A complex illness that is often difficult to identify, OCD affects approximately 6 million to 9 million Americans. In Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Demystified, clinical psychologist and OCD specialist Cheryl Carmin offers an enlightening and useful guide for anyone with OCD, their families, and friends. In clear and compassionate language, Dr. Carmin helps those who suffer from the illness understand the true nature of OCD, the factors that complicate its diagnosis, and the benefits of treatment through cognitive behavior therapy and/or medication. With insight and anecdotes from an OCD patient-advocate, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Demystified makes great strides in dispelling the mystery surrounding this condition, helping readers decide if it's time to seek treatment and providing those with this anxiety disorder the information they need to better manage their lives.
About the Author
Cheryl Carmin, PhD, is the director of both the Stress and Anxiety Disorders Clinic and Cognitive Behavior Therapy Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she is also a professor. A nationally recognized expert in the research and treatment of anxiety disorders, Dr. Carmin is a Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and has been named a Beck Scholar, acknowledging her leadership in the field. She lives in Chicago, Illinois.
Library Journal, Xpress Review, 6/12/09 “Carmin’s guide is an excellent introduction to OCD.”
Birmingham News(AL), 8/20/09 “With clarity and detail, Carmin’s book casts a fascinating light on the misunderstood illness.”
Los Angeles Daily News, 8/7/09 “[A] good starting point for anyone with the disease or friends or loved ones who want to better understand and help.”
MidWest Book Review, 8/1 “In clear, user-friendly language, the book offers crucial information.”
Online Reviews, 12/24/10 “Provides a rich wealth of generally instructive information about OCD.”