This past fall I wrote about my newly completed book being included in The OCD Book Festival in San Antonio, Texas. While its name has changed, the story and message have not, and I am happy to announce that Overcoming OCD: A Journey to Recovery will be published by Rowman & Littlefield in January of 2015. I have added a “My Book” tab at the top of my blog for the purpose of keeping everyone updated as the publication date approaches.
Aside from being a memoir which recounts my son Dan’s journey through severe OCD, Overcoming OCD: A Journey to Recovery has expert commentary interwoven throughout by Seth Gillihan, PhD. Those of you who follow my blog might be familiar with Seth’s guest post written in September 2012: Mental Rituals, OCD, and ERP. This post has received more comments than any other entry on ocdtalk.
Because of this collaboration with Seth, the book is not only a memoir, but also a useful guide for all those whose lives have been affected by obsessive-compulsive disorder. My goals in writing this book have been the same as my goals in writing this blog: To spread the word that OCD, no matter how severe, is treatable, and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) therapy is the treatment of choice for the disorder. While I have many people to thank on the road to publication, I’d like to take the opportunity now to thank YOU, my readers, for your support of my blog and what it stands for. I am grateful that so many of you have chosen to share your struggles and triumphs with me, and am inspired daily by your strength.
OCD can be a relentless, insidious disorder, with the potential to destroy lives. It is my hope that Overcoming OCD: A Journey to Recovery will educate OCD sufferers and their loved ones, and encourage them to fight this horrible illness, so they can live their lives as they choose, and not as OCD demands.