Up to six million Americans suffer from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Petty thoughts and pointless rituals that sufferers are powerless to stop, repeating them over and over until they feel as though they've "gotten it right." In this landmark study, eminent psychiatrist Judith L. Rapoport recounts the extraordinary experiences of dozens of her patients and discusses new and existing treatments. Also included are guidelines for diagnosis as well as resources and references. This important book is for everyone who is fascinated with the workings of the human mind.
Dr. Judith L. Rapoport is Chief of the child Psychiatry Branch at the National Institute of Mental Health.
A graduate of Swarthmore College and Harvard Mediacl School, she has been the recipient of the Outstanding Service Award from the U.S.
Public Health Service and the Ittleson Prize in Child Psychiatry from the American Psychiatric Association.
She lives with her family in Washington D.C.