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The 20th anniversary edition of the definitive classic on defeating obsessive-compulsive behavior, with all-new material from the author.

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.

In Brain Lock, Jeffrey M. Schwartz, MD, 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 listeners with the inspiration and tools to free themselves from their psychic prisons and regain control of their lives.

©1996, 2016 Jeffrey M. Schwartz, MD (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers

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Tedious

I think this book could have been spoken in 1 hour. The repetition was tedious, but perhaps it was due to the audience that would purchase it. I was looking for something to shed light on living with someone with OCD and what I realized is that it is exactly as I thought. They believe their thoughts and have to act on them and that it is impossible for me to change those thoughts that can at sometimes be destructive to a relationship. Byron Katie has a process that is very effective at questioning ones thoughts that gets to it quickly if one is willing to inquire about the validity of their thoughts. Loving What Is helped me remove the responsibility for someone else's thoughts, beliefs and actions.

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Hood stuff<br />,

Great insight. Very thorough and effective strategies based on the 'four step' model. A therapeutic read.

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It's not me, it's the OCD!

If you have suffered from OCD...listen to this book. The four steps mentioned are the literally what saved me from my brain...as well as the grace of God. I wish all of you well.

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Life Changing Book, Horrible Narration

This book is extremely life changing. If you are looking for it.. get it and read it. The authors voice is extremely overemphasized. I personally felt like he was yelling at me for 7 hours straight. It was pretty hard to bare at times. Especially considering you need to be gentle with people with mental illness. I ended up getting the boom and would read back what I listened to and found this to be much more effective. Good luck on your journey!

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very helpful and practical

it explains basic steps in an easy way ...also many real life cases are explained