The Imp Of The Mind: Exploring The Silent Epidemic Of Obsessive Bad Thoughts by Lee BaerThe Imp Of The Mind: Exploring The Silent Epidemic Of Obsessive Bad Thoughts by Lee Baer

The Imp Of The Mind: Exploring The Silent Epidemic Of Obsessive Bad Thoughts

byLee Baer

Paperback | February 26, 2002

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A leading expert on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder explores the hidden epidemic that afflicts millions of Americans.

In the first book to fully examine obsessive bad thoughts, Dr. Lee Baer combines the latest research with his own extensive experience in treating this widespread syndrome. Drawing on information ranging from new advances in brain technology to pervasive social taboos, Dr. Baer explores the root causes of bad thoughts, why they can spiral out of control, and how to recognize the crucial difference between harmless and dangerous bad thoughts.

An illuminating and accessible guide to the kinds of thoughts that create extreme fear, guilt, and worry, The Imp of the Mind provides concrete solutions to a tormenting and debilitating disorder. Including special sections on the prescription medications that have proven effective, it is "a beautifully written book that can be a great help to people who want to know what to do about obsessions" (Isaac Marks, M.D., author of Living with Fear: Understanding and Coping with Anxiety).
Lee Baer, Ph.D., is an internationally recognized expert in the treatment of OCD and related disorders. Author of Getting Control: Overcoming Your Obsessions and Compulsions and The Imp of the Mind, Baer is an associate professor of psychology at Harvard Medical School and the director of research of the OCD unit at Massachusetts Gener...
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Title:The Imp Of The Mind: Exploring The Silent Epidemic Of Obsessive Bad ThoughtsFormat:PaperbackPublished:February 26, 2002Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0452283078

ISBN - 13:9780452283077

Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best book I have read re bad thought OCD My daughter (12) suffers and this book finally gave me a level of understanding I have never had about this disorder. The application of the therapies are harder with children but just the insight is greatly appreciated.
Date published: 2012-03-30

Table of Contents

The Imp of the MindPreface

Part One: The Problem of Bad Thoughts
1. The Imp of the Perverse
2. Thoughts of Harming Children
3. How Can I Be Certain They're Just Thoughts?
4. What Causes Bad Thoughts?

Part Two: Treatment of Bad Thoughts
5. Facing Your Fears Head-on: Exposure Therapy
6. Questioning Your Bad Thoughts: Cognitive Therapy
7. Blasphemous Bad Thoughts
8. Medications for Bad Thoughts
9. A Plan of Action

Notes
Index

Editorial Reviews

“One of the most creative and lucid thinkers in the area of OCD… A marvelous book for the millions who suffer from painful thoughts.”—Michael A. Jenike, M.D., professor of psychiatry, Harvard Medical School   “Baer provides a compassionate and understanding voice for millions of people.”—Chicago Tribune   Praise for Getting Control “One of the world’s leading experts on obsessive-compulsive disorder and on methods of self-help. This excellent third edition includes recent advances in the assessment and treatment of this disorder. Sufferers, relatives, and friends can benefit greatly from reading this book.”—Isaac Marks, M.D., FRCPsych, author of Living with Fear   “Very few clinicians are as experienced as Dr. Baer in the treatment of OCD.”—Sabine Wilhelm, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School; director, OCD and Related Disorder Program, Massachusetts General Hospital