Brain Lock: Free Yourself From Obsessive-compulsive Behavior

Paperback | January 31, 1997

byJeffrey M. Schwartz

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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.

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Through the real-life stories of actual patients, this breakthrough bestseller offers obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) sufferers a simple four-step program to overcome OCD without the use of drugs.

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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 percen...

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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 percen...

Jeffrey M. Schwartz M.D. is an internationally-recognized authority on Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and is the author of the bestsellerBrain Lock. He is a Research Professor of Psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.58 inPublished:January 31, 1997Publisher:HarperCollins

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ISBN - 10:0060987111

ISBN - 13:9780060987114

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Through the real-life stories of actual patients, this breakthrough bestseller offers obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) sufferers a simple four-step program to overcome OCD without the use of drugs.

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"A remarkable achievement! This book will make a world of difference in the lives of people with OCD." (Eric Hollander)