Rewire Your OCD Brain: Powerful Neuroscience-Based Skills to Break Free from Obsessive Thoughts and Fears

Rewire Your OCD Brain: Powerful Neuroscience-Based Skills to Break Free from Obsessive Thoughts and Fears

Rewire Your OCD Brain: Powerful Neuroscience-Based Skills to Break Free from Obsessive Thoughts and Fears

Rewire Your OCD Brain: Powerful Neuroscience-Based Skills to Break Free from Obsessive Thoughts and Fears

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Overview

Rewire the brain processes that cause obsessions and compulsions—and take back your life!

If you’ve ever wondered why you seem to get trapped in an endless cycle of obsessive, compulsive thoughts, you don’t have to wonder anymore. Grounded in cutting-edge neuroscience and evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Rewire Your OCD Brain will show you how and why your brain gets stuck in a loop of obsessive thinking, uncertainty, and worry; and offers the tools you need to short-circuit this response and get your symptoms under control—for good. 

Written by clinical psychologist Catherine Pittman and clinical neuropsychologist William Youngs, this groundbreaking book will show how neurological functions in your brain lead to obsessions, compulsions, and anxiety. You’ll also find tons of proven-effective coping strategies to help you manage your worst symptoms—including relaxation, exercise, healthy sleep habits, cognitive restructuring, cognitive defusion, distraction, and mindfulness. 

The brain is powerful, and the more you work to change the way you respond to obsessive thoughts, the more resilient you’ll become. If you’re ready to rewire the brain processes that lie at the root of your obsessive thoughts, this book has everything you need to get started today.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781684037186
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Publication date: 06/01/2021
Pages: 216
Sales rank: 367,205
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 5.80(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 5 Years

About the Author

Catherine M. Pittman, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in the treatment of anxiety disorders and brain injuries. She is professor of psychology at Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, IN, where she has taught for more than thirty years. Pittman is author of Taming Your Amygdala, and coauthor of Rewire Your Anxious Brain.




William H. Youngs, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist with a private practice in clinical neuropsychology in the greater South Bend, IN, area. He served as a clinical neuropsychologist with Memorial Hospital of South Bend for twenty-five years, and a visiting assistant professor of psychology at Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, IN; where he has taught undergraduate courses in neuropsychology, cognitive psychology, psychological assessment, abnormal psychology, and theories of personality.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Obsessive Brain Basics

1 Obsession in the Brain: The Wonderful and Terrible Human Brain 3

2 The Root of Anxiety: Understanding the Amygdala 19

3 The Cortex: The Key to Creating Your OCD 35

4 The Roots of Worry and Obsession 51

Part 2 Calming the Amygdala

5 Understanding and Coping with the Defense Response 69

6 Calming the Amygdala with Relaxation Strategies 87

7 Exercise and Sleep for the Amygdala 109

8 The Language of the Amygdala 121

9 Teaching the Amygdala 137

Part 3 Managing Your Cortex

10 How to Manage Your Obsessive Thinking 157

11 How to Calm Your Cortex 171

Conclusion 189

Acknowledgments 193

References 195

Interviews

Pittman resides in Plymouth, IN; Youngs resides in Mishawaka, IN.

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