Journals Higher Education

$9.95

Paperback

04 March 2008

192 Pages | 10 illus.

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195316896


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The Thought that Counts

A Firsthand Account of One Teenager's Experience with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Jared Kant, with, Martin Franklin, Ph.D., and, and Linda Wasmer Andrews

Adolescent Mental Health Initiative

In The Thought that Counts, Jared shares his deeply personal account of trial, tribulation, and ultimately triumph. Using anecdotes, narratives and sidebars, this book adds a human face to a complex disorder. Jared's funny, often touching, sometimes harrowing tale makes for compelling reading. Yet his memoir is only half the story. With the help of psychologist Martin Franklin, Ph.D., and veteran science writer Linda Wasmer Andrews, Jared paints the big picture for other teens with OCD. Drawing on the latest scientific and medical evidence, he explains how to recognize warning signs, where to find help, and what treatments have proved effective. Jared also offers practical suggestions on managing the symptoms of OCD at home, at school, and in relationships with family and friends. The result is both an absorbing memoir and a useful guide that will help to ease the isolation caused by OCD, assuring anyone recently diagnosed with the disease that, with commitment and hard work, they can overcome this illness.

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