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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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Add this to my review: With the new advances in brain plasticity recently published I need to amend my review. Starting with The Brain that Changes Itself and on it seems that everything is not as it seems. The brain can be molded by thoughts, rewired with exercise. All that said, I maintain that we cannot think ourselves out of a depression. Having been there more than once, I know that I need an outside point of reference to be able to start thinking and healing
Date published: 2010-10-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by from thinking yourself out of paper bag ..... The premise of this 'new theory' is that you can do your own therapy in the comfort of your home and get rid of your obsessions and compulsions with some introspection and meditations. I say bullock to that. If that were true then we would not need therapists as guides. I have a new book coming out soon called 'Hairlock'. In it, you meditate yourself to a full head of hair . . . Need I say more ???? eric
Date published: 2010-03-21

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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)