The Thought That Counts

The Thought That Counts : A Firsthand Account of One Teenager's Experience with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

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In this book for young people who have been diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), Jared Kant discusses his own experiences with the illness, and the disruption and distress that it brought to his life as an adolescent. Combining this personal story with a candid and easy-to-understand description of the science behind OCD, Kant (now an adult who healthily and successfully manages his illness) also provides the facts that young people diagnosed with OCD need, such as how to find professional help, what types of therapies are available for this disorder, and how to deal with stressful situations at home and at school.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 139.7 x 203.2 x 15.24mm | 249.47g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Includes text boxes
  • 0195316894
  • 9780195316896
  • 621,130

Table of contents

1. On Second (and Third and Fourth) Thought: Obsessions and Compulsions ; 2. Slippery Slope to the Hospital: Diagnosis and Hospitalization ; 3. Adventures in Daily Living: OCD at Home and School ; 4. Reaching for a Lifeline: Psychotherapy and Medication ; 5. Rituals, Routines, and Recovery: Living with OCD ; 6. Where I Was Is Not Where I Am
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Review quote

This book is a searing personal account about life with OCD, and as a fellow sufferer, I was impressed by the unique insight it gives the reader...this book will strike a chord with other sufferers, and will help many readers understand what OCD really means. * Daily Mail *
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About Linda Wasmer Andrews

Jared Douglas Kant overcame great obstacles to graduate at the top of his college class in 2006. Today Jared works as a Clinical Research Assistant at the Massachusetts General Hospital Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Clinic and Research Unit. He speaks frequently about his experiences with OCD at conferences and academic institutions, and he contributes to Organized Chaos, the Obsessive Compulsive Foundation's website for teens and young adults. Martin Franklin, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, & Clinical Director, Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety.

Linda Wasmer Andrews is a freelance health and psychology writer based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She is the coauthor of If Your Adolescent Has an Anxiety Disorder: An Essential Resource for Parents as well as the author or co-author of numerous other books, including Stress Control for Peach of Mind. Her writing has appeared in magazines such as Self, Parenting, and Psychology Today.
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