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Boy Who Couldn't Stop Washing

Boy Who Couldn't Stop Washing - 89 edition

ISBN13: 978-0451172020

Cover of Boy Who Couldn
ISBN13: 978-0451172020
ISBN10: 0451172027
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 89
Publisher: Signet Classics
Published: 1989
International: No

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Boy Who Couldn't Stop Washing - 89 edition

ISBN13: 978-0451172020

Judith L. Rapoport

ISBN13: 978-0451172020
ISBN10: 0451172027
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 89
Publisher: Signet Classics

Published: 1989
International: No
Summary
  • One boy spends six hours a day washing himself-and still can't believe he will ever be clean
  • Another sufferer must check her stove hundreds of times a day to make sure she has turned it off
  • And on woman, in an effort to ensure that her eyebrows are symmetrical, finally plucks out every hair

All of these people are suffering from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), an emotionally crippling sickness that afflicts up to six million Americans. Cleaning, counting, washing, avoiding, checking-these are some of the pointless rituals that sufferers are powerless to stop. Now a distinguished psychiatrist and expert on OCD reveals exciting breakthroughs in diagnosis, successful new behaviorists therapies and drug treatments, as well as lists of resources and references. Drawing on the extraordinary experiences of her patients, Dr. Judith Rapoport unravels the mysteries surrounding this irrational disorder.and provides prescriptions for action that promise hope and help

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