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.
Have obsessions and compulsions paralyzed your life? Does it seem like your battle with OCD has been going in circles with no way out? You can learn from the Israelites in Old Testament who were fearful to enter the promised land and two men who were different. Joshua and Caleb stood out in the crowd due to the faith they exhibited. Both of them inherited what God had promised. You can also walk in their footsteps by having faith and inherit your promised land of improved OCD. This workbook will provide you with the tools to boost your faith through prayer, Bible study, spiritual warfare, and devotionals while incorporating established medical methods. You will find compassion as the author has the disorder himself.
Author: James Callner
Publisher: James Callner
Release Date: 2016-12-15
This is more than a memoir of my life living with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). It is more than my challenges and struggles with OCD. It is a book of hope, strategies, processes, tools, and solutions that I learned over several decades—all of which gave me my life back. I use them to this day and share them with you now. Living with OCD does not mean you cannot have a productive happy life. You can! For all of the courageous souls who take on OCD every day as I do: This book is for you. ~ James Callner, Author, OCD Educator, Speaker, and President of The Awareness Foundation for OCD