Getting Control: Overcoming Your Obsessions and Compulsions by Lee Bauer PhD is an excellent book for learning to cope with life by overcoming baseless fears, compulsions, obsessions and bad habits which plague everyone at some time during their life. Some are more prone than others.
Bauer provides specific examples like excessive cleanliness, rituals, baseless fears, avoidance, silly habits and specific disorders like the obsessive compulsive disorder or OCD.
Bauer believes that these disorders may be managed with varying success depending upon the length of time to exposure to the malady and response preventive practice to overcome the fear and the severity of the symptoms.
A strength of the work is that Bauer provides detailed questionnaires and checklists to assist in arriving at a correct diagnosis of the behavioral problems so that corrective action can be contemplated and taken.
Bauer enlists the support of parents to get involved through their participation in strategies to assist children with OCD issues and a host of baseless fears. At bottom, Bauer believes that fears and phobias should be confronted openly rather than avoided. Rituals should be broken by simply not engaging in them.
Getting Control is an important work on the dynamics of identifying and conquering all sorts of unarticulated phobias by direct confrontation rather than simply the fight/flight response. The work can be helpful to a wide constituency of professionals and ordinary people alike. Readers should use this book in conjunction with their medical care regimen and providers.Powered by Sidelines