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Can Christianity Cure Obsessive-compulsive Disorder? : A Psychiatrist Explores the Role of Faith in Treatment - Ian Osborn

Can Christianity Cure Obsessive-compulsive Disorder?

A Psychiatrist Explores the Role of Faith in Treatment


Published: 1st May 2008
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Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a relentless condition, the primary symptom being the occurrence of terrifying ideas, images, and urges that jump into a person's mind and return again and again, despite the individual's attempt to remove them. Christians who suffer from OCD may grapple with additional guilt, as the undesired thoughts are frequently of a spiritual nature. Yet people may be surprised to learn that some of the greatest leaders in Christian history also struggled with this malady. What did they experience? How did they cope? Were they able to overcome these tormenting, often violent, obsessions? Where did God fit into the picture?Ian Osborn shares the personal accounts of Martin Luther, John Bunyan, and Saint ThAcrA"se of Lisieux, as well as his own story, in exploring how faith and science work together to address this complex issue.

Prologue: My Searchp. 7
Introductionp. 19
Renaissance Anxietiesp. 31
Martin Luther: A Monk Crucified by His Thoughtsp. 45
John Bunyan: The Pilgrim's Fears of Hellfirep. 69
Saint Therese: The Obsessions of the Little Flowerp. 91
What Causes Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder?p. 109
Treating Obsessive-Compulsive Disorderp. 129
Transferring Responsibility to God: The Cure of Luther, Bunyan, and Theresep. 145
A Therapy of Trust: Practical Usep. 159
Epilogue: How Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Saved Christianityp. 177
DSM-IV Diagnostic Criteria for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorderp. 181
The Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scalep. 185
Notesp. 191
Indexp. 205
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ISBN: 9781587432064
ISBN-10: 1587432064
Audience: General
For Ages: 1 - 17 years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 1st May 2008
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.34