Freedom From Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: A Personalized Recovery
Program For Living With Uncertainty
J. P. Tarcher; (September 25, 2003)
A preeminent psychologist's uniquely successful method of understanding
and overcoming obsessive-compulsive disorder.
What would prompt People magazine to include a profile of a Pennsylvania
psychologist among its pages of celebrity features? Answer: his
groundbreaking treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder, an illness
whose six million sufferers are driven by anxiety over life's
uncertainties to become enslaved by ritualistic behaviors.
For more than two decades, Dr. Jonathan Grayson's extraordinary methods
have included taking patients at his Philadelphia Anxiety and
Agoraphobia Treatment Center on an annual camping trip, during which
they participate in activities even non-sufferers would find difficult
to endure. They sleep in tents, use latrines without the benefit of
running water, and take torturous hikes. Dr. Grayson's remarkably
empathetic key to understanding obsessive-compulsive disorder empowers
sufferers to not only surmount these challenges but also to make
enormous breakthroughs in coping with their behaviors and feelings.
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Disorders: A Guide to Getting Well and Staying Well
by Fred Penzel
Oxford University Press, 2000.
448 pages. Hardcover:
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