A personal, and sometimes graphic, story of pure O in OCD (meaning obsessive thoughts are more prominent than compulsive behaviors). "[The author has] pure O, or pure OCD, a little-known type of obsessive-compulsive disorder. People with pure O experience repetitive thoughts, doubts and mental images about things such as sex, blasphemy and murder."
Dr. Foote, Co-Founder and Executive Director at the Center for Motivation and Change (CMC) in New York, spoke during our Addiction Speaker Series about the organization’s national peer-to-peer parent coaching network for treatment of substance use, compulsive behavior disorders and trauma. We had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Foote about CMC’s work.
The term, an acronym for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, refers to a mental health condition that affects one in 100 children worldwide. It is characterised by recurrent, unwanted thoughts which lead to anxieties manifesting as repetitive behaviours.
Beneath every addiction, compulsive behavior pattern and codependency lies toxic shame. In this volume Dr. Potter reveals the several sources of toxic shame, the varied and profound effects it has on one's life & guides readers along a journey of recovery and hope. It is an essential resource for counselors, chaplains, pastors, counseling students and individuals suffering from toxic shame & its characteristic manifestations of addiction, obsessive-compulsive behaviors and codependency.