An estimated five 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.
A leading neuroplasticity researcher, Jeffrey M. Schwartz has spent his career studying the structure and neuronal firing patterns of the human brain. He pioneered the first mindfulness-based treatment program for people suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder, teaching patients how to achieve long-term relief from their compulsions.
"Good stuff but Repetitious"
Conventional science has long held the position that 'the mind' is merely an illusion, a side effect of electrochemical activity in the physical brain. Now in paperback, Dr Jeffrey Schwartz and Sharon Begley's groundbreaking work, The Mind and the Brain, argues exactly the opposite: that the mind has a life of its own. Dr Schwartz, a leading researcher in brain dysfunctions, and Wall Street Journal science columnist Sharon Begley demonstrate that the human mind is an independent entity that can shape and control the functioning of the physical brain.
"Do Not Mistake The Message Here For Dualism!"
Do you perform unnecessary rituals in your daily routine? Are you a hoarder, afraid to throw out anything, no matter how useless? Are you unable to control runaway thoughts? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, you may be among the five million Americans who suffer from OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder), a mental disorder that can wreak havoc in the daily lives of its sufferers and their families. Dr. Jeffrey M. Schwartz can help.