The Boy who Couldn't Stop Washing: The Experience & Treatment of Obsessive-compulsive Disorder
All of these people are suffering from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), an emotionally crippling disease that afflicts up to six million Americans. Petty thoughts, pointless rituals - cleaning, counting, avoiding, checking - that sufferers are powerless to stop, repeating them over and over until they have "gotton it right." In this landmark study, a distinguished psychiatrist and expert on OCD recounts the extraordinary experiences of dozens of her patients, many of whom speak in their own words, and explores the successes of new and exciting treatments. By providing guidelines for diagnosis as well as lists of resources and references "The Boy Who Couldn't Stop Washing" offers new hope for OCD patients ad their families. This important book is for everyone who is fascinated by the workings of the human mind.
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