The Boy Who Couldn't Stop Washing by Judith L. Rapoport

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The Book The boy who couldn’t stop washing is written by Judith L. Rapoport it was published in 1981. Dr. Raporport was born in 1933 also a graduate from Harvard Medical School. She is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Rapoport's laboratory investigates the clinical phenomenology, neurobiology and treatment of psychiatric disorders in children, including Childhood Onset Schizophrenia, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. In this book, one boy spends six hours a day washing himself- he suffers from the fact that he will never be clean. This woman continuously checks her stove hundreds of times a day to make sure she turned it off. Another woman in the effort to make sure that her eye brows are even she was eventually pulls out all her hair. There are other characters such as Paul, Arnie, and Morris. These people suffer from a common sickness called Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. This book is basically a go to guide to finding treatments, as well as lists of resources and references to treating OCD. This book brings the disorder to public attention, describing its symptoms and suggesting routes toward treatment. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is an anxiety disorder that’s caused by thoughts that also causes fear and or worry. By repeating the compulsion it causes the persons fear to lesson. In my opinion I feel as if this book is a great book it gives you true life

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