Brain Lock, Twentieth Anniversary Edition: Free Yourself from Obsessive-Compulsive Behavior


Brain Lock, Twentieth Anniversary Edition: Free Yourself from Obsessive-Compulsive Behavior Author Jeffrey M. Schwartz
ISBN-10 006256143X
ISBN-13 9780062561435
Year 2016-12-06
Pages 288
Language English
Publisher Harper Perennial
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The 20th anniversary edition of the definitive classic on defeating obsessive compulsive behavior with all new material from the author 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 M D 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

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