MyNDTALK - Leaving the OCD Circus - Kirsten Pagacz

Wednesday, December 14, 2016
MyNDTALK - Leaving the OCD Circus - Kirsten Pagacz

By high school she was anorexic and a substance abuser―common "shadow syndromes" of OCD. By adulthood, she could barely hide her problems and held on to jobs and friends through sheer grit. Help finally came in the form of a miraculously well-timed public service announcement on NPR about OCD―at last her illness had an identity. Leaving the OCD Circus reveals the story of Pagacz's traumatic childhood and the escalation of her disorder―demonstrating how OCD works to misshape a life from a very young age―and explains the various tools she used for healing including meditation, cognitive behavioral therapy, yoga, exposure therapy, and medication."
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