The following is a list of
books I have personally found quite helpful in some way or another by providing
useful practical information concerning my illnesses, self help or inspiration
and encouragement. Please contact me if you would like to include your own
recommendations. Such suggestions need not necessary be specific to anxiety disorders, any book that you have found helped you in some way or
another may be included. Please contact me with the titles of any books that you
have found beneficial and I will be pleased to include them. A short
introduction of yourself would be nice along with a brief account of how the
book you recommend helped you. You need not use your real name. I am
particularly looking for recommendations for self-help books concerning Anorexia
nervosa as such seem to be few in number.
Tormenting Thoughts and Secret Rituals
by Ian Osborn MD. Very informative book about OCD, it
includes a section on OC spectrum disorders including anorexia Nervosa.
by Jeffrey M. Schwartz.MD. Excellent self-help for OCD.
By Emily Colas. Lively autobiographic account of OCD which nonetheless skilfully
describes the torment of trying to live life with this debilitating and all
Passing For Normal: A Memoir of Compulsion.
Amy S. Wilensky. An insightful and informative
autobiographical account of life with OCD and Tourette’s Syndrome.
Grace Abounding to the Chief of
Sinners. John Bunyon.
Written in 1666 this is not an
easy read nonetheless this autobiography from the author of Pilgrims Progress
provides a very informative glimpse into scrupulosity/ religious OCD and is well
worth the effort to at least read the sections pertaining to his experiences
with this manifestation of the disorder. I regret that I did not have access to
this account when I was under the throes of experiencing the most appalling
terror of mind during the initial onset of this type of OCD at a time when I was
completely unaware that such thoughts and compulsions were the result of an
illness. Those who suffer from scrupulosity/ religious OCD will feel less alone
after reading John Buynon’s remarkable and insightful account. Also it is an
interesting glimpse into a bygone age.
Grace Abounding to the Chief
of Sinners should be available from the usual booksellers.
For a copy of e-book click:
Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners.
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