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An estimated 5 million Americans suffer from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and live diminished lives in which they are compelled to obsess about something or to repeat a similar task over and over. Traditionally, OCD has been treated with Prozac or similar drugs. The problem with medication, aside from its cost, is that 30 percent of people treated don't respond to it, and when the pills stop, the symptoms invariably return.
In Brain Lock, Jeffrey M. Schwartz presents a simple four-step method for overcoming OCD that is so effective, it's now used in academic treatment centers throughout the world. Proven by brain-imaging tests to actually alter the brain's chemistry, this method doesn't rely on psychopharmaceuticals. Instead, patients use cognitive self-therapy and behavior modification to develop new patterns of response to their obsessions. In essence, they use the mind to fix the brain. Using the real-life stories of actual patients, Brain Lock explains this revolutionary method and provides readers with the inspiration and tools to free themselves from their psychic prisons and regain control of their lives.
Bought this book to help my daughter with OCD. Got ebook for instant access and so that I could print out pages for her, she's 12 so I wouldn't expect her to read it in it's entirety.
This version has to be downloaded using abode digital and is restricted. A heads up would have been nice.
Only way for me to get around this is to take a screen shot of the page from my PC, email it to myself and print it from photoshop. Painful, but worth it to get some relief from this all consuming illness.
Introduction: Obsessions, Compulsions, and the Four-Step Self-Treatment Method -- Pt. I. The Four Steps. 1. Step 1: Relabel: "It's Not Me - It's My OCD" 2. Step 2: Reattribute: "Unlocking Your Brain" 3. Step 3: Refocus: "Wishing Won't Make It So" 4. Step 4: Revalue: "Lessons Learned from OCD" -- Pt. II. Applying the Four Steps to Your Life. 5. The Four Steps and Personal Freedom. 6. OCD as a Family Disorder. 7. The Four Steps and Other Disorders: Overeating, Substance Abuse, Pathological Gambling, Compulsive Sexual Behavior. 8. The Four Steps and Traditional Approaches to Behavior Therapy. 9. OCD and Medication. 10. University of Hamburg Obsession-Compulsion Inventory Screening Form. 11. An OCD Patient's Diary of Four-Step Self-Treatment -- Pt. III. Self-Treatment Manual for the Four-Step Method.
ISBN: 9780061961878 ISBN-10: 0061961876 Audience:
Number Of Pages: 256 Published: 24th November 2009