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Being Me with OCD eBook
How I Learned to Obsess Less and Live My Life
Alison Dotson 
Being Me with OCD eBook
Being Me with OCD is currently available as an eBook and in paperback. View where you can purchase the eBook. Purchase the paperback here.

Part memoir, part self-help for teens, Being Me with OCD tells the story of how obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) dragged the author to rock bottom—and how she found hope, got help, and eventually climbed back to a fuller, happier life.

In the United States, about 1 in 100 adults and 1 in 200 kids have obsessive-compulsive disorder; the age of onset in more than 50 percent of adult cases is before age 15. Using anecdotes, self-reflection, guest essays, and thorough research, Dotson explains what OCD is and how readers with OCD can begin to get better. The essays in the book by teens with OCD provide additional perspectives of OCD so all readers can see themselves reflected in the book. The eBook format makes content readily accessible for teens seeking information on a sensitive and personal topic. With humor, specific advice, and an inspiring, been-there-beat-that attitude, readers will find the book simultaneously touching and practical.

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Table of Contents
Excerpt: OCD and Me
Excerpt: Types of OCD
My First Visit with a Psychiatrist

148 pages, PDF & ePub, Ages 15 & up, ISBN 978-1-57542-637-2

F&P: High school/adult/Z+
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“This book offers young people a candid, compassionate view of an often misunderstood problem.”Foreword Reviews

“Dotson shares her personal story of a lifetime struggling with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in this honest, often-humorous title . . . By sharing her story, she aims to reassure teens with OCD that they aren’t alone and to encourage them to get help as soon as possible so that they can lead richer, fuller lives. Dotson employs an informal, conversational tone that will resonate with teens.”School Library Journal

“Dotson combines her experiences with personal stories from teenagers, information on treatment, and advice on handling common situations, like dating and school. She does an excellent job balancing the personal and practical . . . A valuable addition to any collection serving teens.”VOYA

“A wise and compassionate model for teens and young adults who have been newly diagnosed with OCD or are considering seeking out a diagnosis . . . This would also be an ideal guide for friends and family members of those afflicted.”—Booklist

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