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

Author(s): Jared Douglas Kant

Mental Health | Biographies

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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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

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

General Fields

  • : 9780195316896
  • : Oxford University Press, Incorporated
  • : Oxford University Press Inc
  • : April 2008
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Jared Douglas Kant
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 616.852270092
  • : 185
  • : Includes text boxes