling myths, describing symptoms and telling stories of patients (Sarah's contamination symptoms, Jonathan's diagnosis story, Kenny's hoarding story, etc.). At the end of each chapter, from the biology of OCD to the role of medication, are frequently asked questions. The book ends with a glossary of terms, resources and more FAQs. It's a good starting point for anyone with the disease or friends or loved ones who want to better understand and help..." Link

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