My Book


Overcoming OCD: A Journey to Recovery has been published by Rowman & Littlefield as of January 2015. Below is the book’s description as taken from the publisher’s website:

Daniel Singer hadn’t eaten in a week. Hunched over with his head in his hands, he’d sit in his “safe” chair for hours, doing nothing but shaking, mumbling and moaning; he was in the throes of severe obsessive-compulsive disorder. Dan went from seven therapists to ten medications to a nine week stay at a world renowned residential treatment program. His parents worried he’d never again be able to function in society, or even worse, survive.

Overcoming OCD: A Journey to Recovery is a mother’s account of the courage and perseverance of a young man who at times was hindered by the very people who were supposed to be helping him. It is a story of hope and the power of family, as well as a useful guide for all those whose lives have been touched by this often misunderstood and misrepresented disorder. Weaving expert commentary and useful information about OCD and its treatment throughout, the authors are able to offer not just a personal account of how the disorder can affect sufferers and families, but also a glimpse into the possibilities for diagnosis, clinical approaches, and successful outcomes. Today, thanks to exposure and response prevention (ERP) therapy, one of the available treatments for OCD, Dan is a college graduate working in his chosen field and living life to the fullest. He is living proof that even those with the most severe cases of OCD can not only recover, but triumph.

My goal in writing this book has always been to spread the word that obsessive-compulsive disorder, no matter how severe, is treatable. There is so much hope for all those who suffer from OCD.

This year has been an exciting one for me and Seth, beginning with our successful book launch  which was held on February 28, 2015.

We are also actively booking speaking engagements at this time. Feel free to contact Janet at:

6 Responses to My Book

  1. kris says:

    Dear Janet, I write to you some two years ago regarding my son. Your story of what you and Dan went through is so similar to our story. My son had similar presentation of anxiety but the assessment and treatment failed the recognise the element of OCD, instead he has been treated with anti psychotic until we finally had a second opinion which confirmed that he had severe ocd. Even then the team failed to taper him off his medication as reccommended by the specialist. He was allowed to drift into a state of psychosis that he needed to be admitted to hospital. He has been there over eights months and it is now that they finally accepted that they will address his ocd issues. I have loss cofidence with the treating team here that I am thinking of coming over to America for his treatment.Would you be kind enough to let me have the name hospital where Dan was treated, so as I could liase with them. I would appreciate if you could advise me how to proceed with this. Congratulation on your book. Is it available in England? lots of love Krish

    • Hi Kris, I am so sorry you and your son have had such a difficult time. It is heartbreaking. Feel free to email me at: and I would be happy to discuss the various treatment centers here in the US.
      The book will be available in England. Go to the International Orders link (scroll down “My Book tab):

      You will also get a 30% discount if you use this order form through my publisher……..let me know if you have any questions.
      Hope to hear from you soon!

      • kris says:

        Dear Janet,
        Iam so happy that Dan is doing well,and that finally your book is coming out soon. I am waiting in anticipation reading what you and Dan went through and be able to compare notes and hopefully this will give me hope for my son Gavin. His battle is not over yet, but I am optimistic. I’ll keep you posted. Thanks again kris

      • Thank you for your kind words Kris and I wish you and Gavin all the best in 2015.

  2. Your book looks fascinating. You, and all parents like you, are true heroes.

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