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Author Pagacz, Kirsten, author.

Title Leaving the OCD circus : your big ticket out of having to control every little thing / Kirsten Pagacz.

Publication Info. Newburyport, MA : Conari Press, 2016.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Santa Catalina Branch Non-Fiction    616.85227 PAG    Available
Description xiv, 245 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-245).
Summary Initially the tapping and counting and cleaning and ordering brought Pagacz comfort and structure, two things lacking in her family life. But it never lasted and the rituals she had to perform got more bizarre. By high school she was anorexic and a substance abuser. Here she reveals the story of her traumatic childhood and the escalation of her disease, demonstrating how OCD works to misshape a life from a very young age. Pagacz explains the various tools she used for healing including meditation, cognitive behavioral therapy, yoga, exposure therapy, and medication.
Contents Introduction -- A budding relationship -- OCD like a brush fire -- Storm of a chaotic mind -- Building toward a crescendo -- Getting to know you -- Dancing shoes -- Finding nutrients -- My life with Chimpsay -- Habits of happiness.
Subject Obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder -- Treatment.
Added Title Leaving the obsessive-compulsive disorder circus
ISBN 9781573246811 (paperback)
1573246816 (paperback)

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