The Imp of the Mind: Exploring the Silent Epidemic of Obsessive Bad Thoughts Paperback – 1 Mar 2002
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About the Author
Lee Baer, Ph.D, is an internationally recognized expert in the treatment of OCD and related disorders. The author of Getting Control: Overcoming Your Obsessions and Compulsions, Dr. Baer is an associate professor of psychology at Harvard Medical School and the director of research of the OCD unit at Massachusetts General Hospital as well as the OCD Institute at McLean Hospital.
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Top Customer Reviews
This excellent book concerns the infrequently discussed but very common type of OCD where people experience 'bad thoughts'. For example, a mother who has obsessions about hurting her baby, or a man with who feels very guilty because he has intrusive thoughts that he might purposely run someone over in his car or sexually abuse someone.
It is important to realise that these are very common types of OCD and also very common thoughts in people who don't have OCD (its just that people without OCD don't dwell on them and don't feel guilty about them).
The book is excellently written and clients frequently say that they read it in a day. If you are distressed by this type of OCD then this is the best book to address the issue.
to better understand the nature of our problems and ways to overcome them. Mostly, I think,
the book is a great lesson on the human condition and the strains that, so many times, we put ourselves in inexplicably trying to go beyond what is physically and psychologically possible
to ascertain. I was waiting for a book that concerned itself with this particular kind of OCD
symptoms and I can say that finally I found it and that it provided me with very good lessons and support.
I am grateful to this book for its explanations and insights, and really feel it should be compulsory reading.
Case stories are very helpful and I would recommend this book be read along with "Brain Lock - Free Yourself From Obsessive Compulsive Behaviour ".
Both these books I would highly recommend.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The greates book ever. If anyone struggles with ocd, this is a self help book.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
An excellent in depth for understanding this problem, very very helpful.Published 8 months ago by joyce henry
I cannot understate the importance of this book in helping me. I recommend it to anyone who thinks it may help address any issues they have with obsessive thoughts, or help... Read morePublished 8 months ago by S.L.L
Execellantly written, I'm a third of the way through and am enjoying reading about the latest findings and methods of extinguishing a habit which is not often spoken ofPublished 13 months ago by Aung
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