Brain Lock by Jeffrey M. Schwartz audiobook

Brain Lock: Free Yourself from Obsessive-Compulsive Behavior

By Jeffrey M. Schwartz, MD , with Beverly Beyette
Read by Jeffrey M. Schwartz, MD

HarperAudio
1.64 Hours Abridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9780061962318

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.

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A USA Today bestseller

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A remarkable achievement! This book will make a world of difference in the lives of people with OCD.” Eric Hollander, MD; Compulsive, Impulsive, and Anxiety Disorders Program, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine

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Author Bio: Jeffrey M. Schwartz MD

Author Bio: Jeffrey M. Schwartz MD

Jeffrey M. Schwartz, MD, is an internationally recognized authority on obsessive-compulsive disorder and is the author of the bestseller Brain Lock. He is a research professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 1.64
Audience: Adult
Language: English